Monday July 4
Saying for the day:No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.Mary Kay Ash
Well its the fourth of July in Pigeon Falls and aside from the Methodist pasty sale not much is happening. Its not that the good citizens aren't patriotic, indeed they are, but that Pigeon Days takes up so much energy there is non left for other special events. Of course there are those fireworks that Eino (from Eino and Toivo's Sorta Usd Cars) bought. He took the train to the place where the Indians sell illegal fireworks legally and brought back all that he could carry. So firecrackers are going off everywhere and bottle rockets. The local constable pretends he doesn't see whets going on. The sheriff only comes to Pigeon Falls when its near election time. He knows our good citizens vote. But then there isn't much crime in Pigeon Falls .In fact the last big criminal act was when Tommy, the undertakers son, took Ester Kivi's car and drove it out to the cemetery. Since he was only ten Esther said to just forget it. Which is just as well since we would have to bring a judge in from the county seat. Tommy did get grounded for a week which made a lot of birds and squirrels happy. Speaking of the Methodist pasty sale it is a tradition started by the Odd Fellows when they had a lodge in Pigeon Falls ( most of them were Methodists) . They brought the pasty receipts all the way from Cornwall. That's in England. They make these cute little one hand pasties that are just perfect for picnics. Well we'll keep you informed as to what's happening in Pigeon Falls.
...Bad night last night, the big mask gave me a lot of trouble so I did not sleep well. This morning Betty cleaned house while I worked on the wireless video camera. Now that we have web cam capability I want something other that Betty or I at the computer to send. we would like the train moving down the track. I got the camera working with the television in the kitchen, now I have to get it to feed into the computer. That will be a much harder job. After I finished with the camera I went out and ran the Aristocraft train. I sent it around three times with no trouble then Dawn and Paul arrived and it stalled over on the end. They brought much needed rocks.
For lunch we went to Kevin's and met Mary's family. Kevin grilled and there was plenty of food.
On the way home we stopped at Home Depot and bought some wood to build a sample trestle. If it works out we will buy some more. Coming home we discovered that Pennie had sent us two fourth of July E-mail cards and there was an E-mail letter from Christine. I scanned in the picture of Dawn's whole family that I got at Kevin's. I"ll try to get it on the web page tomorrow.
Well I really need a breathing treatment.