In Rhode Island, the little big state where I grew up, they’ve got this thing for license plates. It goes back to the early days of the automobile, when your great grandfather came into possession of an early RI plate with a low number. To this day, in my quirky home state, there is a real status associated with having a low-numbered plate. They’re so popular that folks line up for an annual statewide lottery for available low numbers. Weird, I know, but these are the same people who put clams in doughnuts and call them clam cakes (and they’re delicious!).
Several years back, Rhode Island introduced a license plate featuring a deceptively simple design – a breaking wave pattern with a small anchor – an element from the state seal – perched, sentry-like, in the upper left corner.Read More