First, a small disclaimer…this will be funnier to some than to others, probably more so to Baden CSJ’s…not really an inside joke, but they’ll relate more to this than folks who have not visited our motherhouse.
Our 1954 building has in the front, several niches between the 3rd and 4th floors that were designed for the placement of life-size statues. As far as I can determine, statues were never actually placed in these niches. As a newer member, I often expressed the wish to have someone help me get out on one of these pedestals and then take my picture. I had one former employee who was willing to consider helping me with this, but I decided not to press him, because I would have felt really bad if he would have gotten in trouble and lost his job because of a silly stunt.
Fast forward about 20 years…on retreat last week, I was having a number of trips down memory lane, and remembered wanting to do this. I thought to myself, perhaps I can do this without getting anyone into trouble… So, thanks to modern computing technology, I was able to take my “virtual place” on the pedestal. So much for “seeing is believing”.