Just Talkin’ Oct. 11, 2018

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JT has a senior friend who told him this story about what happened to her last weekend. She is not supposed to drink coffee because it interferes with a medication. But she just had to have a cup from a local fast food chain Saturday morning and was looking forward to reading her paper and sipping some caffeine. As she walked in the back door into her kitchen, her slipper caught on the thresh hold and she went sailing across the floor with coffee going one way and her going the other. She landed on a shoulder and knee and ultimately face down on the floor. Quite a shock to her old body but after a few seconds she realized there were no broken bones and just lay there a few minutes to regroup.

As she lay on the floor, she eyed the baseboards under the cabinet and to her dismay, discovered they were really dirty with food and other debris. As she looked around the kitchen even further, she spied more food and debris in the corners and crevices that the broom had missed. It’s amazing what you can see at eye level while face down on the floor! But she says as soon as she managed to get upright, that hidden dirt just didn’t seem that important!

JT loves autumn. He gets excited when the spider lilies bloom because they’re usually the first sign that cooler weather is just around the corner. Natchitoches is beautiful every autumn, due mostly in part to the stunning displays all over town. The hay bales, corn stalks, cute signs and especially the mums bring vibrant color and give JT a warm, fuzzy feeling. JT also enjoys seeing the scarecrows pop up along Front Street as businesses, clubs and organizations participate in Crows on the Cane.

It’s amazing how creative the people in Natchitoches can be. JT was impressed with all the scarecrows last year and with Mayor Lee Posey pushing for the event, JT expects to see even more unique entries this year.

JT read an article about Minnesota birds getting ‘drunk’ on fermented berries. The police in Gilbert, Minn., have a sense of humor issueing the following statement asking residents not to call unless reporting, “Angry Birds laughing and giggling uncontrollably and appearing to be happy” or “Tweety acting as if 10 feet tall and getting into confrontations with cats.”