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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Northport Does Winter

This is Northport, cold and snowy. Clearing sidewalks in town again this year is Five-Oh, indispensable village workaholic. There are many guys named Jerry but only one called Five-Oh. What would we do without him?

Other news is that the registration forms and “rules” for the chili cook-off are now available around town. (This is part of the Winter Carnival, scheduled this year for February 23,11 a.m. to 4 p.m. out at Braman Hill.) The four chili categories to be judged are: combustible, wildlife, traditional, and white. I might as well go ahead and tell you the rules: Bring 6 quarts (at least) of your chili to the warming house, along with your own ladle with your name on it. Have it there by 11:30 a.m. Provide the name of the cook and indicate in which category the entry is to be judged. The Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce will provide bowls and spoons, electricity and grills. Questions? Need more information? Call Lisa Drummond at 386-7444 or 386-5575.


Anonymous said...

Off the subject of today's blog, but I have sad news to report today.

The inevitable that we have seen approaching came crashing through last night. About 2 AM, our dog Louie woke us displaying an inability to walk. His hind quarters have been slowly giving out and it became evident that he would not walk again. It was a very sad thing to watch and know that his time with us was drawing to a close. Unfortunately, we had to put Louie down this morning. We had determined that we would not allow him to exist in pain, and pain was a part of his every movement.

We will miss him greatly. As any dog lover knows, a dog becomes a real member of the family and there will be a void in the house as we think about him or turn to call his name in our forgetfulness of his not being there.

Pamela, we can empathize with your lloss of Nikki, but we can share your joy with the coming of Sarah. In our own due time we will probably discover that our void can be filled again, even if in some small way.

P. J. Grath said...

I am so, so sorry! I remember Louie from Deb's birthday party out at the tomato farm barn last year. How good that he was there, and of course you will miss him terribly! Big hugs to both of you on this difficult day! It took us eight months to be "ready" to have another dog, but what happens, I think, is that the right dog just comes along, whenever it comes, and there you are. Bless you!