June License Plate Report

2015 june license map

A good month for the West and Midwest: South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, and Arizona.

South Dakota and Iowa never did show up last year, so snagging them both in June is a minor coup. I had a strong assist on South Dakota. Cynthia Riggs, mystery writer, gardener, and co-proprietor of the Cleaveland House B&B, tipped me off that B&B guests here for Virginia Blakesley’s memorial service had South Dakota plates on their car and would be around till Wednesday. I showed up for writers’ group on Sunday night and there it was in the driveway.

About the booboo in the list: I spotted New Mexico, wrote it down, realized I already had it, and noticed that I hadn’t recorded Arizona yet, although I’d seen at least three of them. Being a chronic East Coast girl, I have to think hard to recall whether Arizona is the one on the right or the one on the left.

Same deal with Wyoming and Colorado: Which one’s on top and which one’s on the bottom? When I recorded Wyoming, I saw that Colorado was still blank, though I’d spotted several. Colorado is not uncommon; my theory is that a some people, either seasonal residents or transient workers follow the snow westward then come back east for the summer.

Hmm. Just noticed a goof in the numbering. Arizona is 39, not 36. Will fix that PDQ.

About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has been preoccupied with electoral politics since 2016. She just started a blog about her vintage T-shirt collection: "The T-Shirt Chronicles." Her other blogs include "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories," about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, and "Write Through It," about writing, editing, and how to keep going.
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1 Response to June License Plate Report

  1. The map is looking good, since we are still early in the season. Would be cool to see every single state there! Meanwhile Happy Summer to you and your gorgeous dog.

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