A Year in the Life of a Czech Plush Monkey.
Wednesday's Monkeying around.

San Francisco Fire Co. #5

To the best of Opice's knowledge (a likely oxymoron), he was Alhambra Fire Station No. 4's first ever Czech Plush Monkey volunteer.

Back in the day [5 October 1863] San Francisco welcomed it's first (probably America's first) official female firefighter, who (even years before when a teen), would follow Knickerbocker Fire Company No. 5 to conflagrations and lend her enthusiastic hands. Afterwards she often brought tired, sooty firemen home for dinner. Fortunately, her wealthy family accommodated both her generosity and her free spirit. Once she became a full, honorary member of her beloved fire brigade, she signed her name as Lillie Hitchcock Coit "5."

Monkey thought about changing his name like she did, except 4 is too big a number for the internet where he lives (which runs on base two). He can only count 0 or 1. You know, 0, 1, 10, 11, 100, 101, 110, 111,... No 4 let alone Station No. 4. Of course there is a four in binary, but it looks like 100 and most people wouldn't understand that Opice Monkey #100 means...
This has gotten too complicated. Never mind.

Lillie Hitchcock Coit "5"
(point to Lillie to find Monkey)

Lillie Coit, a fire fighter's best friend (circa 1863)
Don't ask why Coit Tower looks like it does. As Freud said, "Sometimes a fire-hose nozzel is just a cigar."

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