I spent about an hour today hanging out in a local service station and noted some interesting goings on. To begin with, have you ever noticed the hodgepodge of decor that adorns many a gas station? While spending time at Gray's Automotive I noticed a Redskins pennant autographed by former owner Jack Kent Cooke. The faded piece of memorabilia had been framed along with a picture of Mr. Cooke, the gas station owner and a girl I presume was his daughter. Next to the pennant and picture was a card handwritten in thick, black magic marker, it read: Jack Kent Cooke was here. The date of the visit was included as well. As I said it was framed, what I didn't say was the framing was really nothing more than all three items behind a piece of glass surrounded by a brown wooden border.
Next to the Jack Kent Cooke tribute was an out of place hunting-like print of a gathering of deer in the forest. It had been set in an ornate wooden gold frame. Yup, it was quite a sight to behold next to the jugs of blue wiper fluid.
The last piece in the collection was a print of a pink cherry blossom. The owner is Japanese so I can only guess it was a nod to his ancestry.
In the meantime, I'm thinking about offering up some sort of art for car repair deal.
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