This Oct. 13 at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump said, “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”
I didn’t realize the White House and Americans stopped saying this. We didn’t actually.
At our workplaces, at our churches, at our family and friends’ gatherings and even at department stores, we still say “Merry Christmas.”
On many shopping trips, sales associates often have wished me a “Merry Christmas.”
Thursday, Dec. 7: M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Salad bar, cereal meal, also.
Friday, Dec. 8: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken patty sandwich, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, celery sticks with dip. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken patty sandwich, Tater Tots, celery sticks with dip.
Monday, Dec. 11: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, tossed salad. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also.
Holidays are wonderful;
they put you in the mood;
Fun and family gatherings,
and tons of fattening food.
There’s turkey, ham and candied yams,
cranberry sauce galore.
Cakes and pies and cookies, too,
and always so much more
The food is very plentiful, in fact,
there’s way too much;
But, we keep eating more and more,
’til everyone is stuffed!
After all have eaten, it’s time to clean the mess.
The women have to do it,
’cause the men won’t help, I guess.
The men sit down and watch TV,
The Lehigh Valley Press is accepting donations of yarn for a Parkland School District resident who makes throws for patients in Phoebe Nursing Home and local hospitals.
Anyone willing to donate yarn may contact Susan Bryant, editorial assistant for the Parkland Press at 610-740-0944, ext. 3726.
Luther Crest senior living community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall, is hosting a public holiday open house 2 p.m. Dec. 7.
Participants will tour residents’ homes decorated for the holiday season.
The event also will include holiday-related cookies and other treats.
People interested in attending are asked to call Luther Crest at 610-391-8229.
John Robert Miller, 89, from Schnecksville, died on Dec. 1, 2017, in his home.
He and his wife Elaine N. (Gastauer) Miller were married 66 years.
Born Jan. 10, 1928, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert Derr and Pauline (Hahn) Miller.
He retired from the former Bethlehem Steel, Corp. in 1986 where he was a senior research chemist for 34 years.
John was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.