Dear Gene O:
Brilliant, Brilliant--You and Walt should be commended for coming up with the nick name of cookietown for our fair city. That certainly was a stroke of genius. I think I may have heard that name in the distance past, but to revive it is wonderful. I am sure you have other good ideas to help promote our cookietown.
I, too, have been doing some brainstorming (BS for short), and would like to pass this idea along to you. (and Walt too if he is still in the loop). Perhaps it has some merit,perhaps not.
My bright idea is to construct a large structure at Norris and D street. This would be fashioned after your idea to call McCook cookietown. The corners would be made to look like the ice cream cookies of the old days. Like a sweet cracker like shell and a filling inside. Only these would be constructed to house either steps or an elevator. We are talking about something big and strong enough to support several floors spanning the whole intersection.Are you still with me?
At the proper height a large floor resembling a big sugar cookie would be supported by the corner cookies. On this floor we could have a dance area, maybe a small merry go round or other entertaining devices, it would be nice to have windows or glass that would protect from the wind and cold if we ever have any. On the next level up there would be moving pictures of tractors, trains and cars. this would serve as a advertising means to help pay for this symbol of our cookietown. These items could rotate and carry the sponsors name . I am not trying to cut the Gazette out but they could display some of the latest news. Are you still with me?
There could be other levels , but we can work them out with the Engineers that will want to construct this.This may take a little while ,selling to the city council ,they are busy with there parking lot and pigeon roost a block to the east. (just had to throw that in).
I've enclosed a small song about cookietown as you requested in one of your articles.
Best regards and good luck with Cookietown,
The Cookietown Song
Cookietown Oh OH Oh Oh Cookietown
The frosting on my cookietown is just as sweet as ever. The people love this place and it isn't just the weather.
If you watch the morning sunrise, you begin to feel the rays, That cookietown is getting to maintain its special ways
Most all our friends are happy, they greet you with a smile. And then ask to stop and visit for a while.
We are not one big family, but we are awful close. We know most everyone and to them we sometime boast
About cookietown and all the things it's noted for,
It's sure the best , the very best in our land from shore to shore.
*This can be sung to the reprise part of Beethoven's 5th movement in his most noted piece. you do remember it don't you? If not it is on the internet I'm sure.
Music by Beethoven words by John Hubert