Imagine a hungry donkey standing equidistant from two piles of hay. The donkey tries to decide which pile he should eat first and not being able to choose one over another, starves to death. Moral of this story is: sometimes not making a decision can have dire consequences.
I wonder how long Mr. Schamset has lived in the Woodstock area. It seems to me that there is a very simple solution to his squirrel problem and I am really surprised that a man who figured out that escape route contraption for these adorable creatures, couldn’t figure out the easy solution: Put a screen over the top of your chimney so that no little critters can get in.
I honestly can’t understand why someone who lives in an area so abundant with wildlife, would not think to do this, and let those poor squirrels just die in there. That’s inhumane and honestly, it’s stupid. Hire someone who knows what they are doing to climb up a ladder, place a piece of screen over the chimney and your problem is solved.
And, if for some reason that is not a solution that will work, call someone who isn’t afraid of squirrels to help them get out. Call me, I’d be glad to come and help them. You don’t need trash bags and pipe…But you do need to have respect for these animals who don’t know what they got themselves into, but don’t deserve the fate that has been unjustly given them...And it’s obvious Mr. Schamest doesn’t.
I feel so bad for those poor squirrels. Mr. Schamest should be ashamed of himself for what he has continued to let happen to those poor creatures. Not everyone likes squirrels, but that doesn’t mean people should do to them what Mr. Schamest has done. Shame on you.
ALICE THE WOODSTOCK ARTIST
That is how my dear, gifted friend would sign the notes she gave to me. She who saw the world in her own special way, who was always curious, always searching for the answers to so many questions. flirtatious, inquisitive, generous and my movie date for the past few years. How I will miss her being here to talk to about my trivial concerns, argue politics (both local and national) with and share the stories of our past and what the future will hold.
Alice was an independent spirit who inspired all who knew her to live life to the fullest.
I am reminded of this quote from Emerson in his essay on Self Reliance when I now think of Alice: “Time and space are but the physiological colors which the eye maketh. But the soul is light; where it is, is day; where it was, is night.”
Good night, dear Alice and sweet dreams.
L L Barra
Thank you to each and every person who has donated (and contiues to donate) time, food, and money to the Good Neighbor Food Pantry. Your generosity was, and is, absolutely essential to the success of our tiny pantry.
It seems that each week we meet new clients who are coming to shop. Without the donations from each and every one of you, we could not have stayed open.
Every month a group of unsung people come to the pantry and make the delivery of the food from Albany a possibility. They drive to Kingston, pick up several thousand pounds of food and convoy it back to Woodstock. Then, (as if they haven’t already done enough) they and another group of people get the food into the building, sort the food and put it away. Make no mistake about it, this is heavy lifting and it occurs in all kinds of weather.
Other kind hearted souls bring food to the pantry. Some drop the food off at my home at 31 Tannery Brook. And, people are always willing to donate food to the scout drive and the post office drive and the school food drives.
The sponsoring congregations also donate food when it is their “tour.” The volunteers from the congregations and the community work to keep the pantry open. The pantry has, on occasion, also received food from non-sponsoring congregations.
There have been several miracles in the pantry. A pantry miracle occurs when the volunteers realize about 10 a.m. or so that they are going to run out of food before the pantry closes for the day and a few minutes later a car or truck drives up and a person brings in a large load of food to get us through the shift.
A few businesses are also helping to support us. It all started with Oliver Kita Chocolates and Sunflower Natural Foods Market. That evolved into a monthly food raiser in the parking lot which provides much needed cereal, oatmeal, sugar, salt, etc. This now occurs on the third Saturday of each month.
Tom Pacheco donated a concert at the Woodstock Reformed Church and Inyo Charbonneau donated a dance at the Mountain View Studio.
Woodstock Apothecary joined us with a holiday food drive. The B & B on the Green has generously donated the electricity for our refrigerator which is plugged in from mid-April to mid-November. Woofstock and Tinker Toys Too keep collection cans to accept donations year round.
So, whether you work in the pantry or bring food to the pantry, please know that you are not wasting either your time or your money. The pantry has needed and continues to need every item you have given and every job you have done.
And, no “thank you” would be complete without including the clients who come to the pantry weekly and take home a 3-day supply of food. The pantry often has a one-hour wait. Without these patient people we would not have a reason to exist.
