Don't most events in our lives happen by chance? I hope to share with you the chance observations and experiences of my travels. And I offer a chance for you to comment as well. Add to that my fond affection for my late cat, Chance, who was afflicted with feline leukemia and died of cancer, and you will see why "chance" has a special meaning in my life. By chance, the adventure continues and can be shared...
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Who are these people?
Cleaning out a basement is something like an archaeological dig. There's plenty of dirt and debris, and every now and then you unearth a real gem. It's embarrassing to say that, after filling up a dumpster, we're still at work on this project. But such is life after keeping far too many things throughout a lifetime, storing items after my parents died and having my daughter move back into the house years ago. But one "interesting" find was "The Inside Story," a company newsletter from February 1976, back when The Reporter was known as the North Penn Reporter. Yes, I worked there back then, having retired as editor of The Reporter at the end of 2011. Anyone recognize anyone here?
It's noted in the newsletter that the photo won first prize in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association competition for Planned Classified Campaigns and had been used in The Reporter as an ad promoting "Golden Oldies" in the classified section and was organized by the "classified girls." If anyone knows Helen Harlow Schwartz, Diana Augustine or Harry Wurster, go ahead and rib them about this photo! But I can't ignore my own "winning" photo. I'm not sure what year this photo was shot, but I must have been in junior high school. My 4-H entry at the annual Montgomery County 4-H livestock show won grand champion that year. Yep, that's me ... go ahead and laugh!