Thursday, June 16, 2005

Amazing Charity

You readers are amazing. In the first day of the Fresh Air Group for Franklin, we have received donations of $267.

Thank You
It's not tax-deductible, it has little or nothing to do with the folks contributing, and yet folks have been incredibly generous.

We are looking very much forward to meeting Franklin in person, and spending time at Rhinebeck.

If anyone has any ideas on how we can choose next year's candidate, I'd be glad to get ideas.

We're over half the way toward the goal amount of $500. Please contribute if you can (and remember, subtract $4.00 from your contribution because PayPal will automatically add $4.00 shipping and handling.

Knitting Update
Work has been frantic this week, so knitting time has been scarce. Since I have to remain in Albany on this Friday, I will get some knitting done tonight, but I won't be able to take pictures and blog about it until Friday night earliest.

Political Rant
"A House panel has voted to eliminate all public funding for NPR and PBS, starting with "Sesame Street," "Reading Rainbow," and other commercial-free children's shows. If approved, this would be the most severe cut in the history of public broadcasting, threatening to pull the plug on Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch."

This is starting to sound more and more like Communist USSR and other countries that squelch any opinions that differ from their ideas.

U.S. folks can go to or your local PBS or NPR site to send e-mails that will go to your representatives. In both Philadelphia and Albany, I get to listen to great radio. WHYY and WXPN in Philadelphia and WAMC in Albany (where you can listen to our own Selma in the mornings...check her out at

Thanks for any help on this issue that I find extremely important.