Difficult as it is to believe, we seem to have arrived at the end of January much sooner than we had anticipated. Of course, given the weather we have encountered throughout the month we must admit we are not sorry to see January go. We just hope that February does not follow the same weather patterns. Of course, there is not that much we can do about it if it does. Fortunately, we tend not to suffer from cabin fever and are quite content to stay inside with a good book or two or three.
And while speaking of books, we note that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Village of Cooperstown Library.
The original plan was for the group to read and discuss the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, we were scheduled to lead the discussion but, for health reasons, we are unable to do so. Thus it has been decided that the group will postpone its study of what the National Archives refers to as the “Charters of Freedom.” Instead, those attending the meeting are being asked to bring a book that they are reading or have read that they would like to recommend to the rest of the group. Hopefully, those in attendance will leave the meeting with some ideas as to what they might want to read next. The meeting is, as usual, open to the public.
We have been following with a fair amount of interest the concern in various editorials and letters to the editor in the newspapers regarding the decision by the county to stop delivering daily hot meals to county seniors who qualify for the county-sponsored program. We must say we can well understand the seniors not liking the change. Not only do they have to heat the meals themselves, they also lose the daily contact with the person who delivers the meals.