Lifestyles over 50
FREE - Volume 6 - Issue 3 - June 2011
In Color: The Great Depression Boomers Reinvent Themselves Pictorial: Guess Whoâ€™s Over 50? 1963 - The Year in Highlights Gardening Checklist for June Band Concert Summer Schedule
FROM THE EDITOR As of this writing we have had a miserable two weeks of weather. Those of us with visions of blooming flowers and lush green fields have stayed mostly indoors. Those with body weather vanes (arthritis, artificial joints) cannot wait for some dry and pleasant weather. And neither can I. In this issue there is a list of outdoor band concerts for the month of June. Take some time to attend some of them. There is a gallery of rare color photographs from the Depression era. There are more photos on our Facebook page. Please visit the page and consider hitting the “Like” button and let your friends know about it also.
This issue highlights 1963. We have a photo contest where you can identify which famous celebrities are over 50 and which are not. Try it and let me know how you did. For the gardeners among you, we have a guide for June planting and maintenance of your gardens. I would imagine we will see quite some blooming in the Valley. We certainly have had enough rain for it. (Be careful of your first few times outdoors in the sun - protect your skin). Well, enjoy the Valley this summer. See you next month.
You’ll find an amusing piece on Page 8. It is taken from a reference book of the 1950’s. It details a housewife’s duties throughout the day. Read it and see how much has changed in over 50 years. I think you will have a good laugh. We have the final article of our hospice series. There is a tremendous amount of misinformation and misconceptions about hospice. Our article will provide accurate and helpful information for you and your family.
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Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, Corn and Cucumber Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, Headache Awareness Month, International Surf Music Month, National Candy Month, Potty Training Awareness Month, National Bathroom Reading Month, Lemon and Mango Month, National Smile Month.
4-11: International Clothesline Week; 5-11: National Sun Safety Week; 8-12: National Menopause Week; 10-13: Superman Week; 10-17: Nursing Assistants Week; 19-25: Meet a Mate Week, Carpenter Ant Awareness Week, 23-26: Watermelon Seed Spitting Week; 27-7/3: Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week
1: Heimlich Maneuver Day; 2: National Bubba Day; 3: National Two Different Colored Shoes Day; 4: Do-Dah (Salute to Silliness) Day; 5: National Cancer Survivor Day; 11: The Wicket World of Croquet Day; 14: World Blood Donor Day; 16: Fudge Day; 19: Garfield the Cat Day; 23: Let It Go Day; 24: Hug Your Cat Day; 24: Take Your Dog to Work Day; 26: International Day in support of Victims of Torture 27: National Wig Out Day; 30: Memorial Day, . Birthstone: Pearl Flower: Rose Cover photo credit: Photo by Jack Delano April 1943 Library of Congress
Smile, It’s Your Best Feature by Art Villafane, Lifestyles over 50 A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. So he took out a card and wrote “Revelation 3:20” on the back of it and stuck it in the door. When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, Genesis 3:10.” Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.” Genesis 3:10 reads, “I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid, for I was naked.”
There were three fathers to be in a hospital waiting room, waiting for their babies to be born. The first nurse comes out and tells the first father, “Congratulations you’re the father of twins!” He says, “Great! I am the manager for the Minnesota Twins.” The second nurse comes out and tells the second father, “Congratulations you’re the father of triplets”! He says, “That’s cool! I work for 3M.” The third father opens the window and jumps out. The third nurse comes out, and asks, “Where’s the third father?” One of the other fathers said, “Oh he jumped out the window.” The nurse asks, “Why?” He replied, “He works for Seven Up!”
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Grandkids by Vicki Bezems, Lifestyles over 50
• PA Shakespeare Festival’s “Sleeping Beauty”. Meet the cast after every performance. DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave. http://pashakespeare.org. June 3, – June 4 (10 am – 11 am). • Strawberry Festival. Centre Square, Easton. Sponsored by the Easton Farmers’ Market. http://www.eastonfarmersmarket. com/calendar.html. Jun 11, 9 am – 1 pm. • The Da Vinci Science Center Invention Showcase. Call 484-664-1002, Ext. 112, for an information package. Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, http://www.davinci-center.org. • Have a real conversation with your kids. Once a day, turn off all the electronics, pick a topic or see what comes up. • Find an ant hill; sit nearby and watch the ants. • Track how many lights get left on in your home. Create a penny jar. A penny goes into the jar every time a light is left on. Use the change to help pay the electric bill. • Lehigh Valley Civil War Days Re-enactment and Exhibit. June 11, 12 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free Admission For Spectators, Donations Will Be Accepted At The Event
Entrance: Donations Benefit PA Battle Flag Preservation / Restoration and Battlefield Preservation. South Church, Street, Whitehall Twsp. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Sabor! Latin Festival, June 17-19, SteelStacks campus, Bethlehem, PA. Celebrating the regions’ Latino cultures and heritage with three days of sizzling music, food, and dance; June 17 - 6pm-11pm, June 18 - 12pm-11pm June 19 - 12pm-6pm. Free to the public (Except Musikfest Café); http://www.artsquest. org/festivals/sabor/. • Visit Trexler Nature Preserve to enjoy walking, fording creeks, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, picnicking, fishing and hunting. Call 610-871-1444 for more information. http://trexlernaturepreserve.org/.
