Ludlow: Time flies, right into a long, cold winter
Where did 2017 go?
It’s 2018. Can you believe it? There is a lot of truth to the old saying, “The older you get, the faster time goes.” I am finding that out.
Well, the holidays are over and now we settle in to the rest of a long winter season. It’s just getting started and I’m not liking it at all. But we just have to put up with it. It is winter and we don’t live in the south.
With every passing year, this cold and the below-zero temperatures are harder to take. And the answer to that is to move, which is easier to say than do. I’ve barely been out of the house this week, other than to bowl Tuesday morning and again Thursday night. At least I have a garage for my car that used to sit outside. So it isn’t as cold when I get in as it used to be when I lived downtown.
I hear some people saying they like the four different seasons. Well, I think they are nuts. I lived in southern California for six-plus years and loved the weather. It was basically nice most of the time. And if we wanted to see snow, we would just drive up into the mountains.
But this bitter cold gets much harder to accept as I get older. It just seems to penetrate more. I keep adding layers of clothing.
¶ The Green Bay Packers have had some shake-ups in the last week. General manager Ted Thompson is gone, along with several of the coaches, which is probably for the better.
The team had a disappointing season, capped off by missing the playoffs. The Packers need better players, especially on defense.. It’s as simple as that.
So they just have to find someone to replace Thompson that is a better judge of talent. He did draft Aaron Rodgers but other than that, in my opinion, he wasn’t all that successful. We will see what the future holds for the Green and Gold. It will be interesting to follow this offseason.
¶ I found this cute story on the internet. It came from Reader’s Digest.
A passenger in a taxi tapped the driver on the shoulder. The driver screamed and lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus and drove up over the curb. For a few minutes, everything was quiet and then the driver said, “Please don’t do that. You scared the daylights out of me.”
The passenger, who was also frightened, apologized and said he didn’t realize a tap on the shoulder could startle someone so much.
To which the driver responded, “It’s not your fault. Today is my first day of driving a cab. I’ve been driving a hearse for 25 years. So I’m not used to having a passenger tap me on the shoulder.”
And with that, have a great week, everyone!
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Ludlow: Time flies, right into a long, cold winter