Saying for the day:A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright
---------- The dance at the end of this years Pigeon Days will be remembered and talked about for years to come. It happened in the middle of the dance when the band was taking a refreshment break and people had retired to the benches on the sidewalk or were shopping in Wink's . Suddenly and with no warning of any kind there was the white rabbit, pink sweater and all, hopping down the middle of main street, where people had been dancing just a moment before. It turned first to one side and then the other and it winked. I swear it winked. Then it hopped to the end of the street and disappeared into the darkness. By the time people reacted it was gone. There was no use chasing it at that time of night. The questions remain. What is it? Where did it come from? Who is responsible. Right away Tommy, the undertaker's son, name came up. Toivo wanted to know where he was. His father said he was home in bed because he had been sent to his room as punishment for some prank or another. Toivo demanded that they go and see . When they got there they found Tommy asleep in his bed. So the mystery remains. Other than that it was a wonderful dance. Nellie Hokansen, our Pigeon Queen beamed as she reigned over the dance. It was her last official act. Being Pigeon Queen has been very good for her and given her some much needed self esteem. The fact that she was judged second runner up for Miss Upper Peninsula , didn't hurt either. There were fifty six girls in that contest. She looked positively radiant as she had the first dance with the Grand Pigeon. Ordinarily it would have been with her father but he left long ago. Well I'll keep you informed.
-----Good night last night. We had a bit of a crisis in the morning. The new shelf that Betty put in to hold the rakes, shovels, etc. tipped over during the night and knocked over the big metal shelf next to it. The shelf bent, bottles broke, it was a real mess. We spent the morning picking things up. In the afternoon we went to ace hardware in Iron River to get a new shelf to replace the metal one. We did salvage part of the metal shelf and moved that to the basement. We velcored the rake shelf to the wall so there should be no repeat. I continue to work at upgrading our family home page but it will take a long time to get everything the way I want it.Well I need a breathing treatment and a bath.