Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Small Town Life

You know you live in a small town when this is the top story of the day in the local newspaper.

You have to love it.
On the last day of school, two elementary school children and a custodian were stung by a bee.
  • No serious injuries were reported.
  • There were no allergic reactions.
  • They were stung only once.
  • They were not stung by Africanized Bees.

I am also happy to report that the fire department arrived to make sure all was OK. A bee keeper was also called in to make sure any lingering bees were removed from the area. The custodian went right back to work. The children's parents were called, and the students were able to go home "in good shape".

Mr. Cactus and I love reading our local paper. We often find the news refreshing.

To quote Mr. Cactus "This headline story is great! Terrible things are not happening here. At least for today."

12 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Love it!!!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love it! I grew up in a town that size and the newspaper carried only thing that were of purely local interest. I miss it.

dee said...

I thought of you this morning. There was a story on the news that bees had swarmed the NY Stock Exchange of all places. No one has ever heard of such a strange this. It's at the tip of Manhattan and there are, I promise you, no bee hives anywhere near there. I wish they'd come out here to the island where we need them for our fruit trees.
Have a great day!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

That brings such a smile to my face!!!

Laura said...

Reminds me of my home town newspaper! Thanks for sharing :-).

Patsy said...

Congratulations to Paul! Such an honor! Seems like yesterday when I was teaching him piano lessons. What a great kid!

Nicole MacDonald said...

Our 'town' newspapers are like that too, makes you appreciate small towns.

Lori Holt said...

I love your post Nedra ....and I love small towns,just like the one I grew up in!

Shari said...

Just love it - I grew up in a small town... they even used to say who got speeding tickets because there wasn't anything else.

Terry said...

Now that's my kind of headline! LOL

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Really hilarious. It is a sign of our times I think too. Can you imagine anyone making anything of a bee sting 40 years ago? No. You know we have a beehive in our back yard. The bees swarm the flowers and are so busy in the summer that none of us have gotten stung yet! I love bees.

Colleen said...

A few years ago, the headline in our paper was, "The weed are growing." Isn't that great!!!