Whilst wandering through the Garden District in New Orleans I found this sign. I love people with a sense of humor. I wonder why 1897 was such a boring year here.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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Great post, I would love to visit Louisiana in the future.
You would love it. Many movies have been filmed there. If you go, visit the cemetery where they filmed Easy Rider.
I love it! You gotta have fun with plaques sometimes!
I like people who enjoy life.
Made me wonder too… This is amazing. Thanks and Love, nia
That is a good question!
Maybe they are hiding something.
Love it! I mean I love finding all the random ones in New England and imagine it would be great to find something as awesome as that one too.
I’m a nerd. If you post a sign more than likely I’ll read it. And this one made me chuckle.
No news is good news, well spotted!
That’s a theory I live by.
how extraordinary! well observed tbm 🙂
Have to admire their sense of humour 😀
I think it’s wonderful that someone thought enough to create a sign to commemorate an uneventful year at that location. Usually, we say something is or was boring and we move on. Great post.
That’s a great perspective on the sign. Thanks for sharing. In school I studied the history of everyday life. I’m fascinated by how average people lived during different times and different cultures. Not everything has to be “great” to be worthy of study.
Agree. I like period pieces where you gain some insight into how people went about their business and the conditons under which they lived.
Me too. I learn more from those types of stories.
Brilliant – I should get one for Bexhill that says in 2012/13 Big Man and Chica worked far too hard!
Yes! you need that!
What a fun sign.
LOL That’s awesome. Is it old or did they just make it look old?
I’m not sure. I wonder if it has been there since 1897.
Normally, this kind of sign delivers bad news, doesn’t it?!
so, yes. No news is good news!
Only the word “news” is kind of out of place..
Maybe update is better.
Oh, that’s a good one! It sure makes you chuckle!