Tim Chitwood: Take the trail to catch some crappy fish

tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 5, 2014 

However long and hard the road may be, it's Monday Mail.

The road

Today's opening is from Winston Churchill: "You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."

The trail

The city sends this:

Dear Tim,

The Columbus Consolidated Government Planning Department wants to keep you informed regarding South Lumpkin Road Multi-Trail and Ft. Benning Road Streetscapes. There will be a public meeting on January 16, 2014 at Baker Middle School from 5:30-7:00 PM. Your input is vital to our planning process.

If you have any questions or need additional information, call the Planning Department at 706-653-4116.

Dear planning:

I have a question: What the heck is a "Multi-Trail"?

The game

Here's an email that as far as I can tell is most likely about football:

Mr. Chitwood:

I have a question for you: What does Mike Smith of the the Atlanta Falcons and Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs have in common?

Answer: They have yet to win a major championship. Mr. Smith hasn't guided the Falcons to winning a Super Bowl. Mr. Richt has yet to guided the Bulldogs to a BCS National college football Championship. In other Words. Neither can guide their teams to push the envelopes in a winning a major championship in their ranks.

One more thing. I am going to predict that QB Aaron Murray of the Georgia Bulldogs will be a Houston Texan in 2014. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season.

McGilder Whitehurst.

Dear McGilder:

Just had one. Thanks.

Twice I've been stuck overnight in Houston while trying to fly somewhere else. I have absolutely no idea why anyone would want to stay there.

The river

Here's a comment from Mike Nichols, posted to a column that proposed building a casino here with a giant fish tank in it:

Lessee. What kind of fish tank could we have in the Phenix City-Columbus area?

Bone-heads, bottom feeders, sticklebacks, crabs, big-mouths, piranha, urchins, loan sharks, sponges, carps, blood-sucking lamprey eels, jellyfish, red snappers, crappie -- for a start.

Dear Mike:

I once read a child's essay that described all the "crappy" fish he caught in the river, so that's really not a bad idea.

Tim Chitwood, tchitwood@ledger-enquirer.com, 706-571-8508.

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