We must say that once again we have been surprised at the most positive reaction to our recent columns featuring humorous items we have received via email. And we are heartened that readers seemed to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.
Of course, we would be amiss not to mention that the three columns in question masked yet another trip to Ohio and Michigan which included a week we spent at our sister’s cottage on Lake Michigan. And normally, following such a trip we would arrive home armed with all sorts of interesting tidbits that usually find their way into the column.
However, this year, we do not have much of interest to offer as a result of our travels. In fact, we think the one piece of news that we learned while on our trip that was of interest here was the untimely death of Lynn Green, something which was known here long before we had the rather shocking experience of reading about Lynn in the paper online.
Lynn and our late husband Jerry knew each other from their days at Cooperstown Central School. And we knew Lynn even before we moved here in 1982. It seems as if he has always been a fixture of our Cooperstown experience. And while we have many fond memories of Lynn, we think we were most touched when, following Jerry’s death, he offered to take on the job of treasurer of the CCS Alumni Association. Doing so allowed the then treasurer, Terry Bliss, to take on the presidency of that organization that was left vacant when Jerry died. We were indeed grateful that the transition in that organization went so smoothly thanks to Lynn, who, we believe, continued as treasurer until his death.
We, along with so very many others in the community, will miss him greatly. To his family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy.