Thursday, May 7, 2009

They Say The Neon Lights are Bright on Broadway

The neon lights guide the way with the flame atop the Gas Company being the first beacon.

When the flame is red, there's warm weather ahead!
When the flame is gold, watch out for cold!
When the flame is blue, there's no change in view!
When there's a flickering flame, expect snow or rain!

The flame has also been used as a navigation aid by Great Lakes captains. After all, the flame is 21 feet tall, it weighs four tons, and it can be seen from as far away as 30 miles!

Once I've checked in with the flame - flickering or not, I head west for two blocks catching a glimpse of the Pabst sign in the distance, but then turning on to Broadway when I see the Blatz insignia.

To review: Gas, Pabst, Blatz. Gas, Pabst, Blatz and I'm ready to start my shift.

1 comment:

  1. ... and when you can say it three times fast, you're ready to go home.