Stone, Steel, and Cellulose at a Municipal Ceremony.

At the municipal ceremony for the dedication of the new bridge over the river, some grownups spent considerable time speaking to the assemble crowd…


After some time, some in the crowd had predictable reactions.


This being the twenty-first century, “devices” were used for distraction, and to pass the time.


I watched a group of ten-year old boys, and what they were doing took me back to my own youth. What were they doing? Thumb-wrestling!

Then a flash of red caught my eye.

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A mother and a sparky-eyed little girl were playing.


What were they doing? What were these gestures?


Oops. She saw me. The little ham!


Game over. Give mommy a kiss.



Did you notice what they were playing?

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It had been ages since I’d seen their game being played.

In Spanish, it’s “piedra papel o tijera!”


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