locally owned since 1854

Don’t forget to celebrate National Pet Day with your furry friends: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 4/10/19

Hello, folks!

Tomorrow is National Pet Day! Yay for pets and three cheers for pet owners! Our family has had a few pets through the years. We don’t have any now, and most likely it will …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Don’t forget to celebrate National Pet Day with your furry friends: LaVonne Ackerman

Saffron lives in Pittsburgh.
Saffron lives in Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of LaVonne Ackerman
Posted

Hello, folks!

Tomorrow is National Pet Day! Yay for pets and three cheers for pet owners! Our family has had a few pets through the years. We don’t have any now, and most likely it will stay that way.

We have a granddog. Her name is Saffron. She lives in Pittsburgh. She loves to come and visit. We enjoy her, too, but then we are not too sad to see her go home. I find that this is a great balance for us.

Did you know the most popular pets, in order, in the United States are fish, cats, dogs and then birds? I am delighted to report that the Ackerman household had all four of these, and then some! Hermit crabs, anoles, hamsters and I don’t remember the name of the long-tailed lizard-type creatures we had. We did it all for the kids! I hope they appreciated it.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy spring! I know, it has to get a little bit warmer for that. Feel free to share your news with me.

Birthdays

Happy cake day to Donald Stauffer of Londonderry Township. I hope your big day is wonderful on Wednesday, April 10!

Vinny Corradi of Lower Swatara Township will observe his honk-honk-beep day on April 10. I hope your Sweet 16 birthday is everything you want it to be on Wednesday!

Cassie Bechtel marks her frosty-filled day on Thursday, April 11. Enjoy your cake day!

Best wishes for a super 22nd birthday to Shawney Stauffer of Middletown on Thursday, April 11. Enjoy!

Happy 15th balloon-flying day to Dakota L. Saunders of Lower Swatara. I hope your day is all puffy clouds and sunshine on Friday, April 12!

Alexandra Hernandez of Middletown marks her 19th snappy-happy birthday on Sunday, April 14. Much peace and love to you!

Best wishes for a marvelous Monday birthday to Aayah Mohsini of Lower Swatara on April 15. She turns 10!

Brady Fox of Lower Swatara celebrates his last teener birthday on Tuesday, April 16. Have a terrific day, Brady!

Anniversaries

Congratulations and happy 43rd wedding anniversary to Gene and Linda Tripp of Middletown. This couple celebrate their romantic day on Wednesday, April 10. Enjoy!

Richard and Katie Leggore of Lower Swatara were married on April 11, 1955. Happy big-deal 64th anniversary to these two lovebirds on Thursday.

Best wishes for a fantastic wedding anniversary to David and Judy Hurlock of Lower Swatara. They celebrate 33 years of wedded bliss on Friday, April 12. I hope the sun is shining for you on your special day!

Yard sale

Old Reliance Farms will hold its annual spring yard sale Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13.

Be sure to come out and get some great deals! Hours both days are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Baked Pineapple

(great with a ham dinner, via Susan Wagner of Lower Swatara)

20 oz can crushed or chunked pineapple (with juice)

1/2 c sugar

3 eggs

1/4 c butter, melted

5-6 slices bread, cubed

Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour into greased 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden and puffy.

Quote of the Week

“Today, I choose to invest in the world with joy!” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What is your dream vacation?

“Going somewhere with clear water and tropical palm trees!” — Gabby Frost, 15, Middletown.

“I would like to go to the beach and never return, especially back to school!” — Andreia Bullock, 9, Middletown.

“I always wanted to go to Canada to see what it looks like.” — Anthony Albright III, 9, Middletown.

“I would love to buy a small house with a pool in Miramar Beach, Florida. It is on the panhandle.” — LeeAnn Hocker, Harrisburg.

“Panama, Mexico. I saw a show about it!” — Logan Benner, 12, Middletown.

“To Florida to see alligators in the ocean, go on a fishing trip and swim with dolphins.” — Jameson Hoffman, 7, Lower Paxton.

Proverb for the Week

If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength (24:10)!

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