Throughout our lives we are becoming more educated in many ways.
What in the world will we do now that the great eclipse of 2017 is over? I suppose the national news media will have to go to work like we little folks in the community news media and start digging up something of interest to start filling their time slots. I hate it for them!
The idea of a new tax usually does not go over well. Realistically, this will not be happening in the immediate future, but it will sit in the back of people’s minds I hope like a pink elephant (or more metaphorically appropriate, a pink, ceramic pig).
Most folks my age, and older, can tell you where they were and what they were doing 40 years ago today, August 16. I was sweeping the floor at the A&P grocery store in Newton when an older gentleman came through the front doors with tears in his eyes. “Elvis is dead,” he said. Just like that. I remember it as clear as a bell.
You discover new things about yourself when you start a new job. I have found that sitting at a desk for eight hours is neither practical or good for my body. I have been taking every chance to make inquiries around downtown Forest in person like it is 1957. Outside, it is still August, 1957.
You may have noticed we will be including a movie review in the paper some weeks. And you may have noticed that I am rating movies on a grade-letter scale. The reason I do this is two-fold — one, because everyone understands letter-grades; and two, because if you grade on a scale of 100, readers are not sure what average means.