If our memory serves us right, it was Garrison Keillor who said, “March is God’s way of showing people who never drink just what it’s like to have a hangover.”

With this week’s daytime temperatures struggling to reach the freezing point of water and snow banks that may be around to cool beer next July . . . many locals understand what the entertaining host of “Prairie Home Companion” was talking about some 15 years ago.

Some of the Bench Sitters were in the midst of excessive complaining about the weather when an older member cleared his throat to get their attention.

“You birds are always talking about how cold, hot, wet or dry it is. For crying out loud! You live in Wyoming!

“That’s like the guy in North Dakota looking out the window some morning and remarking ‘It sure is flat around here.’”

Both the Bison boys and girls basketball teams will be headed for the state 3A tournament in Casper this weekend. We are hoping for decent weather and dry roads for the fans that will be headed down I-25 for the games. 

A Chevrolet Equinox weighs about 3,500 pounds, and a little more when you add in passengers and ski equipment. 

But a driver from Worland proved it’s possible to negotiate a snow machine trail that goes down the steep slope behind Meadowlark Lodge and across the edge of Meadowlark Lake to the parking lot of the ski area.

One local who is a regular at the ski area said it was the first time a car or truck had successfully made that trip without becoming hopelessly buried. “The driver kept the pedal to the metal all the way and kept from breaking through the crust of snow,” he said. 

So, who needs a snow machine anyway?

Mountain cabin owners who have snowmobiled in to check things out are telling us the snow is as deep or deeper than they have ever seen it. There are a few people who live year-round on the mountain. They are equipped with the kind of equipment to get over the snow . . . but it must be a challenge this year.

If you have noticed some of your clothes are getting a little snug it may be the result of not enough exercise. But you have a good excuse. All the ice has made it too dangerous to get out and take that daily walk. In the interest of avoiding visits to the orthopedic surgeons, many have decided to sit by the fire with a good book and a bowl of snacks. 

One of our coffee group claims he spends at least an hour on his treadmill every day. Looking at him, me thinks he has a chair on it and is watching movies.

When he claimed he was running at least twice every day, the guy next to him said . . . “Yea, he runs out of beer and then runs down to the Outback for more.”

We all get to move the clocks ahead by an hour next weekend when Daylight Savings Time kicks in again.

Dan Myers suggests we just change them by 30 minutes to split the difference and then leave them alone. A lot of people are a half hour early or late for everything anyway.

At Sven’s place there is one clock that never gets changed. It’s on the wall about a third of the way up a stairway. A few years back, a fall down the stairs while trying to change the time . . . put a stop to that. It’s always daylight savings time. 


Not a lot more to report this week other than a few “profound thoughts” to share. You might consider—

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.

How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.

There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m. . . . It could be a right number.

If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.

The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

Take care and we’ll drop a line next week. 




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