October is a real rush for sports fanatics

Open the gate and let ‘em out! The boys of October are upon us, the traditional world series of baseball is now underway, and you likely won’t see many of us sports fanatics until the last out is made!

Open the gate and let ‘em out! The boys of October are upon us, the traditional world series of baseball is now underway, and you likely won’t see many of us sports fanatics until the last out is made! Sadly there are no Blue Jays or those darn Yankees in the final slugfest, but there are the Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox, Phillies, White Sox, Brewers, Devil Rays and Angels; who will get all of our couch-time attention and maybe even a few wagers over the next few weeks. When all of the diamond dust is settled only one team will raise the coveted championship, and money crunch or not the celebration will continue long after the snow flies or they declare a new president.

For those of us who are sports fanatics, now is the peace-de-resistance of viewing and vibrating with joy. We can watch baseball, football, hockey, and soccer; and if we are real lucky and this fabulous fall weather holds out at least until after Halloween, we may even be able to sneak in a few more rounds of golf or tennis? All I can say is thank goodness that I don’t have a garden or garage to clean up any more, and that I also have a television in the den to which I can sneak away and enjoy all the super action.

Please get out and vote on Oct. 14

Although we haven’t really seen a lot of election signs along the streets, there is a federal election on Tuesday, Oct. 14, and unless we are totally complacent it is very important that we all get out and cast our ballots for the candidates and party of our choice.

I really didn’t get that much out of the “Let’s get Harper’ French and English election debates on national television last week, but wouldn’t it be much better if our party leaders outlined what they would do for us in the future if elected instead of taking shots at what the party in power didn’t do in the past? Now that the United States have their $750 billion financial bailout in place, we need to let them have their Presidential race while we get on with OUR Nation’s business at hand.

Don’t forget that we should all have been issued a voting card by now, one, which declares that we are eligible to vote, and where to go on Oct. 14. If you haven’t received your card yet or have some questions about the process, please get in touch with your favourite candidate, attend the election forums, call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868, or check www.elections.ca.

Now let’s laugh a little!

*Two total rednecks were looking at a Sears catalogue and admiring the flashy models. One says to the other, ‘Have you seen the beautiful girls in this catalogue?’ The second one replied, ‘Yes, they are very beautiful, and just look at that price!’

The first one says, with wide eyes, ‘Wow, they aren’t very expensive, at this price I’m buying one.’ Then the second one smiles and pats him on the back. ‘Good idea! Order one and if she’s as beautiful as she is in the catalogue, I will get one too.’

Three weeks later, the youngest redneck asks his friend, ‘Did you ever receive that girl that you ordered from the Sears catalogue?’ The second redneck replied with a big smile, ‘No but it shouldn’t be long now. I got her clothes yesterday!!’

*The local news station was interviewing a vibrant 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married, for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her active life, about what it felt to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation. ‘He’s a funeral director’, she casually replied.

‘Interesting,’ the newsman thought. He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him just a little bit about her first three husbands and what they had done for a living. She paused just a few moments, needing a little time to reflect on all those memorable years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered very proudly, explaining that she’d first married a banker when she was in her early 20s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40s, later a preacher when in her 60s, and now in her 80s a funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers. After a sip of her favourite tea she smiled and explained, ‘I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go’.

Even though the usually reliable and age old Farmer’s Almanac indicates that it is going to be a very cold winter with lots of snow, I think we should throw caution to the wind and keep right on enjoying Indian Summer. Have a great week, all of you.

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