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    hipower reacted to Sanibel in On a Corona shopping note   
    My opinion: I think some people are still under the impression that the lockdown was meant to eradicate the virus. It wasn't. It was meant to slow it down to reasonable infection rates that our health care system could handle. Businesses will and must reopen. Staying home forever will not eradicate the virus, not in a mobile society. The most vulnerable populations must still exercise great caution, and the rest of the population, reasonable caution. Yes, more people will contract the virus. Things are not going to be back to pre-virus normal, but just don't be stupid. And be kind. Not everybody is in the same situation. I need to do what is reasonable for me and you need to do what is reasonable for you.
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    hipower reacted to Cacao in On a Corona shopping note   
    I know a good eye doctor.  Because you haven't noticed one political party claim a member of the other did not act fast enough to stop the spread?  You haven't noticed any talk about timing of ventilators & PPE?  You haven't heard one side shouting that by totally opening up their state the numbers have gone down?  You haven't heard that if you open up too quickly, the numbers go up? 
     
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    hipower reacted to Cacao in On a Corona shopping note   
    "Next time".  It's an interesting thought.  We learned a lot from the first time.  It's a virus and the numbers will go up and they will go down.  I'm curious to how all of this is handled next time.  I don't think we'll see the massive closures that you saw before.  I think stores will refuse to close.  Some states will enforce and others will not.  There will be a more chaotic and less understand/sympathetic public.  A lockdown will be more of a personal choice and less an obligation.  How I viewed it to begin with.  One thing's for sure, social media will be there to fan the flames.  
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    hipower reacted to Lyndsey33 in On a Corona shopping note   
    Sorry but not everyone wants to be solom all the time. If u can't laugh about anything what would the world be like. Depressing.  Who wants that?? I haven't been to a store in almost 3 weeks because im not parading around in a stupid mask that does nothing and am not being irresponsible but this thing is being blown out of proportion. 21 cases out of over 80,000 people in Clfd county. People shouldnt have to worry about their jobs. Wolf is being RIDICULOUS compared to other governor's. Time to go back to normal. 
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    hipower reacted to Lyndsey33 in On a Corona shopping note   
    Just like living with the risk of catching anything. People with compromised systems can easily die from the flu too but don't moan and groan about safety and masks during flu season. This may hit some harder but the risk of catching things that could kill you is always there 365 days a year. I choose not to live I  fear or depression and to have fun with life. When it's ur time to go it's ur time weather it's from Covid, cancer, cardiac arrest, being hit by a bus. Ur day is already set. 
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    hipower reacted to Lyndsey33 in On a Corona shopping note   
    Now, once we don't have to wear stupid masks, shopping can be fun again 
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    hipower reacted to Gator11 in Brockway 4th Of July Parade Cancelled   
    While I tend to stay away from Brockway during the fourth the rest of the family goes down for the parade etc.
    I believe it is a little premature to be cancelling those events. I suppose next they will be cancelling the fireworks also.
    I can tell you people will be having cookouts, fireworks etc at their homes and camps even if there is still no gatherings over a certain number and social distancing be damned.
     
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    hipower reacted to Bon in 1912 Photo of Penfield   
    Penfield, which encompasses the intersection of Routes 153 and 255, in Huston Township, is an older village than one might think.
    The driving duo of lumber and coal gave rise to the locale’s economy is the late 19th and early 20th century, but the town was settled or founded by a man named Gould Hoyt in 1839.
    Mr. Hoyt was the son so Catherine Hoyt, a Vermont native and a Revolutionary War nurse and veteran who lived from 1758 to 1845.
    Her short obituary listed her as a “mother of the revolution.”  She is buried in an unmarked gravesite just north of the intersection.  A historical marker notes the approximate spot.
    As is told, Gould Hoyt had neat penmanship and the Penfield was named for his talent.
    John DuBois, the 19th century lumber baron, whose namesake is given to DuBois itself, expanded his logging operations and railroads throughout the Bennetts Valley, essentially connecting DuBois to St. Marys.
    DuBois was the catalyst whose ever-expanding resource extraction interests made the Penfield area rapidly grow.
    Markets needed laborers and immigrants, at this time, served the purpose.  Many single men, and later their families, arrived from poorer regions of southern Italy as well as Eastern and other European regions and spiked the population growth of Penfield and the surrounding communities.
    Many of their names and family traditions still thrive in Penfield today. One ingrained tradition was the willingness to work hard to get ahead.
    Tanneries, that processed hides into leather, often became a spin-off industry of the lumber business.  Tree bark and an abundant supply of coal were two essential products that kept tanneries in business.
    The 1912 photo shows Elk Tannery company houses in Penfield.  They were simple wooden structures, simply built, to provide double-family occupancy.
    Large families were often crammed into these units.  Rent was often deducted from worker’s wages.  The abuse of that system, as well as company store policies, was often a source of labor strife at the time.
    The photo shows the surrounding hills, sets of railway tracks, dirt streets and a locomotive watering tank.
    The company house design resembles that of the somewhat more picturesque New England “salt box” style, but the working families of Penfield, then, saw them basic shelter as they hoped for a better future.

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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Faith Marie can not go trick or treating, but that didn’t stop her Mom & a far away friend from buying her some outfits!!





