Anyone worthy’d turn down
the trappings of public renown,
the mayor keeps saying.
No busts. No hooraying.
Now, what was the name of her town?
Caption: A planned statue of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt launched a conversation about monuments in San Luis Obispo.
Source: “San Luis Obispo officials say no to public monuments of people,” KCBX News (July 17, 2019). Photo courtesy of Paula Zima.
Relevant quote: “Anyone worthy of a monument would not want one,” [Mayor Heidi] Harmon said.
[The California city of San Luis Obispo is named in honor of the 13th-century saint and bishop Louis of Toulouse (France).]