By Paula Mitchell
Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages, this country has ever known. Some of his sayings may be just the thing to bring a laugh:
- Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.
- Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
- There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
- Never miss a good chance to shut up.
- Always drink upstream from the herd.
- If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
- The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.
- There are three kinds of men: The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to urinate on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
- Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
- If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
- Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ back.
- After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: when you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
It was cold this past week. This fickle weather has been cold and windy. Has there been a day since January that it hasn’t been windy? Thursday and Friday had 26° temperatures with no frost to speak of. Children have been released from confinement, with the fresh air going to their heads. Air seems to have a different effect on children. What man merely breathes, children are ignited and launched. What will May bring the Pendletonians? It May bring rain, it May bring snow, it May bring hot temperatures, and it May bring cold temperatures. The waiting game is on!
Here are some tips about having a better day/week:
- No matter what a person does, someone will always talk about one. Someone will always question one’s judgment. Someone will always doubt one. So just smile and make the choices a person can live with.
- Stay humble, kind and smile.
- Just remember there is always two sides of a story, just because someone tells a person one thing doesn’t make it always the true version.
- Show interest in others, by acknowledging them with a greeting.
- Be honest and sincere.
This week it is better to sit by the fire to hear the “Talk of the Grove.”
Bob and Judy Grimm enjoyed a wonderful week with family at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Everyone had a great time. There is nothing better to soothe the soul than to take a break and go somewhere.
Recent visitors of Rosalee Grgg were Terri Grogg who spent a night with her, Marleta Wimer, Madison Grogg and Asher Mauzy.
Clickety-clacks for the chin waggers are as follows:
- The Greeks believed the patterns on a peacock’s tail were once the 100 eyes of the mythical giant, Argus.
- Pacific Coast Indians once used blankets for money.
- The crocodile is the closest living relative to the dinosaur.
- Tides in the Bay of Fundy rise and fall as much as 50 feet every 12 hours.
- Each U.S. President may design his own presidential flag.
Did anyone notice the orange bags laying by the side of the road? These are efforts, by numerous volunteers to care for the environment. It appears that the “throw-away” society has reached the Pendleton acreage. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if motorists would chuck their trash into a plastic bag located in the vehicle, and then toss it into a trash can once arriving home? Really it is a simple matter. The Sugar Grove community, beginning at Little Fork and going to the state line (including Hoover Mountain and Reddish Knob) collected approximately 40 orange bags. The Moyers community (from Judy Bridge heading south to the Virginia state line, 5 miles of Lower Thorn, and 2 miles from Eugene’s store to St. John Lutheran Church) collected 35 bags. The writer thanks all of the volunteers for their efforts, and she hopes that the count is either eliminated or much lower next year.
Quotes for the week are as follows:
“Big things often have small beginnings.” — Donnie Osmond
“You only pass through this life once. You don’t come back for an encore.” — Elvis Presley
“Just because I disagree with you, does not mean that I hate you. We need to relearn that in our society.” — Morgan Freeman
“I can take any truth; just don’t lie to me.” — Barbra Streisand
“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.” — Garrison Keillor
Concerns for this week are many, and they are as follows: Charles Anderson, Bill Brackman, Scherry Chambers, Charlotte Copley, Jeff Craig, Jeff Evick, Lee Roy and Ina Evick, Mary Eye, Ron Gilkeson, Lola Graham, Marlene Harman, Ramona Harman, Missy Harrison, Steve and Armanda Heavner, Starr Hedrick, Virgil Homan, Jr., Charlie Marie Hoover, Lorena Hoover, Myrtle Hoover, Debbie Horst, Alice Johnson, Richard Judy, Margaret Kiser, Rex Landis, Angela Lung, Linda Malcolm, Morris Mallow, the Sue Mallow family, Roger and Skip Mallow, Yvonne Marsh, Neil McLaughlin, Naomi Michael, Joe Moats, Lincoln Moore, Ernie Morgan, Aaron Nelson, Kathy Nelson, Ken and Ruth Nelson, Betty Hoover O’Donnell, Cheryl Paine, Sutton Parrack, Betty Lou Propst, Kara Propst, Linda Propst, Nathan Propst, Sheldon Propst, Bryer Puffenbarger, the Don Rexrode family, Donna Ruddle, Barbara Simmons, Erin Simmons, Eva Simmons, Charlie Sites, Ona Smith, Stanna Smith, Steve Smith, Berlie Sponaugle, Patricia Swecker, Harry Lee Temple, Charlotte Thompson, Rosa Tichenor, Sandra Vandevander, Jack Vogel, Amby Waybright Jr., Ron White, Judy Williams, Junior Wimer, Larry Wimer, Carol Windett and the people of Ukraine.