Thank you City of Fargo!

I believe in acknowledging folks who do nice things for others.  Today the City of Fargo did something nice for me and heaven knows how many other neighbors that live on 5th Street.  The City of Fargo probably didn’t realize that they were doing this nice thing, but what really matters is the end result.

I was at my daughter Sarah’s house this afternoon with my other daughter Cheyenne when I caught a glimpse of a man through the window walking and periodically stopping to do something in front of the water treatment plant. Even with my new forty vision (which has some failings), I was able to quickly discern from where I was at that he was wearing jeans, but was shirtless and his body – well, ummm – let’s just say it was very nice.  I have to admit, I was out on the front porch with my camera in less than a minute.  I wanted to capture a photo of this very pleasing worker so that I could share the City of Fargo’s kindness with all of you.

Cheyenne was a tad horrified that I was going to try and get a photo of him.  Sarah just laughed – she learned long ago that objections are futile.  I must say that after my blog yesterday about the beefstros I was fairly sure that this bare-chested fellow in the blue jeans was a sign from the universe that I was on the right track.

Long story short, the yummy man kept walking down the street and around the building and I never did get a photo.   I wasn’t the only one watching him as I saw a number of double-takes from drivers.   I wanted to jump in my car and drive around the building to get a photo, but I thought had I done that Cheyenne’s head would have exploded from the embarrassment of it all.

Instead, I will just have to leave it at this – thank you City of Fargo for the fabulous scenery on 5th Street today.  If all city workers looked like that I would spend my days driving blissfully around Fargo taking photos. ;-)

Day one thousand and eighty-eight of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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5 Responses to Thank you City of Fargo!

  1. Barbara says:

    You are most definitely in a serendipitous time–a gift NOT to be wasted. Keep that camera handy! ;-)

  2. Mary says:

    Cannot believe you didn’t chase around the neighborhood to get a picture! Instead, you leave us hanging with a mental image…

  3. julie f says:

    I was one that took a double take ! He was mighty fine.

  4. Guy says:

    Would you please explain why a similar article written by a man about a pretty girl would quickly have been condemned as sexist, objectifying women, and therefore be seen as totally inappropriate, but that’s it’s perceived as OK, and amusing, when written by a woman?

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