Book 1 Volume 51
December 17,1912 Ceased
Publication Thursday February 1, 1951
appearing above and below is not an accident nor is it meant to be a
gimmick. My dad,
George R. Elliston was the owner, founder, editor, and publisher of the
Palmerton Press. I am trying in my own way to keep that banner visible.
First and foremost this thing makes absolutely no attempt to be a real
newspaper. For that one
must read the
News at http://www.tnonline.com/news/
. I write this for my own enjoyment. I hope others will enjoy it
Below is the actual lead slug masthead of the Palmerton Press in it's
with son George R. Elliston 2nd. Here it is shown
reversed to read.
At this time I want to acknowledge the deep debt of gratitude to all
supported me in this endeavor. My wife, Queen is my inspiration and
augments my efforts. She is my proofreader and censor and the one that
keep me on the straight and narrow! Ha!
that I sometimes drive her nuts with my ravings and antics.
smoke emitting from my ears is not pretty. However her love, support,
have been indispensable. She surely has a way of cheering me up when I
get too discouraged.
interested in reaching not only current Palmertonians, but also
Palmerton residents, who may still find the
old town a source
remembrances of happy days.
grandsons, Andy, and Jason, have been instrumental in making these
appear at all. They supply the technical expertise to put and keep it
on line. I can
type the words, but they keep the press running!
in the way of earth shattering events to appear here. This is how
Queen and I
live. Oh an occasional “Bobby’s” rant will appear. This
is run as an
autocracy not a democracy. Hey there is always the delete
least with the
addition of pictures, these pages don’t have to stand on their
merits alone. I
also thank God for
my mentors. They all suffer a now 78-year-old fool, well. I
appreciate the responses from my readers who seem to enjoy our view
of life, as
well as the pictures of our town and home.
Grandson Andy says this
a letter with pictures. Actually it is more of a diary with pictures.
November 06, 2004 8:18 AM 39.8
at Slatington E.S and 38.6 in the bus stop
It is a
new week beginning
here at this web
site. So far the new system is looking much better and there should be
a subtle but discernible difference in
appearance and performance. I
thought that George Ashman would have
caught the change in address!! He does not miss much!!
for our walk this morning and
got back about
8 AM. This morning on the medical front, the blood glucose is 134 and
weight is 195.
excellent article by
one of their staff writers, Linda Kohler was in
Friday's Times News.
am repeating it
verbatim because it really is interesting and it seems to me to have
hill By Linda Kohler
United Church of Christ in Kunkletown celebrated its 225th anniversary
on October 31, 2004. I have been a life-long member of St. Matthew's.
As have been my parents, my grandparents...
Abraham Schmidt, arrived in the New World from Germany around 1759.
When he landed in Philadelphia, he heard about the lush and beautiful
valleys across the Blue Mountain range. Trekking there by horse and
cart, he bought land in 1774, built his farm in the area of the
Moravian mission station, Meniolagomeka, which means, "fat land among
the barren." This area is known as Smith Gap.
often met in each other's homes or barns to worship. I imagine they
finally decided they wanted a "church" where Sunday services could be
held and could act as a school for their children. Abraham donated a
beautiful tract of land for the church/school. It was a lush green hill
overlooking a valley facing the Blue Mountain.
Abraham as one of the men who cut down the trees for the clearing of
the land and that he had a hand in the making of the logs needed for
was abandoned when the American Revolutionary War broke out. As the
downed logs aged, men and women fought for independence of a new
was over a few years later, I envision Abraham as part of the work crew
of dedicated German Lutheran and Reformed Christians as they erected
the 26 by 34 foot log church on the hill. St. Matthew's was consecrated
on October 27, 1779 as a union church.
grew, so did the congregations. A new church was built in 1846. A 40 by
60 foot stone structure replaced the little log church. Still on the
hill. And again, I believe members of Abraham's family were on hand to
help lay the stones.
really neat part of the story.
have made the suggestion that a part of the log church should be
incorporated in the new church. So a log was included somewhere in the
wooden structure replaced the stone church after a fire ravaged it.
Without written documentation, I'd like to believe that it was one of
Abraham's many descendants who found the log, and suggested that again
it should be placed in the new church.
