What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

My friend the fly

Fall is finally here. I believe I like fall better than any other time of the year. Cooler days, fall colors and weeds quit growing. It is hard to find much wrong with fall except for one thing. Flies. Flies, of course, move inside your house in the fall. Somewhere there is a fly travel journal.

Written right there on the first tiny page are the words, “At the first sign of fall all flies shall leave the manure piles, barns, backs of all bulls, any candy the kids have dropped in the yard and move immediately into the nearest human occupied dwelling.” The fly journal goes on to say, “All member...


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