Partly Nonsense

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY JOEL KLAASSEN
Nancy and I are sitting on the edge of our seats these days. Grand baby number two is scheduled for arrival in Atlanta this week. I sometimes forget to check the answering machine at home, but not now.



And I hope our plane tickets are bought for the right days since we?ve had them for several months. Grandma is going down first and I?m going later. (I used to think grandmas were old people).



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I?m still doing the weight lifting thing three days a week. I thought that my golf game would improve with all of the strength I?ve gained during the winter months.



Not so. Now, I just take bigger chunks out of the ground and hit the ball crooked even further.



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The rural address signs the 4-H clubbers are selling are very noticeable. If I lived in the country, I would for sure get one so the emergency vehicles could find me when I needed them.



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Can you read lips backward in a mirror?



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The interest in the Hillsboro High School All-Class Reunion for Memorial Day weekend is gaining momentum. We even have people signing up who never attended Hillsboro High. They are interested in seeing friends and relatives who will be attending!



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Looks as though the Elian Gonzales ordeal might be coming to a head.



Many will disagree with me, but the boy should have been reunited with his dad a long time ago. If it were my son, I would do anything to get him back.



And, if the tables were turned, where a U.S. father had a son in similar circumstances and in a country with views different from ours, the outcry to have the boy returned home would be deafening.



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True tales of technophobia from the internet….



A woman called the Canon help number about a problem she was having with her printer. The tech asked her if she was ?running it under Windows.?



The woman responded, ?No, my desk is next to the door. But that?s a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window and his is working fine.?



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I made this observation while leaving the Mennonite Relief Sale parking lot last Friday night: The sale crowd has a completely different mentality when heading home than a crowd leaving a sporting event.



Sports events folks try to crowd in line and use all kinds of methods to get in better position to get on the road. The MCC sale crowd took turns by alternating cars from one line to the other in leaving the parking lot.



Nancy was totally dumbfounded that I would stand in line for 11/2 hours in the cold wind just to eat verenika and other traditional ?Mennonite? food. It was where the money went that made me do it.



I took a coat along, but of course, left it in the car.

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