Lovin' the Village People
This week the Village Grandma is thinking about All-You-Can-Eat Buffets, Homecoming Week at Greendale High School and is thinking about entering her cats at the Halloween Parade.
I guess we can't complain about the rain can we? We really did need it, but enough already. There's nothing gloomier than a rainy Wisconsin September day — except for any day in February.
I went to a local buffet for breakfast today. What a perfect place to see a cross section of America. There is just about one of everybody there. I saw the really young to the really old and all ages in between. There were any and all nationalities and languages. I spied wheelchairs to strollers, Packer sweatshirts and Brewer hats and all manner of dress. It was a real cacophony (whatever that is).
Speaking of fashion, there may be some choices that might be best worn in the privacy of one's own home. For example, if you have a noticeable muffin top, you might rethink wearing that cut off t-shirt with hip hugger pants. I also understand that glitter is a real “must have” look this fall, but when the light bounces off the sequins so brightly that it could possibly serve as a Lasik treatment, you probably have overdone it. Then again, maybe I'm just a grumpy old crone.
I was surprised to see a large semi backing into Walgreens and I watched as they offloaded a ton of green face paint. Then it occurred to me! It is Homecoming week for the kids at Greendale High School. The game will be played on Friday against Whitnall. In order to build up spirit and excitement throughout the week, the kids will be dressing differently each day. Monday is Western Day. Tuesday is Pajama Day. Thursday will be Haunted Halloween Day and so forth. The Homecoming Parade down Broad Street is on Friday before the game. So, don’t overreact if you notice a cadre of ghouls entering Ferch's.
The Historical Society is getting into the spirit of the season by holding their Second Annual Halloween Walk in the always-spooky Canterbury Woods. This is for the younger set second through fourth grades. The walk will be held on October 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The kiddies will surely enjoy the eerie displays and local actors playing various scary roles. There was a thought to hold a similar walk for us senior citizens but with only one defibrillator available, well I'm sure you get the picture.
You should know that curbside leaf collection will begin on October 17. After all the sweat and toil it takes to gather up the leaves and rake them into the street it would behoove you to water down the pile a bit to discourage the leaves from finding their way into your neighbor's yard or — worse yet — back into your own yard.
I fondly remember jumping into leaf piles when I was a bit younger. I bet most of you remember it too. Well, guess what? Some things never change and the new generations of little ones still enjoy the same thing. So, keep that in mind as you are navigating the streets and keep a lookout for the leaf jumpers.
For those of you who just can't get enough weed pulling in your own yard the Greendale Environmental Group will be holding a buckthorn weed kill on October 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. around and about Dale Creek by Clover Lane. You might want to bring some water proof footwear in addition to your gardening gloves and maybe stock up with some Absorbine Jr. and a nice Merlot for afterward.
I hear that the annual Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday October 30. The best news for me was that pets are invited to join in the Parade. What a perfect opportunity for all of you to get a good look at Nosferatu and Gump!
I've heard rumors that some people doubt their existence. Now, I'm pretty sure I can talk Nosferatu into wearing her little tutu and tiara (she is a bit of a diva). However, Gump may be another matter. I considered a vampire costume (since he is so fond of blood letting) but the fangs would have been a problem. So, in the interest of safety, I finally settled on a mummy costume. I can wrap him up totally, legs and all, in white bandaging material leaving only his face and his large yellow eyes peeking out, a “purr-fect” solution. He probably won't fit on any wagon or wheelbarrow though. I might need to borrow a front loader.
I have heard nothing about the winner of the tall corn contest. I suppose I will be notified by mail of my win, right?
Until next week.