September License Plate Report

At first glance it looks pretty much the same as the end-of-August map, right? Now take another look to the left of California. Hawaii! Toward the end of the month, I took a swing through the parking lot at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital — a good source of unusual license plates, especially in the summer — and there, tucked into one of the smaller lots, was an SUV with Hawaii plates.

Coloring it in on the map, I realized that Hawaii was #45 — a number that this year has come to have other, less-than-halcyon connotations. No matter: as far as the license plate game is concerned, 45 is Hawaii, nothing more, nothing less.

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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6 Responses to September License Plate Report

  1. Wow! Getting real close, Susanna.


  2. Wow… if this keeps up the Vineyard might sink into the sea!


  3. Karen says:

    I wish I were lucky enough to live on the island to count plate states! You do have me looking when I visit though.

    the number 45 will never have the same basic common sense numerical meaning alone again. 😦


  4. Christina Brown says:

    Susanna, you’ve hooked me. I’m looking for the Nevada plate and looking around at everything as I travel the Island, seeing small things I’d never noticed before (great tree there). Thanks!

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