June 23, 2018, 6:30pm.  About Me.  I’m at Pret aManger, 8th Avenue at 46th Street.  The time is now 6:50pm, I am so cold—freezing! shivering!—I can barely type!  Somebody is pressing an easy button laser beam, on his or her handheld device, a cell phone, or, the customer who just sat next to me, working on a laptop, Investopedia on her laptop screen.

Earlier I was at Starbucks, 8th Avenue at 47th Street.  This is a picture of Mr. Winston:

Mr. Winston poodle with Mohawk haircut, MTA RN subway, June 23, 2018. I did not ask Mr. Winston’s owner if the bread in his bag is Panera Bread.  Mr. Winston’s owner is now a plaintiff in a legal case against Berkshire Hathaway, Accenture, Citi, JPMorganChase, IBM, Verizon and many other corporations including the Mormon Church of Satan. cc all Mormon barristers

This is a picture of where I stayed, two nights ago, in Washington DC.  Not at the Willard, at the Holiday Inn.

Lower right: Holiday Inn (Willard Hotel is upper left, next to White House Gifts)

Willard Hotel
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The Willard InterContinental Washington is a historic luxury Beaux-Arts[3] hotel located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. Among its facilities are numerous luxurious guest rooms, several restaurants, the famed Round Robin Bar, the Peacock Alley series of luxury shops, and voluminous function rooms.[4] Owned by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, it is two blocks east of the White House, and two blocks west of the Metro Center station of the Washington Metro.

J. Willard Marriott
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Born John Willard Marriott
(1900-09-17)September 17, 1900
Marriott Settlement, Utah
Died August 13, 1985(1985-08-13) (aged 84)
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Occupation Founder, Marriott Corporation, since 1993 Marriott International
Spouse(s) Alice Sheets
Children Bill Marriott
Richard Marriott

John Willard Marriott, Sr. (September 17, 1900 – August 13, 1985) was an American entrepreneur and businessman. He was the founder of the Marriott Corporation (which became Marriott International in 1993), the parent company of one of the world’s largest hospitality, hotel chains, and food services companies. The Marriott company rose from a small root beer stand in Washington, D.C. in 1927 to a chain of family restaurants by 1932, to its first motel in 1957. By the time he died, the Marriott company operated 1,400 restaurants and 143 hotels and resorts worldwide, including two theme parks, earned USD $4.5 billion in revenue annually with 154,600 employees. The company’s interests even extended to a line of cruise ships.

Early life

Marriott was born at Marriott Settlement (present day Marriott-Slaterville, Utah), the second of eight children of Hyrum Willard Marriott and Ellen Morris Marriott. As a child, “Bill”, as J. Willard was called, helped to raise sugar beets and sheep on his family’s farm. At age 13, Marriott raised lettuce on several fallow acres on the farm and the harvest at summer’s end brought $2,000, which Marriott gave to his father. The next year, Hyrum entrusted Marriott, his eldest son, with the sale of a herd of 3,000 sheep, sending him and the sheep unescorted by rail to San Francisco.[1]

At the age of 19 and as a devout Mormon, he undertook the traditional missionary work of the church for two years, being assigned to New England. On his way home after completing his mission, he passed through Washington, D.C. during the sweltering summer months of 1921. While there:

“… [H]e walked from Capitol Hill to the Washington Monument, toiled up the steps to the top, walked back down again, and strolled over to the Lincoln Memorial. Everywhere he went tourists and pedestrians sweltered and sweated in the sultry, humid air. On the way back to his hotel, he just stood there in the street watching the crowds, he couldn’t get over it: a push cart peddler would come along the street selling lemonade and soda pop and ice cream, and in minutes he would be cleaned out and on his way to stock up with another cartload”.[2]

Marriott graduated from Weber State University, where he served as student body president, with an associate degree in June 1923 and from the University of Utah, where he affiliated with Phi Delta Theta, with a bachelor’s degree in June 1926.[2][3] After Marriott earned his bachelor’s degree, the president of Weber, Aaron Tracy, who had assisted Marriott to enroll there by helping him make up secondary education credits missed due to the Marriott family’s ranching efforts, employed him at the school in Ogden. Marriott soon felt the urge, however, to be his own boss. He heard about a cousin’s A&W Root Beer franchise and, remembering his experience seeing so many people suffer through the brutal summer heat of Washington, D.C., he decided to look into a venture there.

Business career

In 1927, he secured from A&W Root Beer the franchise rights for Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Richmond, Virginia; he then moved to Washington to open a nine-stool root beer stand there with his business partner, Hugh Colton.[4] They opened on May 20, 1927 at 3128 14th Street, NW. He returned to Utah two weeks later, and married Alice Sheets on 9 June 1927. With the approach of cooler Autumn months, and with the addition of Mexican food items to the menu, the stand became The Hot Shoppe, a popular family restaurant. In 1928, he opened the first drive-in east of the Mississippi, and the business was incorporated as Hot Shoppes, Inc. in Delaware in 1929. During the Second World War, the business expanded to include the management of food services in defense plants and government buildings, such as the U.S. Treasury.

This is something new, a Visitors Center employee seated in front of Starbucks window, with a map and a credit/debit payment machine, on the ground, June 23, 2018
(he is now a plaintiff in a legal case against a plaintiff in a legal case against Berkshire Hathaway, Accenture, Citi, JPMorganChase, IBM, Verizon and many other corporations including the Mormon Church of Satan. cc all Mormon barristers

This truck drove by while Visitors Center employee was sitting in front of Starbucks window, June 23, 2018

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When I left Starbucks, I went across the street to go to Visitors Center ladies room.  (I had not yet decided I would come here; I was thinking about going to a diner.)  Coincidentally, the above Visitors Center employee was holding the door open for a customer, and me.  I did not walk through the door.  Instead, I waited until he went back to where he was, before he jumped up to open the door, and I took a picture of him and the fire engines with lights on:

8th Avenue between 47th Street and 48th Street, June 23, 2018

AMAZING Micro Miniatures
Willard Wigan [note needle] Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
(Visitors Center, 8th Avenue between 47th Street and 48th Street, June 23, 2018)

I must go and make an important message from me announcement to theatergoers on line to see Mormon Church of Satan’s Hamilton musical.  I will finish posting this information later tonight, or tomorrow.