Well, it’s official, Spring officially arrives today, and as I look outside right now, it is snowing, (it is referred to as a flurry) I can barely see across the road, the wind is blowing at 20MPH, the temperature is 25° F, and it feels like 12° F with the wind chill. The sun is actually north of the equator as of today. Isn’t that nice? It is expected to continue cold and snowy for the next 4 days. Thank you Mother nature.

The premiere of our province resigned last night29 months into her term, following what has proven to be a disastrous month that saw her popularity dwindle to probably the lowest of any premiere ever. The popularity of the Tories dropped with her, and our premiere took the spear. I suppose it had to be, someone had to go under the bus.

While I was not personally a fan of Premiere Redford, a lot of good has come out of her term, and I was particularly impressed with her and her people when Alberta experienced the greatest disaster in Canadian history, in the form of a major flood that wiped out entire towns. She was working tirelessly to get people squared away safely, and to mitigate the damage. She did a lot of work trying to get the US to buy into the pipeline project to the US Gulf of Mexico. Money was spent or promised for upgrading roads, some already started, schools, and more.

Somewhere along the way, however, she got into difficulty with her caucus in the way of communication and a management style that her caucus could not buy into. She lost her way in understanding or listening to all us “Little People”, the same as she did with her caucus. It cost her, since the rest of the Legislature who were Conservatives were convinced they would never get re-elected again, with Allison in a leadership role. It was interesting to note that anybody who had a comment on this resignation agreed that Allison was without a doubt one of the smartest leaders we had ever had. I would have to agree. It seems like quite a waste to lose someone this smart.

I wish her well in whatever area she chooses to work in.


As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie


Russ and Fred, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.

One day Russ didn’t show up.  Fred didn’t think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something …

But after Russ hadn’t shown up for a week or so, Fred really got worried.

However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Fred didn’t know where Russ lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him.

A month had passed, and Fred figured he had seen the last of Russ, but one day, Fred approached the park and – lo and behold!  – there sat old Russ!

Fred was very excited and happy to see him and told him so.

Then he said, ‘For crying out loud Russ, what in the world happened to you?

Russ replied, ‘I have been in jail.’
‘Jail!’ cried Fred.  What in the world for?’

‘Well,’ Russ said, ‘you know Sue, that cute little blonde waitress at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?’

‘Yeah,’ said Fred, ‘I remember her.  What about her?’

‘Well, the little gold-digging witch figured I was rich and she filed rape charges against me; and, at 89 years old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pleaded ‘guilty’.

‘The judge gave me 30 days for perjury’


Have a Great Day, and be nice to everyone.

Ross Smile

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Older type, enjoys computer, cruising, photography, fishing, travel, good food and movies

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