Thoughts lost in my memory

If you are like me, I think of things I am going to tell my wife, and then when it comes time, I can’t remember it.

I had two things on my mind last week, but when it came time to spill it out, I couldn’t.

But there’s still hope. As time goes by, things will trigger the memory and I will get the job done. Usually, it isn’t that important anyway.

Like this column. I was thinking of a couple of things, and now can’t remember any of them. Maybe if I let this set for a while it will all come back.

While I’m waiting for the memories to return, here are a couple more of the lexophilliac musings.

A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.

A will is a dead giveaway.

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

We sure like the new 13-mile road with the new surface. For those of you who just moved to the area, the official name is Indigo Road.

A new search has been added to the Marion County Parcel Search. Not only can you search the county appraiser’s information on a certain parcel in the county, you can also search the taxes on any property if you know the name or address.

Speaking of taxes. If you haven’t paid your property taxes, the entire list of delinquent taxes is on the Free Press website under “Breaking news.”

If you download the pdf file, it also is searchable.

State statute allows for not paying property taxes on residential properties for up to three years before the possibility of having it sold in a tax foreclosure sale. Vacant lots and business properties can be considered after two years of non-payment.

For some it is an easy way to borrow money, for others it is a bill that is too large for the checkbook, and for some it should be paid monthly, which is an option through the county escrow program for either current or delinquent year taxes.

You might remember when I wrote that three shiny pennies on the table keep flies away.

Let me tell you. The shiny pennies also work on elephants, zebras and snakes as we have had none of them come around and bother us.

I came across some interesting information the other day in Kansas’s biggest daily newspaper.

It was an article about the lottery in Kansas. It stated the highest per-capita county to spend money on the lottery was Sedgwick and lowest per-capita was Marion County.

Poor George Washing­ton. He couldn’t blame his troubles on the previous administration.

If you wish to share your comments or ideas, my e-mail address is joel@
hillsborofreepress.com.