As most of you know, our dear May Belle Justice is going through a rough patch. For cards, flowers or visits, she's now out of the hospital and in room 213 at Parton Family Convalescent Center. She says although she appreciates the wonderful outpour, please talk to Dorothy Jean Wetstra or Lester K. Biggs at Harry's Grill before taking food for Earl to her home. Her being temporarily laid up this long also means her delicious homemade sweets are currently out of stock at the Tea Cozy in Partonville Pleasantries, owner/operator Teresa Brewton reports. Although May Belle's goodies are a favorite drawing card for the Tea Cozy, Brewton wants you to know there are plenty of other offerings still available so please stop by.
As reported in the Partonville Press, the Wild Musketeers, Partonville's senior softball team, have yet to find their groove this year and lock a win, mainly due to the fact ace pitcher Jessie Landers (aka Mugsy Landers, back in the day when she played semi-pro for the She-Bats) has been sidelined with a groan pull. During my post-game interview with Maggie she blamed her injury on husband Arthur who, she says, "...should have moved the dang Lazy Boy himself! And I want to go on the record with that." When I approached Arthur, who was seated on the tailgate of his pickup near the outfield sidelines, for a comment he gave me the squint-eye, whipped out his Hohner Harmonica and played a few bars of Blame It on the Bossa Nova.
Earl Justice, May Belle's son (although I know I don't need to tell any of you Partonvillers who Earl is, but I'm trying to figure some reading this blog from outside of town might not know ...) just delivered my take-out lunch from Harry's Grill to the office. Nothing new there. But Earl was sporting a suit and tie today. When I commented on it, he said, with bright eyes, "Dad's." Earl is a man of few words. When I receive one from him, I am a blessed man. Thanks for blessing me today, Earl. Thanks.
Although no charges were pressed, Sergeant Phillip (Mac) McKenzie was called to Harry's Grill early this morning, shortly after the 6 a.m. opening, to break up what he referred to as a "loud dispute" between Mayor McKern and Arthur Landers. According to an unofficial report, Mayor McKern said someone "Obviously stole all the entries from the box for the 'Lunch With the Mayor contest' I'm running since the box was empty." After Arthur Landers reportedly said, "STOLE?" and busted out laughing, whereupon an escalating verbal sparring commenced. Lester K. Biggs, owner of Harry's Grill, warned them both if they didn't "pipe down" he was going to call the police, at which point they bothy turned on him. Again, no charges were pressed but both Mayor McKern and Arthur Landers were escorted off the premises by Sargeant McKenzie. Mayor McKern said, "Fine. I was done eating anyway." Arthur Landers cannot be quoted and reportedly laughed all the way to his truck.
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My name is Harold Crab and I am the editor of the Partonville Press. I am new to blogging but I will try to do my best to write a newsy tidbit now and again, something that might not make the paper or, hopefully, one of Baumbich's books. We heard she's snooping around here again, writing down our every word for a Dearest Dorothy #7!