The Rock Wall

Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

Anybody got cabin fever yet? More nasty bad cold stuff headed our way.

At the Ambulance Board meeting Monday night in the basement of the El Dorado Springs facility, Kalena Kenney Bruce could hardly wait to give her CPA report and get into her warm vehicle. The poor girl was absolutely freezing. About half way through the meeting, even Wes Spinks stood up and put on his heavy coat. Later, Robert Matney complained about the cold room.

Guys, it’s Missouri and it’s winter.

We’ve lowered the nighttime thermostat to 60 ̊ and added a few blankets on the bed. We both like it. Reminds me of when I was a kid sleeping in the northwest bedroom. Boy, I hated to get out from under those warm covers. Still do.

– I think I’ve heard Becky say that she is a hardheaded Wood. Well, maybe and maybe not.

If I understood her story, she was dragging a couple of loaded trash bags across her front porch when the wheels came off. At least something went off plan and Becky butted heads with the brick wall. Sometime later she regained her senses enough to crawl into the house.

It culminated with a trip to the emergency room. By Monday morning at work, she had sort of a brick pattern on her forehead. Her friend noticed where a couple of bricks had been damaged, allegedly earlier, and commented on the matter.

– Gwen’s offering for this discussion: sick kids.

– Now that I’m older here’s what I’ve discovered:

1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

3. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.

4. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

5. It’s not hard to meet expenses . . . they’re everywhere.

6. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

7. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

8. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

9. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the bathroom.

10. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . .I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m hereafter.