Monroe Town News
I hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas and will have rung in a safe and happy new year by the time you read this in print. Let us hope that 2013 holds a better note for our country than 2012.
Fire Chief Ken Clements called me the other day to say that we will take delivery of a new fire truck on Jan. 12, so keep your eyes open for pictures in the coming weeks. Hopefully, it won't be used much, but it is always good to know that our town is prepared for a fire.
Odd Fellows bingo
I attended the special Christmas New Year's bingo on Wednesday, dec. 26, at the Odd Fellows Hall. I had a wonderful time. Good company,great food and all kinds of special perks. I had a lucky night myself, winning a turkey and three games. It is a relaxing and friendly bingo. If you are looking for a good night out, they hold bingo every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. You can have a great night out for as little as $13. I am an avid bingo player, and it cost me $21 for the night . Come out and support a local organization and have fun too.
On a personal note
The day of our recent storm I had the brilliant idea to walk down the road to pay my rent. As many of you know I have had both of my knees replaced and am very unsteady on my feet and unable to get up if I fall. Well, under the snow was all ice and on my way back I fell in the middle of the road. As I lay there stranded like a beached whale and not being able to get up on my own, a pickup truck finally came down the road, and one of my neighbors whom I had not had the good fortune to meet as of yet, stopped to try to assist me.
Well, with the ice under the snow and my inability to help in my rise from the ground, this poor man could not get me up. Of course, as I knew, it was going to probably require a crane to get me moving. My landlord, Cindi Tripp, and her husband, Jim, also came to my aid and after a fashion the three of them were able to get me on my feet. Thankfully, I was uninjured as far as any serious damage to my knees; however, my pride, as well as my backside, were quite bruised. Thank you to the gentleman as well as my landlords, Jim and Cindi Tripp, for helping me up and making sure I was OK.