My circa 1985 Fuji racing bike, with its circa 1990-ish stickers for ACT-UP, sporting both Silence = Death and Action = Life, outside today with some of new cardboards. I must have plastered five hundred locations with these two stickers back in the day.
Not to be outdone, my lightweight, aluminum Schwinn mountain bike always has a group of Veteran's "Poppies" on its handlebars. This bike was a Thrift store purchase, and came already equipped with an orange Virginia Tech sticker on the frame (infamous college shooting site), along with an ID beginning with BJ. A little Wry with that Irony?
Never saw a Vet in front of a store that I didn't give them a buck if I had it. Even if I only had one. It's interesting, to me, that you almost never see a veteran of WW2 anymore, and rarely the Korean Conflict. Most seem to be from the Vietnam War. Time is certainly moving on. I feel it rushing by.
The long view of the new cardboards outside today for some fresh air. These are done as far as the first layer goes, so I'm going to put them aside for a couple of weeks to cure totally before the next step.