I know what you’re thinking:
“Oh great, some more 315 jokes, real mature, guys. Why don’t you pick on a county your own size!”
Take heart! We have not come to bury 315—but to praise it!
And with good reason! Today we discussed an amazing little nugget of information that is so exciting, and so rarely mentioned, it’s like bumping your head on a low hanging stalactite* in a dimly lit cave.
Here it is:
British hero and famous orator Winston Churchill is from Palmyra. Sort of.
His maternal grandfather was born and raised there.
BAM! There you have it! Churchill was half-American and proud of it!
So the next time you hear someone poking fun of the 3-1-5….go to Google and type in “Churchill” and “Famous quotes”…and say that.
*A stalagmite is a type of speleothem that rises from the floor of a limestone cave due to the dripping of mineralized solutions and the deposition of calcium carbonate. The corresponding formation on the ceiling of a cave is known as a stalactite. If these formations grow together, the result is known as a column.
**Pat McGonigle will be on vacation until Tuesday, August 10. His next door neighbor is a brawny cop, so don’t try anything funny.