Paul’s Place: Well, say hello to winter

By: Paul Rockley

  |  Posted: Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 10:13 am

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Well Santa will have no problem getting around this Christmas as we got hit with quite a winter storm on Monday.

The high winds caused severe drifting and made the commute to work on Tuesday a challenge for all of us.

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Thought you would like to know the Salvation Army is having difficulty filling our their kettle shifts for the Christmas season.

Each shift represents about $300 towards the campaign. Did you know the Salvation Army is one of the top charitable organizations in North America when it comes to total dollars raised and the amount that goes to the cause? Anyway, the Salvation Army could really use our help this Christmas and has two hour shifts available at a couple locations. If you are interested in helping out please contact Sara Poffenroth at 403-975-7280. It is a gratifying experience to ring the bell and see the wonderful donations come forward.

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I was thinking on the weekend while I was out buying a few things how fortunate we are in this area not to have to travel to the city to buy stuff. In our Foothills area around Okotoks we pretty much can buy any product we want. I hate fighting the crowds in a crowded mall. Did you see the people fighting over products during the Black Friday weekend? How crazy is that?

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The Chinook Honey Farm is hosting a baking contest over the next two weeks as a fundraiser for the hospice. If you are a honey fan this is a can’t miss.

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Aspire to inspire before you expire.

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Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.

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The irony of life is that, by the time you’re old enough to know your way around,

you’re not going anywhere.

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Enough of that but I have to share this:

1. Take your shoe size. (only whole sizes)

2. Multiply it by 5.

3. Add 50.

4. Multiply by 20.

5. Add 1,012, or 1,013 if your birthday has already occurred.

6. Subtract the year you were born.

The first digit is your shoe size while the last 2 digits are your age.

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I was thinking on the weekend while I was out buying a few things how fortunate we are in this area not to have to travel to the city to buy stuff. In our Foothills area around Okotoks we pretty much can buy any product we want. I hate fighting the crowds in a crowded mall. Did you see the people fighting over products during the Black Friday weekend? How crazy is that?

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I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.


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