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Family Is Everything
by Art Villafane, Lifestyles over 50
“Only for cancer victims” Hospice is available to anyone regardless of their illness. Hospice does not only service cancer patients but many diagnoses such as end stage Dementia, Cardiac, COPD and many more. “I have to leave my home” If you choose you can stay at home or enter a facility. Hospice will be wherever you call home. “It is just for old people” Hospice services patients with a diagnosis of six months or less regardless of age. “I am turning over decisions to someone else” You and your family make all the decisions. You are the “captain of the ship”. Hospice
This is the third and last article in our series on hospice. In it we discuss hospice itself. We want to help you understand what hospice is and to clear up some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings about hospice. It was written with the help of Care Alternatives in Fort Washington, PA. Editor.
Life should be lived fully and with great dignity from beginning to end.
Definition: Hospice is a service that is available to anyone who has been given a medical diagnosis that they have six months or less to live. It is important to note that the misconception for hospice is that everyone with that diagnosis dies in six months. This is not true. Sometimes when the pain is managed patients are able to better enjoy the time they have left and actually live a better quality life. Common misconceptions: “Hospice is a place” It is not; rather, it is a philosophy that states that you should be able to live a fulfilling life and be able to die in a dignified manner of your choosing. Care Alternatives is the “Hospice for the Life We Live” meaning they believe life should be lived fully and celebrated. “It costs a lot of money” Hospice benefits are available through Medicare or Medicaid and most insurance policies have hospice benefits. Generally, the out of pocket expenses for the patient are modest.
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Care Alternatives Hospice According to Care Alternatives Hospice there are a number of characteristics that help families cope with hospice care. The single most important aid for families is the team approach to care offered by Care Alternatives. During this â€œOur family cannot care for the patientâ€? difficult time families and patients need to feel supported and Hospice helps the family cope with the patientâ€™s symptoms and supports both patient and family on the journey. The family cared for in a positive manor. is an important part of the patients plan of care and, if desired, Care Alternatives uses a holistic approach along with will be an active participant in that care. traditional care. The patient is treated as family. In addition to nursing services Care alternatives also uses volunteers â€œIf you survive past the six months you are dischargedâ€? that provide other services such as music, aroma or massage This is untrue. You can stay in hospice care as long as you therapy. medically qualify. is there to help you achieve your goals and to have you or your loved one pass with the utmost respect and dignity and to be free of pain both spiritually and physically.
Hospice can be a critical service to families that have a member with a terminal illness. As you can imagine this is a traumatic time for a family. The people who provide hospice care are among the most caring and giving professionals that I have ever known. Fran Jones and her family spoke in the highest terms about the services they received from their provider, Care Alternatives.
There are social workers and chaplains. Social workers are important when there are children involved. The chaplains provide spiritual counseling in whatever practice the patient and family desires. Bereavement Support is offered after the death for the family survivors. This helps the family cope with its loss and can last up to a year after the death of the patient. For more information on Care Alternatives Hospice please call 866 821 1212 or visit their website at www.carealt.com.
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Here is a sample of the daily housekeeping schedule, from The Bride’s Reference Book. 1. Throw back the covers 2. Open up the blinds and windows 3. Freshen up one’s appearance 4. Make and serve breakfast 5. Clean up breakfast 6. Complete a short exercise regime 7. Shower, do hair and make-up, get dressed 8. Gather a basket for tidying. As the rooms of the home are tackled, pick up items that aren’t where they belong and place them in a basket. Redistribute them where they should be as you enter a new room 9. Straighten up the living and dining room, including light dusting, fluffing / straightening pillows, and watering plants or flowers 10. Make the beds 11. Tidy the bedroom, including light dusting 12. Hang up any clothes that may be about or ensure dirty ones are in the hamper 13. Do a light tidy of the bathroom including removing and replacing used towels, refilling toilet paper and soap (if needed) and cleaning the sink and basin area including soap dishes 14. Review the menu for the current day and the next and compare it to what’s currently available in the home. Make note of anything that needs to be prepared ahead of time or shopping that needs to get done 15. Begin long-advance preparations for dinner (such as making dessert) 16. Wipe down kitchen work surfaces and inside the fridge 17. Dispose of garbage 18. Rinse dish cloths and hang to dry 19. Sweep or mop the kitchen floor 20. Handle errands that might take you out of the home (such as marketing, volunteering, going to the post office, getting an item fixed, etc), bookkeeping, correspondence, or indulge in a hobby 21. If returning from the grocery store, wash vegetables, wrap them and put them away. Place rest of groceries or purchases in their proper place 22. Have a quick lunch 23. Start advance food conditioning like crisping vegetables or thawing frozen foods
