The weather has turned cold and, thanks to nature, we’re wanting to eat more and hibernate. Personally, give me some good books, a soft blanket and about four months worth of hot chocolate, popcorn, pizza, fudge and soda (not to mention privacy) and I’d be a happy camper.

The weather has turned cold and, thanks to nature, we’re wanting to eat more and hibernate. Personally, give me some good books, a soft blanket and about four months worth of hot chocolate, popcorn, pizza, fudge and soda (not to mention privacy) and I’d be a happy camper.


Sure, there are lots of edible goodies that, by just their mention, bring on big grins and make our mouths water, especially during the winter and the holiday season. Pumpkin pie. Apple cider. Turkey and dressing. Fruit cake (just kidding). You get the picture. However, there’s one food that, no matter what time of year it is or how non-hungry we may be, just say the name and it makes just about everyone, except vegans, happy. That simple, irresistible food is none other than the lowly bacon. What once was traditionally a breakfast food has evolved into a plus for all meals. It’s used on burgers, sandwiches, salads, casseroles and tons of other things.


For bacon lovers, it’s not just the taste that turns us into drooling messes. The smell of bacon being fried, baked, grilled and even microwaved is pure heaven. If we smell it, we’re going to track it down like bloodhounds until we find the source.


That magnetic bacon factor is now being marketed in tons of stuff. There are bacon-flavored sodas, adult libations, chocolate, sunflower seeds and things I’d rather not even think about. There’s bacon-adorned clothing and bacon-scented candles. There are entire websites dedicated to everything bacon and even a "Bacon of the Month" Club!


I’m all for marketing a good thing, but I’m afraid the bacon frenzy has gone too far. I was recently saw that there is now bacon-scented deodorant, perfume and cologne.


I love the smell of bacon as much as anybody, but I sure don’t want somebody coming at me with two slices of bread and some mayo. Put that stuff on and you couldn’t even leave your house! Every loose dog and cat in the country would be on your heels, not to mention crazed bacon fans. I’m not exaggerating because they even warn you on the deodorant not to wear it in the woods unless your armed!



Happy birthday Monday to Joella Duffie, Sue Listvan, Aniyah Jackson, Isaac Winters III and Linda Simpson, all of Denison; Justin Armstrong, Kelley Frith, Benjamin Nickens, Carol Williams, Rev. Steve Lewis and Mattie Scruggs, all of Sherman; Krystine Moore of Kilgore; Lucy DeHorney of Dallas; Joyce Mohling of Savoy; Jessica Neff of Merced, Calif.; David Gilliam of Houston; Kelly Walker of Pottsboro.


Happy anniversary Monday to Bill and Betty Stone of Bells, 46 years; Robert and Uldine Hynds of Van Alstyne.