Back in April ’11 a reader wrote in about a beloved “Mary Poppins umbrella”. I can’t believe it – but a reader found it at the Raven over the weekend. I forwarded that message to the OP who sent the picture above and wrote:
Of course it was pouring as I walked, umbrellaless, to The Raven to track down your reader’s lead. I walked in, rain dripping from my hair, asking for my Mary Poppins umbrella. It was a check mark in the Karma column. They said everyone at The Raven had enjoyed it for a while. There were a few puppet shows… a few dances… a few intimate bartender/parrot moments. I said I was happy to have shared the joy of the Mary Poppins umbrella. Maybe someone returned it a day or two after taking it… or maybe it was there the whole time, hopping from bar stool to booth, and the few times I went back looking for it, the bartenders just didn’t really know that it was there. Regardless, I wouldn’t have gotten it back without you and your readers!