Commentary

God bless Wyoming and keep it wild. – Last diary entry by 15-year old Helen Mettler in 1925.

Based on somenews stories there is no shortage of “wild” events occurring around Wyoming in recent months that have caught my attention. Four come to mind:

Santa Claus retired. The Easter Bunny went AWOL. And the Grinch has officially wiped out the financial Christmas being anticipated by members of Wyoming’s advertising media in 2014.

 Ever since most of Wyoming got pelted with that first snowstorm in September, I have been itching to get to a warmer climate.

On Dec. 30, we climbed into our nine-year old motorhome (aptly named FollowMyNose) and started our slog southward.

Today’s Wyoming is not your grandfather’s Wyoming.  Or even your father’s Wyoming.

As 2013 winds down, it makes sense to look back at what kind of items were featured in this statewide column.

There are many groups of people in Wyoming who could use a little nudge of assistance at this time of year.  Two types that come to mind are the under-employed and the unemployed.

Last week we celebrated my wife’s birthday by installing a new furnace in the house. I even put a red bow on it.

She was not impressed.

“Books and booze,” is how one of my coffee buddies answered, when I asked his ideas for the perfect Wyoming-oriented Christmas gifts. 

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