A funny thing happened to me while taking pictures at last weekend’s Trunk or Treat Halloween event in downtown Fairbury. My boss from many a decades ago at Fairbury Lumber, Warner Krumme, came up to me.
“Not getting any free hotdogs and candy, Fred?” he asked. “No, I replied.” “I have to stay away from that stuff. Even being near it puts weight on me.”
Warner and I both agreed that some 35 years removed from out work at the lumber yard had seen us both grow a bit long in the tooth and a little less spry. “My metabolism isn’t what it used to be,” he told me.
Then I thought about it. I’m not sure I even have a metabolism any more. I related to Warner how when I was young over the course of a winter I would put on 15 pounds. When the weather warmed, like the snow the weight would always melt off of me.
But something odd started to happen.
One winter I put on 15 pounds and took off 10 in the spring.