29 Sep

Goodbye, elephant

The Aurora Flower Shop is closing. I guess I’m not surprised — it’s been looking more and more run down. But I will miss it terribly. The elephant on their sign was a landmark that I always watched for as a child, and still today, though it is looking weatherbeaten these days.

My mom once told me that the elephant used to be closer to the ground, and she had friends who would climb it. (She went to junior high in the neighborhood.)

Anyway, the retiring shop owner says he doesn’t know what he will do with the elephant. I suggest the Museum of History and Industry, or maybe somewhere at Seattle Center.

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