This & That

As I have mentioned in an earlier blog, I have become much more at peace with the world since I stopped watching the 24/7 news networks, and only watch the local news at 5:00 am to get the weather report. I do enjoy reading several newspapers on-line early in the morning. At least this is dialogue that I can read without having to listen to 3-4 people screaming and disagreeing with one another. I believe that negativity can be a form of addiction, and that we all have to work hard to transform negative thoughts toward the light of our souls! As Leo Aikmen said, “ You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him”. That being the case, all of our politicians and most of our newscasters are in deep doo-doo.


In an effort to shine a bit of light in your souls, let me just say that Riverview is off to a great start this fall season. We have had more guests, and some of them can even shoot. The cover is excellent. The birds are flying fast and long, and our fall weather has been very crisp and cool. We have already had a light frost, and are expecting a hard frost this Sunday morning. Last year, we had no frost at all until January. Our hardest frost and freezing weather last year was in late March. It came just in time to severely damage our early Memorial Day sweet corn crop.


I am about to have to leave for a board meeting in Athens, Ga. I wish that I could say that it was a paying position, but sadly, that is not the case. After Martha gets through shopping in the UGA Book Store while I am meeting, I am fairly certain this is a negative income board. However, I have learned a few things about females over the years since I have been married to the same woman for 47 years, and I have two grown daughters. Rule # 1 is that the female always makes the rules, and that those rules are subject to change without notice. And rule # 2 is that no male can possibly know ALL of the rules. The last rule to live by if you want any peace in your life is that the female is NEVER wrong.


In closing, let me share a definition of inflation that I wish had been taught to me in college economics. Inflation is when you pay $15 for the $10 haircut you used to get for $5 when you had hair. BOY, does that one ever apply and make sense to me.


Everyone at Riverview joins me in wising you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving!