The day after Christmas,
I walked through the house;
The presents were gone,
and so was the mouse!
Yes, I said, “and so was the mouse!”
I saw it on Christmas Eve,
as I laid out the gifts,
While getting ready for Santa Claus;
After a very brief pause,
I locked up the house,
And low and behold, there sat a mouse!
I chased him a while, but he outsmarted me,
So I went to bed and covered my head,
In case he jumped on the bed.
I prayed he was gone the next day.
I awoke the next morning and found a note,
When my children were younger, a favorite 1996 movie was “Alaska,” a story about two children who searched for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska.
Along the way, the two learn valuable lessons and meet a baby polar bear on the run from poachers.
My children loved the adventures of the baby polar bear. My youngest son had a stuffed polar bear we affectionately named “Cubby” from the movie.
So should we be concerned about the images we see of the starving polar bears in Alaska losing their homes?
To The Editor:
What a nice night was had at Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Winter Light Spectacular.
We enjoyed all the lights and some of my family volunteers there.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo is a great place for families. I go all year ’round.
A trip next year to see the Lehigh Valley Zoo Winter Light Spectacular at Christmastime will be well-worth it.
I have been a zoo member a long time and there are always new things to see.
Gerald S. Hutterer, 72, formerly of Catasauqua and Richmond, Va., died Dec. 21, 2019, in Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli.
He and his wife, Dianna R. (Lynn) Hutterer, were married 34 years.
Born Sept. 30, 1947, in Northampton, he was the son of the late Joseph G. and Evelyn M. (Snyder) Hutterer.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era earning the rank of Sp4.
A machine adjuster for Color Tree Inc., Richmond, for eight years, he retired in 2009.
Paul W. Stahley, 89, of Allentown, died Dec. 22, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.
He and his wife, Jeanette J. (Gibiser) Stahley, were married 63 years.
Born July 11, 1930, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank W. and Myrtle I. (Everett) Stahley.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.
A heavy equipment operator for Greentree Nurseries, Allentown, for many years, he retired in 1992.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is hosting a free community dinner 5-7 p.m. Jan. 17, 2020.
The meal includes chicken potpie, applesauce, salad, dessert and more.
Everyone is welcome at attend.
No reservations are required.
For more information, call the church at 610-395-5535.
Grace C. Newman, 96, of Allentown, died Dec. 23, 2019, in her residence at Country Meadows Retirement Community.
She was the wife of the late Edman J. Newman.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Jane (McFarland) Chilton.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University in 1944 and a Master of Education degree from Temple University in 1948.
An elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, she was an active member of the NEA and PSEA.
Anne Louise Jaindl, of Allentown, passed away peacefully Dec. 23, 2019, on her birthday.
She spent the first half of her day with her family on Earth and the second portion of her day with The Good Lord and her Heavenly family.
She was the wife of the late Frederick J. Jaindl.
Born Dec. 23, 1928, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Anna (McBride) Fix
She graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1946 and was an honor student at the former Sacred Heart Hospital, School of Nursing, Allentown.
Elaine K. Kessler, 71, of Schnecksville died Dec. 21, 2019, in New Tripoli.
She was the wife of Henry C. “Rusty” Kessler and the late David L. Hahn Sr.
Born Aug. 29, 1948, in Schnecksville, she was the daughter of Naomi R. (Kern) Follweiler of Macungie and the late Warren E. Follweiler.
A manager at Holiday Hair for many years before retiring, she was a former member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.