Our condolences to those who have lost close members of their family recently. Bonnie Mountz and Pat Hawkins. Pat was in the Class before us (59').
Donnie who is learning to walk with prosthetics. Larry who has some memory loss and making adjustments. Jeff who is recovering from a tree fall accident and adjusting to new living arrangements. Joyce who is adjusting to a second knee replacement.
Jim's wife Rae who is having spinal injections for compressed vertebrae.
Wednesday, September 15th.
Class Chatter has entertained some discussion for a Picnic-Luncheon at West Pennsboro Township Park, Plainfield. Current thinking is the Class would provide the meat dish (and drink?) and those attending would bring a covered dish. Would you be interested? We'd like to hear from you. Stay tuned.
Mr Lezzer, one of our Class advisor's, recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Class chatter has suggested we send Mr Lezzer a "belated" birthday card. Get your pencil out, his address in 410 Green Spring Road, Newville, PA 17241. Do it now before you forget!!! (Like I am doing more of these days.)
An updated Class Directory is in the works, thanks to Barb. The process has triggered a roster update, too.
Wayne E. Hawkins, 76, was born on August 26, 1944 and on Friday, May 7, 2021 went home to be with his Lord. Wayne was married to Patricia (Durf) Hawkins and has a son Jason (Mary) Hawkins. He was the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, Joseph and Lillie.
Wayne was the youngest of twelve children, born to Samuel and Mary (Bittinger) Hawkins. Three sisters remain of the twelve, Edna (Richard) Mellott, Ethel (Robert) Warner, and Irene (Larry) McGill. He had three brothers and five sisters who are deceased: David, Charles, and Samuel Hawkins; Helen (Harry) Aby, Glenna (Lester) Smith, Verna (Robert) Shughart, Nancy (Earl) Caufman, and Phyllis (Merle) Sennett; and two step-brothers, Arthur and Carl Bittinger.
Wayne graduated from Big Spring High School in 1964. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Army in Korea for two years. After his military service, he worked at Bogar Lumber Company. While employed there, he learned his carpentry trade from David Karper, an excellent cabinet maker in the Shippensburg area. He wanted to learn more about commercial building, so he sought employment with a commercial building company.
While learning about construction, he also worked thirteen years at Letterkenny Army Depot. Upon his son’s graduation, they formed together a construction company which they called, Hawkins’ Construction. Wayne retired from the company, but never lost his love for remodeling and working with lumber.
Besides working, Wayne loved to go boating at Raystown, traveling in the camper to see and learn more about all the beautiful areas in our country, and attending Southern Gospel Music concerts. He loved to go on mission trips with his church family and also with some friends from Greencastle. One of his favorite missions’ trips was in Kruiningen, Netherlands, where he met John and Donna Oostdyk. They taught him more about organizing and working on mission trips.
Wayne grew up on a farm and never lost his love for animals. He loved ducks and chickens and even cared for several in his backyard at his home. He loved dogs, but Sparky, a stray cat, who adopted him, stole his heart and changed his mind.
Wayne was a member of Prince Street Church and over the years served on the administrative board and several commissions. He loved missions and served as mission chair for many years.
Services were held at the Prince Street Church on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Pastors John W. Shadle and Nathan Boggs officiated. A viewing preceded the services at the church. Burial at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens with Military Honors conducted by the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223 Minutemen.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated by the Mission Commission at Prince Street United Brethren Church, 20 N. Prince St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.
Margaret "Joann" Palmer of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
November 14, 1940 - April 22, 2021
Margaret "Joann" Lehman Palmer, 80, of Carlisle, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born on Nov. 14, 1940 in Bloserville and was a daughter of the late Wilbur C. and Janet I. (Piper) Lehman and the widow of Albert W. “Bud” Palmer who passed away on Dec. 26, 2004.
Joann earned her GED from Carlisle High School. She was a loving and devoted homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, crabbing, fishing, clamming and spending time at the beach.
She is survived by two children, Edward W. Palmer and companion Sara “Kat” Kough of Newville and Ann M. Bates and husband Jerry of Carlisle, four grandchildren, Joshua (Brandy) Palmer, Ryan (Mercedes) Palmer, Brittnee Palmer and Patrick Bates, seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, Carol (Roger) Jumper, Delores (Jack) Coulson and Bonnie (Kurt) Mountz and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son William Palmer, four brothers, Lee Lehman, Steve Lehman, Barry Lehman and Gerald “Pete” Lehman.
Funeral services were on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Rachel Wong was the officiant. Burial will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing was held at the funeral home on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Condolences may be sent to www.Since1853.com .
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As I walked toward the house from the mailbox again, I noticed daffodils bursting through, reminding me spring is here -- just as promised; but what a winter! Joy and cheerfulness comes much easier in Spring, as it should. The hard winter has ended. Life bursts forth again from the earth.
I have been prayerful using a short mantra or prayer throughout my day. I take a deep breath, hold it for a short time, then release it and allow my lungs to be momentarily idle, then I repeat breathing this way several times. Breathing in, I pray, “I have arrived; and breathing out, I pray, “I am home.”
It doesn’t matter where I am when I pray ”I have arrived---I am home.” I am really arriving, in this moment, at this place; and this place (right now) is my home. Praying this prayer helps me to become quiet and mindful of where I am and my surroundings. I am in this wonderful place right now; whether I am holding a steering wheel, making a dinner, writing these words, walking my dog, sitting on a rock overlooking a valley, I am home. Ah, I have arrived, I am home.
The practice of quieting our minds from all the chatter.
the practice of slowing down and ceasing the running from one distraction to another.
the practice of entering a time of quiet and silence for ourselves.
these practices will help us dialogue with our inner voice and deepen our awareness of being.
Just to be.
A great teacher once taught, we are more than to “be” but to “inter-be.” That is, we are all part of a system, ecosystem, natural system, a creation. Becoming conscious of how much we depend upon this wonderful home in which we live, and all the natural furniture and provisions we would ever need; and from these how we are interdependent with nature. The air, water, earth, smells, life, energy, sun, shadow, sounds, crocus, daffodils … all these, every day, every night, every week, month year, our natural lifetime---this is our home.
This pandemic has gifted me with an opportunity, in fact, maybe the necessity of going deeply into my inner reserves. Reserves I did not know I had, reserves awakened and renewed. Just as nature is our home in our physical consciousness, there is another consciousness, better than the outer consciousness. Within lies the journey of the heart. The universe of soul. Into these depths we discover living waters that quench our thirst as we drink heartily from it. Call it your secret place, your Holy Grail, your Interior Castle, your Prayer Closet, your Prayer Cave, you sacred Temple, but name that revered place you go to be in silence, where you whisper your heart’s murmurings, and listen in the quiet, in the stillness, for what will come to you.
Be patient, be silent, be still --- listen.
I have arrived. I am home.
I am home.
Well our 60th Reunion Celebration is
POSTPONED for one year. Sorry, we had to cancel our events for this year;
But we have Zoom!!!
Let's just pray 2021 will be the year to the end of Covid-19.
May 8 – Elmer Smeigh
May 9 – Delores Hammond Black
May 12- Dale Heberlig
May 15 – Jim Spangler
May 15 – Pat Stake
May 24 – Boyd Weary
June 9 – Kurtis Mountz
June 20 – Ron Mowers
June 21 – Joyce Wolfgang
July 10 – Mick Shoop
July 12 – Lee Jones
July 29 – Virginia Hassinger
July 29 – Shirley Heberlig