Something for Everyone
We just got back from another weekend of camping. If you have not been camping, you might not understand the use of flags at the campground (maybe I don’t either, but I think I am pretty much on target). On our first trip to a state park, I noticed quite a few Christian flags being flown. So, I took that as a pretty clear indication that they might not enjoy other campers with questionable salty language or campers that spend the weekend inebriated.
I purchased a flag for John to display, and realized that flags are not always used to keep people away. Seriously, between the flag I made him, and his “special” edition truck, we get a multitude of visitors. The last few years I have noticed a considerable amount of blue line and red line flags; to show support for police and fire service personnel. Then some Trump 2020, 2024, Let’s Go Brandon, etc. Then a few weeks ago I spied a confederate flag being flown alongside an American flag, Blue line flag, and Harley-Davidson flag. Again, flags can be inviting or be clear signs that these are not your people.
Last year, John had told me I could make a flag to fly. There still is no flag. I suggest all sorts of flags that I never see at the campground, but would love to, he is not amused. This weekend, I asked him if he thought there were any people like me at camp, you know in a whisper, “liberal”. As much as I really don’t care to draw people to our campsite or keep them away for that matter, I would never get a flag that would cause conflict. I really think a large flag with BOOK NERD on it would be just perfect.
I have a shirt with BOOK NERD on it, it only encourages the smallest of conversation, just what I can handle. “I like your shirt.” “Thank you!” We get it, books are great and we go on. And, if you don’t get it, maybe I can encourage you otherwise. There are so many options, books to match every flag ever flown at a campground. Maybe instead of a flag, I just need to get a book bike like Daniel Boone Regional Library and just cart books from campsite to campsite. I won’t.
There is something for everyone. There is fiction and non-fiction. Romance, mystery, westerns, thrillers, fantasy. Did you know that there is a series of books about an Alien Adoption Agency, Alien Mail Order Brides, Alien Space Cruise Brides, Alien Reality Show Brides? Something. For. Everyone. Maybe I will go with a single colored flag with the words, “Something for Everyone” and underneath those words, in tiny type, “books, that is”.
Upcoming Events: 6/8 Summer Reading Program at 10am, 6/11 LEGO Play at 10:30am 9am to noon. We have SRP adult book bags available for checkout and the Little House Reading Challenge ends on June 30th.