4 days ago
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I guess that would be one of the ultimately cool things to have happen to you. A large building or artifact that will bear your name in perpetuity. Usually it is a president that gets that honor, often after they are dead and can't really appreciate it.
Sometimes schools get magnanimous and name a school after a local celebrity, philanthropist or spectacular teacher. However after many years, few out side of a family member can even remember who he or she was or why they deserved the honor.
Arkansas is honoring its favorite son and daughter in such a manner. Little Rock Airport has been renamed the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. I think both names make it a bit of a mouth full but I have no problem with the honor.
I didn't care for Bill's extra curricular activities but liked him very much as a president and I really wanted Hillary to be the first female president. Guess I had better take my vitamins if I want to live long enough to see that barrier broken.
A local TV station was recounting the various email responses to the name change. Most were positive but one was not and totally cracked me up.
That viewer complained that it would take no time for the name to be shortened to the “Hill Billy” airport. She had a point and the fact her statement was aired on TV will hasten the nick name. I know as a fact, the name is now burned in my mind. Probably not the best name in a state that all ready has an image problem.
Would you enjoy such an honor and what would you like to have bearing your name into the future?
If I were to have a location named after me, I would like a nice dog park thank you.
at 5:32 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti