Oh, boy, it’s the BPW’s turn to play bozo-board this week (page 14). I hate it when dad and dad fight.
Acushnet was pretty busy this week. In addition to our cover story (more on that later) they had a protest (page 7), the closing of the Farm to Families program (page 6), and the Council on Aging/ Senior Center is building a cool outdoor space for programs (page 6).
We have some other meeting coverage for you. We’re trying to keep up with the School Committee meetings (page 4) to keep you informed of the back-to-school schedule and options.
Our cover story is bittersweet to say the least (page 12). It’s heart-warming that Lisa Carreiro’s co-workers and neighbors made such an effort to give her a Christmas this year. It’s hard, though, to realize that her cancer is no longer treatable.
She really appreciates a Christmas card, so if you can, please send one. The info is in the article.
I contacted her husband Frank and he called me back while he was with her in the hospital. She felt well enough to talk to me and I am grateful that she did. She sounded upbeat, and did not hesitate to say that she’s just doing the best she can, no one is to blame, and that you have to make the best of the time you have.
It’s a lesson we all need to learn. Things happen in life, things we can’t’ control. I always figured that those of use who grew up with crazy New England weather knew that. But, this pandemic has made it clear that many people think they can control all kinds of things that they clearly cannot control. Others think if they can’t control it, then somewhere, somehow, there’s a dark figure in a cloak pulling all the strings.
Well, that’s mostly a crock of bull.
As Lisa said: “There’s nobody to blame. “
Just do the best you can.
Until next week then…see ya,
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