May 12, 2007

By the Way . . .

this isn't me. It's the other Joy McCann.

Though Joy McCann's refusal to bow to her son's wishes in how she runs this foundation is absolutely inspiring to me (a non-lawyer, IANOL). Once I pass the age my mother is now, I won't just wear purple—I'll drive a purple freaking convertible.

Because . . . why not?

I am positive that my 96-year-old grandmother (my only surviving grandparent, and dad's mom . . . thanks for asking) has never read this poem, or heard of this society..

And yet, her life is suffused with lavendar, a color she didn't pursue when my grandfather was alive (he had been very partial to red).

If anyone knows where I can find a lavendar flag that can be mounted on her scooter, that would be awesome. Bonus points for a cross or a fish on the flag (I have a vision of it being a purple pennant, but I could be wrong about that).

Just no rainbows, please--or woman-identified-woman symbolism. I do not want to have to explain that to her.


Posted by Attila Girl at May 12, 2007 12:53 AM | TrackBack

Is 4" x 6" acceptable? How about a plain lavender flag and a separate Christian flag with a white background and a red Cross on a blue field in the upper left corner? Made in Ameica by a little company in Danville California. And we can't see your visions, btw, at least not yet. It would be nice to put them down on paper and scan them--or see what Photoshop can do until we can.

I would have to know some more details before I decide who is right in that legal battle. I would like to see a list of the old charites and the new ones, for example. Don't you think Hugh Culverhouse Sr.'s wishes matter? Or the court's decision 10 years ago? What about that Daugherty character?

Posted by: Darrell at May 12, 2007 03:08 PM

Somehow the ones I've seen have been triangular. I saw an elderly lady scooting along in my little town the other day, and almost accosted her to ask where she'd gotten her little flag.

I think my grandmother would totally dig the dual-flag idea. And blue goes really well with lavendar. How about a link?

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 12, 2007 09:09 PM

More scooters! More scooters!

One day I'll really go to town on Scooter Accessories. I think the flag will be easier to find than the mounting assembly.

And that, actually, probably isn't hard to find either.

I have a cool rear-view mirror and a wondrous variety of cupholders to install. Somehow, something tells me this will be done by Walter rather than myself.

Posted by: k at May 13, 2007 12:50 AM

Posted by: Darrell at May 13, 2007 07:23 AM

In my grandma's case it's a safety issue--she truly does zoom along, and when cars are parked on her street it's hard for her to be seen.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 13, 2007 11:42 AM

One easy mount would be to go to a Dollar store and find something with rubber/vinyl suction cups on it. They all have some suction mount hooks and such. Look around. Use Gorilla glue or a silicon-based glue/caulk to place those where you need to. Glue the flag in place in the suction cup as well. A bonus would be a certain amount of give in case of accidental contact. Vinyl and silicone based rubbers for the suction cups will hold up better to UV rays if she spends a lot of time outdoors.

Posted by: Darrell at May 13, 2007 08:04 PM

It occurred to me last night that you are looking for a marker/safety/whip flag on a six-foot, 1/4" or 5/16" high-strength fiberglass pole, not a little flag. The kind you might see on riding mowers along the Interstate, or ATVs or farm equipment. Sorry.

Try these--

Holders are available here too. Their spring holder is a bit pricey. . .I would probably adapt a spring car antenna from a discount auto parts store using one of their holders for the flag(integrate both).

You might find something like these at WalMart, btw. I don't know for sure.

Posted by: Darrell at May 14, 2007 08:18 AM

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