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Around the Burnside 2/14/13
Written by Denny Easterling   
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:54 PM

Worry is like a rocking chair. It keeps you busy but gets you nowhere.

Life is lived forward but understood backward.

I read somewhere that snow causes headaches. I thought the pain was someplace else. “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” is a tuneful song. A number for us to remember is 1950. That was the year I started teaching. I think we missed 15 days of school and didn’t have to make it up. That was when we put chains on our car wheels.

Do you get many catalogs in the mail? I sometimes think just about every company that prints a catalog sends one to us. Sometimes they have something useful. For example, you can get a thing to prop your door. When someone takes hold of the door knob, it barks like a dog. Now everyone needs one of these. I mention catalogs and four came in the mail this morning.

Storm stayed. You can go but you can’t. I don’t think of going anywhere when the weather is hovering in the teens. There’s always TV. You spent your money to get stations galore and can’t find any thing you want to watch. In checking the list, I find I watched five of the ten top shows this week. The new shows are not geared to us old guffers. As long as NCIS is on the air, I’m happy. Okay, I do enjoy all the sports programs that makes it worthwhile. I’m to the point of watching TV sports on TV with no desire to watch it live. I can just see me sitting on a cold seat, when it’s 30 degrees, paying over 100 bucks for a ticket watching a football game. Although I do remember traveling to a Woodsfield state playoff game with just about all the clothes I owned on. Really wasn’t that bad when the heater warmed up on the way home.

I read in the paper that Ohio State is thinking of tacking another extra cost for tickets to their football games. Wow! I suppose that even with an increase in price there will be over 100,000 fans fill the Horse Shoe every Saturday they play.