Hurricane Diane tore off part of St. Matthew's roof, destroyed the pipe
organ with other additional damage. The log was found. Fear of losing
this bit of St. Matthew's heritage, it was decided not to incorporate
it in the actual structure anymore.
pastor of the Reformed St. Matthew's, the Reverend Adan Bohner, and a
friend, Harry Boyer, took the beam and made a cross, two candlestick
holders and a baptismal bowl out of it. Now the log was no longer in
jeopardy of being damaged or lost. It would be forever preserved in
another form for future generations to look at in wonder.
facts came alive for me the year I was carrying my first child, another
descendant of Abraham Schmidt. Suddenly my family tree became very
important to me. I realized that Abraham and his descendants have been
a part of St. Matthew's history from it's inception. I grabbed hold of
my heritage and found it something to be very proud of.
time for my daughter to be baptized, circumstances arose that allowed
another of Abraham's descendents, the Rev. Perry Smith, to officiate at
the ceremony. He used the baptismal bowl made out of the log from the
first original St. Matthew's church, built on the land that my
great-great-great-great-great grandfather donated.
the day we
celebrated the 225th anniversary of St. Matthew's, the church was
filled with many descendants of people who were part of the first log
church, not just Abraham's. Over the years, new members joined St.
Matthew's and planted roots, adding their logs to our growth. We are
one family in God's name.
growing. And we will continue to build, spiritually and figuratively,
one log at a time.
believe Abraham would approve.
I often see
articles in the Times News that I would love to place a link
here where anyone could open and read them on this site. A good
example is Reverend Canon Doris Bray's weekly religion column. I always
read it but there is no link to it. I would have to scan the
newspaper, edit it, size it, copy it, and paste it here. That is way
to complicated a process to do with the time and labor constraints that
have happened with this new web page..Perhaps sometime
that too will be available.
Queen already thinks the this web page
is out of
hand for me. She
tells me that I spend way too much time at it. I realize it and
to try to do better. I do have to keep things in perspective. If I get
her mad at me I am in big, big trouble!!I am not that stupid!!
his morning I presume it will be another
raking the leaves. By the time they are all gone the old man
will not be getting as sore in the shoulders. Next it will be
training for snow shoveling. <Sigh>
<11.15 AM> That is it. I
must quit. We really
made a lot of progress this morning. All of the dogwood leaves are down
and 3/4 of the maples are down and for the most part removed. Queen is
still working but has promised to quit soon.
We went for our walk this morning and I
pictures, The first are some interesting colored leaves Queen saw them
wooded area at the Donald Behler's home. It is a very
interesting color display. The telephoto lens does a good job.
the picture of our yard before we
began todays "work party"
This is after we finished and
the result of our efforts in the gutter
Apparently I goofed in last weeks story and I must provide a correction
to my article on the new office in Tommy's coffee shoppe! This was sent
by Betsy Burnhauser!
"The society is not opening an
office in Tommie's. It will be the Palmerton Heritage Center. There is
no connection between it and our repository except that the items on
display will come from some of our collection in the archives. Part of
it will be permanent displays in addition to some displays which will
revolve periodically. We will also be doing some "special" events at
times. It will serve as a place to sell our wares - sweat shirts, tee
shirts, plates, videos, brochures etc. We have received positive
other community groups who
will volunteer to help staff it once we have decided on the days and
times during which it will be open. Although the society is the driving
force, it should be a community effort once it is
Our headquarters remain in the "Hood House".
Man it is going to be a nap for this
afternoon. I must say for an 87 year old woman and a
whippersnapper 78 year old "old" man, we do quite well. However when I
Queen just laughs at me!!
I am sitting here this afternoon reading
websites for news. One of them is Drudge. He certainly is not always
right, but his web page offers links to virtually any viewpoint. From
Jazeera to the rightest of right wing stuff!!
see they are virtually all discussing the eminent demise of Yassar
Arafat,.Now the Palestinians are now accusing the Israelis
of poisoning him.
doctor, Ashraf Kurdi, told
the Al Jazeera satellite TV network that, "Arafat's health condition
makes poisoning a strong possibility."Israelis, who gave Arafat safe
passage from his West Bank compound to a
French military hospital last week, denied the charge."
My God the
Israelis could have killed him long ago. I remember a way back when
that noted philosopher and wise man, Mr Alfred P Davies said," My God
is Arafat still alive, I thought they killed him long ago". I guess
that it is human nature to look for conspiracies. Somehow it
seems kind of fitting to me that the French have him. They deserve each
This evening Queen took the dog outside and called
my attention to the evening sky. So I went out and got this.
