Mary E. Adair
"Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers."
--Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse.
One cannot but be amazed at the diversity among people when it comes to abiding by or even listening to the warnings and suggestions for personal and family safety in the face of this virus, which indeed some even deny exists. Please err on the side of carefulness and regard reports carefully for the source of the info they give. One must be aware that there is a great deal of "fake news" being touted and circulated, some by good people who think it is valid; some by pranksters who think it is funny to fool people. The old adage, "Better Safe than Sorry," is bramd new with today's fears.
Getting right to it, columns for this issue are:
"Consider This," by LC Van Savage; "Cooking with Rod" by Rod Cohenour; "Introspective" by Thomas F. O'Niell; "View from My Back Steps" by John I. Blair; "Sifoddling Along" by Marilyn Carnell; "Armchair Genealogy" by Melinda Cohenour; "Irish Eyes" by Mattie Lennon; and "On Trek" by Judith Kroll aka Featherwind.
Phillip Hennessy's poem for July is "It's Hard to Love Someone;" John I. Blair's two are: "Cat Behind Glass" and "How Often." Bruce Clifford's two are: "Each Word in a Song" and "Sailboat Lake."
Bud Lemire's five poems are "New Awareness," "Spring into Summer," "The Traveler on a Bike," "A Seagull's Flight," and "Peeking Around Corners."
Here we are, Mike, at the end of June and presenting the July issue despite extreme triple digit weather most of the month. Once again I must declare how grateful I am for your expertise as well as your friendship and support in this endeavor.
See you in August.
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