OLAF FUB SEZ: It was William Shakespeare who observed, "A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1767, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania -- the Mason-Dixon line -- was agreed upon . . . In 1867, the United States took formal possession of Alaska from Russia . . . In 1982, former first lady Bess Truman died at her home in Independence, Mo., at the age of 97. . . .
FOR WEAVERS -- Mary Mahon of Rochester, will explain how to get around some of the difficulties in using the yarn to make chenille cloth at a meeting of The Weavers' Guild of Buffalo at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Amherst Muesum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. The meeting is free and open to beginners as well as experienced weavers and users of spinning wheels and looms in the making of yarn and cloth, according to Martha Podyma of Eden, a member of the club. She said the guild has male members, too. For more information, call 773-6219 or 731-9577. . . .
FREE TUTORING for students in second through sixth grades is available from a certified teacher under sponsorship of Bailey Delavan Community Services. For details, call 896-1325. . . .
USED BOOKS will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Orchard Park Library, 4570 South Buffalo St. Most items will be priced less than $1 until 12:30 p.m. From 1 to 2 p.m., everything left will be sold on a "buck-a-bag" basis, said Mary Didas, publicity chairman for the Friends of the Orchard Park Library. Proceeds aid the library. . . .
RUMMAGE SALE -- New and used merchandise will be for sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 in Temple Sinai, 50 Alberta Drive, Amherst, said a note from Clarice Snitzer, Temple Sinai Women's Club president. . . .
THAT TIME AGAIN -- Diane Athans sent a reminder that Santa is coming to town Sunday, Nov. 10, to attend a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the St. Teresa's Parish Center, 33 Mineral Springs Road (off Seneca Street). The bazaar, sponsored by the St. Teresa's Parents Teachers Club, is free and open to the public. . . .
PLAY IT AGAIN -- Jimmy Rudolph, Philadelphia's piano man about town and an occasional visitor to Buffalo, sent a note that "As Time Goes By" continues to be the most requested song in the hotels, country clubs and piano lounges he plays. He said the No. 2 song is "Memory," the Andrew Lloyd Weber favorite from the musical "Cats." . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Judy Catalano, Christopher C. Deci, Gavin Thomas O'Neill, Tom Schlau, Marge Pacer, Maria Cloos, David Koszka, Marty Wise, Tom Thompson III, Joshua Melohusky, Pete Fox, Carmen Bridges, Dottie Ireland, John Frankowski, Gerry Everingham, Ashley Nicole Schilling, James Trimper, Paul Hulday, Joseph Crimi, Michael Crimi, Eugenia Gorski, Donna Heximer-Wolanczyk, Jackie Deschamps, Danielle Kaczmarek, Gert Sialkiewicz, Sue McFayden, J. D. Denecke, Jessica Brewer, Bernice Pronobis, Carol Ann Pepe, Linda Pasniak, Don Luther, James Liegl.
SATURDAY -- Aaron Cooke, Kevin D. Lett, Peggy Dobmier, Veronica Gargula, Meredith Staszak, Peter McCafferty, Jeanette Jafari, Louie Mari, Daniel Harrington, Jeanette Harrington, Leo Gastle, Pat Scharra, Joe Weiss, Don Burke, Betty Shields, Natale Sciolino.
AND SUNDAY -- Sue Sasiadek, Carl Signore, Katie Panek, Kenneth Heerdt Sr., Bill Noblett, Peter Covey, Carolyn Koelmel, Margie King, Sue Graham, Karen Swenson, Barb Rebka, Kelie Bamrick, Kathy Tripi, Wanda Przybyl, Michael Hauptman, Chris Ulrich, Eric Bauer, Danny O'Leary, Brandon Zachowicz, Donna Karas, Eileen Kramer, Dorothy Haremski, John Lachut, Casimer Waligora, Jamie Teta, Ann Marie Lipinczyk, Dennis G. McCormick, Robert E. Viertel.