OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American author and dramatist Lorraine Hansberry (1960-1965) who observed: "I wish to live because life has with it that which is good, that which is beautiful and that which islove." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1904, the Russo-Japanese War began. . . . In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. . . . In 1922, President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House. . . . In 1924, the first execution by gas in the United States took place in Nevada State Prison in Carson City. . . .
"BROKE HEART BLUES" -- Joyce Carol Oates' novel "Broke Heart Blues," which takes its inspiration from Williamsville High School, will be the focus of a study course from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 20 and ending March 20 in the Trinity Center, 371 Delaware Ave.
The teacher will be Bonnie Gordon Flickinger, who said: "It is fun to read about local landmarks like Glen Park, the Old Mill and the Eagle House." For information, call 852-8317. . . .
Heavy Metal Mama
In a Lancaster cemetery there's a statue of a deer;
Out of the nearby woods most days a fawn will appear.
It seems to think the statue is its mother,
And stays within her sight.
Sometimes the fawn lies down underneath her
To sleep there through the night.
The cemetery folks are cool with this for now,
But come spring, the graves are bedecked with flowers.
For the fawn, this will be "Temptation Island,"
Where it can munch the posies for hours.
And if it decides to nibble on these goods,
Bambi will have to be tranquilized, then moved
To another "neck of the woods."
-- Carolyn Potts
DOLDRUMS NOTE -- Paula Witherell sent word that residents can beat the cold-weather doldrums with a day of outdoor and indoor activities at Hilbert College's inaugural Winter Fest, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the Hamburg campus.
The event, which is open to the public, will feature ice-sculpting and snowman-building contests, sports games, dinner and a bonfire. Events include basketball games between the college's men's and women's teams vs. Cazenovia teams in the Hafner Recreation Center. A buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center, with a bonfire at 7:30 behind the center.
Tickets are $9 per person or $25 a family if bought by today, or $10 per person and $30 for a family at the door. For details, call Sepideh Yeoh, director of youth activities, at 649-7900, Ext. 362. . . .
"INVESTMENT BASICS" is the name of a noncredit seminar scheduled from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Erie Community College North Campus, Amherst. The fee is $5. For information, call 851-1800 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Ann Victor Lazarus, Theresa Tumas, Margaret Douglas, Pat Vogt, Robert Vail Sr., Carolyn Safe, Kelly Moran, Sheryl Meyer, Judy Rosenbaum, Pat Schmitt, Laurie Sunshine, Erin Sawicz, Sue McCabe, Sara Moscato, Jill Horwitz, Glenn Pratt, Barbara Richards, Sue Hosken, Evan Aloisio, Jordon Pytlak, Geraldine Schemm, Jeanette Epstein, Kathy Maciejewski, Adele Kurek.