No doubt about it, it is THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON.
It reminds me of A YEAR OF special at a Chinese Restaurant near
Hwy 9 and Bells Ferry Road near Woodstock years ago. We came across an ad of the restaurant saying
come and celebrate with us! And in the
body of the ad were illustrations of firecrackers banging, confetti, music
notes, and all kinds of good time partying things. What we were mostly impressed us was the “Buy
and get one free!” note at the bottom.
As we drove there I imagine a lot of loud music and maybe we
would do that Chinese celebration thing that you hold the person’s hips in
front of you and somebody behind me hold my hips and we choo-choo around
blowing little party horns and laughing.
One bit party welcoming in the New Year Of…
By the way, not that it matters, but the four corners of Bells Ferry Road and
Highway 92 were at one time owned by our ancestors. My ancestors, the Hunters, Tysons, and Hueys
and Anna’s Kuykendalls.
We went to the little shopping center the Chinese Restaurant
ad directed us to. We were the only customers
there. A little naked Asian boy kept peeping
at us from the slightly parted kitchen door but I would hardly call it a
We had our meal and left, using the ad to buy one and get
As usual, we were untimely.
According to the news the following week was when more people came and
more spontaneous action happened.
Really! A drug deal went wrong
and there was a shootout in the restaurant with two people killed.