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This mini Statue of Liberty is at Alki Beach in West Seattle. When my son, Brandon was preschool age we started most of our days there. We'd often lug our newly checked out library books and read them while sitting on the sea wall. When I could, I'd splurge on a latte from Alki Bakery. As we'd make our way to the water without fail B would greet the stotic staue with a cheerful "Good Morning Lady."  



I'm not sure if my little guy asked or I just offered it up but I told him a tall tale about the statue at the beach. You see, our the Lady Liberty was actually the Queen Mother of Alki Beach. Notice the crown? Thats her latte and library books she's holding as she keeps watch over all the children playing on the beach. It sounded right and he never questioned it. Only thing is I never told him it was just a made up story. A few years later, he was awfully confident telling his entire class all about it when his teacher showed a picture of the Statue of Liberty and asked if anybody knew what it stood for. 

Sorry B! If it makes you feel any better my Dad told me we had cutomized button in our car to change the stoplights green. Sometimes he'd stall but when he'd push it, ta-da the light was green and we'd be on our way. Seemed silly to me why everybody didn't have this magical car button. I think I thought it was because my father was a scientist. 

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