Tuesday, November 22, 2016


The late Blackie Sherrod used to do a column which he titled "Scattershooting while wondering what ever happened to..." (fill in the blanks).  I've stolen...er, borrowed that line before, and I thought that on this Tuesday before Thanksgiving I might give it another try. Here goes:

Was I the only person who thought that political social media posts would become less frequent and even gentler after the election? Obviously, I was wrong.

Did anyone this this was the year the Cubs would not only play in, but win the World Series?

Football fans, are you still reeling from the record of the Dallas Cowboys at this point in the football season? And they've done it with a third-string quarterback taken in the fourth round of the draft.

Have you wondered why the stores begin putting out their Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving? Now if you haven't done your shopping by this time in November, whatever you decide to give is probably back-ordered.

And so it goes. What are your random thoughts? Want to share them with the readers of this blog? I look forward to reading them.


Patricia Bradley said...

I felt the Cubs win in my bones. Just like I felt the outcome of the election. And if you don't think my bones know things, think about this. Way back right after the gold standard was removed (or whatever they did--it been too long for me to remember lol) I tried to get my husband to buy $10,000 in gold. It was $34 an ounce. He didn't listen to me. He did apologize for not listening the first time it went to $1700 an ounce.

EM Griffith said...

Well, speaking of things one might wonder about, have you ever wondered when and why it became fashionable to have a Christmas tree in every room of the house? Or why some folks, like a few of my relatives, completely remake their houses at the holidays? They have Christmas bedding, bath rugs and towels, kitchen mats, dishes. There are decorations and special holiday figurines in every room, including the laundry room. Some pictures come off the wall so holiday art can be hung. Then there are the outdoor lights and decorated trees in the living room, den, on a kitchen shelf, in each bedroom and the office. It takes 2-3 days to put it all out, and another 2-3 days to pack it up again. No offense to anyone who does this, but I've always wondered about it. I don't have the energy or storage space to tackle the annual onslaught.

Richard Mabry said...

Patricia, if the Texas Rangers couldn't be in the Series, I was rooting for the Cubs. Glad it came true for them.

Elise, we've never had a Christmas tree in every room, and although Kay puts out a few things for the season, she certainly pours most of her energy into cooking for the family and wondering what to give everyone. (Like a typical man, I'd give everyone a check and move on). Oh, and we've discovered that the new laser projectors that throw multicolor dots on the house are much easier to put up and take down than stringing lots of lights. As for the people you describe, my feeling is, "Good for them, but I don't have time or energy."

Thanks to both of you for your comments.