Wednesday September 21
Saying for the Day:The sense of humor is the oil of life's engine. Without it, the machinery creaks and groans. No lot is so hard, no aspect of things is so grim, but it relaxes before a hearty laugh. George S. Merriam
———– It was a beautiful fall day in Pigeon falls today. The trees have started to turn color as the nights are cold even though the day temperature was in the 70’s. A number of tourists came in on the fall color train and got to enjoy the beauty. The white rabbit showed up again . Mrs. Trumble was having a cup of coffee and a piece of pie , around four o’clock, at “Coffee with Nancy” when she looked out the big picture window and there was the rabbit, pink sweater and all. Before she could get to the door the rabbit hopped off and by time she got outside it was gone. Nobody else saw the rabbit but there is no reason to doubt Mrs. Trumble since there have been so many previous sightings. Mrs. Trumble was one of those people who said she wouldn’t believe in the white rabbit unless she saw it herself. Well now she is a believer. Mrs. Trumble, you remember, lives in a little white house just beyond Grandma Morris’s house. She has been a part of Pigeon falls as long as anybody can remember and one of the leaders in the Methodist Church. She is one of those ladies that is complaining about too much pasty making. Mr. Trumble was a teacher in the Pigeon Falls school. He taught grades one, two, and three. He retired just a few years ago and then as often happens he had a heart attack and died. He left Mrs. Trumble well cared for with both a good pension and a large insurance amount. She stops into “Coffee with Nancy” almost every day just to keep up on the local news (gossip) but today she certainly got more than she expected. She left Nancy’s and demanded of Mayor South that she do something to find that rabbit “before it bites somebody”. She was just a bit excited. Angela got her to calm down and informed her that the Constable, Toivo, Eino, and herself were all looking for that rabbit but it just seems to disappear. Well I’ll keep you informed.
——– A good night last night. Got up to discover I was the high bidder on a roller coaster we wanted for the layout. We mailed a check off right after I was notified. I just have to stay off of E-Bay. I ran trains in the morning and Betty went to Tops. In the afternoon Dawn called. I worked at cleaning the garage. Betty finished the chimney on “Coffee with Nancy” and sprayed it with protective clear coat. Then she worked on slats for a flatcar. I called the Camp Five Railroad to find out what time the train runs Saturday as we might go for a train ride. Then Betty and I did some more Christmas shopping. Well I need a breathing treatment.