Tonawanda News — Weather
A visitor to the News office on Friday said she is as tired of hearing the TV station repeat and repeat the weather as she is of her husband’s snoring which, she said, drives her from their bed. She’s so right about the TV weather forecasters (I have no comment on the snoring) as it seems in a half-hour newscast, repeating the weather three times is over the top and very annoying. Isn’t once enough?
Out of the Past
Ed Balling, a native of North Tonawanda, now living in Baltimore, sent an email in response to the columns about St. Francis of Assisi School and its fight with the diocese.
“I had the pleasure of reading your column on the closing of St. Francis,” Ed emailed. “I too remember the Sundays spent there with my Dad working on parish projects. Even though we were not parishioners of that parish, my Dad seemed to always end up there. I also remember working summers with my Dad at Balling Construction and Uncle Hank (Balling) coming by to inspect. As I have not actually lived in the city for over 30 years, Sharon and I have visited many times and St. Francis has always been there. I sent a letter to the Bishop of Buffalo asking why the only Catholic school shared between two cities had to close, and got no response. I went one step further, and sent a letter to the Bishop of my Diocese asking him to ask the Bishop (Malone) why, and then let me know, and no response. I guess that being able to understand the need of your followers wasn’t part of Being Bishop 101A or B. I hope that those fighting to save the school succeed.”
On Wednesday, my grandson helped sort through all the boxes, boxes and boxes of saved items that have been squirreled away in my basement for years. The point was to get rid of the really old and keep the rest. We filled four large boxes of items that are no longer used to take to my sister in Alden who enjoys selling things at the Clarence Flea Market. The old bowling ball, mugs, Christmas decorations, a lemonade jug and so much more are now nestled in my car to be delivered tomorrow.