Merry Christmas (belated) and Happy New Year (early).
Things have definitely been festive around here; well, sorta festive. There is, of course, the death that occurred late 25th/early 26th. More about that in a few.
The wedding was yesterday; the bachelor/bachelorette/whatever party was Wednesday nite. What a doozy! Lots of stories, blood on the floor, kids under the influence, broken tables, at least one folding chair was used pro wrestling style on a guy's head, and plenty of shiners and hangovers the next day. Is it just me or does all that sound like not much "fun". I thank Him often for changing my life and making stuff like that things of the past.
So now there's lots of people in town. They'll be sticking around too, with the funeral coming on Monday, which makes this the popular place on the river. Many people will spend time with the family in grief. Others will come to gamble, hang out and party. Some will behave themselves. Some won't. The Troopers have been here daily; so much work and so little time.
(I've got to put you on hold for a while)
I'm back. One guy wanted to watch a college b-ball game here and another guy needed help with his snow machine. Plus there were about a dozen phone calls, one regarding search and rescue (SAR) for an overdue trapper. (So much work and so little time; oh, I used that line already. Sorry; the loss of memory seems to accompany the loss of hair). Nothing's working out. The first guy's college team is getting abused and the other guy can't get the broken bolt out of his sno-go. At least the phone has let up for a while.
The deceased/body was brought in today, so that starts the hall activities (see July 26, 2007 post), which will run through tomorrow and likely conclude on Monday. After the funeral comes New Year's Day, with all the related cultural activities. More on that later.
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