Saturday, November 28, 2009

Who invented those ear muffs everyone wears?

Can you eat another spoonful of stuffing, piece of turkey or just one more little sliver of pumpkin pie? If you can still say yes with enthusiasm, then waddle over to the fridge and dish up another plateful of Thanksgiving leftovers.

But if you are forced to answer no then you are officially ready to begin your holiday shopping. Some of you were out driving to the stores on Friday morning – I don’t know does four o’clock count as morning or is that still the middle of the night, but I digress. My point is you could have and should have started and finished your shopping at Mooseville from the comfort of your couch, wearing your fuzzy slippers and that goofy plaid bathrobe. Please take note – there will never be any photos of that and speaking of slippers, new slippers are never a bad gift idea, but they never seem to be quite as good as the old ones.

I hate to sound like an advertisement, but the reality is Mooseville has gifts for everyone on your list and can ship it out straight away with no hassles.

Dust off your Earmuffs!!

Farmington, Maine will celebrate Chester Greenwood Day on December 5. It is the only place in the world to celebrate the man who invented earmuffs. The festivities include a huge parade (11AM), a chili contest (12:30PM – 1PM) and then some “CRAZY” people will go swimming just for kicks in Clearwater Lake at 3PM. For more information and a complete schedule of all of the fun events for Chester Greenwood Day, contact the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Even if you won't be able to attend the festivities, you should look up Chester Greenwood and see what a great inventor he was!

Thanks Chester! I only wish they made earmuffs large enough to fit over my big ears!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Moose Thanksgivings!

I apologize for not posting my column in a few weeks – I am still all goofed up from the time change and Corey has me very busy with the new store in New Jersey.

Have you seen it? Crazy ornaments everywhere! No wonder he is having that sale to try and get rid of some.

Let’s talk about the real news around Mooseville – Thanksgiving is this week! Who knew it could sneak up on us like a molting chicken, but that is another story.

This time of year, even a moose like me has to count his blessings! I survived another hunting season without a scratch, my cupboard is stocked with vegetables and the fireplace will be sure to keep my hooves toasty all winter.

I have also been thinking about the people in my life and that always brings a smile to my face! I wanted to send a special hello out to all of my friends in Franklin County, Maine.

Who are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? The hard question is – have you told them! Don’t wait! Just pick up the phone, call Corey, and tell him how much he means to you and he might even give you a discount on your next purchase.

Have a great Thanksgiving – remember if you have to start shopping early, Mooseville online is open 24 hours a day to meet all of your moose needs.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What time is it?

Welcome to November and Day Light Savings Time. I know you are probably still wondering, what time is it? In case, you have forgotten, you are supposed to turn your clocks back one hour last night before you went to sleep. As the days get shorter, this was supposed help us to have light in morning when we try to pry ourselves out of those warm covers. But I do not really see that it makes much of difference for most folks in Mooseville, but for today at least, most people, including one perpetually late moose, do seem to get places on time or maybe even early. Shorter days and longer nights are supposed help us to save energy, but I am not convinced. If you go to church, you see that it is the one Sunday out of the year that the family that always comes in late is there on time!

Why on earth do we do this twice a year?

But once you figured out how to change all of your clocks especially those clocks in your cars – you won't have to think about it again until March when we will all spring-forward!

A friendly reminder to everyone – dig out your orange fashions, as deer hunting season kicked off yesterday and there are sure to be lots of sleeping hunters in the woods in the weeks to come. I am sure looking forward to seeing Tom Saviello at all those 4:00 AM breakfast "meetings" they have this time of year. This week's true rumor – Tom Saviello has announced that he will run for the State Senate of Maine next year.

But back to those "meetings," check The Irregular newspaper for times and locations, because you will be cranky if you get there and realize that you are all alone and there isn't a sausage in sight.

I have no idea what time it is - moose never wear watches! It's about day light!

I know one thing is for sure, it is time for me to get back to work! Yep - is where I do all my work!