<p>When I spoke on the phone to our daughter Elizabeth her voice sounded like she was out of breath. As a typical mother, I was concerned and asked if she was OK. With a slight laugh in her voice she replied that she was fine.

Five of us were driving to a meeting when Pat swerved wildly to avoid hitting an animal that was crossing the road. As we all readjusted ourselves, we collectively (and individually) berated her for endangering us all.

On Monday, Feb. 2, we woke up to 16-inches of snow that fell overnight. BKW was closed and my daughter, Marcia Pangburn, dropped her daughter, Kyra Swan, off at my house before going to work.

On Monday, Jan. 26, the weatherman was predicting a stormy Tuesday so I hurried up and wrote my news and took it to Altamont. I drove my vehicle down the driveway to a shed where I have frozen food, as it is too icy for me to walk. I can send Brandon or Jenn, but I like to look in there and pick out just what I want.

Super Bowl XLIX has been the main topic of conversation for football fans for weeks. Now that the game is over, the real enthusiasts will continue talking about the game with discussions about good plays that their team made, bad plays, good calls by the referees as well as bad calls.