I hope that all my readers had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends and that you got everything that you desired. This year my husband and I decided to stay in the Village. Our second daughter and our son-in-law came up after Christmas to visit with us for a few days and enjoy the rest of the snow.
The New Year is just around the corner. Are you ready for another year and more money taken from your paycheck? The fiscal cliff is about ready to drive up everyone’s taxes. I propose to cut the benefits of all members of Congress including lifetime salaries, and lifetime health insurance. That won’t happen in my lifetime! Congress has proved to the voters that they are ineffective in deciding the country’s future.
There has been one big blotch on the Christmas spirit in the Village this year. I have received word from the Tonto Village Chapel that this past weekend, person or persons egged the chapel! I cannot understand why anyone would desecrate a house of the Lord! What unearthly reason would anyone have to do such a terrible thing? I am sorry to report that this was not the first time that eggs have been thrown at the homes in the Village. On Halloween night, eggs were thrown at my home as well as at least one other home down the street. I was not going to mention this in my column, but now it has to be reported, the last egging was totally uncalled for and for what possible reason except to cause criminal damage. This person or persons has to be stopped.
I am starting off the New Year on Jan. 1. My mother used to tell me that I decided to be born during a New Year’s party, so the celebration continued at the hospital. I was being urged by the partiers to make my entrance by midnight, but I didn’t show up until 3:45 a.m. I was not the first one born that day, so my mother only received half a dozen roses. Oh, well, better late than never.
Jim White of Tonto Creek Estates will blow out a few candles on Jan. 2 and he shares his day with Hellsgate firefighter Travis Kilbourne. The Fireflies are pretty proud of Travis, he has finished his paramedic course and is now certified.
On Jan. 3, Stu Stewart of Tonto Village I will add another candle to his birthday cake. On Jan. 4, Bobby Mollere, also a Hellsgate firefighter stationed out of the Mead Ranch station #23 will celebrate his big day. On Jan. 5, Hellsgate firefighter John Lacey will also be on the lookout for a birthday cake with many candles.
You know those memories that make you laugh out loud? I hope all of you make many new ones on your birthday.
A few tidbits of trivia
Only in America ... Do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
Have you ever wondered why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed? OR ... Why don’t you ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery?”
Have a happy but safe New Year. See you in 2013!
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