If fall isn’t here, there are sure a lot of signs it’s close by . . . cooler night-time temperatures, football games and conversations about elk hunting.

The good news is that the lawn doesn’t need to be mowed as often . . . and the bad news is the leaves will start to fall soon enough.

Those local rabid Wyoming Cowboy football fans are wearing big smiles after the Pokes upset Missouri and then managed to win a road-game with Central Texas (a team that whupped the Cowboys soundly a few years ago).

And the Bison managed to win a close and exciting game on the Douglas Bearcats home field last week as well. The Buffalo JV team looked sharp in their game, but everyone was late getting home because of lightning delays in both games.

Notice the rain storm drove the annual Episcopal Church community barbecue from Crazy Woman Square over to Bomber Mountain Center. Had those workers hopping Sunday afternoon, but it worked out and the crowd enjoyed great food.

A couple of the Bench Sitters who always buy the “Farmer’s Almanac” and swear by that publication are telling us snow shovel sales may be good this year.

According to this year’s edition, we are supposed to have considerable moisture during the winter. October will be warm and balmy, but don’t get your hopes up for an easy open winter.

Meanwhile, down at the coffee club the boys got in a bit of a contest over surprising comments or sayings. Some of the best we heard were –

“You never appreciate what you have until it’s gone. Toilet paper is a good example.”

“I think senility is going to be an easy transition for me.”

“You drop something when you are younger, you just pick it up. When you are older and drop something, you stare at it for a while and wonder if you really need it anymore.”

“When you are dead you don’t feel any pain. It’s felt by others. Same thing when you are stupid.”

“One way to find out if you are old is to fall down in front of a group of people. If they laugh you are young. If they start dialing 911 on their cell phones you are old.”

“Just like that . . . 1969 was 50 years ago.”

“If your eyes hurt after that first drink of coffee, you forgot to take the spoon out.”

“I find most of my conversations start with ‘Did I tell you this already’ or “What was I going to say?”

“Had a sign that said ‘Do Not Disturb’ . . . but changed it for “Already Disturbed, Proceed With Caution.”

“The main purpose of the little toe on your foot is to find furniture in the dark.”

“If you are paying $3 for a bottle of ‘Smart Water’ . . . it isn’t working.”

“Everything will eventually kill you . . . so choose something that’s fun!”

“Respect your elders; they graduated without the internet.”

“I’m not old . . . I’m just 65 plus shipping and handling.”

“Behind every angry woman stands a man who has no idea what he has done.”

“My decision skills closely resemble a squirrel crossing the road.”

“When we switch back from daylight to regular time this year I’m going to set the bathroom scale back by 10 pounds.”

And so it goes down at the coffee shop for another week. Keep your chin up and we’ll write again.

SVEN

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