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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to longtime Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, born Katharine Meyer on this date in 1917, “A mistake is simply another way of doing things.”


LOOKING BACK – In 1964, when Carol Larusch Teschemacher of the Town of Tonawanda was finishing up her senior year at Cheektowaga Central High School, she wrote this poem for the school newspaper:

Cram, cram, cram

The damn social exam –

Never pass, I know I won’t.

Don’t know nothing, I know I don’t.

All those dates, do I regret,

Can’t even remember who’s president.

Jefferson, Jefferson, who can he be?

I think he cut down a cherry tree.

Wait for a week, sitting in class,

Waiting and worrying, did I pass?

I guess I started to study too late.

What was that, teacher?

Lord almighty – I will graduate!


BASKETS GALORE – Going on display today amid the books and other media in the East Aurora Library, 550 Main St., are wine and chocolate baskets, children’s baskets, gourmet baskets, sports baskets, gift certificates from local businesses and baskets for gardeners and pet lovers.

All of them are up for bids in the library’s annual theme basket raffle, sponsored by the Friends of the Aurora Town Public Library. Winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the used book sale June 26 to 28. Tickets can be purchased in the library.


PAGE TURNERS – Moving indoors is annual Book Sale for the Blind this week, which formerly was held outside at the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service at 1199 Harlem Road, between William and Clinton, Cheektowaga.

Hours in the studios will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Prices are $1 for hard cover books, 50 cents for paperbacks. New stocks of books will be displayed each day.

Proceeds will benefit the volunteer agency’s program of daily readings of newspapers, books and magazines broadcast via special “reading radios” to local people who are blind or cannot read. For information, call 821-5555.


PAST AND PRESENT – Native American author and healer Wendy Hill will speak about understanding our dreams through our ancestors at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Niagara Room at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Admission is $5. The program is sponsored by Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe, a not-for-profit organization created to support Native American arts and culture. For info, call 603-4546.


VERY BERRY – St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church will host a strawberry social from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday on the church picnic grounds at 12029 Liberia Road, half a mile east of Four Rod Road, in Marilla.

In addition to strawberries and shortcake, there will be hot dogs, regular and barbecue hamburgers, salads and beverages. Entertainment will be by the Backwoods Cloggers and Larry Lathrop and Friends. All are welcome.


REUNION TIME – The Riverside High School Alumni Association will hold its annual reunion picnic from 1 to 6 p.m. July 15 at Banchetti’s picnic group, 550 North French Road, Getzville. Cost is $20 and includes chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad and dessert. There also will be a cash bar. Alumni are encouraged to bring show-and-tell items from their days at the school. For info, call Ruth Hawthorne at 692-2627 or email

The Class of 1964 from Kensington High School will hold its 50-year reunion Aug. 7 to 9. For info, call 648-3281 or email

Seneca Vocational High School Alumni Association will hold its 20th annual golf tournament and picnic on Aug. 22 and 23. The golf tournament Aug. 22 will be at Chestnut Hill Country Club, Darien, followed by the picnic Aug. 23 in Fontana’s Grove, 2440 Clinton St., West Seneca.

Seneca Vocational’s Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion at the picnic, following a social evening Aug. 22 in Magruder’s Restaurant, 4995 Broadway, Depew. For info, call Bill Obermeier at 876-8939 or Tom Tripp at 839-5868 or visit

The Baker-Victory High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Sept. 5 in Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. For info, call Norm Kraus at 824-1473 or Jim Scherer at 826-3859 or email Barbara Lewis Reiner at

The Hutch Tech High School Class of 1964 is planning a 50th reunion in late September or early October. Interested classmates should contact Dave Kozak (Dellwardt) at 400-4673, email; Chuck Steinman at (303) 683-7571, email; or email Joe Morganti at


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Adison JamesKelley-Torres, Patty Hastreiter, Timothy I. Mulhern, Howard Lippes, Sister Mary Grancesca, Sister Mary Ruth Warejko, Mark Kreib, Chuck Recktenwalt, Spencer Gates, Sean McGee Jr., Katie Oar, Shelby McMillon Pittman, Bob Sumbrum and Clarence Moseley.


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