The Porch, Dec. 13

SCANNING: In years past we’ve published “a scanner year” – entertaining excerpts from what we heard over the dispatch communications device in our office – and while we did not get it together in 2014 to compile such a list, one item overheard on Dec. 9 was funny in itself: the words of the officer were, in full and verbatim: “An inquisitive toddler.”

Safe to presume it was the classic three-year-old’s 9-1-1 call?

SEEN AND HEARD: Woman riding bike and carrying a holiday wreath on the handlebars … benches, stop signs and lines, plantings, and new sidewalks on State Street … a first-grader telling Santa on his Rotary visit, “I met all your reindeer last year.”

BUMPER CROP: “I Love it Here” reads the sticker on the bumper of a pickup seen in Hood River. The canopy contained a large decal of North and South America. And is this the counterpoint to another, puzzling, bumper sticker you see around here: “Don’t Hassle Me. I’m A Local.” The I Love It Here guy can display his sticker anywhere from Fairbanks to Tierra del Fuego – the Hassled Local should cover his sticker up once he leaves the county.

The Porch should be a bit more frequent in 2015. Lately editor Kirby Neumann-Rea just hasn’t had the time, what with all those Hawaiian vacations.

News and information from our partners


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site. A user's first several comments must be manually approved by a moderator.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment


Information from the News and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)