This is my last column before Christmas, and I figure there may be some folks out there still wondering if I really am a Scrooge.
I think it’s time to engage in one of my favorite Christmas pastimes, which is to recall three of my all time favorite Christmas experiences.
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A few notes on the Holiday Season and Scrooge – not necessarily in that order.
Citizens of Forrest City. You are being scammed by your own Forrest City City Council. It was with chagrin and dismay that I found on Nov. 18, that the city council voted to give themselves a $1,000 bonus.
Some folks may notice that I don’t complain a lot about next week’s holiday. The most obvious reason is that, since Thanksgiving comes on Thursday, I don’t have to write a column. But there are other reasons. While a lot of food – particularly turkey – is sold around this time, it seems somehow to have escaped the rampant commercialism that affects that other holiday, the one in December.
I note with interest the sidewalk building that’s currently going on. And I approve.
I’m in a very distressed mood today. My computer is sick; so sick in fact that I’m having to take it to the hospital. I hope I don’t end up having to put it down. I’ve become quite attached to it.
I’m glad to see all the activities that are going on for Halloween. It’s a good time to have special, safe activities for kids. Actually, that’s nothing new.
A brave ‘Southern Gentleman’