from my post about Monica Hayde Schreiber and the $50 burger at Selby’s…
That reminds me that, before I got involved in local politics, I used to joke that a good moneymaker for public coffers would be to let residents legally change their address to either Palo Alto Estates, Rancho Palo Alto or for twice the fee Rancho Palo Alto Estates.
Or who would pay a million dollars to live in Barron Park?
Also, when I was in 6th grade at Fremont Hills, part of PAUSD, they opened the Marriotts Great America and Mr. White our principal, apropos of a class trip, the rest of which I have sort of forgotten, tho I’m still in a fantasy football league with 2 classmates from 1975, said that Marriott got his start with a root beer stand — which did not signify LDS for me, then, but sort of does now — such that he recommended we stop by the root beer stand at the park which still sold drinks for the original price of 5 cents — compare sodas now from a fountain at Mendocino for a handy example, that replaced the LYVE or whatever on Hamilton, for $2.95 —
“What’s Life? It’s a magazine. What’s it cost? Fifty cents. Used to be a quarter. That’s Life. What’s Life? it’s a magazine. What’s it cost? Fifty cents”…
Tom Waits, step right up: