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Reportedly, there was a clock repairman who serviced clocks during the 1930’s and 1940’s in Indianapolis. His business card had this message for all to read:


Traditionally when we think of New Year’s, we think of clocks.

  Reportedly, there was a clock repairman who serviced clocks during the 1930’s and 1940’s in Indianapolis. His business card had this message for all to read:

The Clock of Life is

wound but once, 

and no man has the power

to tell just when the hands will stop, 

at a late or early hour.  

NOW is the only

time you own.


with a will.

Place no faith in tomorrow, 

For then the Clock

may then be still.


the Clockman

  Thanks to Mary and Tony Christiani and Claudia and Tom Dawson, I had an awesome Christmas! Mary and Tony shared some of their Polish family traditions with me on Christmas Eve and I loved it!  Claudia and Tom included me in with other friends for a superb meal and great conversation. It was the first ‘non-family’ Christmas for me but it was fantastic!

  The Dickerson Family celebrated Christmas together on December 16th with all five siblings in attendance: Sonny, Rod, Randy, Toy Smith and Judy Langford.  Judy now resides in Reno, Nevada. A total of 46 family members made the event, participated in a large pitch-in dinner and a ‘White Elephant’ gift exchange.

  The next Red Hot Hatter luncheon will be on Friday, January 18th, at Mo’s Steakhouse in Vevay. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Topic of discussion will be the agenda for the rest of the year and especially the proposed Valentine’s celebration being planned for Friday, February 15th. Every attempt will be made to have the menu selected and the price fixed well in time for the January meeting. Her Highness, the Lunch Lady Marie Cole has already started on it! Our gift exchange is completely voluntary and should range approximately $10 in value. Red hats and purple clothing are optional also. Bring a friend. No dues or initiation required. All we ask is that you follow three basic rules: have fun, make new friends and enjoy great food!

  The February meeting will be Valentine themed and will return to the Schenck Mansion on Friday, February 15th again at 11 a.m. Reservations will be needed for this luncheon. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible.

  Prayer list: Mike Bear, Ellyn Kern — wife of Jerry Brown, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Bruce Hutcherson, Tammy Cole, Irvin and Eva Fette, Freda and Harry Walker, Eddie Trinkle, Sue Bear, Sharon Ward, Mike, Barbara DeNoon, Mickie and Jake Rader, Joyce Earles, Dale and Eric Simon, Jerry South and Red HOT Hatters Barb Dowdy, Mary Christiani, Eileen Wiesmann, Marie Cole, Patty Chase, Lura Riga, June Lack, Sandy Dawson and Sondra Stave. 

  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 at (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 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. If you need something in a particular issue, please be sure and give it to me early.