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Brazil Buzz

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I plucked a sizable bunch of table grapes from the half-empty container in the refrigerator and gave them a cold bath and a couple of healthy shakes. They certainly did taste delicious. Then I sat down at my computer to finish this week's Brazil Buzz, with few words left to manage. I heard a noise outside toward the back of the house and thought the catalpa tree had taken a serious tumble. I, in haste, deleted the article. Then I fooled with this cantankerous out-dated workhorse until the wee hours of the morning. I thought to myself, why can't I be a "Computer Geek", for a little while when need be? Oh brother, I was angry!

My heaping woven basket of anniversary cards has been moved to the back of my vintage walnut desk now. The warm sentiments will be brought before my eyes many times in the days to come. Thanks again to all that made our day so special.

Now I need to prepare for the holidays ahead. I suppose everyone else is running circles around me, in that regard. I have been under the weather in recent days.

I ask myself where do I start? Why can't I remember where I stored the decorations?

Should I be climbing on a ladder, in the garage, with no one around to help me if I should fall?

After all, that bone density test that I underwent could have resulted in a better reading. I was so disappointed, seeing red like that. I reckon that old catalpa tree and I have something in common. Not only our limbs ailing, but also, our old trunks have seen better days. The only difference is, if my fall is fatal, I'll wait for the buzzards. That tree is looking toward the blades of chain saws. Better yet I will rely on Fosamax and a healthy diet to keep me up and running awhile longer.

At this time a year many people can't afford to partake of a healthy diet, for a myriad of reasons and circumstances beyond their controls. Our local food pantries are godsends. However, the demands are high. Shelves and freezers can empty of non- perishable and perishable food items quickly. Pantries must replenish. We can help!

There is a need for warm winter outerwear and other clothing items, gently used toys and more.

The Clay County Food Pantry is always grateful for your donations. Your thoughtfulness will be much appreciated.

Senior Citizens of Clay County is located at 120 South Franklin. The office number is 448-8848. Those fine folks welcome donations as well.

I have to leave you a little early today. The wind chewed up my beautiful red, white and blue flag this week. I could never allow anything that means so much to so many and me look that unsightly. Down with the old and up with the new! God Bless America!

As for that article, I will have to tell you how Santa might find out Victoria's secret, later.

I can be reached at 446-4852 or drop me a line to 613 North Elm Street, Brazil, IN., 47834, pmlsartor@aol.com