Found: One lucky reader
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.