I was watching television recently during what weather prognosticators term a snow event. In the past didn't they call such events a snow storm, a winter storm or a winter storm watch and alert? All stations were running a crawl listing the schools, churches and business that were closed and/or delayed.
Two of the announcements struck me as being humorous. The First Alaska Christian Church on the northwest side of Indy announced that they were closed with no evening activities. I do not know the origin of its name but it struck me that people associated with Alaska should be able to cope with any winter storm and that they would plow ahead and meet any way.
The Psychic Science Spiritual Church also announced that they were closed. I had to wonder wouldn't the members already know that? Why did the leadership feel a need to announce the closing?
This item came in over the transom forwarded by Scooper, nee Janet Sue Steward a Rambler of many moons ago. I do not know the author and if I did he or she would be credited. Information rockets through the Internet faster than a speeding bullet and often the author is not known and sometimes others take the credit for authorship. I did not write this. I wish I had because it is funny.
"A group of buddies who were 40 years old discussed where they should meet for dinner. They finally agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the servers there are quite gorgeous, young and fun. Ten years later at 50 years of age, the group once again discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because the food there is very good and the wine selection is good also. Ten years later at age 60 they again discussed where to meet for dinner. They finally agreed to meet at the Ocean View Restaurant because they can eat there in peace and quiet and the restaurant has a beautiful view of the ocean. Ten years later at age 70 they discussed where to meet for dinner and decided on the Ocean View Restaurant because the restaurant is wheelchair accessible and they even have an elevator. Ten years later at age 80 the group discussed where to meet for dinner. They decided on the Ocean View Restaurant because they had never been there before."
I do not drink coffee or alcohol. Never have. Here are some things I would rather drink: Soup broth made in the hog barn at the state fair, water from the sewage lagoon at Fair Oaks Farm, milk from a jug that has been sitting in the July sun for 10 days, a mug of moose drool, oil from the crankcase of a 1936 International tractor that has never been changed, sweat from the uniforms of the Colts defensive line, water from a carpet cleaning extractor after cleaning the carpets at the railroad station in Rawalpindi or Kool-aid filtered through a pair of underwear worn by a homeless man in Rio De Janerio.
Larry grew up north of Calvertville on a farm and graduated from Worthington High School. He lives in Plainfield and can be reached at Goosecrick@aol.com or (317) 839-7656. Write him at Larry Vandeventer 6860 Sunrise Drive, Plainfield, Ind., 46168. He has written five books.