Judy Rose's Saturday Roundup

Picture of the Week
Judy Rose
Judy Rose

This lovely old church is the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Loretto, Pa. (basilica: A Roman Catholic church given ceremonial privileges.) The dark statue in front of the basilica is atop the tomb of Prince Gallitzin.


Mystery Person of the Week

This 1953 graduate of Nanty Glo High School was known as "Lefty" to his classmates. He was Freshman Class President and a member of the school band, chorus, and yearbook staff. He was never seen using his right hand and couldn't get over the idea that he passed his driver's test. He finally mastered the electric typewriter. He was well supplied with wisecracks. Unscramble the letters of his name to learn his identity. Torbre Regnidnemis

This day in history

1689: Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger, the parents of Ben Franklin, were married.

1846: Social reformer Carry Nation was born.

1864: A confederate plan to burn the city of Manhattan was thwarted.

1903: Opening of the Northern Cambria Railway.

1942; Patton FOE raises money for cigarettes for servicemen.

1945: Chickaree Union Church at Ford's Corner is dedicated.

Funny Bones

After the flood water went down and Noah lowered the ramp, he told the animals to go forth and multiply. All the animals left except two snakes who lay quietly in the corner of the arc. "Why don't you go forth and multiply?" asked Noah. "We can't," answered the snakes. "We're adders."


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Today's chuckle

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

— Will Rogers

Thought for today

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

— St. Francis of Assisi

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