So last week while traveling from eastern Maine to western Maine, I noticed dozens of houses with stars on them. Most had one star. Some had three. Others had more. But we’re talking LOTS of stars here.
I couldn’t help wondering their significance.
- Did each of these homes have someone serving in the armed forces?
- Or (God forbid) had they lost someone in war?
- Were these the homes of community leaders or founders?
I was baffled and intrigued.
So as soon as I could, I asked a native, “What’s the deal with the stars?”
He looked baffled.
I explained that I’d seen dozens of homes with stars on them and wanted to know what significance these stars held?
He looked at me straight-faced and said, “They’re decoration – ya know, Americana.”
I was crushed.
And it cracked me up at the same time.
Sometimes a cigar really is just a cigar (or a star).
Anything like that ever happened to you?