BRIBE MONEY NOT WELL SPENT
Another bad deal for Americans. A three billion dollar offer to Israel for a three month respite from the latter’s illegal colonization of the West Bank. That’s $500 million a week to bribe Israel not to commit war crimes. And the money wasn’t even enough to get Israel to stop the settlements.
How many American teachers, social workers, and state employees would this have been? We face massive layoffs in our society because we are broke. Our corrupt politicians can’t wait to break into the Social Security trust fund to bleed it dry for future workers. We are in crisis, but payments to Israel always come first.
Is our government, in fact, unduly influenced by Israel? Has the Israeli lobby in the U.S. learned to buy politicians as effectively as our major corporations? Have our disastrous wars in the Middle East been planned by Israel?
Obama, the consummate appeaser, is much more intent on pleasing the Israeli lobby than the American people. Congress grovels just as pathetically to Zionist influences and money. What politician would dare suggest that the Israeli invasion of Gaza was a killing spree, a blood bath? What politician beside former president Jimmy Carter would even whisper the word “apartheid.”
Our country’s leaders have abandoned their obligation to the American people in their consistent support and funding of right wing Israel’s war and occupation agenda. In another era, that would be seen as simply treason, the betrayal of our country’s citizens in exchange for bribes from a foreign government. May our leaders one day face a jury of their peers: we the people.
A MINOR PROPHETS LAMENT
Don’t blame me, I’m not the man.
The best I can do is the best that I can.
I know no saviors, I don’t hang with saints.
I will not pretend I’m something I’m ain’t.
Pay close attention as the story unwinds,
Choose your own path, use your own mind.
If they tell you they know while speaking unkindly,
You know it’s a fool who follows them blindly.
The prophets are hanging they’re head with the shame
To think we are willing to kill in they’re name.
Mohammad and Buda are ready to cry.
Jesus don’t like it and neither do I.
They wasted they’re words on the sad likes of us.
It seems that humanity just missed the bus.
But if you’re disillusioned, don’t let it show.
And I you see the truth, please let me know.
WE WILL RESIST
There is a major disconnect in this country in relation to veterans. We are honored by everyone, all the time, until we speak out against the status quo of ongoing wars. Doing that is not acceptable to the Establishment. We had assembled peacefully and while were speaking out, 131 of us were arrested and taken to jail for standing next to the fence around the White House, the former ‘peoples’ house. This happened this past Thursday, the 16th of December. Veterans’ For Peace from all over the country led a civil resistance there. We were joined by hundreds of other citizens demanding the end — not tomorrow or next year but now — of the never-to-end wars our country is maintaining, at the cost of innocent lives, at the cost of the degradation of our infrastructure, at the cost of making new enemies for us around the world, at the cost of this country’s soul. We were endorsed by every Peace oriented organization that heard of our plan, we were joined in being arrested by many luminaries like the war correspondent and author Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon papers renown, retired CIA agent Ray McGovern and many more courageous and moral citizens.
The weather was freezing cold, it snowed, and after a brief rally in Lafayette park where every one of us made a non-violent pledge, we proceeded solemnly around the park to the barricades in front of that wrought iron fence, accompanied by the sound of a single drum and ‘Taps,’ played beautifully on a harmonica. After mounting the concrete base of the fence, we stood in the snow for several hours, singing Peace songs, and delivered thousands of cards through the fence addressed to the President, with a Peace message on one side. On the other was a color photograph of a terrified child, covered in blood, standing next to the soldiers who had just killed her parents, with the statement “this what your wars do in our name.”
After being arrested, we were taken to the National Park Police station on the Anacostia Flats, across the river from DC. What goes around comes around, History repeats itself. This location is where the 43,000 Bonus Marchers of 1932 camped when they came to Washington to demand early payment of their promised War Service bonus. It would not have been paid until 1945, but the Depression then was murderous and the bonus money was desperately needed. People today have no real idea of its depth. President Hoover ordered Gen. MacArthur to remove them from government property when they came to the steps of Congress to wait for the Congress to vote on their demands; “Remove them but don’t pursue them.” MacArthur convinced himself those WW1 vets were Communists, and along with Majors Eisenhower and Patton, did pursue them across the river with tanks, fixed bayonets, Adamsite gas, and burned their camp to the ground. Four vets and one baby died in that 1932 action. Today, in this economic and moral recession brought on by the greed of the fat cats, we veterans are demanding our Bonus — peace now!
