By the time you read this, I will be unemployed for the first time in my life since acquiring my first paid position at the ripe old age of 16. And I have to admit, I am ecstatic! After graduation, I spent five years working in the Intensive Care and Emergency Units of a large hospital in Indianapolis. Hired by the Indianapolis Police Department at age 23, I followed the pattern of my fellow law enforcement officers and began working part time security for extra cash. Not to become ‘bored’ immediately upon my official retirement 12 years ago, I began working two fulltime positions – one with the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office and the other in Indianapolis that I worked on my ‘days off.’ I’m certainly not rich but I am most assuredly tired so hopefully this time, I will stay retired.
“Retire” defined is to withdraw, become inactive. But that will never completely happen until I am ready to be carted away by my friends at Haskell and Morrison. On my list of things to occupy my time, I still have Patriot Town Board, Red HOT Hatters, this article, the weekly Most Sorrowful Mother of God church bulletin, my two Terrible Tomcats, four Japanese Chinkids, my new weed wacker, a yard full of weeds and flowers and a house and garage full of junk to sort through.
The Red HOT Hatters are beginning our fifth year of good friends, food and frivolity. Our next meeting will be Monday, April 10th at Shell’s Ice Cream Parlor and Grill located at 805 E. Main Street in Vevay. Our festivities begin at 11 a.m. and we are normally set up in the back room. All are welcome! Bring a friend or a family member! Bring a gift for exchange if you so desire. Plans are tentatively set for the Wednesday, May 17th meeting to be held at Jewell’s on Main in Warsaw, Kentucky. Our meeting dates alternate each month between Mondays and Wednesdays. Even numbered months are on Mondays; odd numbered months, Wednesdays.
The Red HOT Hatters are currently collecting donations for the County Wide Sale on Saturday, June 17th. Household items, accessories, books, etc. will be sold with all proceeds going to the Antoinette “Toni” Kniola Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation. Pick up arrangements can be made by calling Kay Cook at (812) 594-2281.
In addition, the Red HOT Hatters are collecting funds for the Switzerland County Animal Shelter’s “Shelter Shuffle” – also scheduled for Saturday, June 17th – and will again be a contributing event sponsor.
Patriot’s April Town Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 3rd at 6 p.m. All meetings are held at the Town Hall located at 352 3rd Street in Patriot and are open to the public.
Congratulations to Lisa Fisher, the new Switzerland County Republican Chair. And thank you, Lisa, for allowing me to continue on with Posey Precinct #1.
The Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church invites everyone to participate every Friday of Lent (except Good Friday) at 5:45 p.m. with the Rosary followed by the Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. In addition, there is a Patriotic Rosary held every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. in the foyer of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church open to all who wish to participate.
The last of the three Fish Frys at the Rising Sun United Methodist Church (110 S. Walnut/Highway 56) is scheduled for Friday, April 7th from 5-7 p.m. Menu includes fish or chicken, baked beans, slaw, macaroni and cheese and your choice of scrumptious homemade desserts. Free will donations are accepted as are carry out requests. The food is excellent!
If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article.
You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the cat mailbox in front of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home (812)594-2281; or dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038. In addition, contact KAY E COOK on Facebook or online at Patriotnews1995@gmail.com.