Daily Tidbit for Monday: The only person we have on the Birthday Calendar for today is the one and only Taylor Flowers! Happy Birthday Taylor and, yes, we are sending the Birthday Paddlin Squad your way!
If you hurry, you can still make it to the “Ugly Christmas Sweater Appreciation Contest” at the Carnegie Public Library. Just wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to the Library at 12:30 p.m. today and you might win a prize!
Then, hang around downtown as the Clarksdale Mayor and Board of Commissioners hold a meeting in the Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. Thi9s takes place at 4:00 p.m. Wonder what will pop up this time?
Wednesday is Christmas Eve, and there will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 5:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. The public is invited.
Of course, the big deal for this week, for the little ones, comes on Thursday when the jolly, fat fellow visits the homes of all the good girls and boys in our town to leave them a Christmas present or two. As for the adults among you, well, we still have a lot to give thanks for this year.
And since Thursday is Christmas Day, don’t be looking for a blog from us! We hope to be sleeping late, like maybe all the way up to 7:00 a.m.?
Here is a little of Clarksdale trivia for you. We all remember the house on West Second Street that has the waving Santa on the side porch, but how many other houses do you remember on West Second (And there were actually several!) that had a memorable Christmas display?
The one we have in mind had a ladder going up to the chimney and a Santa getting ready to go down the chimney! Do you remember it? Be the first caller to Delta Keepsakes with the correct answer and win a FREE pecan surprise! The number is (662)302-0466.
For those of you who are keeping up with our recovery process, here is the latest. If you really don’t give a flying flip, skip the next paragraph.
We are starting our 5th week of Physical Therapy and even though it is hard, we cannot argue with the results. For example, today is Day 8 of our not using a wheelchair at all! In addition to giving thanks to the man upstairs, we are most appreciative of the professional work done by C.C. and Angie at Crystal Healthcare & Rehab in Greenwood and Joanie and Dion at Clarksdale Physical Therapy here in Clarksdale, not to mention Dr. Clark in Greenwood for some outstanding surgery! The recovery continues!
Well, it would seem that little upstart Dollar General has out marketed retail behemoth Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart openly stated that their marketing plan was to have a Super Center every 30 miles or so all across the country. They seem to have completed that strategy in this area, but, this plan left small towns like Shelby, Mound Bayou and Sardis with no shopping of their own.
Enter Dollar General and their plan to put a store in every little town that Wal-Mart left out of the mix. Dollar General has been getting a rousing response from the small towns with some stores serving as the only “grocery store” in the area.
But trust Wal-Mart to stand up and take note when the good folks of Sardis quit driving the 15-20 miles to go to Senatobia or Batesville to do their shopping, opting instead to shop at their Dollar General and Family Dollar stores.
What was Wal-Mart’s response you ask? They built and opened a “mini” Wal-Mart in Sardis!
We have not seen it yet, but, Danny Paris swears there is such an animal in Sardis now and it opened last week.
Kinda makes one wonder what is going to happen to all those “Super Centers” doesn’t it?
Well, since this is the last you will hear from us this week, may we say that we wish all of you and your families the best Christmas ever. And if the Lord is willing, we will “see” you next week.