A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE MAY 9: A sigh is just a sigh …

Men and women interpret sighs totally differently. What is it about when a guy does a sigh and when his wife does a sigh.

Men and women interpret sighs totally differently. What is it about when a guy does a sigh and when his wife does a sigh.

I know for sure if I let go a sigh within earshot of Special K it’s going to have consequences.

This communications glitch is another example of how men and women are wired differently.

To women generally, and Special K specifically, a sigh is a statement.

But to me – like the song says, ‘a sigh is just a sigh’.

When I sigh – it basically means I’ve released some tension. I’ve let go of some little bother – probably because I came to the conclusion that it’s really out of my control anyhow.

If what I think about it isn’t going to matter one way or the other, then I figure there’s no point thinking about it. There’s certainly no good reason to worry about it anyway. Why ruin my day worrying about something I can’t fix anyway?

So I sigh and let it go. Simple! The thing is out of my head and I can move along with whatever is facing me that day.

But that’s not the way things go if I dare let go a sigh while Special K is around. Because she’s going to insist the sigh has some ‘meaning’ and I’ll be getting the third degree.

“What was that about? What did you mean by that? What was that for?”

Consequently I’ll have to give up my relaxation and drag the ‘problem’ back into my brain again.

Oh well – not much you can do to figure out communication between the sexes – *heavy sigh*.


Both public libraries in the West Boundary are holding major fundraisers this month. The Midway Library will hold their annual Spring Event this Saturday. This year there’s to be a bit of a difference. They are partnering with McMynn’s Foods and holding the event in the grocery store parking lot and  a bigger parking lot means a bigger celebration.

It’s a big day for McMynn’s for two reasons. They are celebrating their centennial and it’s also a grand opening with their new wholesale distributor – Family Foods.

It all begins with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., a kids bike rally with Constable James Charles at 10:27 a.m. and kids games at 11:57 a.m. (I don’t know why they choose those odd times – maybe another reason for you to show up – to ask them why). There will also be raffles, a book sale beginning at 9 a.m., lunch from noon on, live music by Undercover, beer tasting in the afternoon and much, much more.

McMynn’s continues their tradition of supporting the Midway library as they are supplying the library with the hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings that will be needed to do the food for the daylong parking in the parking lot.

Vendor tables may still be available – contact the Midway Library at 250-449-2620.


The Greenwood Library will hold their Victoria Day Sidewalk Book Sale on Monday, May 20 from 9 to 3.

The annual event is where the library unveils their quilt for the year. Their usual practice is to offer three prizes in the raffle to be drawn the Monday following the Rock Creek Fall Fair. First prize is a queen-size quilt, second is a lap quilt, and third is a book bag filled with books.

So be sure to check them out on the upcoming long weekend.

Books at the Greenwood Library book sale are by donation.  For more information call 250-445-6111 during library hours.