Well, Mississippi’s Governor, Haley Barbour, has been making commercials saying the Mississippi Gulf Coast is open for business. In fact, most people can visit those pretty white beaches for a fun day in the sun. Unlike a lot of public beaches where they object if you take shells home, we’re giving away sandy oil piles. Feel free to take as many as you’d like.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. I have a few gift suggestions for those teens trying to find just the right gift. One is fill the car up with gas before returning it. That’ll bring a tear to the old man’s eye. Second, actually pay back that allowance money you borrowed in advance. And third, if you really want to knock his socks off, tell him you’ve got a summer job and won’t need any extra money for the summer.
What is with people these days? WREG TV news in Memphis reported last week about a woman who left her baby in the back seat of a van while you went into a Walmart for an eye appointment. When another lady passed by the van, she saw the baby in the back seat and noted no windows were opened for ventilation in the 93 degree heat. After looking around for the mother, she called the police who came, broke the window out to retrieve the baby and took it to the hospital. When the mother came out, she became hysterical. When the police explained her baby had been taken to the hospital, she reportedly said, “I forgot the baby was back there.” Even if I were stupid enough to forget I had a baby, which I find a hard thing to understand, I sure wouldn’t admit it to somebody else. Anyway, how can anyone forget a baby? I mean, they pretty much fill up your days and nights after they come along. Seeing as how she was at the eye doctor, I’m surprised she didn’t say she just didn’t see the baby.
Tupelo, Mississippi was all shook up as the town was swarming with Elvises (or maybe it should be Elvi) this past weekend when the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest was held . The winner was Kevin Mills of Cinnamonison, New Jersey. He will now go on to represent Tupelo in Memphis, Tennessee during Elvis week in August. So basically I guess those judges were saying that Kevin did a better southern drawl than the guy from Jonesboro, Arkansas. Interesting.
I tell people that age is just a state of mind. For example, I have a friend who received a form from some agency to fill out which she did and sent it back. She then received a call asking why she didn’t answer the section at the bottom. Her reply was, “I didn’t think I was supposed to. It said for senior citizens only.” She is 75.
Hope your week is filled with a little good excitement and much laughter, and as always thanks for reading.
Oh, yeah, I almost forget. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
“Tupelo Daily Journal”
WREG TV News