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May 2, 2013

'Dubious' about weather, Hawkeyes 'suitable' nickname

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We have also taken on, in addition to the spring cleaning, the somewhat dubious task of trying to get rid of any number of things we rather tend to think we really don’t need. We are certain that there are people who could easily go through the house like a dose of salts, declaring that at least 50 percent, if not 75 percent, of our stuff could go. And they might well be right. But we suspect, they only think that as they are not likely to get hung up on pondering about various items as we do when we have come across them.

For example, during a recent hoeing out of a drawer we encountered a pair of Revlon cuticle clippers, which in and of themselves are probably not all that interesting. But they were in a plastic case that had printed on it: “For resharpening and reconditioning enclose .50, wrap securely, mail to Revlon Implement Service Dept. Irvington, N.J.” Exactly what, we wonder, would happen if we actually followed those directions. Such finds definitely slow down our sorting and eliminating process.

We note that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Village of Cooperstown Library. Mary Leary will lead the discussion on the book “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock” by David Margolick. We have just finished the book and heartily recommend it as a must read. The meeting, as usual, is open to the public.

We were interested to read that CCS has finally adopted a new nickname, the CCS Hawkeyes. Of the various suggestions made, we think this was a good choice. Of course that is not to say that it doesn’t come with some built in drawbacks, the biggest being the possible confusion with the summer collegiate baseball team, the Cooperstown Hawkeyes. But we will hope that the school season and the summer season do not overlap causing all kinds of confusion.

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