Celebrate National Punctuation Day!

Take a break from the tedium of law study and enjoy the pleasures of punctuation!  September 24 is National Punctuation Day:  “A celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.”  How do you celebrate such an event?  Enter the Punctuation Paragraph Contest; entries must be one paragraph, a maximum of three sentences – this post isn’t – and use the thirteen punctuation marks (you may use a mark more than once) you see used in this post [apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, semicolon . . . and don’t forget the ellipsis].