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Signs of Life: Part 21

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From time to time during my travels, I come across signs that I find interesting for one reason or another. Sometimes, they contain clever writing, are humorous, or remind me of some place or event. Here are some from a trip around and near the Northern Neck of Virginia, USA.


From Reedville, Virginia. If the truth about someone isn't interesting, then make up some idle gossip!


Not to be outdone, nearby Colonial Beach, Virginia, also provides a place to gossip.

See Tattletale.


I'm all in favor of penalizing litterbugs, but this fine is rather steep!


This nautical-themed sign fixed to a bench at the bank of the Potomac River in Colonial Beach, Virginia.


A clothing place for mothers-to-be.


This in the window of a haberdashery store at Halloween.


This in the window of a liquor store at Halloween.


I completely agree!


While all this may well be true, I got to wondering if Grandpa actually chose the words!


"But Mom, it seemed like a good idea at the time!"


Using a map of the world, a ruler, and a calculator, can you figure out just where this sign is located?

I found it on the grounds of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Being a BIG fan of biscuits and gravy, this sign is saying a LOT! BTW, in this American context, a biscuit is a savory English scone, and the gravy white, sausage gravy.


In this "Easy Guide to Southern Grammar", we learn some important pronouns.


Of course, this sign raises the question, "What's missing?"


Just which part of "closed" do you not understand?


And, finally, here's a lot of very good advice. Life, be in it!