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Tuesday, April 17, 2007


I can't drive past it without chuckling.

My late father, planning what to do, remarked that almost all his friends had moved into either Arbor Acres or bought houses in Coventry, an upscale development just off Country Club Road. He wasn't sure he was ready for Arbor Acres, but he couldn't get past the idea of being Sent To Coventry.

Every time we drove down Country Club and passed it, he made this joke. Ev-er-y-time.

Finally one day, exasperated, I said, "Daddy, it's named for the city in England. You know, where Lady Godiva rode."

Bam! He swung his entire body around in his seat to face me, a mischievous grin on his face. "You mean they have naked ladies there? Turn right! Turn right!"

Thereafter, that was his joke when we passed it.
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