“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells Ring out from the land
“Asking peace of all the world
And good will to man ...
“The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights
“He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight Why he didn’t shoot, well, we’ll never know...
“The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine And forced him to land behind the enemy lines
“Snoopy was certain that this was the end ...
“When the Baron cried out, “Merry Christmas, my friend!” “The Baron then offered a holiday toast
Oh, how I long to feel once more, the lovely
days of summer.
The warmth of sunshine
on my face,
the flowers blooming
The gentle rain ... I see it still;
The way it dances on the sill.
A vibrant blue
ornates the sky,
while pompous clouds
go passing by.
The weeping willow swaying, as the gentle breezes blow;
The thunder and the
lightning, that so quickly come and go.
The children’s laughter
fills the air.
The birds are chirping
Luke Jaindl and Rita DiBenedetto, both of Orefield, have been chosen by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as 2017 Lehigh Valley Man and Woman of the Year.
The two were named during the society’s grand finale celebration June 6 at DeSales University.
Individual winning totals will be announced this summer after the national titles are awarded to the top fundraisers in the country.
Walter Graf, 87, of Whitehall, died peacefully June 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
He and his wife, Agnes C. (Frisch) Graf, were married 64 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Hermina (Keppel) Graf.
A 1946 graduate of Allentown High School, he honorably served with the U.S. Army, and returned home to work at Bethlehem Steel for more than 43 years.
He enjoyed horse racing, playing poker and attending auctions.
Kelsy Lynn Thomson, 35, of Whitehall, died June 7, 2017. Her greatest love in life were her daughters, Addison and Kendall.
There was nothing she would not do to see them happy.
Christmas was a favorite time, decorating the tree with the girls and making it a special celebration.
She loved music, specifically Bruce Springsteen, and she would frequently coach her daughters on singing along to the songs she herself enjoyed.
Being such a loving and caring person made her perfectly suited for her job with the human resources team at Amazon.