July 2021


Last week the Iowa Roadie turned 50.My special day was heralded with some well-meaning birthday cards…and a membership solicitation from the AARP. The day also came with the realization that if asked for my ID, the server would not be verifying that I was legal to drink…but instead checking to see if I qualify for the senior citizen discount. Happy birthday to me! In any case, a birthday–especially one of this magnitude–requires a celebration. So the Iowa Roadie’s husband not only planned a long weekend trip to the Eau Claire/ Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin area BUT presented me with a birthday crown and sash. As I had never known the joy of being crowned Homecoming Queen (or even the Pork Queen at the county fair), this was my first time feeling the rush that comes with a make believe tiara.You know what else comes with wearing a cheap crown and sash?Free…

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