How to live like a procrastinator

Rich, Ginnie Brazaski  and I attended a “Bon Voyage” party last night at Twin Creek Inn, for Louise Choponis, who will be leaving the Luther Post Office after working there for twelve years.  It was well attended by Louise’s many friends and neighbors, and we all wish her well.  She will be missed. The weatherman has been playing havoc with us this past two weeks.  Two weeks ago it was 95 degrees. This past week it was 42 degrees.  I read somewhere that Michigan is the only place where you can run your air conditioner and furnace in the same day!  I do believe that’s true. I remind you once again that the Luther Lioness annual blood drive, starting at noon and running until 5:45 p.m., will be held on August 26, at the Luther Lions Building on State Road. The Red Cross is doing all the calling and setting up appointments this year, so we are not sure what will be happening.  Hopefully, we will meet our goal. If you haven’t  been called, feel free to call me at 231-797-5541 for an appointment. Walk ins are encouraged and welcome.  Please remember to bring your picture ID and/or donor card. The Bulletin Board News has become my favorite source of trivia for this column, and I think Willie and Esther Henderson for picking it up and bringing it to Luther every week. I don’t know who the writers are, but there are some great stories in that little free paper!  Here is one of them. Procrastinator’s Creed 1. I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already. 2. I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses. 3. I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration. 4. I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of injury I could expect to receive from missing them. 5. I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations. 6. I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, though incredibly small, is not exactly zero. 7. If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year. 8. I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given. 9. I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind. 10. I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever. How many of the above statements can you identify with?  I am afraid I can identify with most of them! Here is another goodie! An elderly widow and widower were dating for about five years.  The man finally decided to ask her to marry. She immediately said “yes”. The next morning when he awoke, he couldn’t remember what her answer was!  “Was she happy?  I think so, wait, no, she looked at me funny…” After about an hour of trying to remember to no avail, he got on the telephone and gave her a call.  Embarrassed, he admitted that he didn’t remember her answer to the marriage proposal. “Oh”, she said, “I’m so glad you called.  I remembered saying ‘yes’ to someone, but I couldn’t remember who it was.” Now, that’s pretty scary, don’t you think? Get well wishes to Bob Flynn, who spent some time in the hospital in Grand Rapids.  I talked to Shirley this morning, and Bob is home, and doing much better. Thought for the day; Old age ain’t for sissies! Have a good week!