Eliminate the Chicago Cubs curse!
A one-time Chicago Cubs fan, now a Yankees rooter, showed me the copy of a letter he had written to the Cubs front office a year ago telling them how they could eliminate the curse and win the World Series. That curse had supposedly been put on them by a fellow with a goat years ago, saying the Cubs would never win the World Series; they haven’t.
But now he has written another letter as the Cubs lead their division and are looking for their chance at the World Series again. Donnie (he said don’t give my last name) wrote the fans, the players and the Cubs organization must chant: “The Cubs will win! The Cubs will win!” and this positive attitude will eliminate the so-called Chicago Cubs Curse!
Donnie ended his letter to the Cubs by asking for one of their baseball caps, so he could wear it and chant: “The Cubs will win” loud and clear!
No, the Cubs never answered his letter — but if they keep playing ball like they are today, they just might get into the Series and win it! ••• ADOPT A NEW PET The Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County attracted people in front of the Acme last Saturday, explaining to those who stopped how they take in dogs and cats and look for “forever homes” for them.
We dropped off a bag of dog food in the donation cart as many other people had already done, as our little Maggie is a rescue dog, although not from here. You can volunteer to help out if your budget would not allow for a monetar y donation. They are located at 201 Clay Drive, Queenstown, and call them at 410-827-5064. Go down and look over their rescues; while closed Mondays, they are open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ••• FROM DOGS TO BIRDS It is a joy to sit on the back screened-in patio and watch the birds as they gather around the feeders and the bird bath. We do have a third feeder, but it has lost its attraction for the finch that used to flock it. I don’t know why, as I have emptied it and filled it with fresh finch food, but still it no longer attracts any of the smaller birds. But I have to fill up my new squirrel-proof one that sits outside the breakfast nook windows every other day. It tickles me to see the squirrels make their way up the pole, look down on the new feeder and fail to get into the food as the perches where the birds sit to feed will not hold the squirrel’s weight and close down the bottom where the food is located.
Frankly, it is more fun to watch the birds get on the bird bath and splash in it for a few minutes at a time. We even have a squirrel or two that will jump up on the edge and take a drink once in a while.
Do any of my reader-friends have that problem with the finch feeder? ••• AN “OFFICIAL DOCUMENT” Received a letter in the mail the other day addressed to me with the big words on the front saying “OFFICIAL DOCUMENT — DO NOT DESTROY.”
I hurried up to open it since I did not want to miss an “official document” — but guess what? It said inside that I had been selected to represent voters in Mar yland’s First Congressional District. What a crock! The Republican Party must have sent one to every registered GOP voter in the district. Anyway, I was to fill out a mighty long survey and then send them some money. It also said that it was mailed to me “exclusively.”
Only one other question — WE are both registered Republicans, why did they not send Ruth an “official document?” ••• A SEAFOOD FESTIVAL On to more pleasant and fun events — there will be a big seafood festival on Aug. 27 at the Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show grounds on Route 50, just north of Easton.
It will benefit our Mid-Shore Masonic Lodges and the high school scholarships they award. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $45 for adults and $12 for ages 6 to 12.
All under age 6 are free, but you must buy in advance, no tickets at the gate. You can call 410-527-0600, 410-886-2276 or 410-829-2383. Should be a good one, don’t miss out!