24. Handle weekly chore for the day (Found later in the book, such as Use metal polish on bathroom fixtures; Clean and disinfect all kitchen appliances; Scald and disinfect bread boxes and garbage pails and bins; Replace flowers with fresh bouquets. Laundry should be done twice a week at minimum, as well as vacuuming and mopping) 25. Set the table for dinner 26. Arrange the living room for evening enjoyment (such as “the Mister’s” newspaper, book, and cigarettes) 27. Do a quick sweep of the floors and ensure entrance ways are clear 28. Prepare a special dish for dinner 29. Freshen up before the husband returns from work. Consider changing into something more festive if the day dress is plain 30. Set out a tray with equipment for making cocktails, should “the Mister” want to serve drinks before dinner 31. Greet husband “gayly” 32. Serve dinner 33. Clear table and wash dishes 34. Pour boiling water down the sink to ensure pipes are flushed 35. If necessary, pack the husband’s lunch for the next day. Set aside a lunch tray in the refrigerator for yourself if having leftovers 36. Set table for breakfast 37. Ensure breakfast foods are available and do any make-ahead preparations for it 38. Enjoy an evening of relaxation
Keep Yourself Glamorous (advice from the 1950’s) Your Daily Stint – 10 minutes at sunup: If you are a bride with a maidless kitchen, learn to get up gracefully in the morning. Give a few quick brushes to smooth your hair – tie it back with a ribbon rather than fussing with curls - a dash of cold water on your face, toothbrush drill and a light application of lipstick gives you confidence for grappling with coffee pot and orange squeezer. Ten minutes should do it. Don’t weaken and start the coffee first, or you will soon cease to bother going back to “pretty-up.” There lies the downward path from beautiful bride to dishevelled wife. “Secrets of The Beauteous Bride: She starts the day looking spic and span. She goes to market looking properly and pridefully “Mrs.” She rests when tired. If she does her own cooking she has a mirror hanging on the kitchen wall, powder and lipstick handy. She doesn’t go slack if she is alone in the house. She eats a sensible lunch, served neatly on a tray. She knows the ice-box nibbling are bad for complexion, figure, morale. She greets her returning spouse with joy even if she has burnt the pot roast. She doesn’t burn the pot roast- it has its right to glamour too.”
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Credulous and Incredulous Facts • 2,520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 without having a fractional leftover • It is unknown if odd perfect numbers exist • The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king (shah) is dead (mat).” • Kissing helps prevent tooth decay • A California law states that sunshine is guaranteed to all people • Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour • An egg laden goldfish is called a twit • Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do • Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states • Horses can’t vomit and pigs can’t look up in the sky • In 1770, a bill proposing that women using makeup should be punished for witchcraft was put forward to the British Parliament • The oldest dog died at the age of 29 • Cats are the most popular pets in the United States • Black olives contain on average 10 to 30% more oil than green olives • San Jose was the original capital of California • 5% of the world’s population lives in the US but 22% of the world’s prison population is held in the US. • All swans in England are the property of the queen or king • Women are more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are • Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like as if it’s kissing the conveyor belt • Earth is the only planet not named after a pagan god. • Adding a drop of olive oil and lemon juice to an ice cube then running it over your face gives you better results than some expensive skin care products. • You will weigh less if you weigh yourself when the moon is full • Honeybees never sleep • Chocolate contains an ingredient called “Theobromine” which can be toxic to dogs’ central nervous system and cardiac muscles
• Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise • Snakes with two heads fight each other for food • Footprints of astronauts who landed on the moon should last at least 10 million years since the moon has no atmosphere • Both men and women can be turned on by the aromas of wine • The national orchestra of Monaco (a nation in Europe) has more individuals than its army. • Earthworms have five hearts • The Himalayan gogi berry contains, weight for weight, more iron than steak, more beta carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges • Paraguay and Moldova are the only countries with national flags with different emblems on the obverse and reverse sides • Fingerprints of koalas are similar (in pattern, shape and size) to the fingerprints of humans • If an Amish man has a beard, he is married • SCUBA divers cannot pass gas at depths below 33 feet • Urban birds have developed a short, fast “rap style” of singing, different from their rural counterparts • Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight • The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon’s bedroom
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10 Lifestyles over 50 • June 2011 Protect Yourself from Medical Identity Fraud by Pat Nemetch, Caring Solutions for Seniors and Families This past spring has proved to be unusually wet and gloomy, with April showers leading to May downpours. Like most of you, I’ve not spent much time outside and all that water is wreaking havoc with gardens and flower beds. I’m optimistic we’ll soon dry out and get back to gentle breezes through open windows and plenty of outdoor activities. In the meantime, many older adults are continuing to look for new ways to save money. One place seniors often overlook is medical identity theft and Medicare fraud, which cost all of us over $60 billion every year. Some of the most common tactics used to commit Medicare fraud include: •
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The good news is if you find any discrepancies that don’t appear to be honest mistakes, it’s not up to you to determine if it’s fraud. Just take the next step. Call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). In fact, any time you have questions about something that doesn’t seem right about an MSN and which the doctor doesn’t resolve, call Medicare. If you’d rather write a letter, send it and a copy of the MSN to the address in the box on the front of the MSN, explaining what you think is wrong. If all of this sounds complicated to you, there’s help available. AARP is among several organizations available to offer presentations to groups of Medicare beneficiaries on how to read and understand Medicare Summary Notices, how to recognize fraud and how to report it to the proper authorities. To schedule an AARP representative to speak to your group about Medicare Fraud, you may contact Mary Bach at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Kalinoski at dkalinoski@ aarp.org or 1-866-389-5654.
