Rif-Raf of Olympia

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Now before anybody takes offense over the title, let me tell you what led up to this photo. My wife, our oldest daughter and I went out to dinner Saturday evening. We headed downtown to McMenamin's Spar Cafe, an Olympia landmark. The atmosphere is comfortable, the food just as comfortable and delicious. After dinner we decided to walk off our full stomachs. We headed down one of the main drags for a few blocks, then crossed the street and started coming back toward our car. As we walked past this group one of them asked us if we had any spare change. I told them I didn't have any and asked if they could take a debit card. We all had a pretty good chuckle, then the fellow with the brown and white dog noticed the camera I was carrying. He said "Hey, do you want to take our picture?" I said sure, everybody get together and grab the dogs too. They all bunched up, struck a pose and this is the result. The same guy I mentioned earlier looked at the photo in the camera then said "You can call this The Rif-Raf of Olympia." A couple of handshakes and laughs later we were on our way. Thanks guys, today's post is all yours.


  1. Lynette Says:

    One never knows, does one? Super post.

  2. Very neat of all of you. they do look like the rag tag bunch. And they named themselves well. I wonder if they have access to a computer and check out their picture. MB

  3. I'm wondering the same as MB.
    Funny how guys hanging out on the streets are normally scary. Maybe it's just our minds conditioned to think that way.

  4. Abraham Says:

    Well, that was a strange encounter but a fruitful one. I wonder if these people are a result of the bad economy?

  5. Hilda Says:

    I hope they all get to see this. Not a bad looking bunch, men and dogs. Makes me want to hear their story though.

  6. Lois Says:

    What a great shot and a wonderful story to go along with it!

  7. Jacob Says:

    What a great story and a great shot! Fun times. Maybe a bit scary, too?

  8. Thanks everyone. Actually one of the guys said he had access to a computer so we gave him the name of the blog. I do hope he visits.
    As far as scary....no, not at all. These guys were as nice and polite as can be. It was a fun encounter.

  9. AB Says:

    The varied life of Olympia!

  10. Chuck Pefley Says:

    Fun story. Amazing the way people want their photo taken!

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