Hurricanes and Explosions

They aren’t happening here, but a hurricane in the mid-Atlantic and a series of explosions near Andover are causing nightmares for many other people, including much of my family.

My aunt and uncle live in North Andover. They’re fine, Aunt Nancy reports, but had to evacuate. She said they are one town over, safe, but are worried about friends. They were having trouble reaching friends and neighbors last night.


Beware: Brattleboro Area Chamber Spoof/Scam

This morning I got a very official looking email from “Susan Walker” , who claims to be from the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce. The subject: “2018 Updated Business License.”

The message says “Please see attached for the new business License to carry out your daily business activities,failure to get new license will result in penalty on your business,thanks.” and is followed by “Susan Walker,” the Chamber’s mailing address, and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce logo.


Lots of Out of Town Plates

Just an observation. This summer it seems like we’ve had a lot of out of state visitors, judging by license plates.

I’ve seen South Carolina, Florida, all of new England, California, Kansas, Alaska, and even Hawaii. Many more, too.


Tall Buildings

(The accepted definition of a skyscraper is any building whose height exceeds 150 meters (nearly 500 feet)

I always thought NYC had more skyscrapers than anyone.
Wrong, it’s Hong Kong with 303 to NYC’s 238.
A shockingly surprising third is Dubai, (United Arab Emirates) with 148
Next is Shanghai with 126.


Old Sneakers

Anybody got a pair or two of old sneakers they’re not using?

I want to tie the laces together and toss them over the telephone wires.


Merciless Indian Savages

Quote: “He has…endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”


Wills for Veterans!

Costello, Valente & Gentry will be offering a Wills for Veterans at the Brattleboro, VFW Post #1034 Nov. 10th from 10 am – 2 pm. This a service offered to all veterans, and is by donation only. All donations will be sent to The Warrior Connection.