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I was amazed that this new year I seemed to remember about the date change; in past years I have had to go back and correct many written items.
Let’s hope the groundhog Puxetauny predicts the weather in favor of an early spring. I am so ready to be done with the freezing nights and cold windy days. But then, the sunshine makes it so good.
This cold and wind reminds me of a little rhyme the children would recite in the wintertime. “The North wind doth blow, and we will have snow, and what will poor Robin do then? Poor thing. Just leave him alone; he’ll find a good home, and hide his head under his wing, poor thing!”
That is at least how I recall it now. The British “Robin-Red-Breast” is a lovely little bird, and during snows as a child it was special to be able to look out of the french doors and spot a robin perched on a shrub or the fence line with snow accentuating his blend of lovely colors.
His very plump little belly is bright red, a few small white feathers on the neck edge; brown on the top of his head and down his back spreading out to the red breast on each side. Certainly a favorite bird of many, young and old.
We went into town for some necessities this week and ran into Dianne Perrett; she is such a sweetheart, and I know she makes wonderfully delicious and professionally decorated ginger cookies. In fact she is so friendly and talented that she makes the very best warming and comforting potato soup. Perfect for the weather we are having just now.
Happy birthday greetings to Randy Walker, living with his family on Highway 9 right in the heart of old Nixburg, and he will celebrate his birthday on February 10. Also on February 10 the Alex City Arts will host a show called “What a Wonderful World.” This is a tribute to Louis Armstrong, performed by Longineu Parsons. Tickets are available at the door by 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Benjamin Russell High School.
President Biden; or “sleepy Joe” as some refer to him, whichever you prefer; he needs to wake up and get on the ball to help all Americans as he promised! I am so disappointed that he has not done as promised. I was taught when you make a promise you keep it. If you cannot, you tell the other party and apologize to work it out and stay loyal.
Our current president has done nothing he promised. He was going to wipe out COVID-19; instead it has yet another strain now called “stealth,” and more people are succumbing to the awful virus of one kind or another, long lines for public testing (no fun, but necessary). Hospitals are full, and people still die from this disease President Biden was going to get rid of the first thing. He was also going to help with our economy; when folks will not work and stay on government assistance, no point in manufacturing jobs, most of which are filled from those that quit when illness from COVID-19 was spreading like wildfire.
Supplies just sitting at the docks, some must be deteriorating, do not help our pockets. Every single item we now purchase has increased in cost; some things a few cents and most much more. Have you noticed that if the price is almost as it was, the package is smaller, or what’s inside is smaller? Look at toilet paper and paper towels. The price goes up, and what you get is less. Especially toilet paper, smaller rolls, and gradually sheets get thinner and thinner; and so we buy more, and up go the prices of weekly groceries. Meat is so high, who could afford the “good” cuts of beef anymore?
Goods in short supply are those used in medical care; I have heard this from many sources that are in the healthcare business. So many medical items remain on back order. I’m guessing that if your medical needs include those items, well, it’s just tough and you do without.
Many of us, I know, have cabin fever; we are tired of having to go out only for emergencies, and we want our freedom back that enables us to go as we’d like to and visit friends and attend meetings without fear of severe illness. From folks I have spoken to, mostly they feel the same, so let’s get on with some busy work, President Biden, doing what’s best for America.
God bless, everyone, and keep those safe that are recovering from illness. Until next week, keep smiling to get one back.
Remember, if you have news to share or a celebration, just call me at 256-234-0957 or send me a short email to Smanorlady@gmail.com. I will be happy to share with the readers.