As a combat Infantry veteran, as a person with a conscience, being there with my brothers and sisters was gratifying and inspiring. We are keeping the spirit of Resistance alive. I am ashamed of what my country has been doing to itself and to others with lies and terror. We will resist until the ‘leaders’ of this nation and the ‘leaders’ of the corporations that thrive on the suffering of human beings stop their hideous activities. We will continue to resist evil, our numbers will grow, our influence will expand as other people with a conscience realize that keeping silent ties them to the “good Germans” of WW2. We will win, maybe not tomorrow, but we are committed and we will win. Truth will overcome looking the other way.
THANK YOU STEWART, WELCOME TREVOR
After 35 years of dedicated service, Stewart DeWitt is retiring as a Woodstock Fire Department commissioner. Thank you Stewart, not only for over four decades of service as a commissioner, but also for 48 years to date as a valued fire volunteer for Woodstock. Good luck Stewart, on all of your future endeavors.
In the New Year we will be welcoming a newly elected Fire Commissioner, Trevor Payton. Trevor has been an active member of W.F.D. (Co. #4) for 15 years.
The Board of Fire Commissioners (five in all) has a huge responsibility. We must decide how to allocate the fire tax to ensure not only the best of emergency services, but also to get the best value for the taxpayer. As a fellow commissioner I look forward to working alongside Trevor as we all tackle the many tasks ahead. Welcome Trevor.
Member, Woodstock Fire Department
THINK GLOBAL, GIVE LOCAL
As war and climate disasters cause more pain and death around the world, we try at this time of year to look for ways to give a little something to alleviate the suffering that our taxes and carbon consumption have caused. I have grown cynical about the big “NGO” charities that suck money into their own bloated bureaucracies. The Woodstock community is lucky to have several activists who work tirelessly all through the year to make the earth a better place, whose organizations are exemplary of that adage “small is beautiful.” If you are writing year-end checks, think local:
•The Haitian People’s Support Project goes directly to amazing work that Terry and Pierre Leroy do in that tormented country: HPSP, PO. Box 476, Woodstock NY 12498
• Woodstock International, a small collective that puts out one of the very best newspapers in the country with international information from a local perspective. Woodstock International, PO Box 1362 Woodstock, 12498
• Mary Frank’s tireless dedication to solar cooking has introduced many of us to the wonderful work of Solar Cookers International, c/o Mary Frank, PO Box 695 Bearsville, NY 12409.
Give the gift of solidarity with the global community this year!
CSEA UNIONS MEMBERS DO THEIR PART
Everyone knows the local community has been hit as hard, or harder, that the rest of the country. We are all tightening our belts and spending less when ever we can but so many of our household expenses are out of control. Just look at your tax bills, water bills, utility bills, grocery prices and the price of gas to get back and forth to work, to mention a few. The Consumer Price Index doesn’t seem to reflect the actual cost increases we all have had to absorb.
The 1800 Ulster County CSEA workers are all being affected as well. Their current contract expires in a few weeks with no sign of a new one in sight. Not only will there be no raises but some employees will actually lose their jobs as positions are eliminated by the County Executive in his drive to “protect Ulster County residents” from the financial hardships caused by the downturn in our economy. Yes, county services will continue, but every one of these county workers will have less to spend next year. And, yes, they would have spent it locally just like the County Executive preaches.
The good news is that Terry Gilbert, current president of local #856, is said to be working hard to soften the financial blow2 to his fellow workers by petitioning the Local in Albany to allow members to forgo their Union dues until such time as a new contract has been ratified. This will certainly not replace even a fractional percent annual raise but most members are assessed over $50.00 each month and will now have a little more of their own salary to spend on their families. Over half a millions dollars back into our local economy! All without any cost to County Government or the residents of Ulster County. Every CSEA member should email Terry and let him know what a great idea this is and give him your support. The County Executive should use his influence in any way possible to support this creative idea as this is certainly a “win-win” situation for every resident of Ulster County. Thank you, President Gilbert.
THANK YOU AND ENJOY
To all who were able to make it to the Democratic “sale”, it was fun. The smiles are what it’s all about.