False claims: Billing for health care services that are unnecessary or were never delivered, such as hospital or doctors’ services, prescription medications, or medical supplies such as wheelchairs or oxygen. Identity theft: Using another person’s Medicare card to obtain medical care. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and grandfathers out Kickbacks: Paying another provider for a patient referral or paying a patient to seek Medicare services for phantom there. symptoms. Scams: Deceiving Medicare patients by posing as a Medicare representative authorized to sell them medical supplies or to suggest appointments or treatments.
Your first line of defense is a quick review of medical records to spot potential fraud, abuse or medical ID theft. Every quarter, Medicare sends out a Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) that lists claims for health care services processed during the previous three months. The MSN includes details on health services received, how much Medicare paid on behalf of the enrollee and any additional amount the doctor or other health care providers are allowed to bill. I’d encourage each of you to compare that statement to your calendar and statements, bills or other papers you received when leaving the doctor’s office. Be sure to make sure the dates, services and billing codes match. If you find an instance when you didn’t see the doctor, didn’t receive the specified medical service or equipment, or didn’t get the listed treatment in a hospital, clinic or other facility, you may be the victim of identity theft or fraud. To resolve any discrepancies between the MSN and your records, contact the doctor, hospital or other health care provider who filed the claim. It could be a simple mistake or a clerical error. If this is the case, the provider who made the mistake should report the error to Medicare, and the correction will appear on a later statement.
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Boomers Reinvent Themselves as Entrepreneurs
by Connie Challingsworth, Positive Life Decisions, LLC
e know that Baby Boomers are redefining retirement by reinventing themselves and not just kicking back and doing nothing. In fact, studies show that Baby Boomers are leading the pack when it comes to becoming entrepreneurs. According to a report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity in the past decade or so belongs to the 55 to 64 year olds. And, despite all of the press about Mark Zukerberg and FaceBook, founders of technology companies in the United States are twice as likely to be over 50 as to be under 25. Experts say that more mature entrepreneurs have some advantages over their younger counterparts. They have found that those in the second half of life typically have a more positive outlook, more patience and more problem-solving skills than those younger. Mature entrepreneurs possess a wealth of knowledge, skills, and possibly managerial experience. They also have more business contacts and good networking skills. Many have had the dream of working for themselves. Later life can often give them an opportunity to start a business and finally try it out. Some are starting their own businesses because they have the drive, the energy, the experience and believe they have an idea that will succeed. But what about the risks? They may have more savings to invest and lose, and less time to recover from losses. But what are the alternatives? Most people can’t afford to not work for the next 30 or more years. There’s also so much instability in the corporate
world that there’s a chance they may lose a job or high position when they are in their late 50s or early 60s. It can be difficult for anyone to find a new job in this economy, particularly if they are older and at the top of their earnings. Entrepreneurship means creating your own job and maybe jobs for others. There’s no doubt that starting your own business requires effort, energy and long hours. But successful older entrepreneurs work smarter. Yes, you do need energy, but there’s something invigorating about owning your own business and relying on your own resourcefulness to build a future for yourself and for others. Since you’ve lived longer, you’ve encountered challenges along the way. You’ve worked through many obstacles, and you know the world isn’t going to end when something goes wrong. And, of course, the upside is the feeling of personal satisfaction when you make it work!
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Life Expectancy: 70.1 years Family median income = $6,200 (up $200. from 1962) Grammy Award : I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Album) “What Kind of Fool Am I” (Song) President John F. Kennedy is shot and killed on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, TX while riding in a Presidential motorcade The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the poor must have lawyers, paving the way for the Public Defenders Office The Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay is ordered shut by Attorney General Robert Kennedy The longest running soap opera General Hospital debuts The Coca-Cola Company announces its first diet drink, TAB cola George C. Wallace is elected Alabama Governor on a platform which promised racial segregation ZIP Codes are used for the first time in the U.S. The Beatles release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There” in the US Harvey Ball draws the now iconic smiley face symbol for an advertising campaign Debuting on television were: My Favorite Martian, The Fugitive and Petticoat Junction In movies a new genre emerged, the beach movie, with Beach Party being the first of many Quasars are discovered by Marten Schmidt (US). The first liver transplant is performed by F.D. Moore and T.E. Starzl. The first commercial nuclear reactor goes online at the Jersey Central Power Company. The sedative Valium (chlordiazepoxide) is developed by Roche labs. The French Chef with Julia Child debuts on educational television.
