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’
Just think, in less than two weeks we’ll be able to fill up on Kiwanis pancakes (I like to go for breakfast) and then trek to the polls. Then we can sit back and wait to find out whose negative ads worked the best.
So, here I am, playing “pick up sticks” again. And I’m not talking about the childhood game I enjoyed so much, and that I discovered you can still order online. They may even have it in stores; I haven’t checked in the last few decades. I’m talking about the “sticks” that I find in my yard after every storm.
I was overjoyed a few years ago when scientists asserted that being overweight was probably in our genes.