May 17, 2011
Kindergartners at St. Mary Catholic School hosted the fourth annual Mother’s Day Tea as a way of thanking their moms for all of the things they did to help out during the school year. The students sang a special song, read poems they had written, and their teacher, Mrs. Hilmoe, read a story. Tea and cookies were served following the entertainment.
May 13, 2012
I was talking to my mom the other day about her mother and her memories of childhood. My mom was born on the first day of spring in 1931. Her memories are dotted with many tough times of growing up in Dargan. She told me that being born during the Depression was a difficult time for her family, and her life was filled with many trials that were not uncommon for most families. My grandmother, according to my mom, never held a job in her life, but she did fairly well with her family in consideration of these tough times.
May 14, 2011
"Sheer elegance" is how Jennifer Dyer of Hagerstown describes her mother, Mary Jones. She said her mother's rules of life included never leaving the house without nail polish, lipstick and earrings. "She thought lipstick and earrings could cure anything," said daughter Krista Snowden, who lives near Smithsburg. Gary Jones, Mary's husband of 31 years, said she carried herself well and was a model for the former Windmill Shop. Mary's death came just a little more than a week before Mother's Day, so her family didn't have a chance to celebrate with her that day. Instead, their cards were put in her casket, her family's love and thoughts for her always resting by her side.
September 1, 2012
With the name of a famous dancer, Ginger Rogers Samuels might have been destined to have some good moves. Her love for dancing and sense of style went hand-in-hand, said daughters Crystal Keys of Columbia, Md., and Thelma Wells of Hagerstown. And she liked to dress her daughters alike, down to the crinoline skirts. “My mom was a party girl. She loved to dress up, go to dances and dinner out,” Crystal said. “Ginger loved sparkles, dress up and jewelry. Whenever we went anyplace, she stood out,” said lifelong friend Christella Keyes of Woodstock, Md. Even though Christella moved away, she said she and Ginger never lost their connection and liked to “talk about our kids and grandkids.” Ginger's love for family was unquestionable.
May 8, 2010
Kahlil Gibran, the famous Lebanese poet, once defined mother "as the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. " As we pause to celebrate Mother's Day, you might send your mom a card, go out for lunch, give her a flower, make a phone call, or just spend some quiet time with her. If you forget to do something good for your mom on this special day, well, shame on you. Your life should not be that busy. Your mom is worthy of this recognition as she is the person who gave you the precious gift of life.
May 15, 2006
Amy Semler, center, reacts to a missed putt while enjoying a Mother's Day round of miniature golf Sunday at Family Recreation Park with her family. From left are her children, Sarah Marschner, 14, who was celebrating her birthday on Mother's Day, Jacob Semler, 2, and Nick Marschner, 10. Amy's husband, Mark Semler, also was playing with the group.
May 21, 2007
Last week's question: Sunday, May 13 was Mother's Day. What was the most important life lesson that you learned from your mother? · To be a gentleman - yes sir, no sir, no ma'am, yes ma'am, to treat everyone with respect and to not have ill wishes for those who lie and cheat against you, for the Creator will deal with them in the end, if their conscience doesn't get them first. · My mother was the definition of silent strength. She lived with a handicap, but never complained.
May 14, 2001
She puts her family's needs first The World Book Dictionary definition of "mother" is "a woman who has given birth to a child. " To me, a mother is much more than that. How could you call someone a mother who abuses you or doesn't love you? When I think of a mother, I think of a woman who is loving, kind, considerate, someone who puts her children's needs before her own. A mother is one who knows a lot about you and can tell how you are feeling, no matter how well you're hiding your emotions.
May 8, 2009
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Shippensburg will sponsor its third annual Mother's Day WIN Benefit Ride Saturday, May 9. The ride will raise funds for Women in Need (WIN) Victim Services. The rain date is Saturday, May 16. Registration is 8:30 a.m. to noon at M&S Harley Davidson, Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg, Pa. The 65- to 80-mile ride begins and ends at the dealership. Registration requires a $10 donation per rider and $5 per passenger. Any motorcyclist wishing to participate is welcome.
April 15, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - Following is the Williamsport Community Band spring schedule: o Sunday April 19, rehearsal o Wednesday, April 22, dress rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., Springfield Middle School o Sunday April 26, rehearsal at Williamsport Library (tentative) o Thursday, April 30, dress rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., Springfield Middle School o Sunday, May 3, 11th annual spring concert at Springfield Middle School o Sunday, May 10, no rehearsal because of Mother's Day