1. Beverly Hillbillies (CBS) 2. Bonanza (NBC) 3. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS) 4. Petticoat Junction (CBS) 5. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS) 6. The Lucy Show (CBS) 7. Candid Camera (CBS) 8. The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) 9. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS) 10. My Favorite Martian (CBS)
Top Ten Movies 1963 1. The Great Escape 2. 8 1/2 3. The Birds 4. From Russia With Love 5. Cleopatra 6. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World 7. Charade 8. The Sword in the Stone 9. The Pink Panther 10. Jason and the Argonauts
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subscribe to a magazine called Reminisce, which is others. It was depression days, but we never went hungry, just all about the days of the past. It always brings back another example of how God provided for us. memories of my boyhood. We lived in an eleven-room house in center city Allentown, and caring for a house We also had a garden which the city provided for no that size meant we had our chores. charge. It was on Highland Street, a nice walk on a summer evening. The coaster wagon always went along for our tools One of my chores was beating the carpets. We hung them and to bring vegetables back home. In the springtime, I on a sturdy rope line and then beat them with a heavy beater picked dandelion to sell. I cleaned it, washed it in clear water, made of heavy gauge wire. I complained about it but liked it in and wrapped it in wet newspaper to keep it crisp. I made a a way, as I could take out my frustrations and really hit them large hole in the top of each package for buyers to check it hard, beating all the dust and dirt out of them. out. I charged 15 or 20 cents a bunch and had no trouble selling it. Another one of my chores was sifting the coal ashes. My dad made a pile in the back yard and I scooped up the ashes, My dad always made a five-gallon crock of sauerkraut for put them in the sifter, and shook them until only the unburned the winter months. I like it raw before Mother cooked it, but coal was left and put them back into the coal bin. liked it either way with lots of mashed potatoes and spare ribs. We also had a ground cellar where Dad built a large bin We kids saved worn clothing, scrap iron or other metals, to hold potatoes. Usually we had four or five 100 lb. bags for and newspapers, which we sold when the rag man came the winter. around. He rang a hand bell and called, “Rags, metal, papers!” We sold them to him for a few cents and had some money for In my past writings, I mentioned that I biked to Newside candy or ice cream, which made it all worth the effort. to pick potatoes for a farmer. Part of my pay was potatoes. It made me proud to help my parents keep food on the table for My father worked at Mack Motors, in the wood shop. the family. There was a lot of scrap wood produced from the shop, which the employees could purchase at reasonable prices. My dad I could go on and on and write many things that purchased a load from time to time, and they dumped it in the I accomplished in my lifetime. It taught me that hard front of the house. work made it all possible, plus gave me a great feeling of accomplishment. I thank God for the desire to earn and We kids and the neighbor kids helped to pile it up in the learn. cellar. When it was all put away neatly, my mother would make lemonade for all the helpers, a treat on a summer’s day. We had a large cellar with shelves made by Dad and filled with home-canned fruits and vegetables, cherries, tomatoes, peaches, pickles, etc. My uncle Bill worked at an orchard next to his property and was allowed to take anything he wanted, so we picked and always had plenty, which we shared with
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We Got Him
June 2011 He must exact justice but is just as ready to forgive.
by Alan Allegra
The world just celebrated the murder of an important man. His name and picture were prominent in major magazines and newspapers. his man has millions of followers all over the world. He often had to work in seclusion, surrounded by a few loyal followers. There are those who believe his movement will die, while his disciples predict ultimate victory. Houses of worship were filled with his converts. He had great wealth but died with little save a hasty burial. No one will ever know for sure where he was buried nor find his body. Many cheered his death, while many mourned. Some say justice was served; others call it a senseless murder. Many called him a demon; some called him a god. Let’s see a raise of hands: How many think I’m talking about Osama bin Laden? Hands down. How many are thinking about Jesus Christ? Hands down. Apparently, there is no hands down winner. There are parallels that can be drawn between events in both men’s lives. However, there are grave distinctions as well. On Sunday, April 30, 2011, Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man, was murdered and the world celebrated. On Friday, April 22, we commemorated the death of Jesus Christ, the world’s most despised man (Isaiah 53:3). Three days later, Sunday, April 24, we celebrated the
If this is so, then why do we celebrate the death of the only sinless man who ever lived? The murder of Christ (and murder it was!) must have been the greatest breach of justice imaginable.
resurrection of Jesus Christ. Three days after bin Laden died, he was still dead. What is the difference? Osama bin Laden was an evil man, a sinner. Before we judge him, remember, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “As it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one’” (Romans 3:10).
