I'm sure its sets off an alarm in every one when the local fire siren goes off. The question where is it? Whose house might be burning? Until we know its under control and there’s no major fire, we can breathe a sigh of relief. Last Sunday morning the fire alarm went off but I soon discovered that the Perkinsville Fire Departments new fire siren was being installed on the roof and they were testing it. This new one can be heard clearly far and wide. They were waiting for good weather to do the job. For some unknown reason the old siren didn't have the loudness necessary to be heard clearly.

I'm sure its sets off an alarm in every one when the local fire siren goes off. The question where is it? Whose house might be burning? Until we know its under control and there’s no major fire, we can breathe a sigh of relief. Last Sunday morning the fire alarm went off but I soon discovered that the Perkinsville Fire Departments new fire siren was being installed on the roof and they were testing it. This new one can be heard clearly far and wide. They were waiting for good weather to do the job. For some unknown reason the old siren didn't have the loudness necessary to be heard clearly.

We should remember our firemen are all volunteers, NO PAY to give of their time for training, upkeep of the equipment and responding to the call. We commend you men for your dedication

Sundays winner of the 50 week club at the Perkinsville Fire Hall was Catherine Rauber.

In conversation recently with a few lady friends, the question came up WHO WASHES WINDOWS? We all stated we no longer climb ladders to wash windows, ceiling fixtures or anything else that requires climbing.

Few women who hire out for light house work on a regular basis don't do windows. Does anyone know who is for hire to do these small jobs that require climbing?

The flag burning ceremony Friday night for flag day followed by taps, etc. was very moving. The Wayland Legion is to be commended for hosting the farewell for the eleven young men who are entering the armed services plus those already serving this past year with a luncheon for all who attended.

Cecilia Reigelsperger spent several days last weekend in Detroit visiting relatives and especially a long time friend who has been ill.

I'll keep reminding you of the Wayland Museum's yard sale in August. We are looking for donations. This is a fundraiser instead of the Penny Social. You can drop off contributions on Sunday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. or Monday mornings 10:00 a.m. to noon, or call a director for pickup. If you should have company this summer and would like to bring them to visit the museum, just give one of us a call and we are happy to open up and show them through.

Last Sunday, Father’s day turned out to be a bummer weather wise. I'm sure many outdoor plans had to be changed. The outdoor Family Mass at Perkinsville was moved inside. Adam had a list of to-do jobs for the boys; primarily outdoor jobs but due to the rain and wind we canceled them and instead we all sat back and listened to Adam's life history he had written up for the occasion. He has a pretty sharp memory.

With all the rain we've had the past month the old question "How does your garden grow?" and my response would be the weeds are higher than the crops.

Wayland-Cohocton High school graduation is scheduled for this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Congratulations to all the graduates. I hope to get the names of our local students graduating for next week’s column.

Happy Birthday greetings to Sally Higgenbotham 24th Bill Miller 28th. Those celebrating Anniversaries Adam & I tomorrow 21st. Jerry & Sharon Bricks and Jim & Liz Conrad both on the 28th.

Quote "The mark of a motivated man is his ability to distinguish a setback from a defeat"