Eccentric – unconventional and slightly strange. This would be a kind way of saying how my family sees me.
I am thankful today that I come from a family that sees the world in unusual ways, taught me to do the same, and gave me the confidence to share my eccentricity with my own husband and children. I am also thankful that my family, extended family, and often friends go along with the odd ideas and adventures I suggest.
This past week-end when we had some down time before my father’s 80th birthday party, my mom suggested we could go to see the largest fire hydrant in the world. I dragged 4 of the family along and off we went. When they asked why we would do this, I smiled and said simply because we can.
I didn’t know at the time there were two ‘largest fire hydrants’ before, but this one is more than 10 feet higher than the earlier versions in Texas and Manitoba. The largest one now at 40 feet tall – the one we saw – is in Columbia South Carolina. And now you know about it too. 😊