Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Keeping up with the Joneses
Speaking of chimneys....
I was stopped at the stoplight at the intersection of Greenspring and Old Court Roads the other day and glanced over to see a stately brick estate with wonderful landscaping, tennis courts and all the trappings of wealth in that part of town. The driveway was flanked by two large, brick columns with ornate lamps on them. On the front of one of the columns was a brass plaque that said "Six Chimneys" - the name of the estate.
I glanced to my right, and directly across the street was a rather down in the mouth rancher that had seen better days with a pickup truck parked in the driveway. A smaller, less ornate plaque on the mailbox proudly proclaimed "One Chimney and a Vent".
I was laughing so hard, I nearly missed the light turning green.