Delmar Events
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Delmar VFW Basket Bingo
Longaberger® Basket Bingo, to benefit the Delmar VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Friday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 for dinner. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call the VFW at 410-896-3722, Pat Megee 410-896-3552, or Dawn Turner, 410-726-2184.

Chicken and Crust Dinner
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St., Delmar, will have a Chicken and Crust dinner, Saturday, March 27, from 4-7 p.m. Adults, $7; Children, $3.50; carryouts available, 846-9501.

Magazine honors Delmar sixth-grader
Kevin Nichols, the son of Nick and Gretchen Nichols of Delmar, is being honored by “Future Horizons,” a magazine for people with autism and Asperger’s disease. Kevin, who is autistic, has been chosen to receive a Temple Grandin Award for outstanding success in his life. According to the magazine, he has risen above several challenges in his life. Kevin is a sixth grader at Delmar Middle School and is on the honor roll.
Bi-Staters Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

Eleanor Dickerson, Delores Jones and Shirley Insley just returned from a sisters’ vacation to Hawaii. They stayed on the island of Oahu and toured the Big Island of Hawaii. It was a blessed sisters’ vacation with many beautiful memories.

We send our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of John E. “Johnny” Willey Jr. and Ryan Kyle McDowell.

Congratulations to Edna and Bill Melvin on their 40th wedding anniversary on March 21.

We are glad to report that Carolyn Parsons is home from PRMC after having triple bypass surgery last week. Carolyn, we send our get well wishes.

We wish the following people very happy birthdays:
Norma Pegelow and James Wootten, on March 15; Marvin Tyrrell and Johanna Aydelotte, March 17; Millicent Bradley, Leonard Venzke and Tony Simms; March 19; Erika Hearn, Brian Hearn Jr., Megan Suzanne Lee and Cleo Lambert, March 20; Lois Webster, March 21; Minos James, March 22; and Judy Bennett, March 23.

Thought for the week:
“A house becomes a home when you can write, ‘I love you,’ on the furniture.” I can’t tell you how many countless hours that I have spent cleaning! I used to spend at least eight hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect — ”in case someone came over.” Then I realized one day that no one came over; they were all out living life and having fun! Life is short. Enjoy it!

“Dust If You Must”
Author unknown

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture or write a letter? Bake a cake or plant a seed? Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time With rivers to swim and mountains to climb, Music to hear and books to read, Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, A flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind, Old age will come and it’s not kind. And when you go — and go you must — You, yourself will make more dust!

It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.