By SAVANNAH CUNNICK
All I can say is that someone certainly did one huge rain dance recently. Ice and snow is gone and now we go into the jolly flooding zone of weather. Next week is predicted more sunny spring weather. I guess we will eventually get on board with the way things are supposed to be with warmer days sooner or later. The good news is the Short Mountain Trading Post will be open on weekends now. You will be reading this a week after I have written it, but our reopen date was March 13 and 14. All those with cabin fever will certainly be there to visit with us and take a look at our new crafts and merchandise.
Happy St. Patrick's Day and the wearin' of the green! We used to go to some fantastic Irish Festivals in the past. What a great celebration! Happy light music, green beverages, lots of dancing and folk art. I bet most of us have a little Irish in us. It's a good thing. The early Irish immigrants had a very big part in our nation's development. From farming to industry, they contributed to our growth and culture. My favorite slogan of Irish diplomacy: The ability to tell someone to go to Hades so he will look forward to the trip! Another one: May those who love us love us, and those that don't love us, may God turn their hearts, and if he doesn't turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping.
Uncle Festus did it again. He didn't sleep well last night. So, he made his coffee with Red Bull instead of water. He got halfway into town before he realized he forgot his car! Then I found out that Cousin Clyde who loves Starbucks just got quite a jolt from the new, Café-mocha-vodka-valium-latte. What is wrong with these guys?!
My brother Carl told me that when the ice storm and his internet went down, he had to spend time with his family. He said that they seemed like good people! Reminds me of a sign I saw outside a restaurant the other day that read: No Wifi - Talk to each other. Pretend it's 1993. I always tell my kids, respect your parents. They passed school without 'google'!
Aunt Martha is so fed up with Festus that she asked him, Would you like to be the sun in my life? He said, Sure. She said - Good, then stay 92,935,700 miles away from me! She also reminds him Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress!
It's also tax season so all of you take care of that. No matter how boring and sometimes painful, we have to file it anyway. Kids today have no idea what all this tax thing is all about. Just eat 30% of their ice cream.
A big shout out to my dear friend, Lillian Bynum. Guess what, Lillian? I just now got your Christmas card. Somehow it was routed to the Distillery end of the mountain and I just now was presented with it. Talk about Snail Mail! The card was adorable, smiling gingerbread man and all, and yes, I hope you enjoyed the baked goods I left on your vending table. No crime involved. All is good, and hello to all your friends in Woodbury as well. I already most definitely have your flea market table reserved for this year and I will be in touch with you on the date for our first event this year. We have all tried to schedule the events around the weather. And since we have had such a strange chain of events involving that, our spring event will be a little later this year. See you soon, M'Lady!! (ps Free hotdogs by JD again on the barbee during the flea markets.)
For those who do use the internet, check out our Facebook page: Short mountain trading post. And from there, you can tune into my page, Savannah trading post. Once again, the reminders of: 1) reserve your FREE flea market space by calling me at 615-464-7824 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2.) craftspeople who wish to be permanent inside the Post, contact me for info on free booth space. 3.) any furniture or goods you wish to throw away, contact me for free pick-up at your convenience. Our craftspeople love to refurbish items. Thanks to those who have already called us. Very appreciated! 4.) Need Farmers Market people.
We have lots of things planned for our upcoming season, so watch for them in the newspaper and face book. Not only do we have info on what the Short Mountain Trading post is doing, but also the events coming up with the Distillery and soon to be opened Restaurant.
For now, I will bid you adieu and remind you to always smile, love your family, help out your neighbors, work hard and appreciate what you have and not worry about the things you don't. Think pleasant thoughts and the best of others. Remember, that blowing out someone else's candle, doesn't make yours shine any brighter. Chat with you soon and be safe.