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Monday, March 4, 2013

Wit And Wisdom...By Wendy Hart/thekatydid

Way back in the mid 1980's...almost 100 years ago now, I wrote a column for our local paper The Metropolis Planet and I called my column "Wit And Wisdom" and that column kept going for 3 years.  I finally just stopped on my own, because the older the kids got, seemed like the more things they got involved in...sports and activities...not trouble...  And there just didn't seem like there was enough hours in the day for me...so as is so common for me to do...I put things "I" liked to do on the back burner to make more time for my family's needs...

I absolutely LOVED writing that column and even though I used a pen name "Wendy Hart" because of my insecurity at that time...many people found out who was writing it and would call the house often to comment on one of my stories.
The stories for that column weren't anything like the "Everybody Has A Story" that I just got fired from a few months ago ...and GADS I LOVED writing the Everybody Has A Story column TOO....I thought it was really NEAT having something in the paper to actually READ...  Even if I DID write it myself...but then...who asked ME?...
I rarely go to the grocery...even now, months later...without somebody asking "What ever happened to those stories about people you were writing for the paper and when are you going to write another one?"

I was just leaving General Dollar Store about a week ago and a lady tapped on my car window as I was pulling out and I rolled down my window and she said "Hey...WHAT EVER HAPPENED to those stories you were writing in the paper and WHEN are you going to do ANOTHER one?"  I told her what happened and she was appalled...she said "Well I'm going right down to that paper and give them a piece of my mind."  Now this lady may have done that...in spite of me telling her NOT to...but she owns half of Metropolis and no one tells HER what to DO... But I hope she didn't stir up trouble on my account.
But I assured her that it was ok...and one day there would be another general manager of that paper and if I was still up and running...I'd try to get them in again...I said "I write a daily blog and you can read that anytime you want...."  She said "Well that would be nice...but I don't even own a computer..."

I lost that column...that was just extremely popular...beCAUSE the general manager of the paper had an article in her paper and then posted on facebook and complained because there was some kind of event in Marion, Ill...about 50 miles north of here and they had Metropolis Day...and she was aggravated because she and her family were the only ones from Metropolis that showed up...AND she really read us the right act in that article and post for not 'taking part' in our "community event" about FOUR COUNTIES NORTH of here...hahaha....And she wanted people's opinions on her views...MANY let her have it...saying a community event is not usually held 50 miles from a town the event is honoring....And most people don't have the time...or want to spend the money on gas for something they don't CARE about....but when "I" gave MY comment and stuck MY little foot in the mix....it just made her mad as a hornet...
I simply told her I felt we had all paid 85 cents for her paper ...to be told OFF...by the general manager...which is what her article in the Planet did that week...But any way...it took me 66 years...but I finally got fired from a job...Ooooohhh geeeeezzz...I'm telling you the truth...that just nearly broke my heart..because I LOVED doing those stories... But when I get my TV show...I'll have her on as a guest and ask her if she's sorry....hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
But it's all ok and water under the bridge...I've been told by another HUGE newspaper that they would gladly take that column...but it would be a full time job...and I'd have many MANY counties to cover..doing people's stories from many counties in 2-3 states...and the only full time job "I" want...is geezerette to my geezer...so I said "no"...

I WILL SAY....that I had to get a newspaper 2-3-4 weeks ago because they had an article in there on Bro Shawn and Weaver Creek and our new Get Involved Ministry...and I wanted to read that article..so I bought a paper...and the newspaper really IS ... looking much better...I'd just like to have a whole page in there of my very own.. like that last general manager was offering me...because boy geeeeeeeeeeeeeezzz  we could really lift up a lot of PEOPLE...even on a weekly basis if they'd just give me a weekly "Bird's Eye View" type column too....and many of these people are like prisoners in their own homes and have nothing to DO but look forward to the paper...WOW...That would be GREAT...wouldn't it...a weekly column to lift folks up....
Why can't people just get along?   Goodness gracious!!! We don't have to be in love with each other to work together...for goodness sakes....
Most of you know...how I love to help really destitute people...and if I only helped people that I really LIKED and approved of the things they DO...I'd have missed out on a few blessings and they would have TOO....

Well...where are we GOING with this?  I HAVE NO CLUE!!!  I WANTED today's blog to be "From The Ocho To The House On Pooh Corner" and give you my side of Kim's new life story...but I haven't been given the go ahead by Kim yet...so that's on hold...and I just sat down here this morning and started rambling about the newspaper....gads...sorry about that....But that was a HUGE disappointment when I lost that column...I KNOW I was making a difference with those stories and people were loving them...but then...who asked meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Goodness....well I've thrown us all off the LaLa Land wagon this morning....so we're ALL looking for one of YOU to lift us UP....who's game?

Today I go back to Dr Lange with my back....They were so SO nice at Dr Atnips office and he helped me a LOT...Kim and Kevin call Dr Atnips Office "The Happy Factory" because the people are so jolly there...it's almost like The Stepford Chiropractor and his Stepford office help" THEY ARE SO FRIENDLY AND JOLLY....But I'm just more comfy with Lange..and now that we know I have a pinched nerve and just exactly where it IS...I know Dr Lange can fix me up....I'm needing to hit the road for a few days with this old geezer...and I've got to get my back and hand fixed up...

This is getting more and more boring as I type.....so let's wrap it up....SO SO sorry about today's blog...but hang in there...I'll be back tomorrow with something EARTH shattering  :-)

Peace and love and thanks so MUCH for stopping by for nothing this morning....This has been a bird's eye view of the world of the katydid and until next time...you are loved....

Some days you're the bug...and some days you're the windshield





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