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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British author George Orwell (Eric Blair), who lived from 1903 to 1950, "Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1858, Theodore Roosevelt, who was sworn in as the 26th president of the United States in Buffalo following the death of President William McKinley, was born in New York. He was the first president to ride in an automobile (1902), to submerge in a submarine (1905) and fly in an airplane (1910). . . . .

Halloween

Goblins and witches

Black cats galore

Dracula dripping with

Good natured gore.

Gorgeous and gruesome

Gloomy and graceful

Devils with pitchforks

Princesses laceful.

Howling and shrieking

Short demons from hell

Oh no, not again

There goes the bell!

-- Diana Notaro

A HAUNTED HOUSE and other scary things await youngsters who dare to attend a Halloween party from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 46 N. Main St., Holland. Costumes will be judged, and there will be refreshments. . . .

FOUR HOMES in the Iron Island section of Lovejoy are a treat to see. They're the winners of the Original Halloween Contest, a decorating contest sponsored by MTH Enterprises.

First place went to the Garra residence at 55 Ideal St.; second place, Mundt home at 106 Goethe St.; third place, Hinca residence at 77 Stanley St.; and honorable mention, Dragone residence at 59 Moreland St. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Kianta Monik Jones, Claudzell Anderson, Marianne Pastore, Leonard Wozniak, Colleen Weishaupt, Thomas Beck Sr., Scotty Bulera, Diane Kirchberger, Beth Knodel, Jean Griffin, Frank Pringle, Brian Hassett, Keith Telaak, Nancy
Mildenberger, Nadine Thress,
Sophia Lawrence, Susan Hrebik, Bill Mosler Sr., Joan Schaller, Sue Piecuch, Glone Hammond, Mary Buersters, Bill Gavin Jr., Mark Pronobis, Donn Esmonde.

AND THURSDAY -- Terri Czopp, Timmy Myers, Joan Ohl, Meghan Cogan, Bessie Daniels, Amel Mardini, Dolores Classon, Sarah Danzo, Lucy Betta, Darlene Lyons, Tommy Czora, Phillip Cunningham, Ann Kelly, Gary Wickett.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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