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Around the Burnside 1/3/13
Written by Denny Easterling   
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 2:40 PM

A lot of us would like to move mountains but a few of us are willing to practice on small hills.

Another year gone by. Seems as though they go faster and faster. A time to look back, look forward and look to-day. Our first snow, are you happy? I don’t like to complain but it happens. I park my car off the street. By doing this, the snow plow can make a clean swipe down our side of the street. The problem, this leaves a good pile of snow behind my car. The doctor told me some time ago not to shovel snow and I don’t think we should have to shovel snow someone else piles up. Oh well, maybe I should park on the other side of the street when it snows. Gripe Gripe.

As I look back, it doesn’t seem like it’s been about 43 years since we moved to Monroe County. I guess maybe we have been around long enough to be a Monroe County native.

Some time ago, a sports writer for the Times Leader attended a basketball game in the Monroe Central new gym. He liked it even if it was a sell out.

In his article, he mentioned how tough it was for teams, refs and others to get to Skyvue for a game. I thought, wow! I traveled that road nearly every day and it didn’t seem to be that bad. I can still see Ed Bode hopping around everywhere in his bug car. So what? You might need to wait until a bus topped a hill or you had to back up a time or two in order to get a better run up Hanson Hill. That was part of the fun traveling the road.

When I landed at Skyvue, the basketball bug zapped me. They kept telling us in OSU classes, as a teacher, we would be involved in a number of activities for which we would get no pay. I didn’t realize there would be so many. I don’t want to sound as though I am bragging because many others were involved. Several of you will remember; others won’t believe it.