Charles M. Schultz lived and worked in Santa Rosa, California, which is about twenty miles away from me. I knew this when I went to Santa Rosa on Monday, but it had slipped my mind until I rolled into town.
I visited “historic Railroad Square in downtown Santa Rosa,” just as all those radio commercials had been bidding me for the past many months. It’s a cute enough little stretch of town, with quaint shops and cafes and that sort of predictable stuff. There are also at least three Peanuts statues. Two of them are colored fiberglass numbers of Charlie Brown in costume (one train conductor and the other I forget). And then there’s this very nice little bronze piece of work:
You can’t tell from the picture, but the statue is set in the middle of a concrete region shaped like a baseball diamond. It’s one of the most tasteful tribute statues I’ve ever seen.
The city also claims to have a Charles M. Schultz museum, but my best efforts at locating it were fruitless. Which just means it’s now fodder for a future quest some day when I have no other plans.
No, no real point to this post. I just really liked the statue and wanted to share.