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September 15, 2021

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Sweet's Column By Barb Sweet My So Called Millennial Life By Stephanie Hayes Carl wants to defend his name's honor Auctioneer: Scott Dixon AU09000065 • 812-547-3721 See Full Auction Listing & Photos at: ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, September 18 • 9am Auction House 8621 Hwy. 37, Tell City, IN Nice Tell City Maple, Glassware, Antiques and well taken care of Tools & Household Items including: • 2012 Honda Rebel 250 Motorcycle • John Deere 285 Riding Mower • Large Troy Bilt Rear Tine Tiller Furniture Glassware Antiques • One level, easy to maintain • Nice open floor plan • Large walk-in closet for the master bedroom • Large eat-at-counter and a unique dining table to hold 8 available for purchase • 11 acres, including 9 ± acres of woods • 36'x64'x16' pole barn with a concrete floor and 2-10' doors • All appliances stay as well as washer/dryer which were purchased May, 2021 • Seller providing a Premium 2-10 Home Warranty ANITA WALDROUP BROKER ASSC. 812.664.7202 FC TUCKER EMGE REALTORS ® INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED OPPORTUNITY AWAITS!!! Directions: From Oakland City: Hwy 57 going N turn LT onto CR 200 S, aer going over I-69 turn RT onto 300 W, turn LF onto CR 125 S, turn LF onto 325 W to house on the LF. 1287 S. CO. RD. 325 W., PETERSBURG • $239,900 MLS#202136631 PUZZLED ABOUT WHAT TO READ? ..and you will have your solution. subscribe to 812-354-8500 Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in colorful, bright lights, and decorated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of Sept. 16 -22. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. BIRTHDAYS Sept. 16 – Brooke Schriefer turns 44; Silas Kincaid Brown turns 12. Sept. 17 – Carlie Mae Per- ry turns 15; Steve Schriefer turns 54. Sept. 18 – Annabel Richard- son turns 86. Sept. 19 – Jay Raney turns 33; Diane Sasser; Mary Ennis turns 74; Tim Bolin; Lucretia Crossley Miller turns 23; Tim and Sandy Bolin celebrate 12 years. Sept. 20 – Tyler Simmons, Jr. turns 15; Courtney Robert- son turns 18; Elizabeth Sluder. Sept. 21 – Mark Messmer; Briar Bruce turns 10. Sept. 22 – Josh and Jada Tinsley celebrate 3 years. May all our stars have a re- ally great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who need that card, visit, phone call and that daily thought of them to have a better day. There is another outbreak of another type of COVID, with more of our stars who are in the hospital or at home quar- antined. Many of our stars are having surgeries, test- ing, treatments, therapy, and just aches and pains of every- day life. EVENTS Sept. 16 – Winslow Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Gamble home. Sept. 17-18 – Winslow High School alumni weekend. Fri- day, cruise or road rally at the high school in the Winslow ar- ea at 4:30 p.m.; Chili supper on Friday at 5 p.m. at the Sny- der Community Center. Dinner at the Hunting- burg Event Center, Olinger room at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Sept. 17-19 – Monroe City Fall Fest at the Blue Jeans Center. Sept. 18 – 15th Winslow Community Festival and Light-Up Winslow Parade on Main St., Center St. and Riv- erside Park, where all kinds of family fun will be going on. There will be games for kids, plus rides, food, music, a trac- tor show, Clog the Patoka, a frozen T-shirt contest and a whole lot more. When it turns dark, the Light-Up Winslow Parade begins. It will line up on Union St. and travel north on Main St. to the sports field. Sept. 22 – Autumn begins. Sept. 24-25 – 6th Spurgeon Monroe Festival, movie in the park. Sept. 25 – Pike County Trac- tor Drive. Winslow senior citizens meet on Monday and Tuesday at the Community Center. Pe- tersburg seniors meet in the courthouse basement. Pike County's Farmers Market will set up every Sat- urday from 9 a.m.-noon on 8th St. by the courthouse in Pe- tersburg through Sept.. There were no postcards this week at Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598. Winslow Patoka River was high last week, but now since we only had two small showers, the river level is half full. The temps were in the 80s and low 60s with some wind blowing. Felt like fall weather in the air and the air conditioner gets to take a rest, as the windows are opened, once more. Lovely weather to sit out on the porch or in the yard. Norm and I have been spray painting this week. Norm is spraying the undercarriage on Ava and I'm spraying an iron chair for the porch and yard. My chairs will be so bright. If you fly over, you can see them, just kidding, but you can see them from a block away. The bridge north of Winslow was resurfaced, so Route 61 had to be closed for about a work week, but the detour will stay the same, be- cause they are going to re- surface the bridges south of Winslow soon. Our long drives out of Pike County took us to the Wabash