The column that says we may as well live at Elmer hospital as often as the family has been there the past week, and the treatment only gets better, so we must have gotten the A shift today when we wheeled the wife into the emergency room from a dog altercation that left the end of her right pinky finger lost, and it’s still — including the nail and bone — on the road where she was walking her dog.
By Jack Hummel
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If somebody tells you morphine is the good stuff, believe them!
Lunch with Byron Hitchner at DiLisi’s always productive.
Now the light ranch dressing there is being delivered in a silver pour, and the grilled chicken salad is as moist and tasty as any 1,000-calorie dish you can get fat on.
“Trying to do an Upper Deerfield volunteer road cleanup on March 18t, from 8 a.m. to noon.
“Would love to work with township residents and friends to clean up trash on our township roads. If we just bag it, our township public works will pick them up and dispose of them.
“Message me if you or a group you are involved in are interested . We will supply vest, bags and gloves. I want to take on the worst road. Details to follow as we get closer.”
— John Daddario
Thanks for the signs all over Upper Deerfield, John, proclaiming North Cumberland teams world champions!
“Tomorrow is my last day on the radio over at Cruisin’ 92.1.
“Be sure to tune in for the last show on Monday the 20th at 11 p.m. I will even play clips, jingles and clips of my previous interviews.
“Don’t forget to listen.”
— Cory DeAmore
Cory was our producer 92.1 FM for the last couple of Saturdays, but now works full time at a hospital.
Movin’ on up …
“We are out and cannot believe that there is a table of parents with children from some dance or gymnastics group and the parents are letting these kids run all over the restaurant and yell and disrupt the entire establishment.
“What is wrong with these parents?
“They are sitting here in the same room! Their adult beverages and conversation is more important? The manager is apologizing and giving out free food because your children are rude and screaming.
“Control your children, teach them respect and manners.”
— Lou Lairson,
of Lairson Electronics,
eating in Deptford
Tell them who you are, Lou, then sign autographs.
Hey, Jorje Romero!
“Today marks my third week running 2-3 miles each day and meditating before breakfast.
“I’ve stopped eating meat, cheese, bread, cake or anything sweetened.
“The change in my body has already been fantastic! I feel great, look great, and my whole outlook is more positive.
“I plan to make this my new lifestyle — eating a healthy diet that is completely vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free, and, above all else, working out for two hours every day!”
— originally posted as a joke
But who’s laughing?
Judging from what we’ve seen posted and pictured on Facebook, it’s a wonder we don’t all weigh 300 pounds with matching cholesterol and blood pressure in the 180s, and hearts weighing 20 pounds.
We have a 33-year-old daughter who is coming close to the healthy post, but, then, her hunger does not rule her life like the rest of us.
The craving for eating is only surpassed by the taste of the first bite, much like a cigarette smoker. It will never change, but, if we can muster enough willpower over a decent length of time, we can get down to an acceptable weight — but who knows for how long?
They say you have to have a motive, but it’s never right then and there like the perceived hunger. If it were, we’d weight 210 and cigarette makers would be out of business.
Sam Serata died today.
Maybe the last of the protesting Republicans. He drove more than one newspaper editor nuts, but only after John T. Schofield died, because John T. was the consummate Republican.
Sam could write and Sam could dial a phone.
Bianca’s Kids Comedy Night with Master of Ceremonies the hilarious VIC DIBITTETO!
Opener – Eric Tartaglione.
Headliner – Joseph Anthony.
Feature – Tom Daddario.
June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Estate at Monroe, 1351 N. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet dinner and draft beer. Tables seat 10.
Reserve your seats by buying your tickets online via this link http://igfn.us/f/n8h/n. When you purchase your tickets online they will be waiting for you at the door under the name of the credit cards to purchase your tickets. Proceeds to benefit Bianca’s Kids.
A little Bianca’s Kids history.
March 24, 2016
Spring fever struck the Salem County Special Services School District Wednesday, prompting an afternoon dance party in the gym.
De’Shira Hubert, who everyone calls “DeeDee,” took a spin on the dance floor with classmate Phillip Sheppard. Holding the handles of her lightweight wheelchair, Phillip gently glided DeeDee around the room to the One Direction song, “What Makes You Beautiful.”
The 15-year-old girl laughed — her arms stretched wide to embrace the moment.
Jerry Young doesn’t take the moment for granted. He’s well aware of how far his granddaughter has come thanks to his chance encounter with a woman willing to make a wish come true.
He’s planning to thank Debbie Savigliano, founder of Bianca Kids, for giving his granddaughter access to new experiences. They are scheduled to meet April 2 at the Cumberland Mall, while DeeDee is there on a shopping trip she was previously unable to enjoy.
DeeDee has cerebral palsy and cannot sit up or walk. Young, her primary caretaker, doesn’t have a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
Travel was limited to where Young could carry his granddaughter so her world was limited to doctor appointments and family visits.
Learning of a lightweight stroller-style wheelchair, Young saw a way to help DeeDee. He searched to find a used model that someone might donate or sell at an affordable price.
Young heard about the nonprofit group, Bianca’s Kids, which grants the wishes of youngsters facing obstacles, but was reluctant to reach out.
While attending a Cumberland County freeholder meeting last September, Young was told Savigliano was there too. He sought her out.
“Give me a call tomorrow,” she told him.
Not wanting to disturb her at work, Young sent Savigliano a text spelling out DeeDee’s situation.
“She called me the next day,” Young said. “She was crying.”
DeeDee wouldn’t get a used wheelchair. It would be new and customized for the young woman.
Young was moved to tears.
“Go find a stroller, we’ll fund it,” Savigliano told him.
Within a month, the lightweight stroller-style wheelchair was delivered to DeeDee’s Bridgeton home. The $4,000 cost was covered through Bianca’s Kids, based in Williamstown.
DeeDee now enjoys adventures, forgoing her nearly 100-pound wheelchair for the 35-pound “stroller.”
The chair’s smaller size and increased mobility gave DeeDee additional access during recent school field trips, said her teacher Julie D’Attilio. The all-terrain wheels rolled through the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and across the sand at Sunset Beach in Cape May.
DeeDee also joined her grandfather at a boxing match.
She’s going to school prom in May and there are plans to visit Storybook Land.
Savigliano doesn’t often get to see the results of her organization’s generosity, Young said.
So he is asking her to grant his family a follow-up wish by coming to the Cumberland Mall to see DeeDee enjoying a traditional teen experience that is new for her.
Because of it, Young said, DeeDee’s life “is a little better now.”
— Deborah Marko
MICHAEL MICKEY AND LERNELL WILLIAMS OF 92.1 FM FAME AND MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TODAY AT 40 BANK ST. CHURCH IN BRIDGETON.
“What a powerful awesome message!
“So very glad that I was able to make the book signing today. Such a beautiful couple! You both compliment each other in a mighty way. To God Be The Glory!”
— Anthony Gould
“Along a half-mile gorge cut by a Conrail line that runs through Kensington and Fairhill, tens of thousands of used syringes and their tossed off orange caps cover the sloping ground like a plague of locusts.
“The contaminated needles make conditions so hazardous that even some police officers are reluctant to traverse the embankments to get to dead overdose victims at the bottom.”
And we let out inner cities not only get this way, but stay this way?
Is this now the norm?
Do you hear anybody decrying this? No, we’re stuck on stupid stuff!
Don’t talk to us in terms of liberty, justice and the American way while you either don’t know about this or don’t care.
YOU CAN BOOK IT: Let’s do something that will surprise everybody, even if it’s wrong!