I try to add a “Glee and Gloom” each week to remind myself and others, with all the bad we seem to see in the daily news, there's always something good as well. We all have rough times and some bad days. But, there are days like last I had last week that always make me smile.
Al and I had ran to Walmart to do a little grocery shopping. As I was picking something out, I hear behind me “is your name Stacey?”
I turn to see a face I don't recognize right away . . . flipping through my internal Rolodex. You know the one, that list in your head that you quickly go through trying to remember how you know someone or their name?
Is this family? Friend? Someone from church, work or high school?
As I was racking my brain the nice gentleman introduced himself. He explained he had recognized me from my picture in The Paper. This has happened before, I often forget my picture now runs in the Paper. It made my day that he took the time to say hello and introduce himself.
It also gave me a chuckle because Al walked up right about the same time. Now, Al is so used to me always talking he thinks nothing of it and goes on about his shopping. However, in that moment . . . I thought of all the columns I've written about Al. We both have a bit of a twisted sense of humor and often poke fun at the other’s eccentricities.
As my new friend walks away, it occurs to me that, not only would he recognize me but . . . he would also know who Al is and connect him to the goofy stories I’ve shared. We had a good laugh about that.
It made my day to make a new friend and know there's someone out there reading the ramblings of this mad woman.
Here's to my new friend, Kenn Clark. Thank you for reading Kenn!
Upcoming Events . . .
Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County
Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You are invited to a Doctor Who celebration put on by Crawfordsville District Public Library and Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. Come join the Carnegie Museum for a night of Doctor Who appreciation. Show off your Who knowledge with Doctor Who trivia along with an English to Gallifreyan translation station, and both classic and new Who episodes. Costumes encouraged. Admission is free.
Please sign and get a reminder email before the event at: http://cdpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2863&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/09/01
Waynetown Fish Fry
Thursday through Saturday
Come and enjoy rides, games, food, a car show and vendors! There will be a baby contest and parade Saturday starting at 1p.m. The Carnival runs from Thursday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food is served starting at 11 a.m. Enjoy live entertainment Friday night with Terry Smith & Honky Tonk Attitude and Saturday night with Poparazzi.
Oak Hill Tree Farm
Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival starting now through Oct. 27 located at 493 W. Oak Hill Rd. Experience the beauty of an Indiana fall and sunset at Oak Hill Tree Farm.
Whiz through the trees on the 200-foot slide for adults and kids alike, test your navigational skills on the covered bridge trail in the corn maze and embrace a slow afternoon playing in the country. Pick your perfect pumpkin from the patch and take a wagon ride through the Christmas tree field. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 per person. Children 2 and under are free! Group rate for 15 or more people is $6 per person. Military, law enforcement & teachers with ID are $6 per person including immediate family!

Stacey Baschwit works at The Paper of Montgomery County, along with her many other duties, and writes a weekly column about the people, places and events that make up her world.