Bill Kirby

Online news editor for The Augusta Chronicle.

Kirby: Sometimes it really is a dog's world

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No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.

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– Christopher Morley

My dog and I had a good time Saturday at the blessing of the animals service at the Church of the Holy Comforter.

He sniffed out some new friends and got a nifty neck bandana, which he showed off to the neighborhood on our daily walk.

We got home in time to watch the Georgia-Tennessee football game, which he dearly loves because both team mascots are dogs.

HALL OF FAME: This is the week for the Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame induction dinner, planned for Thursday at Fat Man’s Mill Cafe at Enterprise Mill.

Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. affair are available at Fat Man’s Mill Cafe or at Surrey Center Pharmacy – $30 each.

If you’d like to see a slideshow of the extraordinary achievers entering the hall, I have one: augusta
chronicle.com/slideshow/arc-hall-fame.

GOOD CUP, BAD CUP: In honor of Saturday’s Na­tion­al Coffee Day, Buona Caffe, an Augusta roaster of specialty coffee, went looking for the region’s worst office coffee.

Entries came from businesses, Augusta State Univer­sity and even from a church staff, but the winner was The Club at Raes Creek, a full-service tennis, swim and fitness club. It will receive a free bag of Buona Caffe coffee each month for 12 months.

YOUR MAIL: Two travelers whose names were smudged in delivery send a postcard from Fargo, N.D. They write: “We’re having a great time in Minnesota and North Dako­ta completing a ‘bucket list’ to visit all 50 states.”

Bill Leopard, of Aiken, was traveling with the USS Intrepid CVA-11 Former Crew Members Association. He sent a postcard from Alaska, where it was 61 degrees and the sun was so bright “it hurt my eyes.”

Theresia Pritchard and Rupert Lampert are on holiday in Füssen, Germany, at Castle Neuschwanstein. (In case the rest of you are wondering, this is the Bavarian castle that inspired the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.)

TODAY’S JOKE: On opening his new store, a man received a bouquet of flowers. He became dismayed on reading the enclosed card, which expressed “deepest sympathy.”

While he was puzzling over the message, his telephone rang. It was the florist, apologizing for having sent the wrong card.

“Oh, it’s all right.” said the storekeeper. “I’m a businessman, and I understand how these things can happen.”

“But,” added the florist, “I accidentally sent your card to a funeral party.”

“Well, what did it say?” asked the storekeeper.

“ ‘Congratulations on your new location,’ ” was the reply.


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