Topic: "Reduced Flow Flush"(5)
Frodo introduced his late friend Ogal Preston Crews into the acquaintance of the Fellowship quite some time ago. When "Pres" died, a bachelor, he left the bulk of his estate to friends, to charities, and to the College of the Shire. That was, however, not enough for the gibbous personality who spent part of his career teaching Remedial English to US Navy personnel while serving on an Aircraft Carrier in the North Atlantic. For that need, as of this past weekend, the good people of Fincastle, Virginia, will have good reason to regularly give thanks to Frodo's old friend.
The Ogal Preston Crews Memorial Sewage Treatment Plant went officially on-line. Frodo believes that a $10,000 donation is what the State of Virginia asked for when "Pres" inquired about how much it would cost for him to be identified as the namesake benefactor of this facility. Attending the naming ceremonies were dignitaries from throughout the Southeast, including the Past-President of the College of the Shire. Dr. Charles Sydnor asked each of the attendees, in his dedicatory remarks, to remember our old friend fondly, "and to flush one from the crapper."
Ronald Reagan, as George Gipp, would have laughed, as did Frodo. Frodo laughed through a longing tear for an old friend as he reflected on the enduring value of a good sense of humor. Frodo wonders if a Hobbits' name might some day appear as the benefactor on a public facility dedicated to repairing busted zippers on the trousers of elected officials. There appears to be a need.