Thursday, October 18, 2012

Friday Peace Vigil, Youngstown, OH, and surrounding area:

Friday, October 19, 2012
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown on the Square (Federal Plaza E. & Wick Ave.)

Ray Nakley (330-506-1999) and Ron Dull (330-518-9881) will hold their weekly Peace Vigil this Friday, October 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the corner of Downtown on the Square (Federal Plaza E. & Wick Ave.), Youngstown, OH. They invite anyone who is interested in showing their support for ending conflict in the world to join them. Hold out positive thoughts for that!


This week:

As time moves on, so do our lives. Jim is still trying to get our last vacant rental unit back into rental shape, with the help of dear friends. We hope it’ll be occupied by the dawn of the holiday season. Positive thoughts and prayers for that, please.

We’re enjoying the last half of the baseball postseason before the long four-month drought when we’ll sorely miss watching our favorite sport being played. Sadly, the Diamondbacks didn’t make it all the way to the last hurrah this year, but we reveled in some really great moments throughout the season anyway.

Our beloved team wrapped the season with a .500 record, but several players had great stats for the year or at least some spectacular moments in particular games. Some did well enough to be in the running for annual MLB honors, but they might not get enough votes for the awards. Players are misjudged when their team doesn’t even make the postseason, and too many people in the rest of the country dismiss the D’backs as not quite ready for the Bigs, despite their 2001 World Series win. All this doesn’t change the fact that since the Diamondbacks joined the Majors, several of our players have shown potential for future Cooperstown residency. Anyway, Jim and I just like to watch them play!

Meanwhile, temperatures are dropping in sunny southern AZ. While it’s a bit of a shock to my delicate system--I’ve always been a complete summer person and can’t tolerate much chill, both inside and outside of the house--the weather here is nice enough to attract the annual influx of snow birds, northerners who escape snow country for our mild winters. We call it our nine months of ‘paradise.’

We’re eager to see the arrival of a couple of special snow birds in the next couple of months. I’ll be happy when I can announce that Tony Fasline will bring his faithful vigils for peace to corners around Casa Grande during the winter months. Watch this space for news of that blessing.

Positive thoughts and, for those who are believers, prayers for all the suffering souls all around the world!

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