The Peabody: 3 Days and Counting...

The day of prestige and honor nears as we prepare for our final destination: the Peabody Hotel. I am going to take today off, as I have for about the last two weeks, from writing an email to a deserving corporation to educate you on the ways of the Peabody Hotel. It has come to my attention through various conversations that not all of you know of the luxuries, traditions, etc. that follow the self-proclaimed 5-Duck Hotel.

Below is an excerpt from the Peabody's website:

"The Peabody Ducks have become a national icon, not only as a symbol of quality in the hotel industry, but also as symbols for conservation and preservation through the annual art contest for the Federal Duck Stamp at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.

The March of The Peabody Ducks, which is performed at 11am and 5pm each day, 365 days a year, has been taking place for over 76 years in the Lobby of The Peabody Memphis."

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Here is another interesting read about the one, true Duck Master, a position I can only one day hope to be worthy of.

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I will have pictures for you after the big day! Stay tuned!


Mgam said...

I'm applying for a similar position here at CHK. I'll be leading the ducks from the basement of Building 5 to the retaining pond every day. I think I have a good shot at getting it. Instead of John Philip Sousa, however, I will have them marching to the Trans Siberian Orchestra or perhaps the Rimbase Theme song which conincidentally is same as the theme song to The Greatest American Hero.

Stacey said...

Blake with a "B", I'm loving this! I have been to the Peabody to watch the ducks and it is quite an experience. I actually stood next to members of the band Trick Pony when we were there (Trick Pony is a country band and I didn't know who they were at the time - only reason I knew they were of any importance was because of the security badges they had around their necks.) Best wishes and I look forward to hearing more about your experience!