From all that we hear, any number of people are sick of the winter weather. And, given what it has been, it is not difficult to understand why, especially if one is not particularly taken by winter weather in the first place. However, we do suspect that, unlike some years, the weather worked out well for Cooperstown’s annual Winter Carnival. We must admit that we have not participated in the Winter Carnival for a number of years for the simple fact that it is held in the winter. And we are simply not devotees of the winter. But, should the decision ever be made, which we find highly unlikely, to hold the Winter Carnival in the spring or the fall, we might be more inclined to participate.
Nonetheless, we must point out that we actually partook of two of the Winter Carnival events this year. On Friday, a friend who had attended and enjoyed the Soup ‘r Chili Luncheon at the First Baptist Church quite kindly arrived at our door with containers of chili and beef barley soup for us. We were delighted. And it was delicious. We also, as we have in the past, listened to the fireworks display Friday evening. We suspect there were many others who participated in many more of the Winter Carnival events, greatly enjoying them all. And thus we must salute the carnival’s organizers and sponsors for continuing this long-standing Cooperstown tradition.
We are happy to report that the errant garbage can of last week disappeared and was, we assume, returned to its rightful owner. In thinking about it we wondered if it might not be a good idea for the village to require the registration of all garbage cans within the village. This would not only allow any loose garbage cans to be returned to their owners, but it would also give the village the opportunity to raise additional revenue through registration fees. We can just see the campaign to register one’s garbage can thus filling a pothole at the same time. We, of course, would heartily support such legislation, as we never put garbage out by the curb in a garbage can, preferring instead to simply place the see through bag of garbage at the curb.