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    hipower reacted to etsaunt in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Yes Bon she Is perfect!  What a beautiful child❤️ I check for new pictures all the time. Thank you for sharing this precious baby with us all.  Although I have never met you or your family, little Faith has really touched my heart.  She is a rockstar.  
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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    On Oct 6th Faith Marie was baptized again. This time under much better circumstances, she was in the NICU the last time. Everything is much better now then then. God sure does love Faith, how could He not, He made her perfect!! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻




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    hipower got a reaction from conservativeman633 in HORSE GRAVE BY THE COURIER-EXPRESS   
    Quarter midget racing in our area began on a track that was to the left of the entrance gate at the drive-in theater on 322 south of town.  That track was dirt surface.  From there the racing moved to Falls Creek, across from the Eagles Club where the current Miller Brothers operation sits.  That track was paved.  When the FBC store was built on that property the racing moved to a track behind the old fairgrounds dirt track that was a little further back into the woods.  I'm fairly certain that track was also paved.  It may have been built on the site of a small dirt track that was used for go kart racing before the quarter midgets moved there.
    At that point I was more involved in racing stock cars and lost track of the smaller car activities, so my memories are not very pertinent from that point forward.  This racing began at the Drive-In around the1958-1960 time frame and continued into the 1980's if my memories are completely correct, possibly even longer.
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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Yesterday was Faith Marie’s 8th month birthday. She is 13# & 24 1/2” long. She loves most baby foods, loves to “talk”, & knows who is talking to her. She has been learning so much stuff this past month. Her appt in Pitts went well, so well in fact, the Drs said that Faith would live past her 1st birthday.  With all the prayers this little girl has in our area, state, and country, God hears them, and He has healed most of the problems she was born with! Thank you Jesus!!
     

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    hipower got a reaction from Dobby in DuBois Ghost stories   
    When we connect stories to the area of the Boy Scout Camp during that time frame (probably any time frame) I would take all of them with a big grain of salt.  In my experience as a Scout during the late 50's and early 60's I recall many stories of things in the woods that would be designed to scare the unsuspecting campers.  I'm pretty sure there were never mountain lion or bear attacks, etc.
    I would believe the tales told around the campfires at night were more designed to keep the curious campers from straying away into the night creating mischief as kids are inclined to do.  Keeping things in context and understanding the time frame we have to believe that young people of that era and from our area were not big travelers.  Most had not been more than 50 miles from their homes and had seen very little of the world outside their local area,  An area that might be quite small, certainly by today's standards.
    I respect the feelings some people get that they attribute to spirits.  I have felt things that I will say are similar when visiting places like the Vietnam Wall in DC, and the Murra building in Oklahoma City.  When you get a knot the size of a football in your stomach and the hair on your arms and the back of your neck just tingles, it gets your attention.  I can't say I've experienced anything remotely close to that anywhere else.  It begs the eternal question, do spirits or ghosts exist?  I don't know, but if they do I wish I knew how to communicate with a few.  I would love to have conversations with my Dad, my Son and my Sister.  There may be a lot to learn from them.  If nothing else I may be able to know about the afterlife while there is still time to change my evil ways.  
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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Today at CHP, we now know Faith has full Trisomy 18. We were hoping she had Mosaic in her condition. She is 12 1/2# now. They were happy with her weight gain & growth spurt. 

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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    They do some type of exercise with her eyes to strengthen the muscles. Tracking maybe? She was maybe 4 or 5 months old when we noticed she was starting to go cross eyed in that one eye. She went to the eye dr, she passed her vision test. She does have a light sensitivity when outside, I have that & wear shades on my glasses. Brandi found a pair of shades for her on Amazon, they have a strap that goes around her head. 😎
    We just go day by day!!
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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    I was playing with Faith while her mommy did an errand. We were playing with a wiener dog, they go “bark bark”, because that’s what real wiener dogs sound like. The dog would bark, then kiss her cheek, this is the reaction I got, 😂 😍



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    hipower reacted to sapphire in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Sending prayers for baby Faith that it closed and she doesn't need surgery. 🙏 😇 
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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Yes she has, isn’t it wonderful!! She is starting to eat baby food now, she loves applesauce!! The rice flakes helped put weight on her also.
    Brandi said every time a hole closed in her heart, she would go through a growth spurt. The last time it happened was when she grew 2” in 1 month, but they didn’t know the hole closed!!
    Faith Marie has one more hole, it usually requires surgery to close it. She is hungry a lot, wants held more, sleepy, etc. These are all the same things she did a couple months back when she had that big growth spurt. We are all praying that the last hole closed up!! We won’t know till the end of this month. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Faith is 11 1/2 # as of last Saturday night. I got a phone call an hour ago asking if I could watch her till 4. 😍 ❤️
    Here are a few pics I just took.



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    hipower reacted to Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Our Pastor read this in church 2 weeks ago. He said it was perfect for Brandi, Deryk, & Peanut. He is right......

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    hipower got a reaction from sapphire in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Thanks for the update Bon.  I'm beyond words and wiping tears away.  Keeping the FAITH.
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    hipower got a reaction from Bon in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Thanks for the update Bon.  I'm beyond words and wiping tears away.  Keeping the FAITH.
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    hipower got a reaction from mr.d in Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie   
    Thanks for the update Bon.  I'm beyond words and wiping tears away.  Keeping the FAITH.
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