Judy Rose's Saturday Page


July 26, 2008

Last weekend, Jackson Township held their fifth annual Heritage Festival. While doing my shutterugging rounds to get photos for a video, I came across Betty the four-month-old Brown Swiss calf. Betty is the 4-H project of Micah Primmel, with Betty below. Betty was one of the many interesting attractions at this year's festival. Much to my disappointment, I wasn't able to make Friday night's vintage car show and Sunday's festivities were shortened by a sudden downpour which had vendors and patrons alike running for cover. But rain showers not withstanding...those folks in Jackson Township threw quite a party. Kudos to everyone involved.

Speaking of vintage cars, I recently spotted the classy chassis below parked outside Nanty Glo's Niner Diner. Remember when we not only drove such gas guzzlers but were proud to do so? Of course, the price of gas when this blue behemoth and others like it were seen cruisin' down the highway was probably less than $1.00/gallon....maybe? But that was then....

This is now... Parked on the other corner was this Harley-Davison wannabe. (I'd insert a big LOL here but who's laughing over or at such things these days?) This little jobber (and I do mean little) is indeed a true-blue motorcycle as it had a motorcycle license plate to prove it, and others like it are becoming more and more visible in Home Page Country as the price of gas continues to hover around the $4.00/gallon mark. Hmmm...I wonder how many miles to the gallon this adult tricycle gets?!

Funny bones

A Sunday -School Teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her class of 5-and 6-year-olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."

On this day in history

Birthday of writer Pearl Buck (1892) and rock musician Mick Jagger (1943).

1863: Three-month quota for Cambria County Civil War soldiers set at 588.

1949: Home Page Country: Wolf Furniture Company was offering a seven-piece living room ensemble for $99.50.


Valley video page updated

Latest NTAMHS report

Complete index of Jon Kennedy's Jonal articles

Today's chuckle

Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching.

— Fran Lebowitz, American writer.

Thought for today

Groan and forget it.

— Jessamyn West (1907-1984), American writer.

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