ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JOEL KLAASSEN
With Valentine’s Day now past, I thought I’d tell you that my Valentine did something she has never done before. When I pulled out my box of Grape Nuts for breakfast, I found a card taped to the box. It surprised me so much that I let out a little yelp.
And after seeing the mass wedding performed on Valentine’s Day in Wichita, I got an idea for the guys who are not yet married and who are sure to have trouble remembering special dates on the calendar.
Why not find a mate who has a birthday on one of the gift holidays and then also marry her on that same day? Then, when it’s gift time, you can cover your bases on a three-for-one.
Any bad day can be made better with a pint of ice cream.
I hate to admit it, but I ended up in a Hobby Lobby this past Saturday night. Now there’s a place chock-full of stuff I’ll never need.
Several other men were walking around in the store with their hands in their pockets. They looked like they would rather be almost anyplace else on earth but there.
To kill time, I wandered around the place and then spotted one item that was so cool: a mousetrap race car. It had a cord that coils around the rear axle and is tied to the business arm of the trap. When you trip it, the arm slams forward, unraveling the cord and setting the wheels in motion. I wish I would have thought of it first.
While in that store, I also was asked directions from someone who said they “weren’t from here.” I said I “wasn’t from here” either, but I knew what direction to point him in.
With all of the basketball games going on these days, it’s nearly impossible to get everything done.
The fire in Sterling this past week was a terrible thing for that community. Thankfully, no one was injured.
I’m sure it causes most business owners to think about what things need to be done right now to ensure that a business can come back and continue to operate after something like that.
With the Olympic committee awarding a second gold medal to the Canadian skaters for the harm done to them, why not go back to 1972 Games and also award the gold to the U.S. men’s basketball team, too.