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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Irish-born novelist Dame Rebecca West (1892-1983), "There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1815, Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the words and music for the song "Dixie," was born in Ohio. . . . In 1929, four days after President Herbert Hoover said that the "fundamental business of the country . . . is on a sound and prosperous basis," the stock market collapsed, setting the stage for the "Great Depression." . . .

October Mornings
Cool October mornings

Still October nights

Harvest moon paints the sky

Golden orange lights.

Leaves are crackling loudly

Shoes are damp with dew

Night brings goblins proudly

Trick-or-treating too.

Apples crimson crunchy

Juices dripping free

Corn is popping, caramel topping

Just for you and me.

Every season has its reason

To make the senses reel.

HAM DINNERS will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Election Day at St. John Lutheran Church, Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield. The tab will be $7 for adults and $4.50 for children older than 5. Kids under 5 eat free. For tickets, call 693-9677 or 693-5725. . . .

BETTER THAN PAR -- The U.S. Border Patrol Welfare & Recreation Association has presented Camp Good Days and Special Times a check for $3,150 to enable five new campers to enjoy the recreational facility on the shores of Keuka Lake. The money was raised at the association's first golf tournament.

For information, visit www.campgooddays.org or call 834-1995. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Mary Czopp,, Felice Nelson Krycia, Faith Turnbaugh, Lola Dennis, Patti Balsdon, Erin Holstein, Angie Kozak, Damian Wedzina, Mark Sokoloff, Tim Bowen, Emily Bowen, Ann Kontos, Katie Diaz, Pat Kurzanski, Jack Lesniewski, Dave Rickard, Tony DiLoreto.

SATURDAY -- Michelle Napierala, Nicholas McCabe, Jack Janiszewski, Marci Blattenburger, Paul Sasiadek, Jordan Burke, Walter L. Rooth III, Rachael Kloss, Ron Gawel, Dr. Ross Guarino, Todd Miller, Sister Mary Christinette, Richie Palmer, Roxann Hassett, Randall Allen, Bev Rogalski, George Ord, Jackie Graham, Dick Brox, Sal Gullo, Eugene Schuta, Pat Poland.

AND SUNDAY -- Blake Schiferle, Norm Liberatore Sr., Louise Continelli, Edith Tinsley, Patrick Concannon, Colleen Cullen, Dee McCarthy, Gilbert Rooth, Rachel Rooth, Ben Miller, Janie Lewandowski, Janice Kolerski, David Owczarczak, Karen McKeague, Patti Franczyk, Betty Baker, Alison Russo, Shirley Manspeaker, Janelle Miller, Karen A. Young, Sandy Beamish, Alice Lindner, Jennifer Olsen, Jeanne Kitson, Bill Conway, Josh Slomba.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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