November 12, 2008
Don't Veer, ME News, Vol. 1, Issue 37
Well, friends, here we are two weeks from Thanksgiving, and one week past national and local elections.
Gas prices have dropped from $4.98 a gallon a few weeks ago to just $1.91 a gallon at Murphy Gas in Adrian tonight.
Food prices are taking a little longer to drop back down to what I consider reasonable. Being able to eat a healthy diet should not be a luxury in America.
It’s been my month for wildlife. Not only did a butt-shot raccoon chose my front yard to try lay himself to rest, but my neighborhood’s been skunked almost every night, sometimes twice a night. My van pool encountered our first unfortunate deer accident early Monday morning. Someone else took the hit, but we still had to maneuver around him as he flew toward us. Because you know me, and hopefully love me, you will understand this: As the van pool driver, I was watching him fly toward me in slow motion, legs kicking in mid-air, his buck-eyes eyes wide open. The deer actually “flew‿ about 150 feet . All I could think as he air- paddled toward me was, “Rudolph!‿ He landed pretty hard, took a few tumbles, and then got up and left the scene. The driver of the car was ok; windshield was totaled, though.
Be alert, and remember Michigan’s other state motto: “Don’t veer for deer.‿
Posted by jaselin at November 12, 2008 04:13 PM