The story is that when President Johnson's wife, Lady Bird, was doing her Beautify America campaign she had people out putting signs on bridges to tell the name of what the bridge was over. Somewhere in New England in a small town a U.S. Highway passed over a small stream and the sign makers didn't know the name of it. They went to several people in the town asking the name of it. Nobody knew! Someone finally pointed them to an old man that always sat on a park bench near the bridge.
He said that they had always just called it "the crick".
So off the sign makers went to make a sign that read, "Crick Creek".
After the sign was erected, they thought it would be nice to know what the old man thought of it. They asked him if he had seen it yet, and he answered that he had. He must have been a true New Englander as he didn't offer any more conversation than was necessary. So they asked him what he thought of it. He said that it was a nice sign, but the got the words in the wrong order.
Gee,next time I take the bridge between Lambertville in NJ and New Hope in PA, I better bring a brush and paint with me. The sign by the bridge says "Delaware River", not Crick./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif
Dwight, where in that area did you live? We cross the river (crick) there going to and from our daughter's in Telford, PA. Also, I grew up in Somerville, NJ and frequented New Hope regularly.
I never lived there Larry. I'm a California native (almost). However, my wife was born and raised in NJ, and lived in Milburn when we met. I'd often fly out to her neck of the woods before we were married. One of our favorite day trips was New Hope, and she has friends still living in Washington Crossing. When we decided to get married, New Hope was the natural choice for us.
Got an email that the shirts shipped to me today. They should be here in four business days, which puts them here towards the end of next week. I in turn will ship them right out again, so look for your shirts by the 25th if all goes well.
The first order of shirts just arrived here at work this morning. This includes all the orders I had in my hand by Friday 4/4. I'll be repackaging and remailing them over the next day or two.
Additionally, the third order for those orders received after the 4th has already been placed.
I need to have a certain minimum qualtity before I can place an order, and I also don't plan to keep this up indefinitely, so if you want a shirt, please try and get your order off to me within the next week or two.
Update: All the shirts I received have been repacked and I will take them to the post offce Monday morning (took a little longer than I thought). You can still look for them by the end of this coming week (by the 25th).
Yes I did. I took 'em to the post office yesterday and sent them Priority Mail. If everyone would be kind enough to post or pop me an email or PM when they receive theirs, I can check them off the list.
WOW, that was quick Walt!! Perhaps I shouldn't call it the "snail mail" anymore.     Glad you like it!!!
Addendum to all - I will figure out any postage refunds in the next few days on the shirts that were mailed. Some were $4.60 and some were $7.50 depending upon weight. I wrote it all down. I also forgot to add the cost of the bubble envelopes I used ($1.89 each for the small ones - I need to go back and get the price of the large ones). If you haven't mailed your order yet, kindly add another $2.00 to shipping to cover these envelopes. I'd appreciate it.
Another order was placed on the 15th for those orders I got after the 4th, and I added two orders I got yesterday. These will ship to me in a week or so.
Hi Dwight, my shirt arrived in this morning's mail and looks great.
The postage on mine was $4.60, plus the envelope, so I think the amount I sent will cover it. You need any more, just ask, and please don't bother with any possible excess.
Thanks again for your efforts.
My two shirts arrived today. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue2.gif
They are really nice and fit very well. Good work and thanks a lot for doing this for us. All I need now is a steamup to go to.