Monday, August 22, 2005

Monday August 22

Saying for the day:Insults should be written in the sand, and praises carved in stone.
------It was a beautiful day in Pigeon Falls today, summer has returned. Tourists were back out on the streets enjoying Pigeon Days. The pretzel wagon that came in for the parade stayed and was doing quite a business. It was just the right kind of a day for pretzels. It was also a day for mysteries. The keep off sign from the end of the loading dock behind Wink's Woods disappeared. One moment it was there and the next it was gone. Now this is a big sign and you couldn't hide it under your coat and walk away with it. It is taller than Tommy, the undertaker's kid, who was , of course, the first suspect. But Tommy was away visiting some cousin or another and so he was not guilty. No one saw a truck or a car drive up near the place. The men who work there had taken a break from unloading a Coca-Cola freight car and when they came back the sign was gone. There was a full case of coke on the dock and not a bottle was touched so if it was a robbery it was a very selective one. But who would want a sign that says "Keep off! Restricted area"? It is simply a mystery. Of course its not the kind of thing you call in the FBI for and I don't think our Constable is much good at mysteries. Everybody is looking and hoping it will just show up.

Nellie Hokansen is still enjoying the position of Pigeon Queen. She got to ride in the parade in a special Pigeon Queen open car, reign over a horse pulling contest, be first to dance at the Pigeon Days Dance, and so much more. Her mother is so proud of her. This may very well be the highlight of her young life. She also gets to go on to try to become the UP queen. Well I'll keep you informed.
----- Fairly good night last night except for the indigestion. In the morning we continued working in the garage. We clear coated the two houses Betty had finished so we could get them out on the layout. In the afternoon we put a new road on the lay out , past the gas station. This is the first road we built on the layout rather than in the garage. We poured cement on a black cloth underlayment. It looks like it will work. Then we put transfers on the Town hall and all the vehicles for the parade , along with two signs. Betty then put them all on the layout. But in the process one sign disappeared. We looked everywhere but couldn't find it. The Holmes stopped by and looked over the layout. They were impressed. Coming in I called Peter and gave him an apartment to check out. Patrick sent us an E-mail note so we know he is okay. Pennie was at Peter's yesterday and so we know she is alright. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Patrick said...

YUp still alive just in pain did I ever mention how much I like dentists. grr


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