River, before it empties into the Ohio River. It looks to be a bit wider from the view of an old iron bridge, painted light blue. Another drive, we went to Eastside Park in Washing- ton and back through Otwell, Velpen and Pikeville. The yards and some fields were mowed off to welcome in the Labor Day weekend. Speaking of Labor Day, we hope you all had the time of your life in whatever your day consisted of, whether is was a parade or just at home, filled with family and friends. Norm and I stayed home and did nothing, but enjoyed our time together. We saw some stars while out, Barbara Featherston and family, Alan Faith, Petersburg Lion Michelle Genco, and Tim and Jeanette for his 70th birthday. We saw our neigh- bors playing lawn darts that glowed. The ring was red and the darts were blue and green. We had a great Winslow Lions meeting and meal of salisbury steak from Pattie's recipe, with sides and desserts. We talked to Laura, who has asthma symptoms. A fter one week with medicines, she has had no relief. She may need a second dose of meds and breathing devices. My flower garden has dried up from blooms of Blackeyed Susans, so the bush was burnt, then scattered over the area and all the solar stakes are now placed in the spot till next year's growth. A star we had bought needed to shine, so it got a coat of silver and now it really shines. The squirrels are up to three now and they all are taking the walnuts and hid- ing them for those winter days. Sometimes they get in- to a playful mood, but if one squirrel wanted the nuts all for himself, then around the tree they go, until one crosses the road and all is quiet again. The lights are about to dim for this week, but keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down and enjoy your area. Wear your mask when it's re- quired for the safety of others. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to everyone you see this week. We hope to see you all on Sept. 18 at the festival. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Ritchie L. Luker, Peggy L. Pixley and Sara Prather con- vey to James O. Roettger, Jr. and Sharon Lou Roettger, re- al estate as recorded in Pike County. Roger Willis, Stanley Willis, Estate of Larry Robert Wil- lis, Larry R. Willis and Larry Robert Willis convey to Stan- ley Willis, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Roger Willis quitclaims to Stanley Willis, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Stanley Willis conveys to Michael W. Stone and Carol D. Stone, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Roger D. Willis conveys to Michael W. Stone and Carol D. Stone, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff, Jack L. Phillips, Lynne A. Hill and Treasurer of Pike County convey to US Bank National As- sociation and Manufactured Housing Contract Senior Sub- ordinate Pass Through Certificate Trust 1998 -8, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Vivory A. Brewer, Estate of Daniel R. Brewer and Dan- iel R. Brewer convey to Vivory A. Brewer, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Larry L. Willis and Linda E. Willis quitclaim to Larry L. Willis, Linda E. Willis and Larry Willis and Linda Willis Revocable Trust, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jay D. Wardlow conveys to Ethan Rutherford, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Smith Cemetery and Smith Cemetery Trustees convey to Washington Township, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Edgar Eugene Miller, Edgar E. Miller, Barbara Jo Mill- er and Barbara J. Miller convey to Logan A. McGregor and Madeleine R. McGregor, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Wells Fargo Bank National Association, Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota National Association, Norwest Bank Min- nesota, Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC POA, Home Eq- uity Loan Asset Backed Certificates Series 1998 -2 and First Union Home Equity Loan Trust 1998 -2 convey to Castle 2020, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Mary Crooks, Estate of Sharon R. Austin, Sharon R. Aus- tin and Sharon Roxanna Austin convey to Mary Crooks and Doug Crooks, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Zachary A. Wood conveys to Jarrod C. Robinson, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Debra K. Hopf, Richard Fitch, Jane Ann Wiltsie and Paul Ray Welton convey to Stanley Willis, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Frederick J. Faulk conveys to Logan R. Padgett and Er- ica R. Padgett, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Ruth A. Kamman conveys to Danny R. Kamman and Pa- tricia L. Kamman, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Roma A. Leach-Mills quitclaims to Nelson W. Bremer, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jacob M. Wendholt and Samantha R. Mitchell quitclaim to Jacob M. Wendholt and Chelsea R. Jacques, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jeffrey