Friday, September 7, 2012

Moving on with class


By CHRIS MILLSPAUGH

As the wheels of the Big Hitch wagons roll off into the sunset and the sheep graze for the final time in the mountains while awaiting their parade celebration in October, autumn gently eases onto the scene in the Wood River Valley. Soon a wide variety of colors will engulf the forest and we, the residents, will head up north to take in the beauty.

Also, this time signals the emergence of the National Football League’s season, which will claim Sundays for their own as the NCAA College Football games stake their claim on Saturday afternoons. The weekends are full now for the armchair quarterback who may enjoy the hot league pennant races in Major League Baseball as well.

Add to this the political conventions of the Republican and Democratic Parties and you’ll hear private isolated locals solemnly declare, “This is too much for me. See you in 2013!” From now to then, we count 115 days and nights of fervid action. Throw in Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, plus the onset of the ski season and all one can do is prepare the children for school, stay healthy and hold on to your job.

All this activity marks this time of year as one in which we try to get our finances in order. If you’re lucky enough to have a job or a busy project, the key word now would be “focus.” Although “work hard, play hard” is the theme for now, staying on top of a budget and cost-saving practices will see you through the remainder of 2012. The “feds” await in April.

In my opinion, the only way this is all going to work out well is that it must be accomplished with warmth, kindness and humor. This is a tight community and we’ve all grown up together. We know what works and we should make sure that our neighbors know as well. While we move on into this frantic season, remember that you’re not alone. Let’s look out for one another and enjoy these wondrous moments together. We are all so lucky to live here.

Nice talking to you.




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