OLAF FUB SEZ: A committee of three gets things done if two don't show up. . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1666, the Great Fire of London began in a wooden house on Pudding Lane near the Tower and destroyed 13,000 houses in the next three days before it was extinguished. . . . In 1789, Congress established the Treasury Department. . . .
SEMPER FI -- More than 500 veterans and guests are expected to attend the Sixth Marine Division Association's annual reunion in Buffalo Sunday through Sept. 12 at the Adam's Mark Hotel.
The famous Leatherneck division had the unique record of never seeing duty in the United States during the entire 19 months of its existence during World War II. It was first assembled at Guadalcanal in September 1944. In addition to swapping war stories with old buddies, the visiting members of the Sixth Marines will cruise the Niagara River and Black Rock Canal and take trips to Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake. The reunion will close with a memorial service at the Buffalo Naval and Military Park at 11 a.m. Sept. 11, according to Constance Miller of Corfu and Stanley Bolas of West Seneca. John J. Foley of Greentown, Pa., is the reunion chairman, and Thomas McKinney of Erwin, N.C., is the association's president. . . .
Summer will be over soon
I feel a poem coming on
about regrets for chances
to celebrate now gone.
For sunny days I spent indoors
For breezes that I missed
For flowers that I didn't smell
For friends I never kissed.
For picnic tables that were bare
For ice chests that were dry
For parties that we didn't give
And now I ask just why
I didn't seize each day I could
I let them slip away.
Oh how I wish when summer is gone
For one more precious day.
-- Diana Notaro
REUNION NOTE -- An "olde fashioned picnic" is being planned Sept. 25 for the Bishop McMahon Alumnae Association's third annual schoolwide reunion at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. The picnic also is open to graduates of the former St. Ann's Business School. For more information, call Kathi Zeitz Rosenhahn at 835-0103. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jacqueline Gallagher O'Neill, Mary Beth Banach, Janelle Panek, Joe Mervine, Katie Whelan, Diane Russell, Harry Russell, Michael P. Beyers, Ryan Matranga, Clare Shea, Isabelle Long, Patricia Dearheart, Pat Orzechowski, Magdalene Streicher, Pat Ozzie, Tina Telesco, Renette Janora, John Duke, Shane Costello, Kellie Broughton, George Schneider, Danielle Pijanowski.