Fresh Start

Every year about this time the Face of Everyman makes a pronouncement about the weather and temperatures expected for the next three months.  The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa is regarded as being in the Banana belt; as such few locals migrate to the sunny climes of Mexico.  Rodney hopes that the venerable sage will utter a dreadful forecast.  One that will give him every reason to leave and make a fresh start somewhere that folks don’t know him.

Pastimes

Fillmore had been skipping stones across the water all morning.  He tired of this activity.  the Face of Everyman, now safe from the hazard of flying rocks, suggested that he burst bubbles until lunch was served.  The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa has an almost infinite number of such simple pastimes available to guests.

Nectar

Lulu-belle brought her complaints directly to the Face of Everyman.  There needs to be more flowers grown near the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  She shouldn’t be expected to raise a family on the nectar set out in feeders.  That stuff was mostly colored dreck.  The venerable sage wasn’t sure how he was involved but promised the young mother that he would look into the matter.  Perhaps the florist shop in the posh arcade had something more nourishing than a wilted corsage.  He could hope.

Skinny Dipping

Martha taught Third Grade at the Montietorkie School.  This gave her pool privileges at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  the Face of Everyman failed to warn her about the paparazzi lurking about.  The village paper ran the photo with a brief caption.  She braved the few snickers that reached her ears.

Sunrise

Carondelet always wanted to be first to greet the Sun.  The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa, situated on a high promontory, was an ideal location to receive a daily blessing.  Despite his brilliance, the Face of Everyman still had trouble sorting out the 12 ancient Olympians.  On each census form he left the question of religion blank.

Rant and Rave

It wasn’t like Melonie to whine or grouse but she had a dislike for the Snowbirds who went off somewhere during the Winter then returned to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa taking over some of the best nesting sites without so much as asking.  the Face of Everyman suggested that she submit a “rant” to the village newspaper’s rant & rave column.  She’d feel much better if she did.