JOE SCHWARZ A slice of Similkameen life with Joe

Enjoying the leisure life in resort Similkameen isn’t tough. Spent Christmas Day with family in Tulameen. A spectacular Boxing Day dawned with a dusting of snow on the sparkling ladened trees in the brilliant sunrise. A perfect outdoor activity day.  Maybe a vague glimpse of the hereafter.

Enjoying the leisure life in resort Similkameen isn’t tough. Spent Christmas Day with family in Tulameen. A spectacular Boxing Day dawned with a dusting of snow on the sparkling ladened trees in the brilliant sunrise. A perfect outdoor activity day.  Maybe a vague glimpse of the hereafter.

New Years Eve, we walked a block in the -22C clear night to the Tulameen community dance hall where we thawed out on one loaded raucous dance floor. It was a real change and an awful lot of fun. The music was great, constant and loud, blew the battery out of the hearing aid. We did a lot of jumping up and down, coming down it was not unusual to find a different partner and never out of step. No Lawrence Welk. Midnight there was lots handshaking, hugging and stuff. One lady actually even kissed the one centre post. Maybe it was better looking than her partner or maybe she saw a stable relationship. Evening was capped off with beef on the bun, dessert and coffee.

A happy night for $25.00, which after walking home in the crisp moon light, will forever be frozen in our memory.

Three days later, I came down with a bad bronchial hacking, three week flu. The eyes were sealed shut. The normal bags under the eyes expanded halfway down the cheeks with greenie things all over them. I looked grotesque and asked Sweetie to dump me. She said no—city hall would charge a fee for the dumping permit and we didn’t get our pension raise from P.M. Harper because he used it for flying lessons from George Bush after buying a bunch of jets.  The prescribed antibiotics ensure you enjoy your kingdom by keeping you on your throne for some time.

However, If you get an invitation for the flu, take it. The flu is a free split second experience in hell — that what your aiming for?

And yes we are still here !