Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called Monday Mail.
Here's a follow-up message from a reader who recently suggested ways to out-crazy the crazy, rude people you bump into these days. Or who bump into you. Her previous message was given the heading "Let's go crazy":
This is Janet again from the "Let's go crazy" part of your article. That is the name of a really good song by Prince. I did think to myself, let's go crazy? Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Except it wasn't really a T-shirt, it was more like a jacket ... a very snug jacket ... that ties in the back.... Anyway, thanks for fixing my punctuation, etc., me no tipe good.
Are you sure that was a jacket? It sounds like a hospital gown.
Speaking of institutions, here's a message from Terri Gullatt regarding an area high school:
I handle PR, Alumni, social media and the website for Glenwood School. I am currently working with Curtis Howard on locating some our alumni and as we went through the yearbook, I discovered YOU!
I would love to be able to send you articles or story ideas from time to time about Glenwood for you to use in your column or publish somewhere throughout the paper.
We have recently received our Blue Ribbon status through AISA, the 2nd year in a row! There is a lot of positive energy going on here at Glenwood and I'd love it if you will share our steps of success in the newspaper.
Here is the press release for the Blue Ribbon:
Glenwood School has achieved Blue Ribbon status once again!
The Alabama Independent School Association is pleased to announce that Glenwood School has attained the AISA Blue Ribbon School designation for 2012-2013 school year. An AISA BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL exemplifies excellence in teaching, student performance, school life, and school and community interaction. A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL award winner is an excellent school involved in an on-going process of school improvement....
The AISA BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL is a program sponsored by the AISA to recognize member schools with outstanding educational programs....
I'm sorry, but ever since Chavala burned down, I've tried not to mention other schools I've attended.
Just a few years ago I happened to note that I graduated from Auburn, and first some guy poisoned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner, and then the whole football program went straight to hell.
Tim Chitwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-571-8508.