Monday, October 19, 2009

October 19. 2009 - Monday

Todays Gazette is coming to you as tax free as it will ever be.
The current temperature is 45 degrees.
The "unofficial" Gazette rain gage has recorded .39 inches of rain
during the last rain event. The "unofficial" Gazette thermometer
registered the lowest temperature during that same period at 16 degrees.
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff,.. mostly stuff.
It's the time of year when almost any rain is to much and it is
also the time of year when any frost is to cold. When both of those
conditions come together at the same time,.... this time of the
year........ It's a bugger, and there is no better way to put it.
Leaving a crop, or any part of it, in the field is never a good
thing. Folks outside the agricultural community may be able to better
understand the dilemma by trying to determine what portion of their
income they would like to forego because it rained or got to cold.
On the other hand, from my perspective, simply leaving ones crop
in the ground may well be insignificant, when compared to the
ramifications of the impending "CAP & TRADE" legislation. That, (Cap &
Trade) in my opinion, is a proposal that will not only shrink, but in
many cases, it could totally eliminate the profit margins not only for
the agricultural industry, (that's the one that feeds our nation, among
others) but also a great many other industries as well.
So what, you might wonder. So EVERYTHING we eat, and everything we
do, WILL become "significantly" more expensive. Our electrical bills for
instance, and this comes from the folks that run our power companies,
could almost double. I simply can't imagine that anyone who pays a light
bill would want to see it doubled.
Maybe this would be the place to share a email I recently
---------- This is probably the 5 best sentences you'll ever read.
This is one paragraph that should be in every book in every school room
in every city in every state in our great Union . Our educators
should make a lesson plan on this one statement and beat these words
into every head in every class in every state in these United States
of America.
==== Profound short paragraph ====
"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating
the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working
for, another person must work for without receiving. The government
cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take
from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do
not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them,
and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work
because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear
friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply
wealth by dividing it."
----- Adrian Rogers, 1931 -----
I really would like to think that the Gazette is geared for
the caring an sharing of information. However, once in awhile, I will
admit, I sometimes take advantage of a thing called literary license.
Having said that, the next three "notes" I received recently tend
to give me even more reason to care and share with our Gazette Family
The first one comes from Joyce J. >>>>>
There is an article in the Press that Ordean Oen wrote concerning the
"Tea Party " meeting in Park River Sept. 24th. I enjoyed reading it
and Mr. Oen doesn't brag, but his job was a nuclear physicist and
hold a doctor's degree. He is also the berry picker who donates all
profits from the jellies and jams to the Bible Camp. Joyce
Thanks a million for caring and sharing Joyce.
I received the next note from the folks that owned and
operated the Oldsmobile Dealership in Grafton, back when it was in the
brand new brick building on Wakeman Avenue. The structure Harvey Nelson
constructed for the Rindes.
Bernice wrote: >>>>
Subject: glad to have the Gazette back in circulation
Hi Gary, Just a note to let you know how much Dean and I enjoy
getting the updates of the Grafton area. We've been gone from there
for over 40 years but we still know a lot of the people you write
about. We have been having some snowy, rainy weather here, too, which
seems much too early, but we really can't do much about it but complain.
Thanks again for continuing to send us the news. Sincerely,
Bernice Rinde <<<<
Thanks a million for caring and sharing Bernice, it is
always a joy to hear from members of our "extended family".
It's no secret that lots of folks find the temperatures
south of here more conducive to short sleeve shirts and swimming pools.
It's always wonderful to hear that they made the trip without incident,
and of course, that they are still interested in getting the Gazette as
indicated in the note Frances shared: >>>
Subject: Address change
Hi, Gary, we are in Arizona now getting here Thursday
Really enjoy your Gazette so are hoping that you are willing to send it
to us at the same address as last winter. We surely appreciated your
having Rita Lessard's address as we gave it to Lila who does not have a
computer. Thanks for the great work you do with the Gazette. Ole
and Frances. <<<<<
Thanks a million for caring and sharing
Francis. I hope your winter in the land of sand and prickly bushes is a
fantastic one.
"Life is to short for long answers."

Write if you can, call if you can't, and, tell your loved ones they
are,..... before it's too late.

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