Thursday, March 19, 2020

BuzzFeed: 23 Tweets About Kids Being Home From School That Prove Teachers Deserve Better

From Janeen:
Every teacher, retired or not, has to be smiling now...

23 Tweets About Kids Being Home From School That Prove Teachers Deserve Better
"Teachers are superheroes."

Read in BuzzFeed:

Shared from Apple News

This one from me:
"Canceled" (cancels, canceling) is the American English spelling, "Cancelled" is the British English spelling.   Somehow the two ells look more correct to me.  And, yes, I do have PGSD:

ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense ‘obliterate or delete writing by drawing or stamping lines across it’): from Old French canceller, from Latin cancellare, from cancelli ‘crossbars.’

And now you know.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hulda Rackow

From Santha:

Elbert Rackow shared the sad news that Hulda, his wife of 71 years, passed away on Sunday, March 15.  Boston Funeral Home here in Point is handling the arrangements. There will be a visitation for her on Friday, the 20, at Boston’s from 1-2PM followed by a brief prayer service at 2 . A private burial service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

You may view her full obituary on the Boston website. Several of our members have asked for their address in Marshfield. It is 1100 East Heritage Drive, #10, Marshfield, WI 54449 The family asks that memorials to be directed to our SPARTA Scholarship Fund in care of the Community Foundation, 1501 Clark Street, Stevens Point.

Elbert emphatically stresses that in light of the current situation with the virus, the family will understand perfectly if you choose not to attend. He does not have email, but would appreciate cards or later phone calls, I’m sure.

April Book Sale Canceled

In line with the recommendations from the Governor and health officials, we are canceling the April Book Sale.  There will also be no Monday take-ins for now.

We hope that the sale can be rescheduled for later this summer.  We will post information as things develop.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Introverts of the World, Arise!

10%  Dogs count as friends
90%  An Extrovert found them, liked them, and adopted them

CDC: To prevent coronavirus stay home, avoid physical contact and don't go into large crowds.

Introverts: I've been preparing for this moment my entire life.

Corona Virus Informational Meeting CANCELED


From our Health Committee:

If you are concerned about the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the LIFE Class is hosting a presentation on Monday, March 16, by a doctor from the Marshfield Clinic at 7pm in Rm 333 in the building next to the University Center (Com Arts Bldg).   You don’t have to be a member to attend but this might interest you in signing up for other LIFE classes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Clearing my Desk

From the 50th:

 From the January meeting:

Marc Thwaits, Eye of the Tiger

Boys and Girls Club donor recognition night at the Noel's.

See you Monday, March 9

Happy Endings
March 9, 2020
Park Ridge Restaurant
3425 Church St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

11:00 am. Socializing
11:15 am. Order Lunch Entrée
11:30 am. Business Meeting
12:30 pm. Program Speaker

Speaker Information
Stephanie Inman, CSW, has worked in long term care since 2003 when she started her career as a social work intern at Portage County Health Care Center. After graduating from UWSP, she obtained ger social work license and worked at Portage County Health Care Center for 10 years as the Director of Social Services. In 2015 Stephanie took a job working with Ministry Home Care as a Home Care Coordinator educating on the benefits of home health and hospice services For the last 2 years she has worked specifically with hospice helping patients and families to understand the benefits of its services and how we can assist. She works with nursing homes, clinics, and facilities in the area as well as reviewing these services.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Um, Part 2...

Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh during the State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

She'd Be Having So Much Fun Now

From, Thursday, January 30, 2020

Your Thursday Molly Ivins Moment
When Molly Ivins died 13 years ago this week, the world lost one of its great wits, social commentators, and fighters for civil rights and social justice. The void she left was huge, which is why we’ve been posting our “Molly Ivins Moment” in C&J every Thursday since she passed. I think now more than ever we could use a good dose of Molly, so here's a Texas-size handful of her greatest hits…
Poster for the movie "Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins"
Janice Engel’s documentary “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins,” which opened to Texas-sized rave reviews, is now available via streaming and DVD.
»  “Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.”
» “How can you not love Texas politics? You pick up the paper in the morning and it's kind of like finding Fidel Castro in the refrigerator.”

» On Pat Buchanan's culture-war speech at the 1992 Republican convention: "It probably sounded better in the original German."
» “We get so scared of something—scared of communism or crime or drugs or illegal aliens—that we think we can make ourselves safer by sacrificing freedom.  Never works. It's still true: the only thing to fear is fear itself.”
» “My friend Mercedes Pena made me get in touch with my emotions just before I had a breast cut off. Just as I suspected, they were awful. ‘How do you Latinas do this—all the time in touch with your emotions?’ I asked her. ‘That's why we take siestas,’ she replied.”
» “I have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt. It doesn't actually hurt, but it leaves you with slimy stuff on your ankle.”
» “Keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.”
(I have the DVD if anyone would like to borrow it.)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Ruth Steffen: October 29, 1925 - December 5, 2019

Ruth Steffen passed away in early December.  Her visitation and service will be held on January 11, 2020.  Use the link below to read her obituary.  She was an extraordinary woman.

Friday, January 3, 2020

January Meeting

January 13, 2020
Park Ridge Restaurant
3425 Church
Stevens Point, WI 54481

11:00 am.  Socializing
11:15 am. Order Lunch Entrée
11:30 am. Business Meeting
12:30 pm. Program Speaker

Mark of the Tiger: So you want to be a writer; what would your mother say? Marc Thwaits was a general science teacher at SPASH and Ben Franklin Jr. High, retiring in 2008.

He is a prairie farmer, falconer, and has banded falcons in Greenland. He also has worked with
the Madison Geology Museum studying fossil mammals in South Dakota. Marc was a zookeeper in the Vilas Zoo in Madison. He went to China in 2010 and taught English.

Once Again, the Floor becomes the Ceiling

It took three days:

 Iranian authorities appoint replacement, vow retaliation for killing of General Soleimani

General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. strike in Baghdad Friday.