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Saturday, July 23, 2011

On a hot day in mid-July 1911, a party of six Coal Dale residents enjoyed a bountiful day of berry-picking on the mountain north of Tamaqua.

The group, which included four women and a father and son, estimated they had picked enough berries for more than 100 quart jars.

"After filling all our pails, buckets and baskets, it was about 7 o'clock and we climbed into the milk wagon to commence the return journey to Coal Dale, via Tamaqua," said Mrs. Charles Herring, 42, whose 11-year-old son Leonard and husband Charles, were also on the trip.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Carl Jung believed in a universal consciousness in which we all share common archetypes. In a way numerology reflects this idea that numbers are a universal language we all share. I will neither support nor condemn the idea of numerology and am presenting it for you to draw your own conclusions.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Every once in a while, I catch glimpses into other worlds. And for one tiny moment, I wonder, am I missing out? Should I be doing more to broaden my horizons?

*The theater.

Who doesn't love live theater? Whether it's Broadway, off-Broadway, a playhouse production, even school performances, I love being entertained by talented people.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Phone hacking, bribery charges I'm sure glad I'm not working for Rupert Murdock these days. Talk about giving the journalism profession a black eye. This scandal tops them all.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

I, like most Americans, am counting the days until the debt limit deadline, then I'll just kiss my 401-K good bye, or at least a good portion of it. I'm not confident the President and Congress can get this thing settled in time.

There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday morning was a delightful time this week.

I sat there reading last Saturday's TIMES NEWS laughing so hard I had tears running down my face. My raucous laughter brought my husband away from his total attention to the Tour de France.

"What's so funny?" he asked. "I have to see what's making you laugh like that."

I told him columnist Linda Koehler wrote about taking ballroom dancing. Linda has a way of putting humor into everything and this time was no exception.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A few years ago when we were discussing the creation of a new TIMES NEWS website, the topic of blogs came up. I leaned over to the person next to me and whispered, "What the heck is a blog?"

Although it was explained to me, it seemed a little self-indulgent and unnecessary. I just didn't see the point.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My hat goes off to the Tea Party movement. In the last two years, conservatives have banded together in an effort to save our country.

The constant left wing attacks on our form of government and the Constitution met with little resistance until the Tea Party patriots organized themselves into a vibrant political but non-partisan force. Many of us have marched on Washington two or three times to let our politicians know our feelings on Big Government.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hi Mommy. It's me, Caylee.

I'm up here in heaven, a beautiful place. I'm with someone named God. He says He's the father of a man named Jesus.

I don't really understand all of that because I left Earth long before I knew anyone named Jesus. I suppose I would've gotten to know Jesus in time. But you didn't give me a chance. For some reason, you didn't want me to be with you. I still don't understand why.

I really didn't do anything to hurt anyone. I was just a little girl who liked to sing 'You Are My Sunshine.'

Saturday, July 16, 2011

In this article, I decided to write about the things that affect those of us who earn their way, pay taxes and support their families. I have to admit that lately I felt overburdened by the redistribution of our wealth. We continue to support those who are able-bodied but choose not to work and the unemployed who have stopped looking for work.