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Saturday, February 28, 2015

I came across an interesting story on a website called "Epoch Times"(www.theepochtimes.com) in a section devoted to "Beyond Science: Archaeology" with regard to an apocryphal precious metal called orichalcum.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Seventeen-year-old tackle Bruce Frassinelli strikes a pose during Summit Hill High's football season in 1956.

Football saved my life.

At a time when many parents are evaluating whether the health risks of playing football are worth the societal rewards, I reflect on the fateful decision I made 60 years ago to go out for football in my junior year of high school.

I have my band director, Tom Cadden, to thank for making this happen. I put enormous pressure on Cadden to rescind his rule that those who played in the high school band could not be part of the football team, too.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I am very protective of my happy disposition. I'm careful about the books I read and the movies I see. And while I am an avid newspaper reader, there are parts I avoid such as certain political columns that depress me by telling me about things out of my control.

I do read all the how-to- columns as well as all the financial columns because I like to keep learning. But one financial column I normally like had me silently screaming in frustration.

Someone wrote to columnist Malcolm Berko complaining that the government won't help him with his financial problems.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monday: Wash Day.

Tuesday: Ironing Day.

Wednesday: Sewing Day.

Thursday: Shopping Day.

Friday: Cleaning Day.

Saturday: Baking Day.

Sunday: Day of Rest.

It wasn't so long ago that every woman knew this old saying.

There was some logic for wash day on Mondays.

The laundry was a heavy task for the housewife and it required the most strength and fortitude.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Due to the wonders of technology, we live in a society that loves to take photographs, and takes plenty of them.

We are the most photographed generation ever.

Whether it is cellphone "selfies" or images captured on a tablet, a point and shoot or a DSLR, everyone has become a "photographer."

People have acquired hundreds, if not thousands of images and store them on their phones, computers or even in "the cloud" and enjoy the ease of sharing those images with their friends and even the world through the various forms of socialmedia.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

From the very first moment you behold the precious miracle that is your newborn child, there's a chain that instantly connects from your heart to that child.

You marvel in their beauty and perfection and you wonder how something so magnificent could have come from inside you.

The love you feel for that tiny life is so strong that it makes you weep with joy and pride.

As they grow, they become the thread that holds you together and the reason you get up in the morning (and multiple times throughout the night.)

When they smile, you beam.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

This past Monday we observed Presidents Day, which is a federal holiday and observed as a state holiday in Pennsylvania as well, but the actual holiday means different things depending upon which state you live in.

I do not want to get ahead of myself, so let us begin by discussing where Presidents Day began and how we went from two presidents and two birthdays to one date that is not even close to either one.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Last week I had the opportunity to cover an event that sent me back to my past.

The assignment was in Lansford, in the home of Chester Trojan.

I climbed the stairs up to his residence with a camera crew from TV-13, as well as the Carbon County Commissioners.

The commissioners were there to present Chester with an emergency kit, one of 320 that will be distributed to area seniors through the Options Program of the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging in the coming weeks.

The climb brought back memories of a time when I was just a little girl.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I had asked if anyone had any retirement advice or observations to send them to me. I heard from Kathryn Kroboth. She said, "One thing you have to remember is, if you want to do something, do it. If you don't want to do it, don't. Go out and enjoy yourself with, or without, the other half. (Sometimes it's better without.)" She added a smiley face with that last part.

Sandy Borger said that it's very important to have a "Date Night." She and her husband, Gene, have "Date Night" every Friday night, without fail. She swears it's what keeps them "young and in love."

Saturday, February 21, 2015

By PATTIE MIHALIK

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A while back Robert Fulghum wrote a little essay that packed a big wallop round the world. He called it, "All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten."

Some of what he wrote:

"All I really know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school."

These are a few of the things he says he learned in kindergarten that are still words to live by:

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