OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), "We think in generalities, but we live in detail." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1689, William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain. . . . In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba. . . . In 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain. . . . In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect. . . . In 1945, during World WarII, American soldiers liberated the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. . . . In 1951, President Harry Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his commands in the Far East. . . . In 1953, Oveta Culp Hobby of Houston became the first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. . . . In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, a week after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. . . .
With a tankful of gas
and a wallet filled with money
You will never get lost,
your days will be sunny.
-- Joyce L. Wilson
CAT SHOW -- More than 300 cats representing the 40 recognized breeds will be at the Buffalo Cat Fanciers spring show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Health-Expo Building at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5920 South Park Ave.
There will be a special category for household pet cats.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and seniors age 60 and over.
The Buffalo Cat Fanciers is a member club of the Cat Fanciers Association, which is the largest registry of pedigreed cats in the world. . . .
A THEME TRAY AUCTION will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday in St. Florian Social Center, 567 Hertel Ave. Doors open at 6. Admission will be $4 and includes a card of 25 tickets and one door prize ticket. Additional cards will cost $3 per card or $5 for two. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. . . .
BARBECUE CHICKEN meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday in St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. The tab will be $8 for half a chicken or $5 for a quarter. . . .
WELCOME GIFT -- The Lancaster Opera House has received a $6,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York to help fund the Lancaster organization's Arts in Action Program.
The grant monies used to support the award were raised through the efforts of area McDonald's restaurants and, in part, by national promotional programs. Ronald McDonald House Charities is best known for providing lodging, comfort and emotional support to families of children receiving medical treatment at area hospitals. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Dick Achatz, Eric Pearlstein, Alicia Hermanson, Darlene Williams, Mary Beth Diggins, Alexis Horvath, Paul Price, Samantha Stelmach, Anne Beth Lahiff, Mike Garvin, Pamela Pfeifer Harmon, Zachary MacWhirter, John Salerno Jr., Nicole Albanese, Ann Marie Halt, Bob Hussar and Andrew Miller.