OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from comedian Stephen Colbert, born on this date in 1964, “Don’t cry over spilled milk. By this time tomorrow, it’ll be free yogurt.”


Our Mother’s Hand

Our mother’s hand is soft and light.

It held us through the cold, dark night.

When we were young and free of care,

Our mother’s hand was always there.

Preparing meals with heart aglow,

With each new day so we could grow.

We played for hours in the dirt.

Our mother’s hand healed every hurt.

Our mother’s hand taught us to pray,

So we could start each brand new day.

With all our mother’s hand could do,

It’s time for us to follow through.

Now help our hands provide, they must,

Our mother’s hand with love and trust.

Our mother’s hand is weak and frail.

Now all our hands must now prevail.

So soft and light our mother’s hand.

To always remember, I know we can.

– Jean Hood


WORKING OVERTIME – It’s a busy week for Papa and Mama Root. The rock ’n’ roll tribute duo will perform oldies from the 1950s and 1960s and original songs from their two CDs in conjunction with lunch programs Tuesday in the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 River Road; Wednesday in the Salvation Army Senior Center, 46 Broad St., City of Tonawanda; and Thursday in the Dale Association Senior Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Contact the respective senior centers for details.


FLYING HIGH – Five new members will be inducted into the Niagara Frontier Aviation and Space Hall of Fame by the Aero Club of Buffalo at a dinner Friday evening in Joseph’s Country Manor and Grove, 275 Columbia Ave., Depew. Cash bar opens at 6. Dinner starts at 7. Tickets are $33. For info, call 687-1589.

Inductees are Craig M. Schmidt, Bell/Ampac/Moog in Space Propulsion; Ronald E. Ciura, Burgard Vocational High School; Thomas F. Leary, Calspan; and Donovan R. Berlin and Robert W. Fausel, Curtiss-Wright.

Special recognition will be given to Eberhart Aeroplane Co., a 1920s-era subsidiary of Eberhart Steel Products Co., a Buffalo airplane parts manufacturer. There also will be a presentation of historic Curtiss-Wright videos from the Niagara Aerospace Museum archives.


GETTING ORIENTED – The College Internship Program, which provides support for students with learning differences, will offer a presentation entitled “I’m Ready for College but I Can’t Find My Backpack” at 7 p.m. Thursday in Clarence High School, 9625 Main St. Leading the session will be Judy Gerich, admissions coordinator for CIP in Amherst. Middle and high school students, parents and professionals are welcome. For info, call 839-2620, Ext. 14.


POLICY UPDATE – Insurance agent Bob White will talk on “Tips, Discounts and Communications on Your Personal Insurance” at the next meeting of the Eggertsville Community Organization at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. A discussion also will be held on the June 11 referendum on resizing the Amherst Town Board. All are welcome to attend.


REUNION ALERT – The Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1961 wants to contact classmates to invite them to a 52nd reunion from noon to 6 p.m. July 27 in DiTondo’s Restaurant, 370 Seneca St. For info, call Ron Babcock at 633-8556.

The Hutch-Tech High School Class of 1988 is having a reunion and is looking for lost classmates. For info, visit the class Facebook page.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Conor O’Neill, Gerry Maher, Dave Larcom, Sharon Linstedt, Anthony Chase, Joan Clark, Maryjo Budimirovich, Nancy Schauf, Peggy Olm, Lynn Bratek, Jeffrey M. Sawyer, Michael Sawyer, Lorraine Bartus, Nick Kaczmarek.