April 14 & 15, 2012 Pacific Grove’s Good Old Days Festival, Pacific Grove, CA
Moonalice poster by Lauren Yurkovich
According to Moonalice legend, today’s poster by Lauren Yurkovich depicts the good side of Pacific Grove’s own PG Moonalice. As you can see, PG’s good side was very, very good. From her tipi here in the park, PG watched over Pacific Grove, protecting it from narrow-minded tourists and wayward tee shots. As great as she was, PG made a bad impression on the author Robert Louis Stevenson, who visited in 1879. After his visit, Stevenson said “I have never been in any place so stinky.” Evidently Stevenson was not aware of the iconic aroma of burning hemp. His loss.
April 15 | According to Moonalice legend, politicians say the darnedest things. Not so long ago, the head of one of the big political parties mocked his opponents by talking about a War on Caterpillars. In most of the country, this comment produced head scratching, but for those of us here in the Butterfly Capital of the World, them was fightin’ words!! The last time there was a War on Caterpillars, Pacific Grove nearly lost its slogan. Fortunately, PG Moonalice – the lovely matriarch depicted in today’s poster by Lauren Yurkovich – came to the rescue. Known as the Joan of Arc of caterpillars, PG saved the day by convincing politicians to pick on poor people, immigrants and women instead. It’s still too early to know how that is going to out.
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