When desserts were being delivered to nearby tables during a recent banquet my husband and I attended, we saw waitresses carrying steaming bowls of cinnamon buns oozing with gooey sauce.
As these tempting goodies reached our table and our tablemates, however, we had to smile when we were handed glass dessert goblets filled with a pretty variety of luscious berries instead of the sweet buns.
We soon figured out why. Apparently we were given the "vegetarian" dessert.
To the Editor:
Although the lines were long and the wait extended longer than remembered in our 40-plus years of residence here, we were impressed with the concerned and professional work of all the volunteers working the polls at Parkway Manor Elementary School, South Whitehall, so we could vote.
Before the election, I had been asked to monitor our polling place to make sure a photo ID was not required this year for registered voters.
With the tumult and ballyhoo of the current election cycle behind us, let's look to the future with a keen eye toward our past.
Our veterans stood tall when the threats of fascism, communism and terrorism threatened this nation's security.
Their blind and unyielding dedication to defending democracy and freedom has continually helped preserve all we hold dear as American citizens.
As Veterans Day approaches this Sunday, thank a veteran who has served our country in any way you can.
Valley left in dark following Sandy.
After more than six days without power, the popping drone of the generator began to sound as normal as the chirping birds and the occasional passing car I used to hear.
"When are you supposed to get your power back?" I was asked Friday.
"Christmas," I said.
The other person paused briefly as if startled.
"Oh, my word," she said. "You're serious!"
A sense of humor definitely helped my husband, Sean, and I deal with the circumstances. But beneath the humor lies a grain of truth.
a nickname for my sister
Now a historic storm
The "perfect storm"
Brought about by climate change
Millions of our citizens affected....
by storm surge or flooding
Loss of electrical power
Some lost their lives
Others lost everything...
Community comes together at such times
...times of crisis
that is what enables us to move on...
Even on an island...a sandy island
we are not alone
And God is with us...
The American Red Cross of the Lehigh Valley has opened two evacuation shelters, one at UGI, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem; the second at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Chew streets, for people needing to leave their homes during the weather events related to Hurricane Sandy.
Cots and blankets, meals and emotional care will be provided.
That is the question
Whether it is better to refrain
from voicing our opinion
Or living with the results
of our decisions
Is something each citizen of voting age
has to decide
Could it be that you have always
voted for the WRONG man?
To that, I reply,
Elect a woman!
Could it be that you feel your vote
will not count?
It will if you are registered!
Could it be that you are disappointed
with the quality of each candidate?
Think of how each of us
has disappointed someone
at some time
I don't know about you, but the amount of information presented during the presidential and vice presidential debates this year sometimes left my head spinning.
While I found it easy, as each debate concluded, to determine which candidate presented himself most admirably, knowing how to interpret the purported "facts" presented was a challenge with which I needed some help.
The candidates spent weeks preparing for these debates, carefully crafting ways of presenting their viewpoints that would read well to their target audiences.
Do you feel you have enough information to make an educated decision on election day?