As many of you know I live in a not so small town outside of Madison. It's still divided into the City of Verona and the Town of Verona. They have tried to come together but haven't been able to play nicely with each other. With the Epic campus now part of Verona and the projected number of employees at 8000 in three years, Verona is growing. Planners say that Epic is being modest and that growth will be up there at 10,000.
10,000 souls driving into Verona and out of Verona and hardly even making a ripple in the heart of the City. And, that for me is a good thing, because right now I can read the police report in the local weekly paper and have a chuckle. I'm not sure I would be smiling at the police reports from Madison or Milwaukee.
For example, on January 7th our local police confronted a juvenile carrying a large icicle down Main Street. The juvenile told the police that the icicle was a prop for the school snowman. The police took his icicle away and gave him a lecture about the dangers of standing below large, hanging icicles and that an icicle could be used as a weapon.
I mean, really, didn't you find yourself snickering to yourself when you read that? And, how many of us yanked off a large icicle when we were kids?
Now, I see them as a thing of beauty and try to get the best light to photograph them but I'm still just as fascinated with them as that kid.
On January 9th around 2:14 in the afternoon the Verona Police were called to assist an opossum that got stuck in a window well. They removed him/her with a pole, into a trashcan and then set it free in the nearby park.
In December the police were called to a residence, around dinner time to break up a loud, noisy fight between roommates. The disagreement between them centered around unpaid rent. The police took one of the roommates over to a relatives house and counseled him on making better living arrangements.
I'm not sure we pay our police people enough.
Try not to let the snow get to you. Remember that this too shall pass. Pretty soon those baskets of hers will be filled with orange slices for the Baltimore Orioles.
And, if you are finding yourself bored, a word I told my children didn't exist, do not call the Humane Society and tell them that there are three geese with their feet frozen in the Silent Street pond. It will just make the police come out to check and then they look really silly when the geese walk away.
:)Bea Who lives where the woman ARE strong, the men hard working and the children curious.