It’s time to say, ‘Happy New Year’

WestWordsWEBHappy New Year. I have long thought that the calendar should be changed. Instead of starting the new year 10 days after the winter solstice and a week following Christmas, the new year truly begins on Labor Day.

After the long, lazy summer days of watching corn grow, children play and attending fairs and carnivals, the old urgency returns.

The crop needs to be gathered, school lessons learned, and bedtime and meal schedules tightened.

The morning mists and shortening days remind us winter is on its way, and, at least in this part of the world, preparations need to be made to survive it.

Tom West is the general manager of the Peach. Reach him at (320) 352-6569 or by e-mail at [email protected]