It’s been said that we don’t grow old simply by piling up the years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Time may wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm for life will wrinkle one’s spirit. Ruth Wooldridge, who celebrated 99 years last week, has her ideals intact and spreads enthusiasm to her family extending through five generations.
The holiday season is just around the corner and plans are underway for the 2010 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Chester YMCA on Route 10 and ending at the Chester Village Green. Closure of roads affected by parade traffic will begin at 1:45 p.m.
The future well-being of a community depends not on strategic land development or even strict budgeting, but on the young people within that particular community. As more time and effort is used to develop the youth of today, there is a stronger likelihood that the future of the community will be in good hands.
Wednesday, November 3
Board of Zoning Appeals. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Chester Library. Details: 748-6314.
Early Literacy Story Time: Silly Stories. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov, 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).
Those lucky enough to know Chester resident Frances Sullivan are likely no stranger to her signature pound cake. “My husband was so funny,” Sullivan said. When someone would tell her how good her cake was, “he said, ‘When you see her, just waive at her and she’ll bring you one!’”
The lower level of Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern resembled a political forum last week, even though guest speaker Terry McAuliffe is not running for any office – he’s selling green.
In the evolution of American culture, Thanksgiving has departed from its original, communal tradition. What was once a feast celebrating harmony within a community is today readily accepted as simply an elaborate, formal meal served between televised games of football.