My Vermonter card would probably be rescinded if I didn't choose "maple" for M. I was going to say "native Vermonter card," but, of course, that is debatable. The rule is, I believe, that one's ancestors must have lived here for three generations before one is considered a native Vermonter. Although I meet that prong of the test, at least on one side of my family, the true natives might dispute that claim.
Get yer interesting Vermont maple syrup facts here.
In the past several years, due to climate changes and acid-rain damage to our maple trees, there has been a dramatic decrease in the quantity and quality of syrup produced. I could start ranting now, but I'm too busy to go there. So *insert imagined rant here.*
Yes, it's come to this: I have become too busy to rant and now rely on my readers to fill in the blanks. Thankful? Relieved? or Disappointed?