February 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 44

Just wondering about the oldest bee in Cheney

How many people traversing the streets in Cheney have noticed the sign at the abandoned Conoco service station? If you are among the few who have seen it, you might be surprised at the number who haven’t. The sign says “oldest bee in town.” Translated into English with all letters intact the original message was “Coldest beer in town.”

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Paul Delaney
Cheney’s former Conoco station, host to the “Oldest bee in town.”

I’ve often wondered about that “bee.” Has he survived the winters? How old is he and how many years does a bee live? Imagine having a sign dedicated only to you telling people how old you are. I don’t think I’d like that.

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