The Rock Wall

Posted September 19, 2013 at 10:15 am

Late last week I talked to people who still did not know about the untimely death of Claude Appleberry. He didn’t make a lot of noise, just quietly went about his lock and key business. Everybody knew him. Everybody used his services. He may have known more secrets than anybody else in town. We already miss him.

- Becky, who does the calendar, tells me that Wednesday night/Thursday morning, Sept. 18-19, was the Harvest Moon. If you get your paper early, take a look.

- I don’t know from personal experience but a good friend, who is an Alabama fan to the nutty stage (as a former owner of the Sun, Walt Smith, who was a Democrat, used to say about some friend who was a Democrat) sent this advice: Never, NEVER, NEVER, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

- I don’t remember who sent this Food For Thought by Junius P. Long (at the end of each one of these, just add, “You might live in a country run by idiots.”)

• If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally…

• If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion …

• If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government …

• If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt…

• If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched …

• If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher’s “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable …

- OK, if we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles. Let’s all go fishin’… in somebody else’s secret spot, of course. One of my secret spots is so secret that the last few times I checked, the fish couldn’t even find it.

KL