Yesterday we took a cruise to Missouri. Even though we took the newer car, we had a great time. We even went a little out of the way to go by the old family stomping grounds. It was a drive back in time. I drove no faster than my guardian angel can fly, and we had no problems. We kept the shiny side up, rubber side down, and even though my son doesn’t believe it, under the speed limit. Once accross State lines we decided on Kahoka, Missouri as our destination. Turned out to be a good choice. It is a little farming community with a town square. We were as amazed at the price of cigarettes, as the clerk was that we went that far to get them. Generic light 100s’ were $18.21 a carton. They even had the cigars I can’t find locally. We know some people are against smoking. That’s cool. But we don’t smoke where it’s not wanted, we don’t throw our butts out the car window, we don’t ask anyone for the money to do so, and we pay our own insurance. So please don’t comment about how you wish all smokers would die.
I also have to say, I seen more older cars for sale in a ten mile stretch of Rte 136 in Missouri, than I did in all of Iowa on the way down. Next time down I’m going to stop and look at a 1958 Ford station wagon if it’s still there.
Jim Fisher goes on vacation Monday for a week. Although that would drive me crazy, I think he’s looking forward to it. I think he wants to run some rabbits in a circle again. Have a good time.
Just a little bit about this Assistant City Administrator. Mr. Redmond Jones is Assistant to the City Administrator, and Mr. Dolan was named Assistant City Administrator by Mr. Malin. The City Council had no say in this. As usual they were told by Mr. Malin it was going to be. I always get a kick out of hearing about how it’s going to save money. I guess I’m not near as smart as Mr. Malin, but if you give one employee a raise, then hire another to take his place, both with full benefits, I don’t see the savings.
Comments are welcome.