December 31, 2007
Jan. 2 to Jan. 8 The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at seven locations - Hancock, Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. A two-day reservation notice is required and a donation is asked per meal. For information, call 301-790-0275. Weekly menu Wednesday - Pepperoni pizza, cooked spinach, applesauce and milk. Thursday - Steamer, vegetable noodle soup, marinated black-bean salad, peaches and milk.
September 28, 2007
"Wake up, we're here," nudged my husband, Bill, jolting me out of a peaceful slumber. I peeked out the tiny window, at first not realizing I was in an Aer Lingus jet high above the Atlantic. There, in the black expanse below, twinkled the island I'd been longing to see. "A land of leprechauns, legends, and castles," I excitedly told Sophie and Grace, my 7- and 10-year-old daughters. They call it Erin in the old language. We know it as Ireland. After landing in Dublin, the five of us, including Bill's mother, Mary, began our three-week adventure in a silver Volkswagen, just as the sun was beginning to rise.