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Bloggers need comments. Bloggers thirst for comments.
They will do anything for comments.
They run contests.
They get tattoos and post pictures of the process..
They die their hair purple. (Or threaten to)
They pour out their souls.
They tell things about themselves they never told before.
Some even lie.
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I stand above all that. I won’t do those things for a comment.
Instead I will grovel, beg, plead. Give me a comment. I am on my knees begging (I may never be able to get up).
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News from Pigeon Falls– Memorial day is an important day in Pigeon Falls.
As usual there was a procession from the pigeon statue out to the cemetery .
The CCHS (County Consolidated High School) band lead the procession, followed by the veterans ( Even one from World War II), then boy scouts and girl scouts, and finally anybody who wanted to walk along.
This year the procession was added too by several bikers who came to honor the veterans. It gave you goose bumps.
At the cemetery the prayers were done by Retired Bishop Thadeus Westemen (first time we had a bishop). In general people thought he was not as good as Pastor Marvel but a little better than Father Pete. (And you thought that it was the prayer that was important).
The band played three numbers and two members collapsed while they were standing waiting for the next time to play. ( It was 90 degrees) .
A big shot from the Veteran’s Hospital gave a speech about what we owe our veterans which was very well received.
Then they closed by placing wreaths on the memorials in honor of the veterans of each war since World War 1. After that people went and visited the graves of their loved ones.
Tommy’s sister Lois and some other seniors had a combined graduation party out at the Pigeon Falls Park. It was held in the Liar’s Club building. ( She couldn’t hold it at home since she lives above a funeral parlor and there was a body being shown.) Right in the middle of the party the white rabbit was seen across the lake. Lois ( a track star) took off after it. She came back looking kind of weird and said she couldn’t catch it.
Memorial day is also the start of the flower planting season in Pigeon Falls. People figure that there will be no more frost (they have been wrong) and so feel safe to put the flowers out. Mrs. Marvel has a great garden every year but this year she is going all out. Pastor Marvel was complaining to his secretary , Elaine, that his wife is buying high priced sterile, nutrient enriched soil for the garden. He said that good old dirts was good enough for his mother and her mother before her. Pastor Marvel said that if she keeps buying soil they will end up dirt poor. Elaine did not laugh.
One last bit of Pigeon Falls news. They found another dead pigeon. This one was hit with a rock. Its a good job the guy from Chicago hasn't shown up yet or they'd blame him. Last year at this time evrything was being blamed on the Bubbster who never did show up.
Tomorrow I go to the archive box and start a series on my journey from atheist to pastor. A picture of the pigeon statue can be seen at Pete's Blog-Linna's Minute just ignore the text. Betty and I got the layout up to the place it was last fall. Everything is now out and we are ready to start on the next section. Betty planted more flowers. My sister called and said it was 99 degrees at her camp today. Pat called and wants to change the days the boys are coming. He said June 13 but we don't think that can be right. Well I need a breathing treatment.