I just got this picture from Bob
Green before the Chestnut Ridge Railway trestle was built.
is interesting to
note that most of those structures are still there but in use far
differently than in those days. At the location of the hotel on the
right side of the picture is a new business called Dynamite Woodworking. They sell and install kitchens and home renovations in
general. On the left side the buildings have
into the Sportelli professional and medical complex. On the same
side of the street, unseen in this old picture, is Dr Nicholson's
practice. It was built on the site of Paul Smith's Sunoco
November 07,2004 42.7 at Slatington E.S. and 34.8 in the bus stop
It is a nice day out there this morning. Butternut
and I went out with my coffee and sat a bit up at the glider area.
There isn't much activity this morning as we were sitting there. I saw
some more leaves fell over night but there are not too many
left to fall. We both overdid it yesterday and are not up to speed
today. We both plan to take it easy.
It is with much sadness I note one again the sun
through the east side door window is almost out of range here at my
work station. I always look forward to it in springtime but not so in
fall. This happens only twice a year and lasts for about a week.
We went for our walk this morning but cut it about a
half a block short. It is a beautiful day without a cloud
in the sky.
This morning we went to Walmart and Giant. Once again
just to get out on a wonderful day. We are just taking it easy.
We are both done in from all that physical labor!! We are OK but just
I got this from Dave Engler
I have recently been given a number of
newspaper clippings (circa WW2) by a former SSPHS classmate
(1939). Sadly, no identification of exact dates nor
from which they were taken, exist. I have "scanned" and
few that may be of interest to you and/or your readers. The
is of the Palmerton Band of 1924. Perhaps some of your
readers might recognize a few of the members, or at least some of the
Is that the "Bob" Silliman who still lives in town (600 block of
Lafayette when a member of Boy Scout Troop #42)? And is he
cousin of Charlotte Silliman, formerly of 544 Franklin Ave?
the cousin of Sheldon Silliman, a classmate of mine who lived on the
600 block of Franklin? Incidentally, Harold Elliott in this
picture was the brother of John Elliott, my H. S. class president.
was the "Palmerton Star
Press" an "overseas" version of your family's newspaper?
Herewith, a clipping that refers to it.
Sincerely, - Dave Engler
08, 2004 38.1 at Slatington E.S 40.2 in the bus stop
is a clear chilly
morning today. The blood glucose was 135 and the weight 195. We were
off to an early start this morning. Now we are back from our walk at
8AM. We met Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haydt on our walk. They too
are readers of these pages.
Queen has a wash
this morning and after
a few chores downtown I will be out in the yard with the leaves. The
job is not nearly as daunting as before we started. Queen has strict
orders not to come out to work at the leaves. It should not be too hard
now. I will do what I
can and that will be it for the day.
10:40 AM. I have done as much
as I am going to
doing today. I
raked and blew most of what was down since the last "work party". It
not too bad. I corralled them to the swale, blew, and raked them to
the bottom. Then I raked them out to the gutter.
Before I started working I had to take
to Dr Nicholson's office. Then I got some bananas at Country
Harvest, stopped in at The Times News office and
stuff to Sharon.
I got this this from Barbara Shepherd.
It is good reading her articles.
Little Clean Humor After putting her grandchildren to bed, a
grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded
to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and
rambunctious, her patience grew thin. At last she threw a
around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed
with stern warnings. As she left the
room, she heard
three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"
telling her little girl what her own childhood was like: "We used to
skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it
from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We
wild raspberries in the woods."
was wide-eyed, taking this in. At last she said, "I sure wish
gotten to know you sooner!"
visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God
polished my halo while I asked, "No, how are we alike?"
old," he replied.
was diligently pounding away on her father's word processor.
told him she was writing a story.
about?" he asked.
she replied. "I can't read."
didn't know if
my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test
her. I would point out something and ask what color it
She would tell me, and always she was correct. But it was fun
me, so I continued.
headed for the door, saying sagely, "Grandma, I think you should try to
figure out some of these yourself!"
class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to
discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell
what it was. Susie raised her! hand, stood tall,
quoted, "Thou shall not take the covers off thy neighbor's wife."
five-year-old son couldn't wait to tell his father about the movie we
had watched on television, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." The scenes
with the submarine and the giant octopus had kept him wide-eyed.
