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.
Okay, folks, here’s your warning, just in case you may want to skip this column:
Okay, I’ll let my secret out. Scrooge himself, in spite of the malady he will tell about in the next section, actually did some Christmas shopping.
I was happy to read in the Times-Herald in October about the downtown restoration board receiving grant money to help downtown business owners.
Back in November, or was it October? Anyway, I decided I would not mention a certain holiday in my column until Thanksgiving was over and December was upon us.
Alas, it was again with dismay that the Forrest City City Council has voted to award themselves, as elected officials, a $1,000 year-end bonus, which begs the question, “Why?”
Next Thursday, I won’t have a column. In fact, there won’t be a paper for there to be a column. I doubt everyone will notice though. Many will be bleary-eyed from over-eating, with a chaser of football.
Time for more than the status quo
Is anybody else as sick of the presidential campaign as I am? Just asking.
Okay, so what do we call this time of year? I mean, besides fall, or football season? Halloween is over. In fact, even after all the buildup, it’s so over you can hardly tell it was ever here. Halloween is almost as skillful as that holiday that comes toward the end of December – when it comes to disappearing without a trace the day after. More about that later. Let’s think about it. Thanksgiving is the better part of a month away. We can’t really call it the holiday season yet, at least I can’t bring myself to do it. And I’m positive that this stretch doesn’t qualify for the … Continued