This is my 555th post on this BLOG. That's a lot of "notes" about living in Runnemede, or my family, or anything else I want to talk about. I guess it's time to quit this BLOG. Enough has been said, and I doubt I'll remember any other "stories" to tell about my growing up time in this -- as I remember it -- wonderful small town in south Jersey.
Runnemede's claim to fame is nondescript. In fact, I don't know that it has one, except that it is an exit (number 3) off the NJ Turnpike. I imagine that the exit number has been changed to comply with the new standard I see as I drive back and forth along the roads to NJ from Cincinnati.
It used to be that the exit numbers were a small number -- No. 1 was the first stop, beginning of the road in that particular state. Then the next exit off these limited access roads was the next number (2). However, a few years ago, the highway departments started to post the exits as mile numbers. Since I haven't driven the NJ Turnpike for many years, I don't know whether they have changed the exit numbers to comply with this shift on roads throughout the USA.
I guess the mile number exit makes more sense, but I shall always know that Exit 3 on the NJ Turnpike was home -- Runnemede.
You gotta love it.