ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JOEL KLAASSEN
When it rains, it pours. So I guess when it snows, it blows.
I hate locks. Wouldn’t it be a great world if there were no locks? It would be so handy to come and go.
This will show my age but when I was a kid we locked our house with a skeleton key. That meant anyone with a ring of skeleton keys could open most house doors. And nobody ever locked their cars, and most just left the keys in the ignition.
That has all changed now. It’s pretty foolish to leave any door unlocked anymore.
Nearly falling down on the ice can be a lot worse than falling down. The contortions one goes through just to stay afoot can pull muscles you never thought you had.
Slipping is most likely to occur just after you leave a warm building, when your shoes are still warm and melt the ice just enough to make a skating rink underfoot.
The first thing to enter one’s mind when you do one of these numbers on the ice is whether anyone saw it.
Have you heard the story about the guy who found out his wife’s credit card was stolen?
He decided not to report it stolen, though, because the thief charged less per month than his wife did.
Think of all the extra miles people from this area have put on their vehicles while Kansas Highway 150 has been under construction. The detour added about 16 miles for each round trip to the eastern parts of the state. The collective cost of this is thousands of dollars, not to mention the extra time involved.
This is something to consider, but I don’t think the new road will save anyone money. The reason is that, because of a shortened route, everyone will get to their destination sooner-which will give them more time to spend money there.
Area basketball fans are in for a real treat near the end of April or early May when the KU Barnstorming Tour will again come to town. I am specially looking forward to seeing Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison on the local hardwoods.
A former Miss America and ESPN sports reporter is coming to town March 18 and will appear in the Prairie View Food for Thought program held at the Wohlgemuth Center on the Tabor College campus.
If you’ve never attended one of these events, I would recommend going. The speakers are great and so is the food.