Friday, December 5, 2008

Parkie Pic of the Week

For those of you who live outside the area, University Park and Highland Park are together called Park Cities. Citizens of these fabled towns are called "Parkies". Hence, my weekly fun feature which I call "Parkie Pic of the Week" in which I like to highlight an unusual or spectacular feature of my neighborhood.

As I was driving around Park Cities this past week, I noticed a particular phenomenon. Flag hanging. It's like a tattoo for your house. A symbol that shouts (waves, really) to the world your identity and loyalty to a particular college, state, country or club. It says in no uncertain terms, "This is who lives here and if you don't like it go fly a kite, 'cuz we're waving a flag!"!"

Highland Park High School has it's own flag of yellow and blue. Go Scots!

This home says, "I love my country, my state and my neighborhood!" This family gets an A+ for patriotism on all levels.

You can see lots and lots of college flags. Big schools, small schools. In state and out of state schools. But the flag you'll see most of all in Park Cities is for U.T. - Hook 'em Horns!

I also like the duo-school flags for married couples who attended different colleges. A clever way to support your partner without having to sacrifice your individual school spirit.

No matter who you are or what you like - there's a flag for it! Go buy yours today. And now that I think about it, this would make a great Christmas gift for the person who has everything (which is everyone I know...)

1 comment :

  1. Not *everyone* you know, dear! I could use a new(er) car, for one thing. This one is about to squat, as well as she has held up-- at 156,000 miles and 14 years, she is definitely showing her age. Just thought I'd throw that in. Heh,heh!


    Yr auntie Julia,
    who is also showing her age these days.