One Red Paper Clip
Saying for the day: Sometimes a paper clip is just a paper clip.
I am sitting here looking at a red paper clip.
It is made of plastic and I can’t remember where I got it.
But this little paper clip could be worth a house.
Please don’t laugh.
There is a man in Canada who started with a red paper clip and over a year he traded and traded until at the end he had a house.
His name is Kyle MacDonald and his new home is in Kipling, Sask.
The town was so happy over the publicity he brought them that they threw him a party.
So I sit here and look at my red paper clip and I know it will never become a house.
It will hold a few pieces of paper together and that’s it.
But still one can dream and after all Kyle did it.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard where the trains still run and little old ladies chase rabbits- Our White Rabbit has been popping up all over the place. It’s as if he saying look folks I’m very much alive. Mrs. Trumble and Demon Slayer have been following after him but never seem to catch up with him. One wonders how she is finding out so quickly where the Rabbit appears. Does she have some kind of anti-rabbit network that tips her off? She says that the Rabbit is afraid to face her directly now that she has the right bullets.
Nancy says that people are more afraid of Mrs. Trumble and her gun that they are of the rabbit. Some have even suggested the Rabbit should run for Mayor. They were joking of course.
Poor Eino is walking around muttering to himself. First he thought Mrs. Trumble lied about shooting the rabbit the first time but this time he saw her shoot and the pellets apparently go through the rabbit. But he can’t figure out how this was possible. The Rabbit couldn’t have a bulletproof vest or the pellets wouldn’t have hit the billboard. What happened isn’t possible.
Mayor South is counting the days until the November election and the end of her term as Mayor. She has made it very clear that she won’t run again. Nobody has said that they would be willing to be the new Mayor and time is running out. Being Mayor of Pigeon Falls is a thankless, difficult, low paying job with no fun attached. Tommy, the undertaker’s kid, said he would write in the White Rabbit but he’s not old enough to vote. He has a sign on his wagon that says White Rabbit for Mayor.
One thing is for sure the White Rabbit has been good for the town. With all the publicity in national grocery store tabloids and on television the town has become well known. Tourists come in by train and they eat up the White Rabbit stories. Sometimes they get to meet Mrs. Trumble and she tells how she blew it away. You can often find her down the street from Nancy’s on the big park bench with her trusty shotgun waiting for the Rabbit. The stores have White Rabbit and Dragon merchandise and a little Demon Slayer shotgun key chain. All this stuff hasn’t hurt the town at all. Unless of course you don’t want to live in a town that’s famous for impossible events and that has giant rabbits, dragons, and stone men to contend with.
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Betty went to Tops. I worked out our finances on the house. We may have to take a loan on this one in order to get the one in Neenah. When Betty came home she took the mail to the Post Office and did some checking to find the neighbor who's brother might be interested in this house. Since nothing is happening with the real estate people we went to see him. He is going to call his brother . We have until the start of October and then if we are going to get a loan we have to act. Betty is going to hear the Bishop's wife talk about her visit to Tanzania. I thought of going but this has been a rough breathing day. Well I need a breathing treatment.