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benf | 04/25/14

Took my gal to see the movie “Noah” this week. We didn’t go for the inspiration, or the story we already had learned in Sunday school, but just to experience what it was like to see rain again. And maybe it will rain today, or maybe it is already. One can only hope, though it may put a damper on the formation flying clinic with all those airplanes scheduled for this weekend at the airport.


Great Scott! And a nice gesture by an officer of animal control. At Farnesi’s on Tuesday there was a dog running around that was in danger of getting hit on busy Avenue 16 or near the gas station. At the same time, coming from the auction action at the feed lot, was Scott Jones. Now Scott has a beautiful and friendly Queensland mix that rides around in the back of his truck. It got a little happier than usual when he saw the other dog and jumped out of the truck in full view of the officer. But instead of lassoing Scott’s dog and hauling him away, the officer went inside, announced the make and model of the truck, the kind of dog, and asked if anyone owned them. A grateful Scott went outside, rounded up his dog and secured him. Nice job by the officer.


Congrats to Maderan Benjamin Madrigal. At Monday’s Boston Mara-thon Ben finished 188th. Not even in the top hundred you say. Well, when you think about there being 32,000 runners at that annual conglomeration of humanity, 188th is pretty darn good. Way to go Ben, and who knows? Next year we may even see our own, and the Tribune’s Farin Montanez in the storied race.


Since returning to society (?) from my hospital sentence I have been called a wimp and even a shrimp. However, thanks to a new stove and microwave for my gal from Massetti Brothers (I always try to shop at locally-owned stores) I will soon be out of the “shrimp” stature. Now, if you want to see some real shrimp and a lot of them check out, and eat out by going to tomorrow evening’s Rotary Shrimp Feed at Hatfield Hall. It’s a great fundraiser by a great club…


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