Friday, July 13, 2012
Countdown to Celebrate OZ...the red brick road
Way back when, in other words, long, long ago and far, far away, there was a bricklayer. His name was Kelvin Ator. He had the very best job in all of the Kingdoms of Oz. He was the foreman of the crew that was to build the new palace for the Thewi Zard. She and her wards were to arrive back in Oz in exactly three months. So time was ticking.
Kelvin had a crew of slight height but lots of might Munchkins who were expert bricklayers, carpenters, and they were joined by others who were designers, tapestry makers and plumbers. This was going to be the most wonderful palace of all the palaces they had ever built, which was none before now, but it was gonna be grand.
The plan had been drafted by a committee of representatives from all the inhabitants, so as would be expected, there was some compromises to be had, some snafus to be ironed out and Kelvin did the best he could.
It was decided that the bricklayers were going to make a path from the other quadrants which would end up in the Emerald City as the new palace and surrounding grounds had been named. A Lowlander named Squit was going to assist Kelvin by coming from North and East and Kelvin, then would come from South and West. And the crews were divided into two groups.
So that the crews wouldn't slack about, a prize was to be awarded to the crew finishing first.
Kelvin's crew took the yellow bricks and Squit took the red bricks and work began. Problems started right away when after 2 weeks Kelvin realized he had been holding the plans upside down and just past the apple trees and down the road from the corn field right in downtown Muchkinville the crews met and were so confused that they spun about willy nilly and the two paths met and came to a spirally end.
Neither Kelvin nor Squit wanted anyone to know they had messed up at the beginning and so they began again. The red crew built their road to the edge of Munchkinville and then decided to quit. Kelvin built his road all the way to the Emerald City from South and West.
That means that there is a red brick road from the North to Munchkinville and no futher. The folks way out in the eastern part of Oz never did get a road.
And so you see my darlings. If Dorothy had followed the red brick road, she could have ended up on the outskirts of town and probably settled for the lovely pink and blue split level on the corner of Doyou and Believeit, which was right next door to that grumpy little lollipop league boy. She might have raised some rabbits and donkeys. And she may even have become friends with the Mayor's wife.
Who's to say that at the end of the red brick road isn't Dorothy's coulda, shoulda, woulda. Thanks to all of you who gave us your ideas about the red brick road.
Less than a week......squuuueeeeeee