Monday Morning Musings

Posted on April 28, 2014 under Monday Morning Musings with 4 comments





I promise that this is the last word on the fundraiser. Those of you who read this column regularly, know that I take a shot at whiners from time to time. Most of us have much to be thankful for so when I hear people complaining for no good reason, I am apt to take a shot at them.

The following paragraph does NOT constitute whining…. It is merely observations. There’s a difference, you know!

The bottom line is that the show to raise money for the Community Hot Meal was a financial success. We are still accepting donations ( see me about this if you would like to make a tax deductible donation) and I expect when all is said and done that we will top the $6,000 mark. I am still in shock at the relatively low turnout for the show. As far as I can tell, there wasn’t anything else big going on in the community that night. We had a terrific line up of performers and artists and those in attendance seemed to really enjoy it. The cause was worthy. The weather was a bit dicey but I don’t think that was a major factor. If I organize another show like this, I might try something radical like having it on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. What do you think?  Any comments or suggestions are always welcome.

There. The end of the whine.

I attended the tribute for the late Blaise MacInnis at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home last Saturday. Blaise was obviously very well liked as the place was packed for an afternoon of country music. Ty Tyke Wallace and Robert MacArthur cranked out just about every country classic. You could feel the warmth in the room. It was a Saturday afternoon and it was sunny but that didn’t keep people away.

The pen was busy this weekend.

Did you go and line up at the pumps the day before the latest price increase? I did the math and I would have saved $1.20 if I had joined the ranks of the crazies ( apologies if you are one of those! ).  I did some other calculations and decided that the cost of idling the vehicle while waiting in line might be more than the gas savings. This prompted me to write a slightly sarcastic piece called “Pandemonium at the Pumps.”

Let’s face it. People are crazy about their dogs. I had friends over for coffee on Saturday morning. Both couples have dogs and one couple  was on their way to pick theirs up after travelling to the States. A short while later , I was walking along Main Street and noticed several people walking their dogs along side a dog trainer. It was quite impressive watching him putting the dogs and their owners through their paces. One of these people was my neighbor and I jokingly said that maybe Betty should be out here trying to train me. Without batting an eye, she said that she had an extra collar and leash at home.

These two seemingly unrelated incidents prompted me to run home and pen a story.  Are men trainable? Find out when I publish the story “Off Leash Men” coming soon at Week45.

Have a great week.

P.S. Congrats to the businesses from Antigonish who had booths at Saltscapes on the weekend. They did a great job showcasing our area of the province.

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