OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) who observed: "Education is hanging around until you've caught on." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 63 B.C., Caesar Augustus was born in Rome . . . In 1642, Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., graduated its first class . . . In 1779, during the American Revolution, the American warship Bon Homme Richard defeated HMS Serapis after American commander John Paul Jones declared: "I have not yet begun to fight" . . . In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point to the British . . . In 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition retured to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest . . . In 1846, the planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle . . . In 1939, Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, died in London. . . .
Alone at Last
Decided to stay home and get chores done.
I just had to do it and forego all fun.
But between the ringing doorbell and the phone,
It seems that I'm never at home all alone.
-- Honey Snitzer
GRAND OPENING -- A band will perform swing music, and refreshments will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the grand opening of the Orchard Glen Residences and Carriage Homes, a full service rental retirement community at 6055 Armor Road in Orchard Park. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 662-5544. . . .
APPETITE FOR BIRDS -- The folks that know their birds, the Buffalo Audubon Society, plan a full menu of events to coincide with groundbreaking ceremonies at 1 p.m. Saturday for the expansion of their Beaver Meadow Nature Center at 1610 Welch Road in North Java. Besides guided nature walks and animal exhibits there will be a chicken barbecue. . . .
FIRST NIGHT BUFFALO sent word that Dixon Ward, winger for the Buffalo Sabres, and his wife, Kerry, will serve as honorary co-chairmen of the upcoming alcohol free New Year's Eve celebration to welcome the millennium. They join First Night co-chairs John Rigas, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Adelphia Cable and the Sabres, and his wife, Doris.
Returning for their second year as co-chairmen are William McHugh, executive vice president of Independent Health and president of the Independent Health Foundation, and his wife, Susan. . . .
PRICE IS RIGHT -- The Kiwanis Club of Wales is sponsoring an "eat in, takeout or drive thru" chicken barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Wales Center Fire Hall, 12300 Big Tree Road. The tab for half a chicken, slaw, potato salad, roll, butter, dessert and beverage is $6.50 for adults ($6 presale) and $4 at the door for children 5 to 12. Kids under 5 eat free, according to Doris Noyes. For more information, call 652-3882. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Mary Lou Rackl, Evelyn Hofheins, Samantha Rubino, Debbie Merrifield, Sarah Rung, Tabatha McCabe, Patrick McNamara, Emily Kondziela, Linda Hall, Barbara Seifried, Jack Regan, Patricia A. Rosolowski, William A. Maxwell III, Andrew Kucamarski, Barbara Sandecki, Darilyn Schiltz, Larry Schiltz, Lee Vallett, Phyllis Graham, Patrick McNamara, Bertha Hahns, David Kolenko, Kathleen Webber, Emily Nostrant, Tom Hauser, Bill Schwartz, Richard Janiski, Tom Skillicorn, Ani Defranco, Mary Pat Ramsey, Emmett Gallagher O'Neill, Michael Louis Meyers, Coleen McCabe.