Tuesday, September 06, 2005
There is a produce farm right on Redwood Highway, just outside the Oregon town of Kerby, that I drive past every time I go to Caitlin's. As you might expect, around harvest time they put up large signs along the road advertising their various foods, and my most favorite sign of them all is the "Sweet Cron" sign.
Now, there are actually two "Sweet Cron" signs, and they're both on the southbound side of the highway. The signs on the northbound side are in fact spelled correctly, which isn't nearly as much fun.
You may ask, "What kind of an idiot misspells the word 'corn' on not one but two large, roadside signs?" I'll tell you. I don't know.
There is of course the rumor that they misspelled the signs on purpose just to get curious people to stop and ask about them. "Hey, what's up with your signs?" "Oh those? My kid painted 'em. Say, you want to buy some vegetables?" I'm not sure how good a business tactic it really is though, since I'm far more inclined to chuckle amusedly and keep on driving than to actually stop.
At any rate, over the years I have grown very fond of the Sweet Cron signs, whatever their mysterious origin may be, and though I've tried unsuccessfully to snap a good picture of them in the past, I finally got one on this last trip northward. May you all gain as much joy from the cron as I have. :)