the middle of
the telling, my husband interrupted Mark, "What caused the submarine to
a look of
incredulity Mark replied, "Dad, it was the 20,000 leaks!!"
grandson, Billy, and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights
off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects.
fireflies followed us in.
before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use, Grandpa. The
mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."
underwear, Grandma," he advised. "Mine says I'm four to six."
came home from school and said to her mother, "Mom, guess
We learned how to make babies today."
than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool.
interesting," she said, "How do you make babies?"
replied the girl. "You just change "y" to "i" and add 'es'".
teacher wouldn't love that one)
sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.
wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."
the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant
means?" she asked.
young boy confidently. "It means carrying a child."
was surprised by her 7-year-old grandson one morning. He had
her coffee. She drank what was the worst cup of coffee in her
she got to
the bottom, there were three of those little green army men in the cup.
"Honey, what are these army men doing in my coffee?"
said, "Grandma, it says on TV, "The best part of waking up is soldiers
in your cup!"
teacher was delivering a station wagon full of kids home one day when a
fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire
truck was a Dalmatian dog.
started discussing the dog's duties. Do they use him to keep
crowds back?" asked one youngster.
another, "he's just for good luck."
brought the argument to a close. "They use the dogs", she
firmly, "to find the fire hydrant."
the leaves are now well past
their prime here I have some shots son George took the last
here. They are just too good to not show.
above were all
taken from the environs of his Lafayette Avenue house. The woods above
and the entire area was at it's absolute best.
09, 2004 6:46 AM 30.2 at Slatington E.S. and 29.3 in the bus stop
I am up a bit earlier this morning. The blood glucose is 127 and
the weight 195. I was sitting up on the park bench drinking my 8 O'clock coffee in a snow shower. What
is left of the leaves on the maple tree are falling like rain.
I sat there it
was snowing lightly. It may have been pretty but it represents what is
yet to come.<Groan>
As I sat there I recalled
that it has been a week since the election
I see that those who hated George W before now hate him even more if
possible. However there are some exceptions.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, one of
Democrats, compares President Bush to Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F.
" Mr. Daley said the 2004 election reflects a
change on the order of what occurred under those legendary Democrats.
"You talk about Roosevelt. You talk
And you have to talk about Bush. You have to give credit to his
discipline, to the message he stayed on line. People made fun. They
underestimated him all the time. He showed them all,"
Mr. Daley complained that Washington's Democratic insiders let
Republicans "become the party of average Americans" and relegated the
Democrats to being the party of large donors.
Mr. Daley blamed the defeat on
"elitists" inside the
party for having, "too long ridiculed people of faith."
"They don't like people who have
than they do," Mr. Daley said. "They were shoved out, not to be
A momentous shift "One of the biggest surprises in the
presidential election may have been the ground shift — a momentous one
for Democrats — in how Hispanics voted: namely, in enormous numbers
and, very often, Republican," New York Times editorialist Carolyn
"Now, even though they claimed a
majority of the
Latino vote, Democrats suddenly find themselves in real danger of
losing one of the biggest pieces of their base, one that had been
counted on for loyalty approaching that of African-Americans. This
happened, in part, because the Republicans went to church," the writer
"In making their gains, the Republicans
largely unheralded fact: Among minority groups, Hispanics rank with the
most religious. About one-third told pollsters they consider themselves
born-again Christians. The vast remainder are Roman Catholic, often
"As part of their larger strategy of
pastors and other church leaders, the Republicans, in effect,
franchised their product, President Bush, through the pulpits. In the
process, they found an especially receptive audience in Hispanics.
Their ties to the Democratic Party traditionally have been though labor
unions, which have diminished in strength and influence."
"Democrats are rubbing their eyes in
just at President Bush's success across America, but also about the
fact that a major group they thought would stay on the liberal
plantation forever is making a getaway. As they escape out the back
door, members of this group are saying 'hasta la vista, baby,' "
Michael Gonzalez writes in the Wall Street Journal.
"This was the election when Hispanics
came of age.
Two were famously elected into the Senate, providing a powerful symbol
of their political advent.
"To Ken Salazar in Colorado, and to my
Cuban-American Mel Martinez in Florida, I send congratulations. But to
my mind, much more important are the following numbers from pollsters:
72, 62 and 54. These are, respectively, the percentage of Hispanics
that voted for Clinton in 1996, Gore in 2000 and Kerry last week. Two
more figures, 50 percent and 40 million, are, respectively, the
increase in Hispanic voters in 2004 over 2000, and the number of
Hispanics now in the U.S., a country of 280 million," said Mr.
