Saying for the Day: It's not what you know but who you know that counts.
This is a picture of my Great Aunt Bessie and Uncle Marvin Everett.
They lived in Toldeo, Ohio and were the nicest people you could ever meet.
Great Aunt Bessie was my grandmother’s sister.
Sometimes when I was visiting my grandmother their son Paul would visit and we would explore the cliffs behind Gram’s house together.
Paul always had a good story to tell.
My Great Uncle Marvin started as a deckhand on a Pittsburgh Steamship and worked his way up to Captain.
Once he was Captain my Great Aunt sailed with him in the summer.
He used his influence to get me a job on the boats that paid for most of my college.
He had the terrible task of coming to the boat in Duluth where we were laying up because of a strike and telling me that my Finnish Grandfather had died.
He arranged train tickets and sent me home.
How lucky I was that he was there.
Betty and I had an opportunity to visit them in their home in Toledo and they treated us like royalty.
They even served steaks which in those days was quite a treat.
I’m sure there is a special place in heaven for them both and that they still look in on me from time to time from up there.
News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my garage where the trains still run and winter is coming.– It has been very cold in Pigeon Falls the last few days. The pond at Crippled Creek has frozen over. People are wearing heavy coats. The furnaces have been turned back on and where people are burning wood you can see streams of white smoke. For a few days there was snow on the ground but it melted. It will be back soon, however. Jack is getting ready to move to Florida for the winter as he has the last few years. One hopes that he will find somebody to run the Sauna since this is the time of year you need it to take the chill out of the bones. Of course our old Finns used to take a Sauna and then roll in the snow. Then take another one. They said it cleaned the pores. It seems about as strange as those people who cut holes in the ice to go swimming.
The deer hunters are hoping for a light tracking snow and, of course, so is Mrs. Trumble. There needs to be a delicate balance. If the snow is too deep it is hard to move in the woods and the deer hears you coming. IF there is no snow tracking is much harder. What they are praying for is some light tracking snow. One wonders what kind of tracks a two and one half foot rabbit leaves. Well we will see.
Nancy says that people really want Mayor South to stay on but she is just now willing to put up with the abuse any longer. People can be so hard on their leaders. They blame them for everything that goes wrong. They call them insulting names. They don’t even try to understand the hard choices leaders have to make. Well Mayor South will have no more of it.
IN Pigeon Falls it is not a Republican or Democrat sort of thing. The people who run for the council or who used to run for council never claimed any party. They just ran for council or Mayor. The guy that ran against Mayor South in the last election has left the area or he might have run again.
Nancy has announced that she will give a year’s supple of coffee and saffron buns to anybody who will run for the office. That’s a free cup of coffee every day and a free saffron bun. But there have been no takers. You can’t even bribe them to take the office.Perhaps, Nancy will give up trying to find somebody and run , herself.
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In the morning I visited and read every blog on my new link list. I felt like I'd done a marathon.
There are just too many good blogs and nice bloggers out there and I am so selfish I want to see all of them.
In the afternoon we received a package from the mortgage company. All the things they want. So Betty and I spent the afternoon finding all those forms. Along with that there were two calls to the comapany for explanations. I need to make one more call tomorrow . Then when we get the big forms copied we can send this all in. I need a breathing treatment.