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Hello Hillsboro: Mother Nature still being fooled
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You can say one thing about this Winter’s weather. It’s kept everyone interested and wondering what’s next up on Mother Nature’s lineup.

The only thing that she seems to have a lock on is the never ending game of catch between deep freezes and snow storms. We can expect one or the other, always in alternate appearances.

Monday morning, the temperatures climbed out of the deep freeze and for a half day Mother Nature, alias Winter Witch, acted like she might finally be feeling a little sorry for all the folks walking around with a permanent a chill racing through their frigid bodies. NOT A CHANCE!

By the afternoon, she had called in enough snow to remind everyone that it was still February and she wasn’t bending an inch in her evil forecast.

Tuesday, however, we gained a slight reprieve with a major league thaw that turned streets of ice and hard-packed snow into wet pavement. Socks and I were so excited, we went for our first walk in about two months.

She was surprised enough to welcome a blotch of pavement with the same respect she usually saves for grass!

The real victims of all this are, of course, the school children who may be making up missed school days right up till the swimming pool closes for the Summer.

The school administration will definitely be working overtime in an effort to prevent that from happening.

This may be the year that nasty Mother Nature finally learns “It also isn’t nice to fool children with Summer vacation on their mind!”


And, not wishing to ignore our seniors....

A very elderly widow decided to prepare her will and told her preacher that she had two final requests.

First, she wanted to be cremated and then she wanted her ashes to be scattered all over Wal-Mart.

“Wal-Mart,” the preacher exclaimed. “Why Wal-Mart?”

Without a pause, she explained, “Then, at least I can be sure that my daughters will visit me twice a week!”