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Karen Rooker of Morn­ing­side be­came se­nior vice pres­i­dent for the Depart­ment of Mary­land Veter­ans of For­eign Wars Aux­il­iary in June at the con­ven­tion in Ocean City.

She has a long his­tory with VFW Post 9619 in Morn­ing­side. Her dad, Frank McCrone, was post com­man­der some years ago, and had been an Air Force mas­ter sergeant who served in Viet­nam. Her mom worked bingo and was sec­re­tary and later pres­i­dent of the aux­il­iary. Karen her­self be­came a mem­ber in 1979 and now her daugh­ter, Ellen Ashby, is a mem­ber as well.

Karen worked for Na­tional Ge­o­graphic for 35 years, but found time to serve off and on as Morn­ing­side town coun­cil mem­ber and six years as mayor of Morn­ing­side. As of July 11, she is clerk-trea­surer for the town.

And next June she’ll take over as pres­i­dent of the Depart­ment of Mary­land VFW Aux­il­iary.

Sky­line ci­ti­zens host an­nual flea mar­ket

The Sky­line Ci­ti­zens As­so­ci­a­tion’s An­nual Flea Mar­ket will be held in the park­ing lot of the Morn­ing­side Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’ll be fish and chips, hot dogs, bev­er­ages and dessert for sale. Ta­bles are $15. Con­tact Suzanne at 240-838-6412, or Spivey at 301-967-1320.

Barry Wade is the new part-time Code En­force­ment Of­fi­cer for the Town of Morn­ing­side.

Win­nie Lane­hart of Sky­line at­tended her 60th class re­union of La Plata High School at the Port To­bacco Ma­rina on June 5. Her daugh­ter Tinya and grand­daugh­ter Tif­fany were vis­it­ing and went along to meet some of her class­mates. There were 28 present, of the orig­i­nal 98. All had a great time.

Win­nie’s grand­daugh­ter Krista cel­e­brated with a birth­day din­ner at Red Robin in Lexington Park on July 15th. She in­vited 20 guests — 28 showed up.

Paul Sin­clair did a great job at Sky­line’s Na­tional Night Out, flip­ping burg­ers and toast­ing hot dogs in his amaz­ing trav­el­ing grill.

Chang­ing land­scape

A Good­will Re­tail Do­na­tion Cen­ter opened in Clin­ton on Wood­yard Road.

An­drews Manor Shop­ping Cen­ter has been spruced up with a newly-resur­faced and re-lined park­ing lot.

My fa­vorite eater­ies keep clos­ing. An­other is The Royal Tea Room on Charles Street in La Plata. Does any­one know if it will re­open?

Speak­ing of re­open­ing, I had a call men­tion­ing that that the Steak in a Sack will not re­open in Mar­low Heights, but some­where else, fur­ther south. Any­way, that doesn’t do me any good.

Com­ing up

Aug. 13: Out­door Fam­ily Movie Night at the Morn­ing­side Town Hall., 8 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free. Dis­ney’s Zootopia is the film; pop­corn and Sno Kones will be sold. For in­for­ma­tion, call 301-736-2300.

Aug. 13: St. Philip’s An­nual Crab Feast, 1 to 5 p.m. in the So­cial Hall. Tick­ets, $40; kids 8 to 124, $20; fam­ily of four, $100. In­for­ma­tion: suzy­giroux@ver­i­zon.net.

Sept. 24: Com­mu­nity Health Fair hosted by Coun­cil­man Obie Pat­ter­son, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South­ern Re­gional Tech­nol­ogy & Recre­ation Com­plex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Wash­ing­ton. Free flu shots; med­i­cal, HIV/ STD, den­tal & vi­sion screen­ing; chil­dren’s health expo; hospi­tal reps & ven­dors. Free.

Wed­nes­days: Farmer’s Mar­ket at the Mona Cen­ter, 5859 Al­len­town Way, Tem­ple Hills, 2 to 7 p.m.

She rode with Henry in a 1953 El­do­rado

Diane Ruby of Tem­ple Hills, sec­re­tary at St. Philip the Apos­tle Church for more than 30 years, died July 26 at the home of her brother and sis­ter-in-law, Bill and Norma Har­vey, in Ta­coma Park. She would have turned 71 on Aug. 5.

Mary Diane Har­vey was born in Buf­falo, the old­est of the nine chil­dren of Eliz­a­beth “Betty” and Ed­ward Har­vey. The fam­ily later moved to South­east Wash­ing­ton. Diane at­tended St. Teresa’s School, grad­u­ated from St. Pa­trick’s Academy, and worked for the State Depart­ment.

In 1979 the Rev. Oliver Ma­hedy, pas­tor of St. Philip’s, hired Diane as sec­re­tary. Over the next 30-plus years she served four more pas­tors: the Revs. Bernard Ihrie, Charles McCann, Arnold De Porter and Scott Hahn. She was a great sec­re­tary, and an in­valu­able re­source — she knew every­one, and ev­ery­thing that was go­ing on.

Diane was mar­ried twice, to Harry “Butch” Gaines and to Henry Ruby. For sev­eral years she and Butch lived on Wood­land Road in Morn­ing­side. She was ac­tive with the Morn­ing­side Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and VFW Post 9619.

Along with her hus­band Henry, she en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Cadil­lac & La- Salle Club, Po­tomac Re­gion. The club’s 2013 Colos­sal Con­vert­ibles show hon­ored Henry, long­time Car Show Co­or­di­na­tor. As a trib­ute, his 1958 El­do­rado Biar­rita and 1953 El­do­rado were dis­played.

Diane’s fa­ther, brother Den­nis and hus­band Henry pre­ceded her in death. Sur­vivors in­clude her mother, Betty Har­vey, daugh­ters Mar­i­anne and Cathy, four step- chil­dren, three grand­chil­dren, and sib­lings Mary Ellen, Budge, Mike, Bill, Pa­trick, Donna and Beth. Mass of Chris­tian Burial was at St. Philip’s, con­cel­e­brated by the Revs. Ed­ward Heg­nauer, Bernard Ihrie, Scott Hahn and Jef­frey Samaha. Repast was at St. Philip’s fol­low­ing burial at Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery.

Mile­stones

Happy birth­day to Mary Berkley and Brit­tany Short, Aug. 13; Mar­garet Hunt, Nancy Stacey and Gra­cie Mother­shead, Aug. 16; Hilda­gard Koenig, Aug. 17; my grand­daugh­ter-in-law Heather McHale, Le Au­gust Brent and Mark Cum­mings, Jr., Aug. 19; and Melody Barnes, Aug. 20. Austin Michael Fowler, Aug. 21; Wayne An­der­son, Bar­bara Phipps and Gavin Michael Glaub­itz, Aug. 22; and Joseph R. Maiden Jr., Aug. 23.

Happy 13th an­niver­sary to John and Stacie Smith on Aug. 23.

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