There were pets galore
PETS GALORE! We had all kinds of animals around the Library on Sunday for the 5th annual Pet-A-Palooza, including dogs, cats, rabbits and a hedge hog. The tiny hedge hog was not on view when I saw him in a little cage. They told me he/she was owned by Sam Eddington, who played his guitar and sang songs in front of the Library during the day. I understand he works at the Eastern Shore Regional Library in Salisbury. Hopefully, you will get a chance to see some of the activity in shots I snapped around the Library Sunday; and I hope one or more of The animals up for adoption that were on leash for those attending got a forever home that day.
There were not as many vendors as past events — probably the somewhat tHreatening weather kept them away.
No, I did not take Maggie, since I was busy with the camera, and anyway she is quite a barker and would have been barking at the other dogs all day long.
••• ONE QUESTION Just have a question after watching a half-dozen or more car commercials on TV the other day.
Why do the car people have to show their cars speeding all the time?
I did not buy my car for the top speed; but it seems to me if you show only your new car speeding down the highway, then the young people who get behind the wheel will want to do the same.
••• AT THE BIRD FEEDER As I know I have mentioned before, our breakfast times are more enjoyable when we can watch the action around and under the finch bird feeder in the backyard and the various animals that show up during the morning.
The other morning all at one time we had one rabbit, a large male dove and a male cardinal feeding his mate or one of his family. They all had to be finding feed knocked out of the feeder just above them on the pole because I don’t have a suet cake in the little cage on the pole right now.
I thought it was strange because while we see the squirrels, a few rabbits and plenty of birds around the feeder, we don’t usually see three or four different kinds of animals feeding within feet of one another very often.
••• WANT A NICKEL? We received a form letter from the Paralyzed Veterans of America organization every week or so. Attached to the letter inside asking for money is a nickel; and along with the nickel comes another hundred of address labels addressed for Ruth, or even to me. You have to wonder just how much money the DVA people are spending on those letters since you know it must be in the thousands sent out.
Well, I guess they have checked it out and are receiving enough money back to make it worthwhile to keep sending out those nickels.
It makes me wonder just how many of my reader-friends are also receiving those begging letters from the Disabled Veterans of America group?
ERNIE PYLE Great piece in the latest edition of Outlook by the Bay, a free magazine you can pick up at the Library or Edwards or maybe other places in town, that had me going back in my memory to World War II. It was about Ernie Pyle, one of the wartime’s better newspaper correspondents who spent his time talking to soldiers right up in the front lines of the war. I remember at Camp Lee while at the public relations office where I was stationed that I looked forward to getting the daily papers and looking for Ernie’s column or writings.
I must try to find one of his early books called “Home Country,” which he wrote while driving 9,000 miles in a Model T roadster across country with his new wife. His columns from that journey made up the book that was published in 1930.
••• SEE YA JUNE 10 Just another reminder that you have June 10 marked on the calendar for our big annual Lions Club Bay Music Festival out at the 4-H Park. We hope it will be a bright day as we will have 12, yes 12, bands, playing from 2 to 9 p.m., and I will probably be behind my table selling raffle tickets on the beautiful Paul Reed Smith guitar he donates each year for our festival. Looking to see ya there!