Had he died for himself, that would be true. However, “While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24).
That has held true for all of human history, except for one person: “Christ . . . Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth” (1 Peter 2:21, 22). This is the only sinless man, “whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it” (Acts 2:24).
We rejoice in a terrorist’s death because it removes some evil from the world. We rejoice in the death of this wholly righteous Savior because he removes all evil from our selves. This is Jesus Christ, “the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13, 14).
One reaction to bin Laden’s murder was revulsion that anyone would celebrate another’s death. Keeping in mind that all are under the sentence of death (Hebrews 9:27), we cannot rejoice.
President Obama’s first words were, “We got him!” The enemies of Jesus rejoiced that they “got him.” Three days later, they lost him. For those who believe in his resurrection, “We got him!”
Even a holy God declares, “Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked . . . and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?” (Ezekiel 18:23). God’s desire is for sinners to turn to Him in repentance, not die in their sins. He is not a gleeful executioner that takes great delight in gory deaths.
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Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse. It’s not a gimme if you’re still five feet away. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. You can hit a two-acre fairway 10% of the time and a two-inch branch 90% of the time. If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age. Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.
There are two things you can learn by stopping your back-swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: How many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove. If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. It’s easier to get up at 6:00 a.m. to play golf than to get up at 10:00 a.m. to mow the lawn. A good golf partner is one who’s always slightly worse than you are. Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white. They’re sold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones each week. It’s amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps. If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight (or worse).
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Lifestyles over 50 Township Seniors, Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd. Wed, Jun 1 LV Vegetarians. Quaker Meeting House Rt. 512 half mile N. of Rt. 22 Twnshp. Pot luck dinner. 6pm. $3.50 610-709-8984 Wed, Jun1 1 pm. Macungie Seniors, Macungie Fire Company. Ruth, 610-965-9584. Thurs, Jun 2 Alzheimer’s Support Group, Thurs 1-3 PM St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. 1900 Pennsylvania Ave, Allentown.
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Thurs, Jun 2 AARP Chapter 4150 at Lower Macungie Twsp. Comm. Ctr. Brookside Rd.
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Thurs, Jun 2 7PM Lower Milford Twnshp Fire Co. 1601 Limeport Pike, spaghetti dinner adults $7 children $4 salad bar, dessert.
Tues Jun 7 12PM Lower Macungie Seniors. Lower Macungie Ctr 610395-0782.
Sat, Jun 4 10:30AM Enjoy gardening, interested in peace issues? Jordan United Church of Christ, Rt 309 and Walbert Ave, Allentown, dedicated peace garden, custom peace sculpture, peace pole, worship areas, biblical plant & children’s bed, gazebo, swing, trails.
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Sat, Jun 4 Bethlehem Garden Club, share garden tips with local pros and hobbyists 610-838-1482. Tues, Jun 14 & 28 Lower Lehigh Lions Club. Macungie Fire Co. Walnut St. Tues, Jun 14, Alzheimer’s Support Group, SarahCare Adult Day Service, 610-391-1576 Tues, Jun 14 1pm, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5th & Chestnut Sts, Emmaus. Emmaus Garden Club, Sandi 610.965.2062. Tues, Jun 14 7-8:30 pm. Prayer & Share Together for emotional wholeness, women’s support group struggling, or have family, struggling with depression, bi-polar, etc. Asbury Methodist Church, Allentown. Linda 610-395-8756. Tues, Jun 14 8:30 AM Lehigh Co. TRIAD free continental breakfast. Green Meadows of Allentown. 610-967-5454.
