locally owned since 1854

Here’s to all the great friends we have in our lives: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 4/10/18

Who understands the true treasure of a friendship? What a beautiful gift we can give to one another, a gift straight from the heart. I love the answers to the question below about how to appreciate …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Here’s to all the great friends we have in our lives: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted

Who understands the true treasure of a friendship? What a beautiful gift we can give to one another, a gift straight from the heart. I love the answers to the question below about how to appreciate friends.

I want to thank Susan Wagner, a friend from MOPS days years ago, who was able to ask some of her friends the question and share their answers with me. I appreciate her recipes she shares from time to time, too.

I want to thank Scott Ackerman for sharing in the best friendship I ever had! It is a blessing to know that someone has your back, loves you in the ugly and in the pretty. There are not enough words to describe what you mean to me, Scott!

I have all kinds of friends, some you can call in the middle of the night when things are bad, some who love to talk and walk, some who like to meet up for lunch or dinner, and some who call from far away, just to say they are thinking of me.

I love the honesty in true friendship. I love the long lives I have with a few friends ... I was 3 when I met my friend Robin! After 54 years of friendship, it is normal to call that one sister.

With true friendships, you don’t have to worry about what they are thinking or how they may judge you. They are fine with you and all your quirks. What a blessing to have friends.

I hope you can take some time to appreciate the friends you have. Also, remember this: A new friendship is just around the corner ... in order to have a friend, you have to be a friend!

Have a beautiful spring week!

Birthdays

Shawney Stauffer of Middletown marks his 21-gun salute birthday on Wednesday, April 11. Congratulations, Shawney!

Best wishes for a terrific birthday to Dakota L. Saunders of Lower Swatara. This guy turns 14 on Thursday, April 12. Enjoy!

Happy 18th big-deal cake day to Alexandra Hernandez of Middletown. She turns into an adult on Saturday, April 14. Have a ball!

Aayah Mohsini of Lower Swatara celebrates her 9th cake-and-ice cream day on Sunday, April 15. I hope it is full of nine beautiful surprises!

Blessings and happy smiles are sent to Dianne Mosher of Lower Swatara on her special day, Monday, April 16. Hoping your day is beautiful, Dianne!

Brady Fox of Lower Swatara will turn 18 and all-adult Monday, April 16. Congrats and best wishes for a super-cool week.

Happy 25th cake day to Michael Lewis of Lower Swatara on Monday, April 16. Hoping the quarter-of-a-century celebration day is superb!

Daniel Reese of Lower Swatara marks his 24th confetti-popping day on April 17. I hope your Tuesday is terrific, Daniel!

Yard sale

Old Reliance Farms semi-annual yard sale will be held Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. Sales begin at 8 a.m. and continue to 1 p.m. Come on out to get some great stuff!

Anniversaries

Best wishes and congratulations for 63 years of marriage to Richard and Katie Leggore of Lower Swatara. They were married on April 11, 1955. Enjoy your special day on Wednesday!

Happy 32nd anniversary to David and Judy Hurlock of Lower Swatara. Their romantic holiday is Thursday, April 12. Have a beautiful day!

Zucchini bread

From the Wedding Book Collection

3 eggs, well beaten

2 c. sugar

3 tsp. vanilla

Beat these three first, then add:

1 c. oil

2 c. grated zucchini

3 c. flour

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

3 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. chopped walnuts

1 c. raisins

Mix well and pour into two regular loaf pans (greased and floured). Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with 10x sugar. Cool and serve.

Community dinner

All are welcome to a roast beef dinner to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Monday, April 16, at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 E. Water St., Middletown.

The menu is roast beef, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, rolls, beverage and dessert. There is a cost.

Quote of the Week

“The signs of spring are a beautiful reminder to live in anticipation of a God that is always at work.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

How do you appreciate your friends?

“My bestie and I made up a day called ‘Best Friend’s Day.’ We give each other gifts and spend time together. It is the day we met and became best friends!” — Victoria Kelly, 10, Swatara.

“You never tear them down. You bring them up when they are sad or lonely.” — Landon Cochran, 11, Lower Swatara.

“You are nice to them and care for them and help them out when they are hurt.” — Trevor Anderson, 11, Lower Swatara.

“You always care, and you never hurt them. You always cheer them up.” — Madison Schmidtt, 11, Lower Swatara.

“You hug them.” — Brynlee Kephart, 10, Lower Swatara.

“You respect them and boost their confidence.” — Chloe White, 11, Lower Swatara.

“I get them presents!” — Donovan Thompson, 11, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

The work of the wicked will perish; the work of the godly will flourish (14:11).

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