Gonzalez, editorial-page editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal.
"Two more stats are really important ...
. The first
is that 22 percent of Hispanics told pollsters they were voting for the
first time. Of these, the party split was even. This might be the most
ominous number for Democrats, since party loyalties are cemented early.
"But for the Republicans this is
news. It vindicates 'Jorge' Bush's hunch that aggressively pursuing the
Hispanic vote would pay off. His familiarity with Mexican-Americans in
Texas formed in him an instinct. Here was a people who believed in
family members looking after each other, who shook their heads in
disbelief at the thought of homosexual marriage, and who saw flying the
flag as noble. As they owned homes and became middle class, the lure of
affirmative action dimmed. And they were still voting Democratic?"
I saw Barbara
Streisand's web page along
many others. She and her ilk all seem to reaching for the intellectual
moral low ground.
I notice that the opposition party at
stopped referring to him as the appointed and not really elected
president. His popular vote shut that one down!!
I was very interested when I saw in this past
Times News, Pattie's
column, a portion from which I will directly quote.
one statement I never
thought I would ever make in print: I believe Bill Clinton.
My belief in his words has nothing
to do with politics however.
I believe Bill Clinton when he
says he's a changed man.
after his sudden and serious heart surgery, Clinton, indeed, did sound
like we've never heard him before: More than a bit vulnerable, more
than a bit introspective, and extremely focused on more than the
presidential election. Now, he says, he's more focused on the meaning
of life. The meaning of
life, he concludes, has nothing to do with politics. He says he changed
his entire viewpoint of what is important in life after he came so
close to death. After his heart surgery, he says he finds himself
seeking a more meaningful life, trying hard to make every day count by
I hope this is
true because I always thought as much as I abhorred his policies and
many of his programs I thought that he was an extremely
intelligent charming person with great potential but with
moral compass or scruples, but
a political man
who simply would do absolutely anything to win. For
me this provides new hope. Unfortunately so many of his
former supporters still harbor much of the hatred and vituperation. I
do see that many thinking folk, both
Democrat, are looking at this election with a much clearer
vision of reality!! We may really be in the midst of a political
10:15 AM> I was out working on the leaves. It didn't take too long. I
them into a pile packed them into a large trash pail and took them
down to the street with the others. The super sucker should be around
this side of the street on Thursday. The job in no where near as
formidable as it had been. This way I can stay ahead of them besides
the exercise was good for me. Poor Queen is busy going through the
cupboard weeding out unneeded or old stuff it is a job she hates!!
We went downtown this morning. Queen
Spillane's store and I had to go to Rite-Aide for more diabetic test
strips. Then we put the car away.
November 10, 2004 7:42 AM
20.4 at Slatington E.S.and 25.9 on
the east patio
This morning the blood glucose is 121
and the weight
195. It is mighty chilly this morning. We shall be headed for our
<Later> We are back. It really wasn't bad walking this
morning. It was darn cold but there was no wind. That would have made
it impossible. After it warms up outside I will be heading out to work
on the few leaves are left.
<11:15> Well that is enough. I think
that may very
it for this year. I moved the leaves down at street level and finished
the yard. With the wind blowing it is nearly impossible to get them
all. I took
Queen's suggestion and installed a lattice barrier under the trees to
prevent the worst of them from blowing back on the lawn.
just got this from Sharon Minnich:
man was sick and tired of going
to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her
see what he went through so he prayed:
"Dear Lord, I go to work every day
and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want
to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine
for a day. Amen"
God in his infinite wisdom;
granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough the man
awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate,
awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast,
packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the
dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a
deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the
groceries, paid the bills, and balanced the check book. He
cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was
already 1pm and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum,
dust, sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to
up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way
Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their
homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the
ironing. At 430 he began peeling potatoes and washing
for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for
supper. After supper he cleaned the kitchen, ran the
folded the laundry, bathed the kids and put them to bed. At
he was exhausted and though his daily chores weren't finished he went
to bed where he was expected to make love which he managed to get
through without complaint.
The next morning, he awoke and
immediately knelt by the bed and said "Lord, I don't know what I was
thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay
home all day. Please oh please let us trade back."
