I’m not saying I don’t come from a goofy state, myself. Illinois has two state fairs, which, if you think about, pretty much defeats the purpose of a state fair and that’s pretty goofy.
But the other day, I was out near Ashland City, lost, and on my map, discovered that I was within spitting distance of a Greenbrier. Not the town I was familiar with, but another Greenbrier. I assume. I didn’t go over there, on the off chance that it was somehow the same Greenbrier. Some days you’re just not up for the kind of weirdness that has you being able to get to the same place by going west or east.
If I can work Google Maps correctly, you can even see the two Greenbriers here.
I find this confusing. If one is unincorporated, should it really be on my map? I don’t know. Maybe, I guess. But how did this happen in the first place? Was there not someone, somewhere to say “Um, we’ve already got one of those?”
So, that’s bad enough. But easily fixed. The unincorporated Greenbrier will just heretofore be referred to on this blog as Greenbrier, Jr. But what about all the Germantowns? How many Germantowns does one state need? I have no solution for how to keep all of them straight.
From the looks of that same Google map, it would appear that the little area up at the top of the ridge where I get my milk is called Germantown, which, confusingly enough, is given the exact same font prominence as Joelton and they are not the same size (I don’t believe, unless I’m completely wrong about how big Joelton is) and, unlike Joelton, Germantown does not have a song about it.