Last weekend, I went camping at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Bristol, Wis., which we lovingly refer to as "The Bong."
Prior to our trip, I looked it up on Wikipedia, and was reminded that the park's signage is often stolen. Wikipedia went so far as to say it's in the Top 10 of signs most commonly stolen in the world.
I could not verify this as fact, but I did discover other signs that are commonly swiped by travelers with sticky fingers and a sophomoric sense of humor. And guess what? The snagged signs usually allude to sex or drugs.
Although I did not find proof, I'd imagine Spread Eagle and Climax -- both towns in Wisconsin -- have a fair share of snickering and possibly occasional theft.
Other commonly stolen signs:
Abbey Road / Penny Lane
Beer Road in Orange, Australia
Corona Street in Denver, Colo.
F-cking, Austria (Only 30 minutes away from Petting, Germany!)
Haight Street and / or Ashbury Street in San Francisco
Mary Jane Way in Ashland, Ore.
Ragged Ass Road in Yellowknife, Canada
Shag Point, New Zealand
Southpark Drive in Blacksburg, Virginia
A road sign between the English towns of Ham and Sandwich was changed from "Ham Sandwich" to "Sandwich Ham" after it was stolen numerous times.
Any sign with the numbers 69 or 420 (the latter is a marijuana reference.)
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.