Royal rhubarb

A woman pointed at the large rhubarb plant at Fifth and Broadway and exclaimed, “Look at that giant Alaskan squash bush!”

More bookstore block briefs

A little boy who was walking on Broadway stopped suddenly and pointed, “Alaskan Fairytales!”

And then, looking at his mother, “This place looks promising.”

Two older women stopped at the bookstore window to check out the cookbooks.

One said to the other, “Look, they have a cannabis cookbook!”

“What does that mean?” asked the other.

“It’s pot!” said her friend, and they left laughing like two schoolgirls.

It’s time for some of that sterling Independence Day wind! You know what I mean. People who can’t handle the fact that we smash eggs, beat rails spikes to smithereens, ride bikes as slow as we can and then take chances on ducks with silly little hats riding a creek wave. I expect lots next issue. You have your homework assignment. No whining, or the windy one will direct the next egg in your direction. Drop off at the bookstore or send to,  and we will enter you in a monthly drawing for a copy of Best of the Skagway Police Blotter, Vols 1 and 2, featuring the best of “Heard on the Wind”. This month’s winner is Lisa Hollander!