Friday, September 18, 2009

Drivin Em A Little Crazy at The Hubbard City Cafe

Football season is under way and Hubbard is 0-3. That would be three losses without a win to date. In the last game Billy Roy reported "They whipped us like a tied up goat."

Since football can dominate discussion pretty easily at the Cafe I think I need to stir them up a little bit, or as Butch Jackson would say, "drive em a little crazy". So I sent this by way of Mom to read to the folks so they would stay focused on important world affairs:

From the Washington Post

Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?

Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:

The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.

Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. "Now it's time to buy some food," she told several hundred people who came to watch. "Let's shop!"

Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama's neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the "Farm at Sunnyside" tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.

There's nothing like the simple pleasures of a farm stand to return us to our agrarian roots.

It is great to have just plain folks in the White House unlike that rich librarian lady from Midland, Texas.

What do you think? Will this fire them up? My special thank you goes out to Michelle Obama for her assistance.

Speaking of driving, since Mom has had her minor stroke she can't drive anymore, however the folks line up to take her anywhere she wants to go. They also have given her a new nickname, "Miss Daisy".

Love you Daisy,


1 comment:

  1. Seems to me that it would have been much easier and cheaper just to have it all delivered....