When I looked at the calendar this morning, I realized today is my late husband’s birthday.
It’s hard to believe he is dead for more years than we were married, because in many ways he influenced my life and thus continues to live in me.
Because of him, I stopped biting my nails. For the first 22 years of my life I was a consummate fingernail chewer.
Erasers and rubber dolls were not safe in my presence, either.
·Allentown Rescue Mission needs volunteers to staff the online Virtual Thrift Store 9 a.m.-noon on Monday and Wednesday mornings.
Contact Deirdre Federico Snyder at 610-740-5500 ext. 322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, needs volunteers for its gift shop.
Contact JoAnn Frey at 610-776-3125 or email@example.com.
On April 3, Amy Robertson, newly named principal of Pittsburg High School in Kansas, resigned.
An investigation into Robertson’s background uncovered questionable credentials.
And the best part?
Student journalists for Booster Redux, the high school newspaper at Pittsburg High, conducted the investigation.
Do you ever think about the birds?
We hear them every day.
Do you ever listen to the birds?
Do you wonder what they say?
Do you wonder what they chat about?
Do you wonder how they play?
At night they seem to hover ’round
to choose their resting place;
They seem to chatter endlessly and
then there’s not a trace
of sound, it seems they’re resting now
until tomorrow comes, and then they will
awaken and they soon will start to hum.
Do you wonder why they fly around?
Do you wonder where they go?
To The Editor:
First, let me say, it is a great honor and privilege to be endorsed by Lehigh County’s top law enforcement officer, District Attorney Jim Martin.
His confidence in my ability to perform the duties of magisterial district judge in District 31-3-1, which includes Lynn, Heidelberg, Lowhill, Washington, Weisenberg townships, and Slatington borough, is very important to me.
As a Lehigh County commissioner, I have had the opportunity to witness the hard work of the district attorney and his department.
·American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Allentown, needs volunteers to join the Lehigh Valley — Bucks Chapter’s Volunteer Recruitment Team.
Contact Susan Kalkhuis-Beam at 484-402-4718 or Susan.Kalkhuis-Beam@redcross.org.
·D&L National Heritage Corridor Inc., Easton, needs volunteers to help plan its spring dinner auction scheduled for April 27 at Northampton Country Club.
Contact Danielle Wolfrum at 610-923-3548 ext. 238 or Danielle@delawareandlehigh.org.
He was the one
The one for whom they were waiting
Yet they did not recognize Him
Some called him the King of the Jews
But His kingdom was not of this world
He will come again
Sometime in the future
When He will reign forever
But now He reigns in our hearts
This once and future king
For He is the King of Kings
And Lord of Lords
And He shall reign forever and ever
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “overindulged children?”
I always thought of kids who had a lot of stuff and opportunities.
You know, the kind of kids who rarely hear the word “no” and seem to get everything they want. The kind who act bratty and entitled.
But a recent read of a book called “How Much is Too Much?” by Jean Illsley Clark Ph.D. expanded my perception of what overindulgence really is.
And to my surprise, my score on a questionnaire I completed in the back of the book classified me as one who unintentionally overindulge my kids a bit.
We appreciate the men and women who step up and fulfill the role of tax collector within our municipalities.
Most of these individuals are hardworking citizens who do an outstanding job, however, we have had instances over the years in which some tax collectors have taken advantage of the current law and used it to steal money from the people they are supposed to be serving.
·Center For Vision Loss, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to be “Annie’s Angels” to do home visits, read mail and provide companionship.
Contact Rita Lang at 610-433-6018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·D&L National Heritage Corridor, Easton, needs volunteers to clean and organize the National Canal Museum.
Contact Scott Everett at 610-923-3548 ext. 232, email@example.com.