SUPPORT LAND CONSERVANCY
My personal wish for the holidays is that all we Woodstockers who treasure the beauty of the Comeau property will support the important work of the Woodstock Land Conservancy and their continuing commitment to the protection of the land and the Comeau Easement.
A little over a year ago, in the last weeks of my tenure on the Woodstock Town Board, the Comeau Easement and Stewardship Amendment were formally signed amid great joy and relief that one of the Town’s longest struggles for open space protection had finally ended. I remember vividly the elated expressions on the faces in the audience as we all participated in that momentous event and looked forward to the next step in the process.
During the next few months the Woodstock Land Conservancy will need to devote considerable financial resources to insure that the Stewardship Plan is prepared and that it reflects the spirit and intention of the Easement. The WLC is completely committed to this endeavor but they need our help. I honestly believe that only through their leadership will a thoughtful, strong Stewardship Plan be completed and the ongoing protection of the Comeau be maintained.
So as you determine your gift-giving for the end of the season, please do not forget to support the important work that the Woodstock Land Conservancy is doing and will continue to do for the future protection of the Comeau property,
Best wishes for a beautiful Holiday and healthy New Year.
THE COMMODIFICATION-ZOMBIFICATION OF LIFE
You know I hate to be negative, especially around the charming holidays, but...the cliched dichotomy-slogan, ‘think globally, act locally’, was wrong from the start and has only gotten much worse...than even the smartest people on the planet could imagine, Derek Jensen, Aesop and Jonathan Swift notwithstanding. The commodification-zombification of life, worldwide, is actuated via demented brains and the ubiquitous bar-code...and other computer-nanotechnologies that...strangle the life out of the setting sun. No wonder so many ‘kids’ (and adults) are either utterly brainwashed or insane. There is no future, either in Dubai or Disneyland, just...the stagnant, insufferable present. Can you gift-wrap that? The meek shall inherit the earth, except for the water-rights. Google this.
Social hypocrisy-democracy, alas, is not what it used to be, say, in Socrates’ or Ibsen’s
time. Glittering hypocrisy today is a highly eroticised plague within which cemented men
like Bernie Madoff and Eliot Spitzer, or incremented women like Phyllis Schafly and Sarah Jessica Parker, seem a mere anti-climactic, anti-climate twitch. The real ponzi scheme is the one in which we all, unconsciously or not, participate: Schrodinger’s cat is dead. Einstein announced this predicament as early as 1912. Sophocles brought it to our attention before Jesus was born, but after Abraham lifted his knife over Isaac’s neck.
Have you seen the new Wavy Gravy movie, yet? Not bad. In fact, when his merry-prankster buses enter Afghanistan and Nepal, the music score changes, the film then seems sepia-tinted, Joni Mitchell becomes Parvati, ‘America’ and even ‘Woodstock’ melt away and become…the cosmic Atman.
Yea, Wavy. And ‘Yea’ the late Ishmael Rodriguez, our own Hispanic-Apache Zorba, who said: ‘If the world ends, and I sneeze at the same time, I will always remember my sneeze, first.’ We have many interesting H.V.O.D (hudson-valley-of-death) poets, among them Mr. Rizzi and tabernacle Felice. Phrases stick in my mind, like: ‘barbed-wire stars’...and...’God of the bar-code’, etc.
However, many of us have become ticky-tacky, sticky bar-codes ourselves. Electronic-
satellite ‘civilization’ is a dark, paralyzing, bad joke-yoke from which not even
Mr. Dylan-Houdini could engineer an escape. Death to all nanoprotean-salesmen. 2012? What a lame, astral-projection prefabrication. Pure galactic sorcery and witchcraft. The very word ‘disaster’ comes from an aberrant interpretation of solar and star-phenomena. Our post-modern, apocalyptic soothsayers are, again, studying sideral entrails. Our cataclytic disease-demise happened a long time ago. Yawn. When we dead awaken, even T.S. Eliot’s or Will Nixon’s poems won’t be around...to amuse us. Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, we all fall down.
Woodstuck-Amerika, like Goya’s ‘Saturn Devouring His Children’, has eaten and destroyed its own spiritual mandate. We still burn Thomas Paine and Sitting Bull, Ricky Sanchez and Ishmael Rodriguez at the stake. (Joan of Ark and Alice Jaffe, secretly, too?)
