Holidays are wonderful;
they put you in the mood;
Fun and family gatherings,
and tons of fattening food.
There’s turkey, ham and candied yams,
cranberry sauce galore.
Cakes and pies and cookies, too,
and always so much more
The food is very plentiful, in fact,
there’s way too much;
But, we keep eating more and more,
’til everyone is stuffed!
After all have eaten, it’s time to clean the mess.
The women have to do it,
’cause the men won’t help, I guess.
The men sit down and watch TV,
The Lehigh Valley Press is accepting donations of yarn for a Parkland School District resident who makes throws for patients in Phoebe Nursing Home and local hospitals.
Anyone willing to donate yarn may contact Susan Bryant, editorial assistant for the Parkland Press at 610-740-0944, ext. 3726.
Luther Crest senior living community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall, is hosting a public holiday open house 2 p.m. Dec. 7.
Participants will tour residents’ homes decorated for the holiday season.
The event also will include holiday-related cookies and other treats.
People interested in attending are asked to call Luther Crest at 610-391-8229.
John Robert Miller, 89, from Schnecksville, died on Dec. 1, 2017, in his home.
He and his wife Elaine N. (Gastauer) Miller were married 66 years.
Born Jan. 10, 1928, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert Derr and Pauline (Hahn) Miller.
He retired from the former Bethlehem Steel, Corp. in 1986 where he was a senior research chemist for 34 years.
John was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.
Donna G. Snyder, 63, of New Tripoli, died Dec.1, 2017, at Jeanes Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.
She and her husband Edward S. Snyder were married 43 years in August.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Betty (Arndt) Kistler of Elwyn, and the late Curtis Kistler.
Donna was a file clerk at Cedar Crest Emergicenter for more than 20 years.
A loving member of Grace Community Church, she taught Sunday School there for many years.
She loved kids and spending time with her family.
Kent Chattin, 85, of New Tripoli, died on Nov. 27, 2017.
Born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Laurie and Catherine (Cuthbertson) Chattin.
His family moved to Weisenberg Township in 1945, and he graduated from Parkland High School in 1951.
He and his twin brother, Bruce, helped manage the sizable family farm which operated as a large dairy operation for many years.
Roland J. Dougherty, 98, of Schnecksville, died Dec. 4 2017, in At Home at Parkland.
He was the husband of the late Catharine A. (Goodman) Dougherty.
Born Jan. 22, 1919, in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late John E. and Ethel (Guldner) Dougherty.
He faithfully and honorably served his county in the U.S. Army during World War II.
An accountant for the former Fuller Co., Catasauqua, for 40 years, he retired in 1979 as assistant treasurer.
He was a member of the former Vernon G. Kern VFW Post 8344.
The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County presents “Eliminating Income Disparity” at their December Hot Topics Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 to be held in the banquet room at the Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.
Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara, past public policy chairs, American Association of University Women, will present ways that can close the gender wage gap here in the Lehigh Valley.
They will also explain briefly how their experiences as public policy co-chairs for AAUW-Pennsylvania led them to the idea of the Coalition.