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Mystery keys on the keyring

By Robin Dearing

First, I must bid you all a Happy Pi Day. In honor of circle circumferences, let’s all eat pie. Go ahead, it’s Pi Day.

Also, Richie’s mystery photo was fun, no? Those Ashcraft boys are creative, to say the least.

OK, onward with my story of keys, keyrings and mystery keys:

Monday night, Bill and I had a great key swap. See, I bought a new car*. Bill is now driving my beloved Trailblazer and we sold our old Explorer to Sean so he can drive around with his adorable puppy-soon to be giant dog without having to squash him in the back of a two-door coupe.

My new car didn’t come with a key, just a fob (it’s so fancy), so that’s one less thing on my bulky keychain. As I was removing the Trailblazer’s keys, I noticed a bunch of keys whose purpose I had no idea.

I tried the keys in our front door. Nope, I have no key for our front door (we have a push button lock — no key needed — unless the batteries go dead). I tried the keys in our back, garage door. Nope, I have no key for the back, garage door. I tried the keys in the garage door into the house. Yes, I have one of those.

I removed all the keys whose purpose was unknown. Now this is how my keychain looks:

I have a fob for my new car, a flaming, garage-door key, a key to my bicycle lock and a key for the CMU Art Department faculty copier room. I also have a Riveter carabineer, a GJEP bottle opener and a camel.

I think I have the saddest collection of keys ever. There’s no front-door key, safe-deposit key or even a new-car key. But I have a camel and a bike-lock key, so …

After going through all of our keys, we have about eight keys that go to something, but that something is a mystery to us. I think I’m going to carry those keys with me and put them on unsuspecting people’s keyrings when they are not looking.

How many mystery keys to you have on your keyring?


* In case you are wondering, I got the ultimate, Grand Valley mom car: the Toyota Prius V. I can shuttle Margaret from friend’s houses, lessons, school and back again getting 44 mpg and it has seat warmers and a fancy navigation system … also, 44 mpg. Plus, new car smell.


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GJEP knows how to sell the Grand Valley!

I’m hoping for the Prius minivan that seats 8.

That would be a perfect car for you guys. It’s great to not have to go to the gas station every two weeks.

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