Of course, we can always get together with friends around holidays, birthdays, weddings or Lottery-wins...and pretend. Pretend that the digitally-addicted neo-futurists,
(Ray Kurtzweil & Co.), etc., will save the torpid, ataxic day...or that the nitwit psoriasis of Facebook will grow us a new scalp, post-decapitation.
O, welcome to the unending hilarity of the M.I.P.E.A.C. (military-industrial prison-entertainment-art complex).
Merry Xmas, Happy Humunculus — God save the Queen.
O LITTLE TOWN
I was in Bethlehem two years ago at Christmas when the gates to the city were opened for the arrival of the Jerusalem Patriarch. Families lined the streets to the Nativity Church, chanting carols and singing Jingle Bells, as they viewed joyous parades of bands and scouts. After the two-week holiday (when West Bank Palestinians fortunate enough to receive permits from the Israeli authority could cross into Jerusalem), the gates were closed and the 25-foot high Separation Wall surrounding Bethlehem assumed once more its massive and crushing reality.
Last spring, on returning to Bethlehem, I saw an animated film Warda (Flower), that Palestinian children had created based on Little Red Riding Hood. Every day Warda brings her grandmother a basket of home-made goodies. One day, Warda finds a huge Wall obstructing her path. She sits by its side and cries. An artist arrives and gives Warda a pencil and she draws a bird on the Wall. The bird comes alive and Warda hops on its back and flies over the Wall. Every day from then on, Warda reaches her grandmother by flying on the bird’s back. A caption reads: “Building of the dividing wall began June 2002. It encloses much Palestinian land and separates many people from their villages and families.”
The children of Bethlehem and their families are experiencing terrible segregation built into Israel’s Wall: confiscation of land and water; settlement building (There are now 27 settlements surrounding Bethlehem); devastation of forests and orchards; demolition of homes by US Caterpillar tractors swathing paths for the Wall, the settlements, by-pass roads that cross their land.
Uprooted in 1948, many Christians from Ein Karem (where the Holocaust Museum was later built), fled to become refugees in Bethlehem. Since 1967, along with Muslim families, they have struggled under Israeli military occupation. More than six million Palestinian Christians and Muslims have emigrated and only two percent of the Christian community remains.
Uri Avnery, famed Israeli peace activist, spoke two years ago at a conference in Bethlehem: “I apologize for the terrible things done in the name of Israel to the Palestinian people. I’m ashamed for the killing. I’m ashamed for the settlements that are being enlarged while our government speaks about peace...”
The carols we sing today “Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie...” belie a sacred space that exists no more. Bethlehem — like the other villages and cities in the West Bank and Gaza — has been made into a ghetto that confines its Palestinian Christians and Muslims and excludes them, burying their reality from the Zionist state.
Let us confront this Wall, the damages wrought by the politics of exclusion — within and outside ourselves — and work towards the creation of one state/one world where all people can experience equality and justice. Let us bring Bethlehem alive again with the promise that birth holds.
LAW OF UTILITIES, UTILITY OF LAW
The RUPCO project argues that it belongs in the hamlet sewer district because of the following section of town law:
Hamlet District § 245-33: “Those properties which are now divided by the District boundary line shall be considered to be wholly served by the District.” Fair enough on the citation, however the map appears to show that no section of the property in question is in the district.
Either way, there is a separate town law for water. Where exactly in the water law does it say that if a property is divided by the water district boundary, it is wholly served by the water district? I can’t find that section. Can you? Please help me out.
In a letter to the Department of Environmental Conservation, RUPCO’s attorney, Michael Moriello refers to “the plain meaning of Town of Woodstock Local Law #3 of 2005.” What plain meaning is that? What is his point?
Here is a paragraph of town law that says that anybody can apply to be a water customer, and the Town Board may decide yes or no:
“§ 250-5 Regulations and requirements. A. Any person or corporation located within the Town of Woodstock may make application to the Town Board for hookup to the municipal water supply. [In the middle is a long section about the applicant paying to hook up if granted service.] The Town Board may, at its discretion, grant or deny such application. The Town Board may, at any time, revoke such permission so given.”
