What’s Left?

Jun 24th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane  Editor/Publisher  and  Simba  the late Squeak’s  adoptive baby

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeak’s adoptive baby

I hope you’re having a good summer!  Can you believe that it is this hot already?  We’ve been close to or at the century mark for the past few days. I know the temperature gauge in my car says 99º or 100º each day when I get in and drive for awhile. When I first get in it says 103º or higher. Wow!  I hope we don’t start having electrical brown outs. My dad always said that in his opinion the air conditioner was the greatest invention ever. These days, I would have to agree. Of course, that takes in electricity, too. I don’t think there are any hand-crank air conditioners.
My cat, Simba - in photo above - will be getting his summer hair cut this week. He is so funny when he gets his “lion” cut. At first he is kind of embarassed - then he is struting around as if to say, “look at handsome me!”  He is a character. He is very loving but that doesn’t mean that he won’t bite you if you tickle him or pet him in the wrong place. That makes for some rude awakenings during the night as he sleeps right next to me for most of the night. If I accidentally put my hand on his tummy when I turn over, he bites me.  I guess that is OK but I still scold him. He doesn’t bite hard - not enough to actually break the skin. So, I guess you would call it a love bite. Next week I’ll show you a picture of him with his new haircut.
I haven’t been out to the pool since it opened but I hope lots of you guys are taking advantage of it. I bet the water is very warm already. As I recall, one summer when my sister was a lifeguard out there, I spent hours and hours out there. It was lots of fun being there and having lots of your friends and neighbors there, too. A great place to be when it’s hot, hot, hot.
Speaking of hot - I hope you make plans to come out and enjoy the city’s July 4th (being held on the 3rd) celebration. We will have entertainer Jason D. Williams playing at 7:30 p.m. until around 8:45 p.m. and then the fireworks will begin. The city decided not to have a day-long event so that people could be with their families during the day and then come out that evening to enjoy the entertainment and fireworks. So, I hope you’ll make plans to attend. It will be fun!

Go to your happy place!
See you next week!