When I arrived at 6:50 p.m., Opal wasn't at the Ottawa Tavern, so I thought I missed her. But since I was there, I sat at one corner of the bar and ordered a Dr. Reed, a cheeseburger, and fries. All good stuff.
At 7:00 p.m., Opal arrived and sat down beside me. She ordered a 7-Up. She handed out her political information and bumper stickers to everyone present. Her flashy red and gold bumper sticker says, "Want a Pot of Gold? Vote Opal Covey for Mayor. A Miracle Worker."
Sitting at the bar, Opal and I had a long, enjoyable chat. She's pleasant to speak to. We talked about the Erie Street Farmers Market, political campaigning, the media, and Toledo. I learned that her campaign car is named "Betsy."
At 7:45 p.m., she went up front and took the mic and spoke for 30 minutes while I guarded her umbrella. She talked about how Carty ruined her businesses. She still wants to build an amusement park downtown. She mentioned an idea she got from someone about converting the old steam plant into an indoor water park. The smokestacks would be used for "rock climbing." That would be cool, although I'm guessing the liability insurance would be expensive.
The courteous crowd of at least 50 people applauded at times. After Opal finished speaking, she mingled. I think she left the Ottawa Tavern between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. I'm not sure. I know she hung around for quite a while. I handed Opal her umbrella as she left.
It was good to meet upso. He and I figured out a way to fund a Groundhog's Day parade in downtown Toledo. We decided Toledo needs more outdoor winter activities. I left the Ottawa Tavern about 11:00 p.m. Good time at a good place in downtown T-town.