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Before you know it, it will be autumn: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 8/22/18

Eeeeek! School is right around the corner! Quick, do something summery ... drink water out of the garden hose, play flashlight tag, and have a popsicle or two!

On the other hand, some of you may …

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Before you know it, it will be autumn: LaVonne Ackerman


Eeeeek! School is right around the corner! Quick, do something summery ... drink water out of the garden hose, play flashlight tag, and have a popsicle or two!

On the other hand, some of you may be thinking it is time to be done with summer and the heat, and the bugs! A door closes, and a window opens. We certainly are blessed to be able to enjoy four seasons.

Incidentally, autumn begins exactly a month from now, on Sept. 22!

Take advantage of the time we have in whatever season we are in, and be sure to share your news! Have a great week and best wishes to all who go “back-to-school!”


Happy cake-and-ice cream day to Scott Hile of Lower Swatara. Hope you have 51 things to celebrate on Wednesday, Aug. 22!

Double birthday greetings are sent to Jim and Judy Lawyer on Thursday, Aug. 23. Have an extremely good time, twins!

Tyler Hughes of Lower Swatara celebrates his 22nd happy birthday on Thursday, Aug. 23. Wishing you lots of joy, Tyler!

Happy big-deal 20th birthday to Christy Rae Ammons of Royalton on Aug. 23. Wishing you a thrilling birthday on Thursday!

Happy landmark birthday to Hannah Ebersole of Lower Swatara. She observes her 21st cake day on Friday, Aug. 24. Congrats to you, Hannah!

Here is a shout-out to Joe Bendgen of Lower Swatara. Wishing you a super Saturday, Aug. 25 birthday, Joe!

Happy 25th big-deal quarter-of-a-century birthday to Laura Snyder on Sunday, Aug. 26. Many great wishes for an excellent celebration to you, Laura!

Happy cool-parade party day to Marie Chambers of Middletown on Sunday as she turns 18. She is a legal-eagle woman on Aug. 26!

Hey, Edward Hawk of Lower Swatara! Happy balloon-flying day on Monday, Aug. 27. May the skies be blue and friendly to you. Enjoy!

Alyssa Bush of Lower Swatara turns 15 on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Happy back-to-school time. Happy birthday!

Best wishes for a terrific 12th snappy-happy birthday to Cohen Hunter of Lower Swatara. This guy celebrates this special day on Tuesday, Aug. 28!

Happy 14th razzle-dazzle cake day to Keira Weise-Torres of Middletown. She observes her birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Enjoy it all week long!


John and Stephany Davidson were married on Aug. 17, 1968. The couple recently celebrated 50 fab golden years of marriage. Belated best wishes and over-the-top congratulations to you both! Keep up the great work.

Happy 43rd wedding anniversary to Joe and Sue Lawruk of Lower Swatara. This extremely young-at-heart couple will celebrate their romantic holiday on Thursday, Aug. 23. Enjoy!

Happy 39th anniversary to Keith and Cheryl Daily of Lower Swatara on Friday, Aug. 24. Wishing you a weekend full of flowers, chocolate and cool breezes!

Bob and Marie Triplett of Lower Swatara observe their hearts-and-flowers day on Friday, Aug. 24. May your 33rd anniversary be full of fun and relaxation!

Happy sixth anniversary to Jarrett and Deborah Roan of Lower Swatara on Saturday, Aug. 25. The gift: wood! Enjoy a remarkable couples weekend!

Glenn and Sue Cameron of Lower Swatara were wed on Aug. 27, 1983. Happy 35th jade anniversary to you on Monday. May your joy just keep overflowing. Praise God!

Best wishes and congrats to Bob and Gloria Clouser Jr. of Middletown on Monday, Aug. 27. They observe their jade anniversary. Enjoy and celebrate all week long!

Joe and Jeanette Cepietz of Lower Swatara mark their 36th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Wishing you a romantic week!

Baked Eggs and Sausage

From the Wedding Book Collection

8 eggs, beaten

6 slices bread, cubed

1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated

2 c. milk

1 lb. sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained well

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. dry mustard

Combine ingredients and put in well greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

Refrigerate overnight, if desired. Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Makes a delicious breakfast! Serves four to six.

Quote of the Week

“If God ordains new circumstances and we choose to resist, manipulate, or withdraw, we are no longer trusting in our sovereign God. The fact that he allows change, regardless of how it comes, reveals that he wants more for us.” — Melanie Davis Porter, author.

Question of the Week

What do you like least about summer?

“Hotness.” — Daniel Orris, 9, Lower Swatara.

“Camp, because of one annoying boy!” — Norah Wooddell, 8, Lower Swatara.

“The very hotness.” — Emma Kramer, 7, Lower Swatara.

“That I miss my teacher and I don’t get to see my friends much.” — Amerie Batts, 9, Lower Swatara.

“Humidity. It just makes it hotter.” — Jeff Gordon, Lower Swatara.

“I don’t like the bugs! They are itchy.” — Connor Symonies, 4, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD (18:22).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at