retirement and her daily trips, sometimes two a day (or more) to Port
Allegany, we encouraged her to move here. We thought it would save her a
lot of driving time. We thought wrong. After she moved to Port, she made
daily trips to Smethport to see her family and friends who lived there...and
to get a cup of coffee at Herzog's in the morning and a Pepsi and a cup of
chili for lunch at Myra's.
pick on her for her constant weather reports, some that came very early in
the morning or very late at night. As she got older, she was afraid of
thunder storms and would pack up her stuff and make it to our house to stay
in the basement.
lost a member of our church family, Betty Culver. Betty, too, was a
wonderful woman. I was lucky to know her.
before making our way to the Big 30 game in Bradford, we learned of the
passing of George Petrisek. George and I go way back...he was my teacher.
He was also a wonderful drama director. I was not a person to be on stage,
but I did a lot of behind the scene stuff. Later, we worked together. He
stuck up for me on more than one occasion and taught me quite a lot. I was
thinking of calling him last week...had a Port history question for him. We
got busy with funeral arrangements and company and I put it off until this
week. There's a lesson there as well. In any case, George was one of
a kind and I was lucky to know him.