THIS AFFAIR IS NOW OVER
Well, this is it. I think we’re finally over. I admit I flirted with you first. I thought you were kind of pretty, even though all my friends warned me about you.
But you used me. You took all my money and left me feeling numb. It even started to feel like the sun didn’t stick around as long the days you were here. It seemed like once a month for a week at a time you would go crazy. My family seemed to know and wouldn’t come around. They always had excuses for why they couldn’t leave the house.
It didn’t take long to realize you weren’t what I wanted. You got scary and obsessive. I’d wake up and find you right outside my window. I even considered moving where you couldn’t follow me.
Of course the sheriff was no help. He didn’t consider you a real emergency. I still suspect that you killed my car battery. It was the same old thing every day with you and I truly feared for my life at times.
I can’t remember now what I ever saw in you. I was relieved when you finally got the message and left.
Last Tuesday when you showed up, you only embarrassed yourself.
I know we didn’t get along while you were here. You were always such a show-off. “Look at me! I’m so cold! Look at all the snow I’m making! Who needs to stay on the road, that ditch looks nice!”
Well I just wanted to let you know I’ve moved on. Her name is Spring and she’s beautiful. In fact she’s all the things you weren’t. She’s warm and kind. She listens to me, and we do what I want to do. She smells nice and takes care of herself. She doesn’t overindulge or overstay her welcome. She doesn’t make people sick at her sight.
I don’t miss you, Winter, but I do think of you, and I just wanted to thank you. Thanks to you, 64 degrees feels like 84 degrees and life feels good again. So goodbye. I suspect we’ll meet in passing. And when we do, oh how I hope you pass me by.
RIEGLE HAS TAKEN THE LEAD
Phil Riegle has demonstrated a mature and conservative approach to governing Hancock County.
Probably the most important issue facing the county today is the flood issue. On this matter, Phil has taken the lead on promoting a big picture solution. The ability of our county to realize continued economic growth depends upon finding a solution that will protect downtown Findlay from a 100-year flood is important.
Our officials need to work together for a solution and Mr. Riegle has clearly demonstrated his willingness to do so.