I was treated like a visiting diplomat by the people of Smyrna today. It’s weird being lead around the town by the assistant clerk for no good reason. You want to see the library’s archives? Good! Over here!
The Museum? It’s thataway!
And then he gave me a mug, a nice pen, and a shirt. Seriously. At the museum, I got to spend an hour with the ex-mayor.
Smyrna is now the nicest place on earth in my estimation.