Wednesday, April 13, 2016



   It's been a long time since I
had to get up early to go to school.
But it happened on Wednesday!
   Two of our grandkids invited
us to Grandparent's Day at Holy
Redeemer High School in Wilkes-
Barre. We love being with them
so it was worth setting the alarm
well before our usual 8am reveille.
    In fact we were told we could
start gathering at the school
between 8 and 8:30. That seemed
just a bit early as the Grandparent's
Mass wasn't scheduled to begin till
    The "extra time," it seems, was
scheduled so the school could get
the students to their grandparents
in an orderly fashion.
     Grandparents of seniors, for
instance, waited in the chapel until
their grand children came to escort
them into the auditorium. Once there
of course, we had to wait for most
of the underclassmen to arrive with
their grandpa and grandma in tow.
      My wife and our Senior grandson
passed the time by turning an extra
program into a paper craft of some
       But the real fun came after the
service! Although carefully escorted
out of the auditorium by the use of
several exits, the throngs of humans
headed to the cafeteria where cookies
and pastries awaited. It quickly became
clear that all of those exits lead, basically,
to one hallway and the door through which
one must pass to get to the goodies.
      The scene resembled the New York
City Subway at rush hour! It would
seem there is little difference between
a teen and a Senior citizen when it comes
to cookies!
       After some close quarters in the
hallway for 20 minutes or so we made
it to the cookie counter to gather our
treats. They were worth the wait.
       Hope they didn't count my take.....
and that all your NEWS is good!

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