WELL SAID: “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ― Cassandra Clare
When Lelu Branch, a May Street fifth grader, turned 11 on Nov. 9, she knew she wanted to collect gifts for others instead of for herself.
I found Grandma the other day, on the front page of the Nov. 20, 1925, Hood River News.
WELL SAID: “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.” — Norman Cousins
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has invited me to visit his country, the United Arab Emirates, come April 2016. Well, he’s sort of invited me, a little part of me — a six-inch handmade paper circle, formed inside a two-quart empty container of Nancy’s Nonfat Plain Yogurt, and made from construction paper scraps and a handful of dried prunes.
Do you remember the feeling of cruising the neighborhood on your first bike, having the freedom to ride from soccer practice to the local creek and making it home just before nightfall?
The Heart of Hospice Foundation performed one of its “Heart to Heart” activities on behalf of Ada-Jane Leonard, a patient in need of a wheelchair ramp at her and husband Dick’s home.
WELL SAID: “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” — John Lubbock
What’s in YOUR Bag?
I want to open with the disclaimer that this is going to be a good one. I haven’t even written it yet, but I’ve just got this feeling. So, promise me you’ll keep reading until you just can’t stand it anymore. Okay?
On Sept. 3, 2010, my mother, Ethel Pochocki, suffered a stroke and passed away three months later. Since then, I have tried to honor that day annually by doing something special.
WELL SAID: “I saw old Autumn in the misty morn/Stand shadowless like silence, listening/To silence. — Thomas Hood
When I was a small child, it was all the rage to wear “Days of the Week” underwear, with each pair printed with the corresponding day of the week. I yearned for my own special set, but my mom was not convinced by my pleading, and purchased plain white panties: no frills, no lace, no days of the week.
CROP Walk committee members write, “A warm thank you to communities of the Mid Columbia for supporting the recent Columbia Gorge CROP Hunger Walk. We thank the 81 walkers representing ten area churches, as well as those who walked as individuals.
Hood River participated as the only Oregon event in last weekend’s Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. Some cities also rallied for tigers and lions as citizens spread awareness to the rapid decline of iconic species, mostly due to increased poaching in wildlife trafficking.
“In appreciation for Providence Hood River Hospital, I want to express my gratitude for the kindest and best care one could imagine while a patient recently,” writes Marcy Nordwall.
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