April 03, 2008

No Bingo...No Alcohol

What on earth are you talking about, Missy? Now good folks, you know that I don't have a life. Seriously. So when a co-worker came in Saturday night, dressed to the nines, on her way to the casino, the realization that I haven't done anything since last June hit hard. Casinos are out of the picture for now but I didn't know that there is one in Carruthersville, MO, much closer to Ripley than Tunica. Got to learn this geography.

Anyway, by Monday, I had it figured out. Bingo! Not too expensive; something that I can do without "friends." So I asked where were the bingo games. Bingo? We don't have bingo here. Get OUT! Everybody has bingo somewhere in their area. MD suburbs have them on every corner. That's how the fire and emergency equipment is paid for. Even new stations. The VFW, American Legion, you name it and there is a bingo game. But not in Ripley. Just for the record--I went to very few bingo nights so this is no big loss.

But what about the alcohol? No alcohol is served on election day before 7 p.m. Get out! Talking about another difference in the way things are done. Obviously a hold-over from days long gone by but what is the significance of the ban today? Again, no big loss.

Still raining intermittently. But when it rains, it pours. Right through the front bathroom ceiling. Plans for the tax return have changed--must stop that water. Darn! I need so much and the refund was so small but I had identified quite a few places in the house where it could be put to use when it arrives. Please tell me that things are on the upswing.

The nation's attention will be focused on Memphis and honoring the 40th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination on April 4th. The city has been alive all week. Television coverage, special broadcasts, etc. It has been great. Wow! No need to watch it on tv. I'm only 60 miles away, a little over an hour's drive. Silly me! While they march and speak, I will be in Ripley at Serendipity and later at Wally World. Go figure.

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