While thankful for the snow, it would have been nice all at once

When it comes to Nebraska weather it’s hard to satisfy all of us. That was the case a few weeks ago when for three days we received a couple inches of snow each day. After the third snowfall and scooping sidewalks and driveways I made a plea to the Man Upstairs. My plea: “Wouldn’t it have been easier if  You just gave us the six inches of snow one time and been done with it?”
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In this day and age we have noticed lots of entrepreneur-hopefuls have been so busy trying to learn the tricks of the trade that they have forgot to learn the trade.
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We’ve got a grandson who is planning to be married this spring. In his conversation with “gramps” he told me that he was going to need to buy a new suit. I offered him a couple pieces of advice.
“The number one attraction at a wedding is going to be the bride,” I said. Then I mentioned to him that the groom’s major role at a wedding is simple -- “Just show up!”
And now he’d better follow my advice because  his bride-to-be is an excellent choice not only for him ... but from his grandparents’ viewpoint as well.
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A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink. “Why of course,” comes the reply.
The first man then asks, “Where you from?” “I’m from Ireland,” the second man replies. The first man responds, “I’m from Ireland, too! Let’s have another drink.” “Of course,” replies the second man.
Curious, the first man then asks, “Where in Ireland are you from?” “Dublin,” comes the reply. “I can’t believe it,” says the first man. “I’m from Dublin too! Let’s have another drink to Dublin.” “Of course,” replies the second man.
Curiosity strikes again and the first man asks, “What school did you go to?” “St. Mary’s in the class of ‘62”, replies the second man. “I can’t believe this,” said the first man. “I went to St. Mary’s and graduated in ’62.”
About that time, in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. “What’s been going on?” he asks the bartender. “Nothing much,” replies the bartender. “The O’Malley twins are drunk again.”
RL Furse  is publisher emeritus of the News-Register

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