More broadly, here is the water law § 250-2: “Statutory authority. This chapter is enacted in accordance with Articles 9 and 12 of the Town Law of the State of New York, the Municipal Home Rule Law, § 10 of the New York Statute of Local Governments, and other legislative authority of the State of New York, which grant the Town Board of the Town of Woodstock the authority to enact local laws for the purpose of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Town.”
Looks like the water laws were enacted to promote the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Town. RUPCO has forgotten that “the people of the town” do not include their buildings’ residents. Why not? Because, their buildings are not here yet, and neither are their people. They have forgotten that there are a lot of people of the town, right now, who did not have enough water last summer, who probably do not have enough water pressure to fight fires, now, and that it is entirely within the Town Board’s authority to limit the number of “the people of the town” who may purchase municipal water so that there is enough water and enough water pressure to go around to current customers.
HELP THE SOUP KITCHEN
Are you wondering why we are asking you for a tax-deductible donation to us, your local, volunteer soup kitchen? Please consider the following:
-You donate your hard-earned money and we will honor your trust.
-We have applied for a matching funds grant from the Hudson Valley NY Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. For every $3 raised, they match $1.
-We are frugal. Our supplies are from the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, where every $1 equals $10 in real food.
-Local restaurants and markets donate soup, bread and food — a true community partnership!
-Christ’s Lutheran Church provides us with a site, free of charge, where we make nominal contributions towards heat and electricity.
-Markertek.com donates all of our Health Dept. required supplies.
-Daily Bread Soup kitchen is staffed by local houses of worship and community volunteers.
-Your help is asked only once a year and only from the area that we serve.
-Your contribution will go directly to your neighbors — in your community.
We take care of our neighbors that need help. They may be struggling with a job loss in this tough economy. They may suffer from mental health or substance abuse problems or have no support system.
The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is here with a ‘community table’ to share a meal, connect and establish friendships. No questions asked; no papers to fill out…just come in and eat!
Thank you to everyone who offers any and all help, as we gratefully begin our 19th year of service to our community.
We appreciate your support!
Online donations www.christwoodstock.org/dbsk and click on Secure NY Charities link or mail your tax-deductible contributions to Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, 26 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498-1308; call 679-2336 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ‘Bread Board’
Victoria Langling, The Reverend Sonja M. Maclary, Sue Cocozza, Bruce Parker, Renee Englander
ALL DAY CHRISTMAS DAY PARTY STARTS AT NOON-ISH
The Woodstock Free All Day Holiday Party on Christmas Day will begin with decorating and setting up about 9:30 a.m. Food and music begin at noon or as soon thereafter as everything is ready. Santa expects to arrive around 1 p.m. You are invited to come, enjoy, help out, eat, talk and dance until the party winds down in the early evening. And then we will all clean up together. Everyone who doesn’t have a special place to be on Christmas Day is invited. Come and expect to see many of your friends.
At the end of the party, and only then, can extra food and/or presents, if there is anything left, be taken home or for others to enjoy. However, we are seriously concerned that there may not be sufficient food, so please don’t ask to bring any food home or to any friends during the actual time of the party. Last year we fed about 450 people and that includes second helpings throughout the day. This year, we may have even more people.
That many people means we need a mountain of food. If you can afford to bring a little extra food to add to the serving line, it will help guarantee that nobody goes way hungry. Any kind of food, as well as juices and soda, is much appreciated. We usually run short of cooked vegetable dishes and vegetarian entrees, so if you could bring one of those it would be especially helpful.
Thanks to everyone who has helped so far, and who will be helping at the party. With luck, it will be the best Christmas Day Party ever.
See you there.
WALK-IN CLOSET OVERFLOWING
Thanks to Judith and Pauline at the Woodstock Loan Closet for their wonderful work and the donation of a most useful wheel chair. The Loan Closet, set in the back of the Woodstock Rescue Building (Neugarten Center) on Rt. 212, is certainly one of Woodstock’s best kept treasures. If not for their letter to the eds in last week’s paper, a tip-off from Brian Hollander and a brief visit to pick up the free chair, I would have no idea that we in Woodstock are so rich in resources for our mobility challenged and declining local population.
So, if you need something...potty chair (they have a vast quantity), walker, crutches, canes, or wheel chairs, don’t bother paying rent to all of those predatory insurance companies and home care service people...simply make an appointment to visit Judith and Pauline!
‘Tis the season and I am truly grateful for life’s little unexpected gifts. Joyeaux Noel.