this weeks edition:
A great weekend…
I finally managed to tackle some of the projects around the house this weekend. You know the ones I have been putting off all summer. I must admit that I’m a long way from completing the list, but it feels good to finally get a reputable start.
On Sunday, I enjoyed my trip to Glenville to watch grandson, Sam play in the Redskins A-Team Championship. I was real proud of him. The whole team pulled off an impressive win over a previously unbeaten team.
I was impressed with the Rosedale Senior Center when I went to cover the grant presentations last week. It is small, but it was also obvious that a lot of activities go on there. It was also obvious how proud the folks are of their facility and the accomplishments they have made over a relatively short period of time.
I have a fondness in my heart for Rosedale even though I have never lived there. One of the earliest memories I have, as a very young boy, was getting my picture taken on the step of the school bus that my Dad drove. His run was to Rosedale. In those days, in a 1950 Mack bus, the trip was very long and probable not very comfortable. There was no interstate so kids had to catch the bus before daylight to make their way to the Gassaway High School before classes began. They often returned home in the dark.
I recall my Dad speaking fondly of his days driving the bus. He like the kids and said that even though some were rather rowdy, they never gave him any problems. As I grew older, dad gave up his bus driving job for the railroad, I recall, former students coming up to dad when we were down town or at some function to say hello. It was obvious that dad had a good relationship with those students as many would never let an opportunity pass without saying hello.
It is also obvious that the community as a whole hasn’t changed much. They are still hardworking people who do what needs to be done to achieve their goals with little complaint.
We have received a number of complaints recently regarding several scams that are going around. I have also received news releases from the Attorney General’s office warning of unfair practices. One of the latest ones is a call or email telling those they call they have a court date or are about to be arrested. Of course this can all go away… for a price. The fact of the matter is, legitimate courts don’t use phones or email in this manner. Don’t be intimidated. I understand that many of those who call do just that. Don’t give out your banking information or agree to any other means of paying those who threaten you. Be very careful about the questions you answer. All too often the criminal on the other end of the phone is baiting you into giving them information that they can use against you. Regardless of how forceful the caller is, don’t give them any information about your or your finances.
If you have a real concern call the Sheriff’s Department or other police agency in your area.
Will return soon...