Where Everyone Knows My Name

I was checking my stats and happened to look over at the search engine terms which listed Straub Park at night. Say what? I have a park named after me? How humbling. It’s in St. Petersburg. Who knew I had such a following in the Tampa area. It looks like a lovely park with lots of fun events including movies under the stars and sledding and ice skating in winter.

Straub is not all that common a name. I mean yes, there is Peter Straub, a fellow author (clearly it’s in our blood) but I’ve never actually run into another Straub other than those in my immediate family, so this must be mine. Strange that they haven’t asked that I pose for a statue. Parks that carry your name should always have a statue, don’t you think?

Well, maybe it’s for both Pete and I and they just didn’t want to spark a controversy over whose statue should be more prominently displayed. Understandable. All kidding aside though, that’s kind of odd to look over and discover that there’s a whole area where everyone knows your name. I could be to St. Petersburg what Norm was to Cheers!


About bridgetstraub

Author, Artist & Mom. First novel "Searching for My Wand" was published in December 2011
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3 Responses to Where Everyone Knows My Name

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    Here’s a cool one about me. My real name is Lee Jackson. Years ago when I moved to Richmond, VA I discovered that right around my birthday they celebrated Lee Jackson Day in the state of Virginia. The also have a Lee Jackson Highway in the western part of the state.

    And yes, you should lobby for a statue. Couldn’t hurt and you might even get some publicity out of the effort. Crazy stunts can sell books. Hmmm–I’m really thinking you should try it.

    • Hmmm, good point, how do you suppose you’d go about that?

      • Arlee Bird says:

        Not sure, but judging from all the crazy things people submit to city councils and state legislatures I’d say it’s not all that difficult. Probably need to write up some press releases to send to local and state media in conjunction with getting your proposal submitted. Find somebody there who likes to get involved in stunts and get them to do it for you.

        Then again I suppose you could hire a publicity agent. That could probably get expensive though.

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