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April 4, 2013

For everything there is a season ...

It is with sadness that we note the recent death of Grace Welsh. 

We first knew Grace through Christ Church. She always sat in the pew directly behind the Ellsworth pew, so we often passed the peace with her. She also was part of the group of ladies from church who made and stuffed heart pillows for the cardiac patients at Bassett. Thus we spent a number of hours together brushing the remains of the polyester fiberfil off our clothing. But we think we will remember her most fondly for all the times we watched the Fourth of July fireworks from her front porch. Over the years we noted that the trees had grown up, blocking our view of some of the displays. But we rather doubted anyone would consider topping the trees so our view would be better. And of course when she moved to the Thanksgiving Home, we both agreed that we would have little hope of watching the fireworks from her room since her windows faced in a southernly direction. But we shall miss all the enjoyable times we had with Grace. To her family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

The next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Village of Cooperstown Library. The book for discussion will be

“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. The discussion of the book will be led by Pat Wilson. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in this month’s book selection is invited to attend. For more information about this meeting, or the Literary Discussion Group, please contact us as indicated below.

We recently read what we thought was a fairly interesting piece on distracted driving in the March/April 2013 issue New York AAA’s magazine, “Car and Travel.” Written by Peter Crescent, the executive director of the magazine, the article covers all the well-known causes of distracted driving, as well as another potential deadly distraction, namely, according to the article, “...electronic message boards that have become ubiquitous in front of schools, firehouse, first-aid headquarters and community centers. By telling me to ‘Drive Safely’ or ‘Buckle Your Seatbelt’ they are potentially distracting me from doing what they think they’re doing me a favor by telling me: Driving safely.”

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