Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA


Our Favorite Starbucks just became "Homier for the Holidays," thanks to our very own Ghost of Christmas Past, Barista Tyler. Starting today, Tyler is asking customers to revisit their roots by signing a special World Atlas he is keeping by the Espresso Bar. The concept is simple: Just turn to the page where your home town is located and sign it, indicating where you are from. My own walk down memory lane took me back to Scituate, Massachusetts, the small town in Plymouth County where I grew up, just South of Boston on Cape Cod Bay. Two other customers -- Liz and Aaron -- had already signed the same page. I knew that Liz grew up nearby but I've never met Aaron. Interestingly, the page marked Alcatraz is still blank but, then again, rumor has it that our Notorious Neighborhood Newspaper Thief is away for the holidays ...!

8 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Did not know that you had relocated from one coast to the other :o) My birth town is actually Long Beach, CA. Go figure. Merry Christmas Marty, I am looking forward to meeting you in Vegas.

Lynne said...

Vegas...perk?!!! Well I hope you boys have fun!

That sounds like a cool idea, kind of like what I have on my blog. Interesting to see the places where people come from....

Lynne said...

p.s. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Mike said...

Hey that's a pretty cool idea. Merry Christmas Marty.

Myra said...

The Notorious is probably in solitary confinement on the Rock! Glad you're not on the east coast right now...brrrr :) Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

What a cool idea, and it should be neat to see where everyone is from!

Ken and I toured Alcatraz a few years ago, and there were rumors about the guy who always bogarted the newspaper in the prison lounge. It looks like the legend lives on. :)

Hugs, and Merry Christmas!!

Beth

Kattytrick said...

Wow! That does make you think! Me?... I grew up a military brat. Can't remember anywhere where I've spent any length of time as a kid except Bermuda. I was even born "on Base" there!...kit

Saltydawg said...

Merry Christmas to you Marty and all of your mates at 7th and Montana.
Gaz :-)