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November is here, with crisp temps: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 11/6/19

Nice, November is here! Thoughts of harvests and turning leaves and crisp temperatures fill my head. Turkey time is around the corner, and I’m told it will soon be sweater weather here in …

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November is here, with crisp temps: LaVonne Ackerman

Celebrating harvest time from the 11th-floor condo on Singer Island, Florida.
Celebrating harvest time from the 11th-floor condo on Singer Island, Florida.
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Nice, November is here! Thoughts of harvests and turning leaves and crisp temperatures fill my head. Turkey time is around the corner, and I’m told it will soon be sweater weather here in Florida! 

This is difficult to fathom due to temperatures in the 80s! We are experiencing high humidity, too. Who is going to put on layers of shirts, vests and jackets? Not me.

The subject for the question near the end of this column is truth. When is it OK to stretch it? Why can’t we be braver about allowing ourselves to be embarrassed?

We are all broken people, one way or another, as none of us are perfect. So, let’s just try to keep it real! I really like Joe and Sue Lawruk’s (Lower Swatara Township) granddaughter’s answer. Julia is being honest. I have to say, many times I wish I could say the same thing!

Enjoy fall and I hope you have a great week! Let me know your news to share.

Birthdays

Here is a happy cake day shout-out to Paula Alcock of Lower Swatara Township on Thursday, Nov. 6. Enjoy your very big deal birthday, Paula! Wishing you 50 fun, fabulous things for you all November!

Happy 12th birthday to precious Nathaly Mondragon of Middletown. She celebrates Thursday, Nov. 6.

Anthony Hannan of Lower Swatara hits cake day No. 17 on Friday, Nov. 8. Wishing you the best birthday yet!

Ben Seiders of Middletown marks his cake-and-ice cream day Friday, Nov. 8. Hoping your 12th birthday is amazing, Ben!

Happy super duper Sunday, Nov. 10 birthday to Judy Hurlock. May your birthday month be nothing but smiles and love!

Hey, Gabby Frost of Royalton will year the birthday song on Monday, Nov. 11. Wishing you tons of blessings on your beep-honk Sweet 16!

Diane Carricato of Lower Swatara observes her frosty-filled cupcake day on Monday, Nov. 11. Enjoy it all week!

Happy special 22nd cake day to Angelina Marie Spagnolo of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Have a terrific week!

Happy honk-honk-beep day to Ian Sipe of Royalton. He turns Sweet 16 on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Anniversary

Happy wedding anniversary to Charles and Deb Turner of Lower Swatara. They mark 34 years on Saturday, Nov. 9. Congrats!

Cozy Sauerkraut Meatballs

2 lbs. ground beef

1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

1 c. bread crumbs

1 envelope onion soup mix (amount used is to taste)

Mix all ingredients together, then form into about 70 small balls. Put into 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

Make sauce:

1 bottle chili sauce

1 lb. can whole cranberry sauce

1 lb. sauerkraut

1 c. brown sugar

Mix ingredients together, heat to boil. Spoon over meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.  Enjoy.

Quote of the Week

“Silence is the enemy of truth.” — Anonymous.

Question of the Week

When is it hard for you to tell the truth about something?

“Most days!” — Julia Killeen, 6, Camp Hill.

“If it is something embarrassing.” — Ayla Windows, 8, Susquehanna Township.

“It’s hard to tell Daddy the truth if he will get mad.” — Ayden Windows, 5, Susquehanna.

“When I have forgotten to do something that should have been done! I learned that it is better to expose everything to the light (when necessary), even if it is embarrassing. It is difficult to do, though.” — Bill Seaton, Hummelstown.

“When honesty is hurtful. Once I ate a pie that was baked with lard. It was the toughest and most tasteless crust I ever chewed. The baker was a nice, older lady so I just kept silent, rather than lie that it was good.” — Sue Lawruk, Lower Swatara Township.

“Obviously, when it’s going to hurt someone’s feelings, or when it might be something really embarrassing for me.” — Jenny Hammer, Hershey.

“When you feel like a person is asking a question that is none of their business, so you really shouldn’t tell them the truth!” — Rick Hammer, Hershey.

Proverb for the Week

The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust (11:6).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.