FACES OF CULPEPER....... IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
It seems that summer flew by and here we are in fall..... although it does not feel like fall. I have met lots of fun and interesting people as usual, but some of them, in fact about half of them, are not aware yet of this blog and/or my "Faces of Culpeper by Rich Crowley" facebook page, which has 3000 to 4000 visits a week. Come on people where have you been? Probably 65% of the people I talk with are aware of the Culpeper Times feature I do which is called "Rich Crowley's Snapshot of Culpeper." What is really odd is that almost all of them think the newspaper snapshot is called "Faces of Culpeper." We all have work to do. Occasionally I will use one picture in two of the features I do, but pretty rarely. Lots of people only see the snapshot in the paper and so I thought I would enlighten them with some of the facebook pictures and some of you facebook readers with a few of the"snapshot" featured pictures. If that made sense then let's get started.
My place of honor (first picture) goes to Cynthia Cooper who was enjoying the surf board at the new Lake Pelham facility by the Old Country Store. Boy, she was good! She is a nurse at the Facquier Hospital.
This guy just blew me away when I saw him walking towards Lowes with this Tritan Cockatoo on his shoulder as though it happened every day. He is Jason Parker and he has lived here about 10 years. He works for MICRON which is headquartered in my hometown of Boise, Idaho. Yep, that is a diaper!
Farmers' Market is where I saw this family. Gary, Beth and Jax.... seems that they are pretty important in the local youth athletic activities.
This is not exactly a face but it is a familiar place (nice rhyme). One day I watched Wendy's get leveled and took pictures of several stages of the destruction. There was another photographer standing over by the fence, but it was hot and he gave up before the job was done. I just parked my car across the street and sat in the air conditioning snapping an occasional shot. They are building a new version of Wendy's there. I could never quite figure out why it did not do better. Maybe this new version will be a big hit. I hope so.
This is MPO (Master Police Officer) M.E. Grant
|This is Alex Mabrey who is the kitchen manager for Grill 309. I cornered him for a shot because of his tattoos. I am hoping to do another of these blogs on tattoos and I am building a stock of pictures for when that happens.|
I met this girl (where else?) but Yowell Meadow Park. Every time I went walking there, she was running and would lap me about four times. She runs very smoothly. Her name is Alice Fougere and she is from France and is here visiting friends. She graduated from college there with a degree in "Wines and Spirits." I know a lot of people who probably think they have earned that degree through experience. She was second in the 4th of July race and won both of the categories she entered in the Rixeyville race.
A new experience for me was absentee voting. These two cheerfully helped me. They are James Clements who is the General Registrar for Culpeper and Melissa Hart who is the assistant Registrar. I wore my "I Voted" sticker all day, but no one notice or commented if they did.
Now that is a killer smile! This is Kelsey Carlson and she is the owner of the Green Roost. My wife and I always visit there when we are downtown. Guys, here is a hint..... (now this never happens to me, but...)if you have ever gotten in a bit of trouble with your wife or girlfriend and need a gift that says, "I'm Sorry!" Don't go the boring flower route. The Green Roost has these very cool bracelets called Alex and Ani bracelets. Your wife will be so impressed that you even knew about them and they are reasonable. It will look like you put lots of thought into the gift and here is the really good thing...... Kelsey will help you pick out the best one. Hope I did not blow you cover, Kelsey. Here is a warning ....to my eye they don't look so look so great, but trust me... your wife will go nuts. You are welcome.
LET'S GO FOR THE BIG FINISH!!!
This is all the fun I can handle so I am going to end right now.
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