|Art with Setta and Winslow|
|Setta giving Letty plenty of wet kisses.|
Tired but happy.
Love from Mom
Today's weather will not be so nice, a cold and windy day for me to get my B12 (vitamin) short. Brrr!
Have a good 2008 everybody.
The "cops and robbers" affair Mom mentions was more cops than robbers. We went to the grocery store, as she says, and walked in the door, but noticed that lights were not on, produce was covered, and there seemed to be no staff around. We were not the only people; others began arriving, looking for last minute food for Christmas dinner. I went into the back of the store, and upstairs into the office area, but no-one was there. We debated leaving cash for what we wanted, but realized that wouldn't work either- no place to leave the cash and no way to be sure what the exact amount owed was. I found the phone number of a regional manager, and called him, leaving a message to say one of his was unlocked and people were wandering in. We then phoned the police, and decided that all the people who had wandered in needed to stay until the police released us. Then, a detective in plain clothes entered the store, showing his badge, and asking what was going on. He was unaware of the call into the police department, and once we explained what had happened, he waited for the uniforms to arrive. By then, several of the people were upset that they needed to get home to make their dinner, so the group said they should talk to the police first. No crimes had been committed, but it was a lucky thing; anyone could have cleaned out the store. A photo of Art and I leaving the store, our faces blurred, was in the local newspaper the next day. Later that afternoon, I received a phone call from the manager, who had been busy with his own Christmas, thanking me profusely for doing the right thing. By then he had taken care of the problem but he was lucky some good citizens were around. I wonder if the store manager retained his job?