Saturday, November 21, 2015

It seems to be agreed upon. Christmas season starts Monday. At least for the smaller towns about Wichita.

And with the advent of Christmas come gifts; and with gifts come thoughts of money – the root of all evil. (Personally, I thought women were that, but custom demands money.)

Anyhow, I did say that with a grin, that counts. Other folks seem to have troubles staying in budget:

Missing funds lead to arrest of Winfield school official

– ‎17 hours ago‎

WINFIELD, Kan. (KAKE) – A Winfield school official has been arrested, accused of stealing from the district. On November 13, Winfield USD 465 made a police report about missing school district funds.

Here in the village no Christmas decorations are up. They have, however, filled in that old RR well in the main intersection – no one has ever said how many dogs disappeared down the well, but it is good that it was filled. Not resurfaced, mind, the road is still cruddy.

I had occasion to speak with the post mistress yesterday while dropping of the empty boxes my Christmas things arrived in. She keeps all the empty boxes for the home businesses round about that need them.

I suspect that free shipping boxes are a blessing for the one person businesses the ladies run around here.

She told me that she quit the part-time job with the village because the board had had hired an additional woman.

I wasn’t aware, I told the Post Mistress, that the work load for the village was that great that we needed two clerks.

She agreed. She said that the additional lady was hired and she (the Post Mistress was told to train her. The Post Mistress added that after training the woman she found out that she’d been hired at two dollars an hour more than the PM was receiving.

She asked the Mayor why that could be and the Mayor stated that the woman needed a job, so they gave her one.

PM quit.

Which is a reasonable thing to do in light of the village politics being as they are. We have a non-elected board member giving orders to an elected member (the Mayor) and none of the other elected members gain say a damn thing that now happens.



From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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