Wed, Jun 15 5:30-6:30PM. Alzheimer’s Support Group, share, support. Professional advice from caregivers for Alz. impaired families. Arden Courts of Allentown 610366-9010. Wed, Jun 15 LV Military Affairs Council – Saucon Manor in Hellertown. 12-1:30pm, 484-7880196, email@example.com, or www. lvmac.org for info. Thur, Jun 9 5:30 Alz’s Support Group, Country Meadows of Allentown, Bldg 3. Light dinner 610-395-7160. Thur, Jun 9 4:30-6 pm. Alz Support Grp, support for those providing care and deal with Alz disease. Adult Day Service Bldg, Westminster Village. 610-782-8390. Thur, Jun 9 Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers 4-5 PM Phoebe Richland Health Care Center. 267-371-4569 Thur, Jun 9 7pm. LV Brain Injury Support Group - Good Shepherd Health & Tech Center, 850 S. Fifth Street, Allentown. Thur, Jun 9 12PM Caregivers & Professionals Network Group. Country Meadows of Allentown, Bldg 3, 610-395-7160 Fri, Jun 10 10 am. People Meeting People Club, Senior Social Group. Fellowship Hall, Asbury United Methodist Church. Mon, Jun 13 7-8:30 pm. pray & share together for emotional wholeness, women’s support group struggling, or have family struggling with depression, bi-polar, etc. Ebenezer Bible Fellowship, Bethlehem. Linda 610-395-8756. Mon, Jun 13 7:30 Macungie V.F.W. Lehigh St. Macungie Tue, Jun 28 Alzheimer’s Support Group 10AM. Old Orchard Health Care Center. Palmer Twp. Jim Baer 610-438-1608. Pet Grief Support Group. Meetings twice a month, 6:30-8:00PM. For West Allentown group call Maureen 610-437-6660, for Bethlehem group call Joanne 610-865-0110.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties, Mon Jun 13, 1PM in gym, 1343 Newport Avenue, Northampton. Singer John Bauer will perform. Trips: Turning Stone Casino, Oneida, NY, June1-2. Lodging at casino. Day 1 includes dinner buffet and $40 in casino or bingo play. Day 2 includes breakfast and $25 in casino or bingo play. 40 or more $190 pp, 30 or more $208 pp 610-767-4881. Tue, Jun 28 LV Parkinson’s Support Group, Gerry Haines. Banko Bldg. 10-12PM. Wed Jun 22 Men of Retirement Age Club 1-2;30pm, Advent Moravian Church, 3730 Jacksonville Rd, Hanover. LV Chapter 1371 National Active and Retired Federal Employees meet Thurs, Jun 30 at St. Peters Lutheren Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown, 12PM lunch. Info presentation. Brief biz session concludes meeting. Current and former Fed workers invited. 1st timers and those wanting lunch ($7.50) call Ken 610-837-7246 before Sat, Jun 25. If just attending program arrive at 12:45 pm. Info: 610-231-0237 Mondays 10 and 1. “Loving Hands Quilting Circle”. Country Meadows. Allentown, Buildings 3 & 1, 610-395-7160. Mondays 10 am. Mondays 11:30-2. JCC, Allentown Friendship Circle. Open to 50 and over. Programs and lunch. Ruth 610-865-3646, 1 week in advance. Tuesdays, 1 pm. Trexlertown Area Senior Group. Trexlertown Fire Co. 610-395-5316. Tuesdays 1:30-4:30. Palmer Senior Group, meet seniors, play cards, share good times. Charles Chrin Community Ctr Palmer Township 610-252-2098 palmercommunitycenter.org Wednesdays noon. Fogelsville Senior Group at Fire Company. Amelia, 610-395-2224. Wednesday 1pm St. Stevens Church Franklin & Turner St. Allentown. Cards, bingo & refreshments. Thursdays at 12. Schnecksville Senior Citizen Group. Peg 610-3958667 Schnecksville Fire Co. Fridays 1 pm. Emmaus Senior
Lifestyles over 50 Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus. Erma 610-966-2299.
Exercise Bethlehem YMCA. SilverSneakers 1 M/T/W 10:45AM M/W 3PM. SilverSneakers 2 T 8:30AM & F 10:30AM, YogaStretch Th 10:45 AM Sat 8AM, SilverSplash T/Th 9:15am Sat 8:15AM. Suburban Family YMCA. Adult aquatics classes: 610-867-7588. Silver Sneakers I: Mon, Tues, Thurs at 9:00am,Thurs: 10:00am. Silver Sneakers II Mon 10:00am, Fri: 10:00am Silver Sneakers YogaStretch- Wed: 10am. Allentown YMCA & YWCA Senior Fit M-W-F 9:00 am, Silver Circuit M-W-F 9:00 am, Silver Sneakers 1 Mon & Thurs 11:30 am, Silver Sneakers 2 Mon, Tues, Thurs. 1:30 pm, Silver Splash Mon, Wed 9:30 am, Fri 2 pm, YogaStretch Wed 1:30 pm. Dates of adult aquatic classes available. 610-434-9333 YMCA - Easton, P’burg & Vicinity. Silver Sneakers Cardio Mon1pm Tues 11am, Wed. & Fri. 12pm Silver Sneakers 1 Tues. & Thurs. 12:30pm. Silver Sneakers Yoga Wed. 12:50pm. Low Impact Aerobics Tues. & Thurs. 8am. Aqua Aerobics M-F 9:15am, Tues. & Thurs. 7:00pm. Arthritis Aquatics M-W-F 10:30am, Tues. & Thurs. 1:00pm www.familyymca.org Arthritis Aquatics M-W-F 11:0011:45 AM or 11:45-12:30PM. 3rd St. Alliance for Women & Children. Month:$38 drop-in: $6, more programs, memberships available. 610-258-6271. Aqua Pilates, Arthritis Aquatics, Aqua Aerobics. Rodale Aquatic Ctr Allentown 610606-4670. Tai Chi and Qigong classes in LV, experienced instructor, reasonable rates. Hilary Smith, RN 610-7516090 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dances Wed Dances Lehigh County Senior Ctr: 1-4 pm. 1st & 3rd Wed of month. $7.00 pp includes refreshments. 610-437-3700 www. lehighseniors.org. Sat. Eve Dance Lehigh County Senior Ctr: 8-11
pm. $7.00 pp. 610-437-3700. Wed 7:30. N. Penn Elks Club, Colmar, Pa West Coast Swing. Third Fridays Peppermint Dance Club. Church on the Mall, Plymouth Meeting. peppermintdanceclub.com Third Friday – Easton Dance Party at Third St. Alliance, N. 3rd St., Easton. 610-330-9950. Ballroom Dance Sundays at Fearless Fire Company in Allentown, Carol 610-398-8312 schedule and info. Ballroom on High, Swing, www. swingkat.com Charles Chrin Comm Center 4100 Green Pond Rd. Palmer. Sat. Night Dance Apr 30 8-11pm,$10, King Henry & The Showmen. 610-2522098 Allentown Area Swing Dance. Fearless Fire Co. 1221 S Front St. 610-3907550. $9 includes lesson 7pm - 8:30, no partner needed. Jun 7 &14 West Coast Swing, 21 & 28 East Coast Swing www.allentownswingdance.org Check for semi private lessons.
