• Can Spring be Far Behind…Yes

    Posted on March 29th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    It snowed all day yesterday, only an inch or two but all day long. March 28th! A neighbor lost most of her apple trees this winter due to high snow and some other winter related factors.
    march 28 snow

  • A Reader Sent This Clip

    Posted on March 26th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    If there is anyone out there who doesn’t know the Pink Panther, This is just one of many scenes that are brilliant.

  • Iran Offers to Mediate between Republicans and Obama

    Posted on March 24th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    Courtesy of New Yorker Mgazine

    MARCH 10, 2015
    Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama

    TEHRAN —Stating that “their continuing hostilities are a threat to world peace,” Iran has offered to mediate talks between congressional Republicans and President Obama.

    Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, made the offer one day after Iran received what he called a “worrisome letter” from Republican leaders, which suggested to him that “the relationship between Republicans and Obama has deteriorated dangerously.”

    “Tensions between these two historic enemies have been high in recent years, but we believe they are now at a boiling point,” Khamenei said. “As a result, Iran feels it must offer itself as a peacemaker.”

    He said that his nation was the “logical choice” to jumpstart negotiations between Obama and the Republicans because “it has become clear that both sides currently talk more to Iran than to each other.”

    He invited Obama and the Republicans to meet in Tehran to hash out their differences and called on world powers to force the two bitter foes to the bargaining table, adding, “It is time to stop the madness.”

    Hours after Iran made its offer, President Obama said that he was willing to meet with his congressional adversaries under the auspices of Tehran, but questioned whether “any deal reached with Republicans is worth the paper it’s written on.”

    For their part, the Republicans said they would only agree to talks if there were no preconditions, such as recognizing President Obama’s existence.

  • Elmore Day Gone and Almost Forgotten

    Posted on March 24th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    One of our readers was a college president and started at Wabash College an eccentric holiday dubbed Elmore Day.

    Although the faculty at Wabash had failed to see the fun of disrupting their academic calendar, Thad Seymour, the President believed a disruption—or at least a pleasant distraction—was exactly what was called for when he created Elmore Day in 1972. It was named for James Buchanan Elmore, whom he termed “a wonderfully awful poet.”

    Born in 1857, the so-called the Bard of Alamo, Indiana, was known for his reflections on nature, including an ode to the sassafras plant, which celebrates its restorative powers with these lines:

    In the spring of the year, when the blood is too thick,
    there’s nothing so rare as a sassafras stick.
    It strengthens the liver and cleans up the heart,
    and to the whole system new life doth impart.
    Sassafras, oh sassafras, thou art the stuff for me!
    And in the spring I love to sing, sweet sassafras, of thee.

    Well when Thad left Wabash they eliminated Elmore Day but a recent article about him stated that he still sends an annual email to Wabash with two words “Elmore Lives!”

  • Obama’s Speech at Selma

    Posted on March 24th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    Many don’t like President Obama, Many believe he is a Muslim, many believe he was not even born in America. Many insult him and the Presidency of the United States. Those people regardless of one’s politics, Republican or Democrat should hear this speech. It is a proud American speaking not from his gray cells but from the red blood that comes from the heart. Selma happened 50 years ago, but this speech reminds us of those times and the hope we all have in this country.

  • Spring In Clove Valley

    Posted on March 20th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    These two pictures were taken March 19th the day before Spring. Tomorrow 3-6 more inches of snow are predicted.

    march clove snowmarch clove snow 2

  • A Life of Crime

    Posted on March 16th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    I’m not sure when it started but lately I have been engaged in petty theft. I go into Dunkin Donuts and when I leave I take extra Sweet and Lows. It started with just maybe one or two but lately I have been taking more and more. I’ve been thinking of wearing a mask from now on. Any thoughts? other than it is supposed to be terrible for you.sweet and low

  • Some Quotes from a Reader who Follows Sports…Closely

    Posted on March 16th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann:
    “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman

    Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh :
    “I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes..”

    Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of
    heavyweight Andrew Golota:
    “He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning, regardless of what
    time it is.”

  • Two Pictures From a Reader in Millbrook

    Posted on March 16th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    One of our readers sent in the following pictures. One of a deer foraging for food this winter and the other of her Labradoodle watching the Westminster dog show. No explanations needed.deer eve proppwestminster labradoodle

  • St Patrick’s Day in Yorkshire

    Posted on March 16th, 2015 The Millbrook Times No comments

    Sent from a reader on “The Day”