Kirk Hagemeyer, Estate of Maurice Lowell Hage- meyer, Maurice Lowell Hagemeyer and Maurice L. Hage- meyer convey to Jeffrey Kirk Hagemeyer and Gwenn Ann Laughlin, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jeffrey Kirk Hagemeyer, Maurice Lowell Hagemeyer and Estate of Maurice Lowell Hagemeyer convey to Jeffrey Kirk Hagemeyer, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Carl contacted me. Not just any Carl. Carl. Carl was minding his business at home in Hilton Head, SC, when a cousin sent him a link to one of my col- umns. The piece was about COVID-19 service delays, from deliveries to airlines. One of the jokes: "Due to COVID-19, the drive-thru might be slower than usual. To be honest, our drive-thru was always slow because Carl is in charge, but now we have a reason that sounds better than, 'Carl can- not be bothered to light a fire under it.'" Carl let me know I had a yel- low card. He wrote: "I really enjoyed it, except for the use of the name Carl as the drive-thru manager. Curious as to your choice, because, while you're proba- bly not aware, the name has come under assault over the last few years. Maybe it crept into your mind subconscious- ly, but I'd love to know how you came to choose 'Carl.'" He would be adding my piece to the Carl disses on his website, My Carl takedown would live in infamy. I dropped everything. Someone named Carl had cre- ated a website to bring hon- or to all slandered Carls? He had signed his letter as "Carl Ceo." Was he the chief execu- tive officer of all Carls?! "Would you be willing to reveal yourself? " I asked, the way Bob Woodward ap- proached Deep Throat. Um, yeah. Carl already had. He is Carl Ceo, named after his Italian father Carlo, who went by Carl. He also named one of his three children Carly. Carl, 59, had a long adver- tising career. He worked on cigarette campaigns in the 1980s, then found his way to pharmaceutical ads, includ- ing one for a lung cancer treat- ment. "Maybe I got my place back in heaven after do- ing all the cig- arette advertis- ing," he said. He also worked on the William Shatner Price- line ads and spots for Maybelline. He retired a bit early when the pandemic hit, but his marketing radar stayed in tune. Advertisers use focus groups to know who to tease, he said, and calling out wom- en by name is mostly off-lim- its. But it's open season on men. "We do stupid things and act like children for most of our lives." He started to notice Carls: a slimy broker Carl in a Charles Schwab commercial, an ab- sent-minded Carl messing up a baseball diamond in a Geico ad, a toga-clad Patton Oswalt in a series for Caesars Sports- book. He suspects one commer- cial is an inside job from old colleagues. In the AmeriSave Mortgage ad, Carl loses his thumb in a hitchhiking acci- dent. Carl Ceo lost his thumb in a water-skiing accident when he was 18. Coincidence? "Nobody has owned up to it," he said. He began compiling Carl digs on his website and Face- book group this summer, bal- ancing them with cool Carls. Karls count, he said, because he makes the rules. In the Carl Is Cool Gallery: Actor Carl Weathers; Olympi- an Carl Lewis; journalist Carl Bernstein; rock drummer Carl Palmer; Carl from "The Walk- ing Dead." He was excited to add Las Vegas Raider Carl Nas- sib, the first active NFL player to come out as gay. I suggested dreamy Karl from "Love Actually." In the Carl Is Not Cool Gal- lery: A Karl with a smelly room from a Febreze ad; a hapless chef Carl from a Pop- eye's bit; aller- gy-riddled Carl Wheezer from "Jimmy Neu- tron;" and Carl Spackler from "Caddyshack," whom, Ceo says, "may be the first docu- mented uncool Carl." Carl's blog has been fun for his family but also a chance for thought. Why do certain names become symbols of age, class and sex appeal? Peo- ple of color and those from dif- ferent ethnic groups have had names co-opted forever. Now, aggressive white women call- ing the manager or police are Karens. There are Chads, Sharons, Susans, Beckys. Kyle is a recurring character I use, a stand-in for an arche- typal clueless dude. I apolo- gize to Kyle! The observations are au- thentic. The people are hypo- thetical. But this Carl was re- al. Why did I use his name? Have I been wounded by a Carl? I simply thought the name felt neutral, strong and simple, and it was lingering in my head. In hindsight, may- be I'd been poisoned by ad- vertising's onslaught of un- cool Carls. Carl is not taking it too se- riously, for the record. He fig- ures Carl jokes will fade and a new moniker will become los- er of the moment. "Maybe they'll pick up Stephanie." Touche, Carl. You are cool. Stephanie Hayes is a colum- nist at the Tampa Bay Times in Florida. Follow her at @ stephhayeswrites on Face- book, @ stephhayes on Twitter or @ stephrhayes on Instagram. 10-Minute Devotional, Snack & Open Gym Ages: 11 to 18 Every other Wednesday from 7-8pm YOUTH Devo. & Gym 245 S. 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