Bingo Mon & Thurs 7 PM. Memorial Hall, Liberty Fire Co. Stockertown. 610759-6811 Wed 5PM game at 6:45PM Volunteer Fire Co Fogelsville Ladies Auxiliary Cash Prizes 610-395-5479 Wed 6PM game and 7PM Lehigh County Senior Ctr. Free coffee and snacks. $15 includes 4 double cards & 1 pack of specials.610-437-3700
Classes and Lectures Seniors Who Wish to Re-Enter Workforce. Lehigh County Senior Ctr 1633 Elm St. Allentown, computer classes limited to 8. Basic Computer I & II, Digital Camera, Digital Photos, Intro to Internet. Classes at center and Whitehall Library. 8- 1.5 hr. classes $40 members $80 nonmembers. Membership $20. 610-437-3700 or email@example.com.
. Alz. Caregiver Support Groups: Live, Love, Learn (special grp. for memory impaired and loved ones), 2nd Tues of month Sacred Heart Hosp, 4:30PM-
June 2011 2nd floor. Family Caregiver Support - 2nd Wed of month Arden Courts. Memory Care 5:30PM. Family Caregiver Support - 4th Mon of month Traditions of Hanover 6:30PM. Men’s HOPE group – last Wed of month 1PM Arden Courts. CAP-Caring for the Alzheimer’s Professional – For healthcare professionals who care for the memory impaired. 4th Tues of month Arden Courts 2PM Bangor Area High School Class of 1986 established Gary Moffett Memorial Scholarship in memory of deceased classmates. $500 award given to senior who exemplifies leadership, service, character and scholastic achievement. Lisa 215997-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org. Phoebe’s Alzheimer’s Association Support Group 3 to 4:30 PM 3rd Wed of month, Phoebe Terrace, 1940 Turner St, Allentown. Group provides a time for people who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease or other related dementias to come together and support one another. Further info 610-794-5273. Phoebe’s Connecting Hearts Geriatric Care Management is premiering a new service featuring at-home personalized coaching to make dementia-related caregiving more manageable. Topics include: Dementia Overview Eating Difficulties Activities of Daily Living Home Safety and Mobility Medication Management Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Physical Behaviors Expressive Behaviors Psychological Behaviors Legal Activities Call our Geriatric Care Manager at 610-794-5344 or toll free at 1-800-931-7061 to discuss your personalized needs. Crowded Kitchen Players announces premier of comedy thriller Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, directed by Ara Barlieb, an incredibly fast-paced and inventive
23 comedy adapted from Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller with a small group of actors playing over 150 roles while romping from London to the Scottish Highlands and back. June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 &18 at 8pm and June 5, 12 & 19 at 2pm at McCoole’s Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St. Quakertown.$18.Adults $14.- Seniors $8 Students. (Cash or Check Only) The Bach and Handel Chorale will perform in concert for the first time in Allentown at Zion “Liberty Bell” Church, 620 W. Hamilton Street, on Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m. Public is invited. Includes contemporary music such as “Danny Boy” and well‑known pieces by Handel, Pachelbel, Bach, Hayden and others. Suggested ticket donation is $10. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets and information: 610-435-2412. Concert proceeds benefit the refurbishing of Zion’s historic C.F. Haskell pipe organ in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the organ and the 250th anniversary of the church in 2012. AFC Reverse Mortgage is offering a series of seminars on FHA insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage “HECM” reverse mortgages at Brookside Country Club, 701 Willow Lane, Macungie, 18052. Seminars will be at Noon on the third Friday of the month starting on Friday, June 17, then on Friday July 15, and on Friday August 18. There is no charge and lunch is included. You can reserve your space online at www.afcreversemortgage.com or call AFC Reverse Mortgage at 610 437 7230. All are welcome, including potential borrowers, their relatives and advisers and anyone else who would like to learn about the program.
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