School has started and Labor Day marked the end of summer. Fall has always brought out my poetic side. I hope you enjoy this poem I wrote years ago.
Cold nights, cool days
a description of my favorite phase.
Seasons, there are four,
Fall is my favorite forevermore.
Deciduous decorating the skyline
before wilting, allowing their leaves to resign.
Soon the branches are all bare,
stark naked with nothing to wear.
Longing for a coat, while the evergreens gloat
for this season is theirs untouched by the cold, free of cares.
Hardwoods standing tall, surviving another Fall.
Birch, oak and maple looking forward to April.
On Friday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m., Cave Hill School will be holding a remembrance celebration “Never Forget.” If you would like more information about this ceremony, please contact the school at 565-3638. For so many of us the images from that day will be embedded in our minds forever. The sun was shining and skies were blue. None of us knew flights from the sky would cause so many to die. It seems the world went still, so many of us felt ill. Lost souls, lives on hold and nobody knew how the story would be told. The debris has been removed. Some have started anew while others still have no idea what to do. None of us knew what would become of Sept. 11, 2001. Please take a moment to appreciate all that we have and say a prayer for the families that were affected by the tragic events of that day.
The eighth grade class, at Cave Hill School, will be having a bottle drive on Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. Every year the eighth-graders work together with the community to earn money for their class trip. Please help them out and donate your bottles and cans during this fund-raiser. If you are unable to be home please leave your donations at the end of the driveway or by the front door and they will be around to pick them up throughout the day.
The Eastbrook Grange will be hosting another one of its great breakfasts on Sept. 13 from 6 to 10 a.m. Stop by to enjoy some great food and support the renovations and upkeep of the Grange hall.
To end this week’s article, I need to mention a correction from my last article. Brenda Jordan has been appointed to the position of full-time assistant principal at Cave Hill School. Bill Dove will share his time between Mountain View School and Cave Hill as principal. I apologize for the misrepresentation.