Lord in his infinite wisdom
replied, "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be
happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just
have to wait nine months thought. You got pregnant last night.
taking it easier today. We both have been going at it pretty hard
the past week or more so I suspect more rest is needed by us both.
Tonight for supper Queen had some
stewed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and ice cream for
dessert. She is trying to use up odds ans ends of things that she sees
November 11, 2004 7:18 AM
30 deg at Slatington E.S and 35.6 in the bus stop
The blood glucose is 134 and the weight
looks like a beautiful morning today with lots of
We are back from our walk. The sunny skies have changed into a
cloud state now. We saw Gail Nonnemaker and Shirley Neff as we were
just about home. It is cold but not windy. We will be heading for our
This morning the super
sucker will be coming by to pick there up
morning as we were finishing breakfast, I witnessed our
neighbor the Kechs, storing his heavy duty snow blower on
porch in preparation for the real winter! Golly!! I will soon
have to get ours ready!
We did our shopping and were
11:30 AM. The stores were crowded. I practically had to park down near
Radio Shack when we shopped at Giant this morning. Of course the
Post Office was closed as was Uncle Ed's heart medicine store.
Well they are gone now!! I raked the
away from our property line and installed the rest of my leaf fence. I
figured it works for farmers as a snow fence so it should do a similar
function for us with the leaves. Gone are the days when I would pile
the majority of the leaves on a tarp and pull it down to the church
yard. I just don't have the steam for it anymore.
November 12, 2004 7:19 AM 37.4 at
E.S. and 40.2 in the bus stop
I drained the excess gasoline
from the lawnmower into a steel garbage can lid and will let
evaporate.Then I ran the lawnmower until it stopped, pushed
to the rear of the garage basement and got out the snowblower, gassed
it with the oil gas mix and ran it to be sure it is ready. So that is
about as much as I can do for now!!
weight is 193 and the blood glucose is 140. I turned up the heat
and restored the fridge down at the Lafayette
Avenue Elliston residence. The Delaware Elliston's are expected
looks like an all day cold rain is on hand this morning. Snow is
possible in the higher areas today. Honest to God I just got the snow
blower ready yesterday, but so soon??? I am glad we got as
much done this past week as we did outdoors.
Since it was so nasty with the
cold rain this morning Queen and I
decided to forgo the walk. We miss it though.
This morning I go to Dr. Nicholson's office for a
check up and tire kick!
I am back from the Doctor's
office and all is well. I lost three pounds on his scale which is good
news. He seems to think I am doing the right things. My
cleaned out enough ear wax in my "good ear" that I could start a candle
factory! It isn't the most pleasant of feelings as he digs inside
the ear canal but it certainly needed it.
I spoke to him of our mutual complaint
recent health problems as a result of our yard work. He thought we
both probably over did the work stuff. It really is hard to tell when
you have done too much because by the time I can really feel it
I is likely too late!!. Golly!! It is amazing what a couple of
days of taking it easy watching what I eat seems to do to clear a lot
of problems. I feel much better than I did for the last few days.
Whiz. It has gone from this
just got this from Bob Green. It is a
postcard looking east from First street with the Old Palmerton Hospital
is on the left.
also got this from
This The Truth!
college student at a recent USC football game challenged a senior
citizen sitting next to him, saying it was impossible for their
generation to understand his. "You grew up in a different
the student said . .loud enough for the whole crowd to hear.
"Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, man has
walked on the Moon, our spaceships have visited Mars, we even have
nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed
processing .... and ...uh.."
advantage of a pause in the student's litany, the geezer said, "You're
right. We didn't have those things when we were young; so we
invented them ! What are you going to do for the next
supper the Lafayette Elliston's will be here and we are having a
Crockpot meal. Queen and I started it before I left for the Doctor's
office this morning. It is always a damn good meal and once
started pretty well takes care of itself. She is having some of those
"grand" biscuits to go with it.
As I was resting this afternoon I
turned on the TV
beside the bed and saw that nasty orange stripe running across the
bottom of the screen on the weather channel warning of possible snow
tonight. Now at 3:50 PM it is 36 degrees at Slatington E.S so anything
is possible as it cools off this evening.
It is about time to bring this to an end
Please love one another, Mom and Bob,
everything that can be
counted counts, and not everything
counts can be counted" Albert
"There are two
arguing with a woman...neither works” Will Rogers!!.