A Way With Words

May 07, 2023 by Rose O'Keefe

The 1970 Newbery Award book, Sounder by William H. Armstrong, was a moving story about hardship and loss. It was set in a sharecropper’s cabin in the South with vivid descriptions of the woods, the seasons and rural life. The family, described as the father, the mother, the boy and small children, were real despite the anonymity. The dog was as real as any of them.

The May edition of City monthly NEWS had an enticing mix of articles from hopes for the future, cruises on the Great Lakes, and seed-sharing at libraries. The ARTs had a lively mix of people and reviews. The article on the new violin repair was wonderful. LIFE included colorful guides to festival season, a fun quiz, and a tribute to master gardener, Mark Quinn, (whom I’ve known for years).  Blake House Books in Honeoye Falls brought world issues to my doorstep. The photo spread of Zion Dominion Global Ministries was a delightful way to meet urban neighbors. Thank you to CITY for this mix of local people and happenings.

The weekend Democrat and Chronicle are more like the daily newspapers I used to enjoy. Last Saturday’s photos of women in softball made me smile. Thank you.

I had the pleasure of being invited to the Rochester Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony last Sunday. Who could ask for more than the opening set by the Garth Fagan Dancers? What a treat! The evening opened my eyes to the talent we have in Rochester.

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