The City of Roses Motel, down the street from my house, is no longer there. The sign remains, however. When we first moved here, the sign said “City of Roses OTE.” I realized today that we were down to just the “e”. Then I wondered what happened to the letters. Were people prying them off as souvenirs or were the letters falling to the ground?
Investigation brought me to this broken M. But there were no other letters about. So maybe letters are falling AND people are stealing them.