KIRBY: Haircut keeps me ahead of the game

You know what’s the rage this year? … Hats.

 

Calvin and Hobbes

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Got a haircut.

Got clipped pretty good last week on one of those sunny days when it seemed like the winter’s worst had waned.

I thought it was best to keep my hair short because it diminishes the visual contrasts of those spots my wife gently refers to as “thinning” and my mother bluntly calls “balding.”

I had been inspired at church where from my back-pew perspective I had noticed many male heads in front of me no longer hiding much hide.

So … I was three steps outside the barber shop when it hit me. Cold air wrapped around my neck. My ears were suddenly tingly. My head was cold. Thank goodness I had a ball cap in the car.

Of course, I was soon chided for wearing it in the house, and had to switch to a less noticeable Augusta Lynx stocking cap.

It was warmer, anyway.

Two more months of winter and I can’t wait till spring.

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YOUR MAIL: It was a “cold, but very nice eight-day, seven-night winter stay” in Surfside Beach, S.C., for Corky and Debbie Holloway, of Evans. They actually saw some snow.

Snow was what Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, hoped to find in the Smoky Mountains, but instead it was 60 degrees and sunny.

It was overcast in Key West, Fla., where Ginny and Jeff Guerrant, of Aiken, were starting a Caribbean cruise.

Finally, congratulations to Dick McCoppin, of Augusta, who visited his seventh and final continent in December while cruising out the old year.

Dick then started 2018 with a trip to New Zealand and Australia, where his postcard reports it is summer — with temps in the 70s and 80s.

“Looking forward to seeing kangaroos and koala bears. Vacationing is a tough assignment, but someone has to do it!”

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BUTLER REUNION: The Butler High Class of 1971 will hold a reunion March 3 at the Legends Club. The event, which includes a DJ and catered dinner, will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. and the cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. Price at the door will be $50 per person or $85 per couple.

For more information, visit Facebook under Butler High Augusta GA Class of 1971 Reunion or contact Jeanne Thigpen Christy at (706) 951-6199.

TODAY’S JOKE: Jim Hope shares this one.

“You just go ahead,” the man in the shopping mall said to his wife. “While you’re shopping, I’ll browse in the hardware store.”

An hour later, she returned and saw him at the checkout counter. The clerk was ringing up the last of a pile of tools and supplies that would fill two wheelbarrows.

“Are you buying all this?” his wife asked incredulously.

“Well, yes,” he said, embarrassed. Then waving his arm toward the interior of the store, he added, “But look at all the stuff I’m leaving behind!”

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Reach Bill Kirby at bill.kirby@augustachronicle.com.

 

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