We do-nee-no stinkin’ groundhog!
We have Big Al!
You may or may not remember last February’s article on Groundhogs, Woodchucks, ramborats what ever you want to call them. Doesn’t matter that Puxatawney Phil saw his shadow foretelling of six more weeks of winter. The Houston Zoo even tried to get in on the action by having their Asian Pig agree with Phil. Well I went to our local source who has a much more reliable record than Phil. I speak of course of Big Al. The star of the show out at Gator Country in Beaumont. This from their staff “We did try to feed Big Al today as we always do on ground hog day and for the first time in several years BIG AL did eat. So this will be a short winter for sure.” Like I said, any chump can have a groundhog.
Big Al lives at Gator Country near Beaumont. He is:
1. a lot bigger than the Yankee hedgehog (try the largest alligator in captivity at 1,000 lbs) and
2. He has also proven more accurate -- like 100% accurate -- in his "winter's over or not?" predictions, according to owner and Gary Saurage.
Every year on Groundhog Day, they offer Big Al his most-favorite-food: Kentucky Fried Chicken. Alligators are genetically unable to eat until all danger of winter freezes is past. Their bodies simply cannot digest food until warm weather is assured.
Let the records show it was none other than the Corriander King hisself that won the 35th annual C&R Chili Cookoff! That gives him 5 wins which means he is now tied with ME for most wins. Congratulations Rob Scherer ! Give him a thumbs up when you see him around the Island!
Tired of finding out about crap until it’s too late? Well that’s on you. Be at the Civic Club meeting tonight at 7, eat some free pizza and find out what’s going on all around you.
is on deck for next Saturday. I still have one opening for a server if you're interested.
Did you see your Islander in the driveway? Did you read it? The BBQ Cook off is on and scheduled for the 25th in Jarboe Park. The really good news? Even if you suck at Q you can invite friends who don't! This event is open to off Islanders as well. Could be interesting... Get cookin’!
Three friends from the local congregation were asked, 'When you're
in your casket, and friends and neighbors are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?'
Bryan said: 'I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine
leader, and a great family man.'
Jim commented: 'I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher
and good friend who made a huge difference in people's lives.'
Allan said: 'I'd like them to say, 'Look, he's moving!'