Monday, August 01, 2005

Monday August 1

Saying for the Day: A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.Sir Winston Churchill
---- Well the Pigeon Days celebration officially began today with the Pigeon calling contest. There were fifteen contestants. They had ten minutes each to call the pigeons to them at the Bandstand. They could use the loud speaker system if they wanted. There was a lot of cooing but the pigeons didn't seem to notice. For a moment when Larry Jackson , who was home visiting his mother and only tried because and old school buddy dared him to, was calling a pigeon seemed to be flying in his direction. But the pigeon flew right over his head. So nobody won the $1000 again this year. The $ 20 prize for best call was given to Larry but our five judges were split on that decision. All in all it was a good beginning for Pigeon Days. The committee also announced that they have a Scottish bagpiper coming to play in the parade. Tommy, the undertakers kid, wanted to know if that's one of those people whose instrument sounds like someone is pulling the cats tail. Well we'll all find out when the parade comes.
In other happenings the town council by a three to two vote decide to put in two new street lights. It seems some of the tourists complained about how dark it was on the end of the street. Local citizens have been complaining for years but it takes a tourist to get action. The M&CL railroad bought a new engine of which Dr. Fortress is very proud. He says it will improve passenger service considerably. Well I'll keep you informed.
---- Had a good night's sleep last night. The motel had very friendly people and very low rates. After breakfast we returned my nail gun which needed an air compressor and got an electric nail gun in its place. They were very friendly and helpful and there was no problem making the exchange. Then we went to Best Buy and got a new cartridge for the printer and Betty got a new Nancy Drew game. We went to Peter's house and said goodbye to two of my grandkids, Laurie, and my daughter Pennie. Peter was working. We arrived home around 5:00 and found piles of mail which included the little bagpipe figure for the Garden Railroad. This three day adventure was the first time that I have been away from the house, except to the hospital for more than a day at a time. I think it went very well even if we had to haul the breathing treatment machine, the C-pat machine, all my medications, and a think to push the mattress up since I can’t lie flat. Well I think that catches me up I need a breathing treatment and a restful bath.


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