We usually lay it on the company, but I guess this time it was an act of God. It has definitely been labeled a tornado and if it goes on record it will be known as the first ever to touch down in Harlan County. From what I heard and the damage it did in that area, I'd say that there was pickets scattering in every direction trying to keep from blowing away. I'm sure many had to go change clothes, too.
When the company side realizes the pickets can't be blown away, they might begin to come in a little closer and iron this situation out. These people are not ready to give back what has taken years to accomplish, and they know that regardless of the outcome of this strike, the cost of living will rise and they intend to have more benefits added in this contract and all contracts to come and certainly without concessions. So, looking back at the other strikes, why waste the time and money when we know that everything will turn out to favor those that perform the work that provide us with excellent health care, and while they're at it, start right now with the nurse's new contract and settle everything even before it comes due so the hospital can continue operating in the black and watch for good things to happen down the road, especially when it comes to recruiting doctors for this area.
They choose to practice where labor trouble don't exist. The employees have great community support with the exception of a lawyer and maybe a doctor that don't like unions and Democrats. I'll have to be careful about giving up my space in the paper until things settle down to normal again.
Here we go wondering again. I wonder why license plates can't be all numbers instead of part numbers and part letters. It would take away the burden of how the police calls in for identification on vehicles. For instance, they have to memorize the names that fit the letters such as 5689 Adam, George, John when they could do it easier with all numbers like 5689123. Of course it's fun to me just playing with the letters on the vehicle in front of me. It's fun to see how quick you can come up with funny things the letters might stand for.
Do you know what "So it over" means? Well, my mustard and lettuce is up and now we have freezing weather this Easter week so I guess I'll just "So it over." It was 18 degrees on Easter Sunday. We've had such pretty hot weather lately, and I've really enjoyed clearing new ground, etc., getting ready to plant corn and beans, but for some reason our weather changes so that we don't really know how to plant or ready our garden.
Used to be, when spring came, it was spring and we planted and it was safe, but not anymore. And I'll be the last one to complain, because it's God's weather and whatever he wants us to have is what we'll get.
You can't help but wonder why Easter Sunday is usually a rainy day or a cold day. Easter Sunday is the greatest of the year to attract the children to Sunday School because they really enjoy the new clothes and hiding eggs. We had a cold Easter this year, but a sunny day and a record crowd participating in the program.
I guess since Sunday School or hiding eggs is not mentioned in the Bible, Jesus is willing for us to just celebrate his resurrection by gathering in church in his name where the weather is not a problem.
I would say that since he knows that we do Sunday School for a good purpose like exposing the word of God to the little children that needs to know about him at an early age and the fact that we let them hide eggs for more interest, he would answer our prayers for pretty weather on that day if enough of us took enough time to pray, especially the week of Easter. I'd say that prayer brought the sun out to a fairly calm day after a cold frosty morning.
If people on Clover Fork were granted two wishes, their number one wish would probably to win a lottery and the second would be for the railroad to figure out some way of loading unit trains at Brookside without blocking the crossing so much.
They have to block it at least three times and maybe four for each trip, which is three or four times a week, and then still a short time blocking at Golden Ash and a long time block in Harlan, and you might get caught in all of them.
Coal is important and must be mined and processed, and we don't wish to interfere with progress, but this doesn't mean that we should just take everything for granted without complaining to authorities for better solutions of processing that would be more convenient to the people traveling a busy highway.
There are so many emergencies these days, and there is no doubt that the blocked crossing is going to determine life or death sooner or later. The railroad people jumped too quick in eliminating many double tracks and now they need them.
They might need to start backing the trains to Brookside and put them anywhere you can 'til you get them all loaded. They need them cabooses back and more men to handle everything.
I can't believe all these TV networks would have so much coverage on subjects that don't mean a hill of beans to us after the first time. I would say you have already guessed what they are.
Birkhead, the Daddy of the baby and Imus, for his dirty remarks about a basketball team. They've been saying all along that they would know on a certain date who the Daddy was, but when they finally knew, they would tell us they had it but wouldn't give the name until the last of the news program, which by that time you was dozed off and missed it.
You try to get it on the next hour, but they done the same thing, so you just give up until the nightly news announces it.
I don't know which network carries "Beavis and Butthead" but I think CNN, with the coverage they're giving the subjects, they might want to name theirs "Imus And Birkhead."