Wishing you a healthy, happy, prosperous 2019!
A BRAND NEW YEAR! I’ve been writing this weekly visit to you since age 15, but I am still stumped as to how you can begin a column between a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Probably the best way to go about it is to say I hope all of my reader-friends had a merry and wonderful Christmas Day and that you received just the right gift from Santa. And just what is the right gift for a woman you have loved and lived with for 70 years?
But again, let me say how much I appreciate the many readers who stop me in the store or on the street to tell me how much they enjoy the column and to please keep on writing. As I tell them, I’ll try to keep it going as long as it is fun and not a chore.
So, as we prepare for a new year, let me just take the time to wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019!
My good friend Scotty Macglashsan, the longtime clerk of the court, now retiring, tells me our historic courthouse will remain a courthouse with offices still in use. I know the Historical Society people would not want it to close down just because we are building a new and more modern one across the street.
As Scotty said, Judge Ross told him we now have the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Maryland, but now have the newest one.
SNOW ON CHRISTMAS?
As I write this on Christmas Eve, I see by the paper and radio that the weather people are calling for a sunny Christmas Day. It makes me wonder just when did we have snow on Christmas Day?
NEARLY MISSED US
Our good church friends, Donnie and Barbara
Galloway, handed me a Christmas card in church Sunday, saying it had been returned to them by the post office as being unable to deliver.
That’s funny, the front of the envelope had our names, our street address, our post office box office number and Centreville, MD, 21617.
Am I missing something, or did the post office people not read all of the address correctly?
Oh, well, I know they are terribly busy this time of year, so we will forgive this one mistake.
BOYS TOWN GIFTS
We received another large envelope in the mail last week from the Boys Town out there in the Midwest. It had a couple of 2019 calendars, address labels (which we already had several hundred), and a copy of the Old Farmer’s Almanac for 2019. Of course, I realize they want us to send them a nice check without really asking for one.
It has been fun glancing through the Farmer’s Almanac. I hadn’t looked at one for years. It has been around since 1792, when Robert B. Thomas, a book seller, school teacher and amateur astronomer living near Boston, published the first issue. Mr. Thomas just called his publication Farmer’s Almanac, the Old was added in 1832.
This football nut just cannot believe that the voters for the NFL’S Pro Bowl team could not have voted the Raven’s Justin Tucker on the first team. He is without doubt the best field goal kicker in the NFL.
These voting for the team must surely have been biased for players on their own teams and not looking at records.
Again, my friends, please enjoy a most happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!