We were cruising down Gifft Hill last week when we came across the shiny new fork in the road. We have to admit – it looks pretty fancy. Well, we wanted to scoop, so we headed on over to Connections and chatted it up with Cid Hamling a bit. Here’s what we learned:
Many people have speculated that the new “dinner” fork (as opposed to the smaller “salad” fork it replaced) was an early holiday present, but in reality, it’s actually a late birthday present for Cid herself. Cid’s birthday was September 23. Factor in a bit of island time and it actually showed up right on schedule!
The new fork, made completely out of metal, was built by Paul Pono with the help of Gary “Sinbad” Cox. And if you look closely, you’ll see a small LIbra emblem inscribed on it. (Both Cid and Paul are Libras.)
The original fork in the road was erected more than 20 years ago. The newly built “dinner” fork is the third fork of its kind. The original fork was destroyed in April 2012. You can read all about that here. It was then replaced with the salad fork soon after.
The fork has gotten pretty fancy over the years. It’s been decorated with a pumpkin head and black robe for Halloween, and last year, a giant shrimp was erected on it in time for the holidays. It was even covered with bandaids once after Cid fell and was injured.
And here’s a random fact that made us chuckle: The people living near the fork in the road refer to themselves as “the forkers.”
Only in St. John.