Richfield Springs Mercury - Online Newspaper
 
A weekly newspaper published every Thursday. Distributed and sold through subscriptions and outlets.
Covering: Richfield Springs · West Winfield · Springfield Center · Roseboom · Middlefield · Columbia Center · Millers Mills · Cedarville · Cherry Valley · Fly Creek · Cooperstown · Mohawk · Sharon Springs
Vol. 112 - Issue 1, Wednesday, September 15, 2010
About Us
Home
Headlines
Announcements
History
Photo Gallery
Recipes
Profile
Letters to the Editor
Life is for the Living
Alumni Gathering Weekend
Class Pictures
Police Blotter
Classifieds
Obituaries
Subscribe/Advertise

HISTORIC ISSUES
Vol.6 No.51 - 7/6/1872
Vol.17 No.2 - 7/15/1882
Courtesy of the New York State Historical Association Library, Cooperstown, N.Y (.PDF files)
Search News
Current Issue
Archive

April 2009
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
March 2009
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
February 2009
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Archive ->



New York Canal Times - Online newspaper -
New York Canal Times - Online newspaper


Mercury Media Group
Mercury Media Group



Letters to the Editor

Giving Thanks

At a recent August reunion gathering of former Richfield Springs Central School students from the years 1955 - 1965, I found myself standing in the middle of a group of 250 people, not recognizing many and knowing by the puzzled look on their faces, they didn’t recognize me either!!!

It was rather like the feelings of a new student in a new school, in a new town, except I’m 65 years old!  I’ve lived in this community my whole life and attended K- 12 in the local school!

After meandering through the group for a few minutes, it wasn’t long before delightful squeals, hugs and hearty handshakes of recognition melded everyone into a happy group of renewed friends. We reminisced, laughed, cried and talked nonstop about our kids, grandkids, and topics ranging from football games, class trips, hula-hoops and Howdy Doody.                                                                       

Some of us have never left the area and see life long “best” friends often. They are such a comfort. Other friends have moved on and made lives for themselves in other places, some far away, and we’ve lost touch.

One of those renewed “best” friends said, “In the first few minutes we were together, it was like I never left.”

Shared history and deep positive feelings are bonding. I’m thankful for all the hard work that made the reunion gathering possible. I’m thankful to be present and accounted for to participate in the reunion. I’m thankful to realize how lucky I am to have the relationships I so enjoy both near and far.  They are “Forever Friends and Keepers.”

I am hopeful to be present and accounted for when we meet again.      

Sheila Osterhoudt
Class of ‘63

 

 Reader Discussion
Name
Location
E-mail (will not be published)
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code
Powered by Web Wiz CAPTCHA version 3.0
Copyright ©2005-2007 Web Wiz
|


|


Visitor Number:
2156011
Privacy Policy
Copyright© 2005-2010. Richfield Springs Mercury