Today we share time with the family of Brian Trimble, Fuller Hose fire fighter, who will be laid to rest tomorrow as the result of a pedestrian-vehicle accident. Brian’s laughter and smile will be missed. Thank you, Brian, for giving of your time and self to protect our community. Thank you for sharing your family, your talents and your business with our community. You go to rest as a hero and we salute you for giving your life in your prime to serve others. Rest in peace.
Today, I was so overwhelmed by two tiny babies – my twin grand niece and nephew! How can such tiny babes make me melt into tears? Life is so precious. Welcome little ones!
Cherry Festival 2012. Great brunch today at the Whitmore block party brunch! 30 years, what a tradition! Hundreds – literally – hundreds of folks there.
Firefighter’s parade – one of the best in many ever! Watched with brother, sister-in-law and nephew and then had great dinner with them. All so terrific. Family rules!
Cancer. Silently, it comes to skewer those who dare to laugh and love life. How often I have seen it in these past six months. Who will be the next one to crash with the agony of its power over flesh? How can we see the death of cancer for the next generation? What can we do to help the wounded and weary who face this terrible monster?
Yes, I love summer, especially the warm days and walks with the hunds. Cooking on the grill with farm fresh items each week from my CSA farmer are awesome. Means I do not have to plant a garden or weed or put up fences to keep the rabbits out of the veggie patch.
Soon it will be Mother’s Day, the first one without you. I am not sure how to handle it, but I will take your teachings and be strong and proud of what you have made me to be. You have been the best mother ever and I am honored that I got to be yours!
We know we will not have you much longer, but we know we have had the best.
What a delightful day – sunshine, warm breezes walking the dog without a jacket, and children flying kites across the street. What makes a more perfect spring day? THe spring bulbs are peeping out of the ground and now I can put away clogs and socks for sandals. Summer is soon to be here.
In 38 years of teaching, I have never seen such irresponsibility in politicians as I see now. You cannot balance a state budget or a local school budget on the backs of children. As a school board member myself, I grieve every conversation that includes furloughing great teachers. What happens to the budget when there are no more teachers to lay off?
Teachers are the most precious human capital in any state, so why won’t we help them keep jobs so they can do the job they love.
We need to think creatively and ask all stakeholders to helps us think of creative solutions for our schools’ budget problems.
State representatives, will you give up your state retirements or your pay raises for education in Pennsylvania. I do not think you will. I recently heard from a friend in South Carolina that a 32 year-old assistant for former Gov. Rendell is working in SC because that is where he is RETIRED on a Pennsylvania retirement.
This is despicable in light of the fact that I might have to vote to furlough teachers who have given the children of this community such a great education.
There used to be an ad that said SAVE THE CHILDREN. We can do that, but we need to SAVE THE TEACHERS WHO SAVE THE CHILDREN.
The Children’s Defense Fund states that in 2011 that the Pennsylvania annual expenditure per prisoner is $30,668. Pennsylvania’s annual expenditure per public school pupil is $10,723. This means schools all across the state will furlough GREAT teachers and HIRE prison guards. WHAT IS WRONG, WRONG, WRONG with this picture??????
Voters, speak up for the CHILDREN AND THEIR TEACHERS.
Today’s temp 18º and it feels like 10º due to windchill. I wonder if spring will ever come. There is so much snow, I cannot remember when I last saw grass. With the vineyard gone across from across the street, there is nothing to keep the snow from PILING yards deep in the driveway. When will the snow plow driver realize that he is dumping his pile right in front of our mail box when he flies around the corner. Thanks to our neighbor with an awesome snow blower, the fire hydrant has been discovered.