"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday 9 February 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "COMIDRAMA": 
This is really sick.

Did they perchance all have assault rifles or were they beaver trappers?

No media?

I don't believe it. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 9 February 2016 at 11:37

The media were there . They appeared in the closing, cake-eating scene. 

My point was the media did not comment on the all male cast. 

Now we learn from our conversation, Dixville, is a  place where the nine voters are men who work in a hotel which In northern New Hampshire likely hosts hunters who love their guns. 

No wonder Bernie Sanders is their choice of Democrat. 

Wonder whence came the original idea for the name Dixville. 

The  question may we'll be how many Americans were aware of Dixville details as opposed to a Canadian who never heard of the place. 

Certainly candidates for nomination would know.

It's another example of awareness of the task. 

Except that someone must be chosen, it seems well-nigh impossible.  

The person who undertakes it must either be a fool or hugely courageous. 

It goes double for a woman. 

Hillary is not a fool. 


Heather and Andy and the family  and sixty-odd other  families had their annual fund-raiser at Newmarket  Senior's Centre for the special hockey club they created. 

They have  a bar ,a DJ , food , games, raffles and a silent auction. Everyone has a fine time. 

Andy has the licence so the family does all the schlepping at the bar and make sure whoever needs it, has a ride home .

Every year, proceeds are a little better than the year before. The first event raised $13,000.
This year the total is about $25,000.

It's hard work and very satisfying. It means a group of different ability have a season of putting on a uniform, lacing on skates and taking to the ice to do what their heroes do in different circumstances. 

They pack their gear and fresh uniforms and travel on buses to compete with teams like theirs in other places and have a very fine time and form friendships in an ever widening circle. 

Life is good.

Better than it would  have been without a simple,honest, straightforward fund-raiser that does better every year. 

There are no awards or political blandishments. 

Just the simple satisfaction of making a difference.


Anonymous said...

That is a great total for something held in the winter blahs season.

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to see the friendships that have grown over the years.