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Kudos, annoyances and a couple of quotes

Take A Mulligan

February 10, 2019
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

As most people here in "Deep Freeze, Iowa," I was just trying to figure out ways to not only stay warm but stay alive last week. With that thought clearly embedded in your mind, I can truly be excused for not thinking too much or hard or long about the "Take A Mulligan" column. But to be sure, as always, it is all good. As Uncle Is would say, "and that's a fact, Jack."

Starting off the column, we begin with the Congratulations and Kudos section:

Kudos goes to all the City workers who keep our streets clean from the snow and the long hours I'm sure put in to get all the snow removed. Where in the heck did you put it?? Good job guys and gals for putting up with the frigid temperatures. Kudos to our Fire and Police people for being here keeping us safe. And so glad to see that our Postal Department waived the mail during that one super-cold day. "Tweren't fit for man nor beast."

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And finally a big "pat on the back" to all of our School Superintendents and other leaders for the difficult job of deciding about school delays and closings. It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it. Glad it's you and not me. Kudos to all those school bus drivers too. Way to go guys and gals.

Here are a few annoyances of mine:

No one ever listens to me until I make a mistake.Then, look out.

Two wrongs for me, usually are just the beginning.

Why do people, (mostly guys), wear their caps backwards? I'm not a cap/hat person at all, but never understood turning it around backwards.

I read last week that for the first time in history, more than 50 percent of our Congress men and women are millionaires while for the rest of us, it's 1 percent. And I'm certainly not in that 1percent. Something's wrong here folks, seriously wrong.

New Law: Next time there's a government shut-down, the cut begins at the top. No salary, no plane trips home, no expenses paid, etc. Everyone stays in Washington, on the job until a plan is worked out. Only if I were "Dictator" of the world. Boy would things change!! HEHEHEHEHE!!

And I gotta end with these three famous quotes:

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." (Winston Churchill)

"I didn't attend the funeral, but sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." (Mark Twain)

"He has no real enemies that I can think of, although he is intensely disliked by most of his friends." (Harry Truman)

If you have any thoughts on this, let me know at or call me at 319.327.4640



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