Some of my friends think I’m crazy because I love River Festival. Every year, I am amazed that the whole thing comes together. Event after event after event. Even a little rain doesn’t dampen the spirits of those of us who don our buttons and go to our favorite events every year.
There are some things I can’t change even if people make fun of me. I cannot, make that will not, keep my daily calendar in my cell phone. When I pull my new blue book out of my purse, people roll their eyes. The younger the person, the bigger the eye roll.
When you’ve been to several funerals in a short period of time, you can’t help but wonder what will be said at your our own funeral. Which adjectives will be used to describe you? What will the attendees hear that will make them nod their heads in agreement?
It is one thing to go to summer camp, get dumped out of a canoe, and realize you’re not totally comfortable in deep water. But when Troy Griffin went to camp at the age of 12 he realized he had a gift. Without attaching a name to it at the time, he later learned he was a psychic.
Call it a pet peeve, call it an irritant, but whatever you call it, there are things said that make me grit my teeth or grimace or want to gently, but firmly, thump the person speaking to me on the head.
Those of us who love handbags have said a hundred times, “It’s all about the bag.” This month that saying is so true, but it has nothing to do with which new spring bag is slung over your shoulder. Members of Junior League of Wichita want you to carry a medium-size plastic bag instead of your purse. And they have a good reason for it.