The column that says Bridgeton has all the crab dinner you can eat Saturday on the Riverfront with Marty’s Crabs in Quinton doing all the cooking, so eat a light breakfast.
By Jack Hummel
Radio: 92.1 FM Saturdays noon to 2 p.m.
U.S. Army: RA13815980
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Today at 1 p.m. on 92.1 FM, it’s Spencer Lau — if he remembers, the greatest musical director we know, based on all the honors his kids in Upper Deerfield have won in places like Hershey, Pa.
Spencer follows Goldie Wulderk, who needs a new roof on her Senior Thrift & Caring Center in downtown Bridgeton.
Goldie feeds the 5,000 and more, but not with fish — fresh vegetables from local farms.
We have a sudden idea.
Since she owns the building on East Commerce Street, maybe she can get a reverse mortgage to get the $5,000 roof put on have income coming in as long as she is alive.
Especially if no one else cares like they did when she did so much good for the county over a 50-year span.
The moral to the story is, never outlive your friends.
Just made a pledge to breast cancer in Huntington, N.Y.
We asked them how much of the pledge goes to directly helping the women and they said 33 percent.
What the hell?! We can’t do better than that?
They said 1 in 8 will get breast cancer, but how many of you will get rich from our donation?
“Was watching a video of an elderly woman giving a speech about the nursing home she is in and she recited a poem about seeing things through the eyes of a Senior. I loved it and wanted to share it:
Blessed are they who understand
my faltering step and shaking hand,
Blessed are they who know my ears today
must strain to catch the things they say
Blessed are they who seem to know
that my eyes are dim and my wits are slow
Blessed are they who looked away
when I spilled the coffee at table today
Blessed are they with a cheery smile
who take the time to chat for a while
Blessed are they who know the ways
to bring back memories of yesterdays
Blessed are they who make it known
I’m loved, respected and not alone.
— Gina Collini
“Bridgeton’s splash pad is nice. There is one major problem.
“The water shoes. Why would someone spend $10 on a pair for a 14-month-old. You will use them if your lucky twice.
“What is wrong with sneakers? And the parents most have on sneakers/shoes with the back on them. I can understand having something on your feet that won’t let you slide. Water shoes! No wonder it isn’t doing a lot of business.”
“It hurts when you have to tell someone that’s younger than you to leave the coke/dope alone for the betterment of their future.
“Some just don’t understand this life in the hood and what we face everyday to better it.”
— Bryan Real
“Man, all you can do is pray for people because 9 outta 10, they’re going to keep avoiding the help they need. It get’s ugly before it get’s better.”
— Terrance Murray
“In my profession so many young people are being sucked into that lifestyle and it’s easier said then done, Bryan Real.
“But, if we can continue to reach one, then just maybe we can save others.”
— Ikeya Crawford
Darren Fischer, a chip off the ol’ Gary Fischer block, plays his first game in the Can-Am League tonight in Pomona, N.Y.
Dad is still playing, but hasn’t been discovered yet.
“So I got the scope procedure done late yesterday afternoon.
“They cleaned out a blockage and put a stent in to keep things open.
“Yet I still have vomited twice in the 18 hours since the procedure. Frustration abounds.”
— Jimmy Williams,
the true Duke
“I don’t care how many negative things I read about Millville!
“This is God’s country.
“It is beautiful and the people here are amazing. If you don’t believe me, spend a few days in North Jersey, like Jersey City or Paterson, and you will come back here faster than you could imagine!
“Yes, we have our problems and pessimists, but the amazingness is still here, every day, all day!”
— Lois Prescott
“I think God is trying to teach me patience once again.
“Or BJ’s just brings out the stupid in people.
“I’m trying to check out and I needed to write a check for my order, but the entire time I’m being rung up, the 3 ladies behind me are pushing my cart forward to the point of me having to try and write the check with arms fully extended just to reach the dang little shelf.
“Hope I wasn’t too obnoxious pushing it back. At least I smiled as I did it.
“T.hen I try to load the car (mind you I parked immediately next to the cart return) and as I unlock the trunk, a lady comes and takes my cart … with my stuff in it. I was like, hey!
“OMG, I need a break from peopling.”
— Ginger Lashley
YOU CAN BOOK IT: CrabFest in Bridgeton and Community Day in Millville on Saturday, and it doesn’t get any better than that.