Found: One lucky reader

Record Observer - - Opinion -

One of my faith­ful read­er­friends told me the other day that he looked over that un­claimed prop­erty list that was in­cluded in the news­pa­per a few weeks ago and found his name and ad­dress.

He said that I had men­tioned the list in the col­umn and won­dered if any­one else had seen their names. I said no­body had men­tioned it to me ex­cept him and I hoped he found that he had plenty of money await­ing him in that long list. He had not made any in­quires about it since see­ing his name, but I hope he finds that he has a lot of money or prop­erty await­ing him.

Any­one else come up with a name in that list­ing?

••• HAIL TO THE LIONS We want to say con­grat­u­la­tions to the Queen Anne’s High School base­ball team for win­ning the Re­gion Cham­pi­onship against Fall­ston, 7-4 last week. They were to play Wil­liamsport on Tues­day in the State Semi­fi­nals, but this is be­ing writ­ten be­fore that game. WE hope they won that one also.

I well re­mem­ber cov­er­ing the CHS base­ball games be­hind the old high school on Ch­ester­field Av­enue af­ter coming home from the army and go­ing to work at the Record-Observer as news and sports editor. I would usu­ally sta­tion my­self near the third base area in hopes of catch­ing a player slid­ing into base, or if there was a play at the plate, I could usu­ally get down the line in time to catch a photo at home plate.

But what­ever our QA High team does to fin­ish up the base­ball some­body else.”

Our Lions Club has been serv­ing the com­mu­nity since it was formed in April 1947, and will be hold­ing our 35th an­nual Bay Mu­sic Fes­ti­val at the 4-H Park on Satur­day, June 11. The ad­mis­sion price has been re­duced to just $5, and a lot more fam­i­ly­ori­en­tated ac­tiv­i­ties have been added. Hope to see many of my reader-friends out there that day!

••• ME­MO­RIAL DAY, MAY 30 I did not re­al­ize it, but just read that Me­mo­rial Day was orig­i­nally cre­ated to honor only the Union sol­diers who died while fight­ing in the Civil War. The South­ern states did not ob­serve Me­mo­rial Day un­til af­ter World War I when the hol­i­day was ex­panded to in­clude ser­vice mem­bers from all wars.

The day was founded by a vet­eran. It was in 1896, when Gen. John A. Lo­gan, the com­man­der-in-chief of a Union vet­er­ans group, the Grand Army of the Repub­lic, is­sued a de­cree call­ing for May 30 to be a national day of com­mem­o­ra­tion for fallen ser­vice mem­bers.

Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 18 will be hold­ing a Me­mo­rial Day ser­vice at 11 a.m. in front of the post home in Centreville. All mem­bers and the gen­eral pub­lic will be wel­comed to attend.

One more note for Me­mo­rial Day.

Un­der a 2000 law passed by Congress, all Amer­i­cans are asked to ob­serve a “National Mo­ment of Re­mem­brance,” paus­ing for one minute at 3 p.m. on Me­mo­rial Day to honor all our fallen ser­vice mem­bers.

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