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Sunday, July 18, 2010

How Owl and Thistle Came About

My husband and I with my daughter(who is 16 years old this month) went to Seattle, Washington a few weeks ago in our RV. We were on our way to Arlington for an air show and stayed in Seattle a few days to sight see and ride the ferry. My husband was an air traffic controller there for four years so he knew his way around pretty well. We were walking around looking for a restaurant and my daughter just belts out "Mom the Owl and Thistle is right there, your favorite things in the whole world." We all looked up and there it was, an irish pub named The Owl and Thistle right before us like a beacon of light calling my name. But alas, it was not to be. My husband would not eat anything they served in there, just not his type of food. So the hope was lost and we went to another restaurant where he could have a hamberger and my daughter and I feasted on seafood until it was coming out of our ears. So we went on to the pikes market and I believe I had a short circuit of the brain with the size and magnitude of things on display for sale. It was hard to decide what I could buy...too much information going through my eyes to my brain! So to finish up this story I have always had a fascination and love for owls and Scottish Thistle (Im Irish and Scottish)so I collect them wherever I find them. I could only take a picture of the Owl and Thistle Pub sign, but I love it and it makes me happy to look and it and remember how we found it! Happy Sunday everybody!

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