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 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 10, 2012
Mothers have a great responsibility To the editor: Women have had struggles over the years as they went from primarily being homemakers and raising the children to doing a balancing act by adding a career to their daily agenda. Although technology is fast replacing human hands to do our work, it will never replace the tender hands of women when it comes to the amazing role of motherhood. By the time men and women reach our “golden years,” most of us can look back, often shocked by some of the things we have heard or seen.
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 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.
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 9, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Herald-Mail asked Washington County Public Schools students to talk about what makes their mothers so special in honor of today, Mother's Day. Students described their mothers as loving, caring and beautiful, but said a stern side is exposed when they refuse to clean their rooms or take care of the family pet. Mothers in Washington County are good at cooking, playing and laughing. But most of all, some students said what their mothers need most is a vacation.
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
December 23, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - Families gathered at the BPO Elks Lodge 731 in Waynesboro Saturday for "Breakfast with Santa" and the chance to talk live on the radio. Broadcast at 10 a.m. on WJEJ-AM, it was the second year Waynesboro resident John Shindledecker hosted "Breakfast with Santa. " Shindledecker first staged the radio show, called "Breakfast in Waynesboro," for WaynesboroFest 2006. It is based on Waynesboro native Tom Breneman's work in the 1940s radio show "Breakfast in Hollywood.