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Hint: One of those names belonged to a guy who once lived in Spokane.
How many people have enjoyed seeing the "Like us on Facebook" sign outside a strip club in Spokane Valley?
In a window of the building on the west side of South Wall across from the Europa restaurant, there is a handmade sign.
Two signs, actually. But one at a time.
Sometimes it's "YES."
Sometimes it's "NO."
So what's the deal?
Something to do with romance? Espionage?
Sadly, the real explanation is a bit more mundane.
Turns out the signs are a signal to the UPS driver about whether there is something to pick up.
Do a Google image search on…vintage bowling alley signs
There's some great stuff.
OK, not really
But as the gentleman in question is known by an astonishing number of people around here, I will simply assume that you know who I am talking about.
Actually, I'm hoping he'll come work for me at one of my new upscale bistros — a quartet of convenient Spokane area locations to serve you.
There are still a few "Don't Move Jefferson!" signs being displayed on the South Hill.
I assume the families in question intend to keep them up until the next Ice Age. That's their right, of course.
But what about these signs' potential as Spokane collectibles? Wouldn't you want to get them in out of the weather?
A friend of mine has a Tom Foley lawn sign that I'm sure would fetch a buck or two at a yard sale. Maybe in 20 years or so, the "Don't Move Jefferson!" sign would have similar appeal.
Maybe not, though. Foley was the Speaker from Spokane.
"Don't Move Jefferson!" was, well, there are two schools of thought on that.
Someone has been taking liberties with pet-control signage at Corbin Park on Spokane's North Side.
Photos courtesy of John Blanchette
I wonder who has gone the most years without missing a day of the S-R.
courtesy of the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum
Did the designers of this sign think that motorists coming from Idaho needed to be reminded that they were not entering Washington, D.C.?
And "The Valley That Has Everything"? As hyperbole goes, that seems a tad bland.
Which do you like better?
Jonathan Brunt/SR Spin Control read the following signs Thursday at the Spokane Tea Party, featuring guest speaker Butch Otter (More here):
- Armed and dangerous, with my vote
- Oppose Obamunism
- Liberty or Death
- Fox News for the truth
- Thanks to Obama: No jobs, TARP, bad economy, big spending, debt and default on future generations, government healthcare – killing seniors, big taxes on everyone
- Get the UN out of Spokane
- Stimulus: Audacity of dopes
- End the Fed
- Socialists, spreading the wealth! Since 1917 (with pictures of Obama with Mao, Stalin, Lenin and Marx)
- I am not a wacko
Question: If you had carried a sign at the Spokane Tea Party, what would it have said?