There is something about living in a small town. When I lived in Seattle I would constantly get teased about being from Winlock. I can remember the big city folks giving me a hard time about being from the town where our claim to fame is The Worlds Largest Egg. I thought it was time to include a few jokes about living in a small town.
You know you are from a small town if:
You can name everyone you graduated with
You ever went to parties at a pasture, barn, or in the middle of a dirt road.
It was cool to date someone from the neighboring town.
Football coaches suggest that you haul hay for the summer to get stronger.
You don't give directions by street names or directions by references (turn by Nelson's house, go two blocks east Anderson's, and it's four houses left of the Grade School).
Weekend excitement involves a trip to a Wal-Mart.
Your teachers call you by your older sibling's names.
And last but not least - You ever went cow-tipping or snipe hunting.
Don't forget to order your Plush Pippen pies from the Winlock Senior Center. You can order them before Nov. 3 with pick up at the Center on Nov. 11. 12" Pumpkin and Apple pies are available for $6 each. To order pies, please call the Center at (360) 785-4325 or Joann Porter at (360) 880-5073 or Carolyn Nixon at (360) 520-0772.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner; don't forget to make your reservations for the Senior Center on Nov. 20, doors open at 4:30pm.
Also at the Winlock Senior Center this week, it's potato Bar Friday. Cost is $8, Children ages 5 -12 are only $4, bring your appetite.
Winlock Timberland Library has a program for early release of the school, it's called "Get Crafty" and it takes place Nov. 4 - 7 from 12:30 - 3:30 for all ages, make and take crafts. Nov. 6 the Library presents "The Green Fields of America" for adults by Joe and Paula McHugh. Nov. 7 is Page Turners book discussion from 12:30 -1:30 p.m., featuring "In the Garden of the Beasts" by Erik Larson On Saturday, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., is the meeting of the Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library, learn all the library has to offer. The Library will be closed of Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
It's Clean Up the Coop this Saturday, and everyone will meet at 10 am at the Plaza on Kerron St. Join Viola Chickese and the rest of the gang to keep Winlock clean.
And please don't forget about Winlock Methodist is having their Annual Bazaar Craft sale on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please support our local churches.