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Senior Times - November 2020
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Spring and summer are great sea- sons, but for me nothing compares to fall. The cool, crisp days surrounded
by chilly mornings and nights are the perfect temperature for me. I love the smell of burning leaves and heavy morning dew that are so prevalent in the fall. I take great joy in the sight of the leaves changing, the fiery oranges, reds, and yellows that dance over-
head when the fall winds blow. I love how clear the sky seems at night, not impeded by the heat of summer nor
the humidity of spring. During fall evenings when I find myself outside, I often look up at the sky to take in the stars. I don’t know much about astrono- my, after all the only stars I can find are the North Star and the stars contained in the Big Dipper and Orion’s Belt, but even with my limited knowledge I can’t help but be in awe when I look up at the night sky. When I was younger, I had no interest in the stars. It was not until 2004, in Iraq, that I took a deeper interest in them.
Our platoon needed to establish a fire watch for our work area and our platoon commander asked for volun- teers. Another Marine and I, who were among the Marines sleeping at the “shop,” decided to volunteer since we were already staying there every night that we were on base. I quickly grew fond of the quiet and darkness that would descend upon the base at night. Light discipline and our distance from major cities ensured that the desert sky was unmarred by human disruptions and the only sound that could be heard
throughout the night was the constant rumble of generators. It was easy to get lost in the sky, to step away from where I was and venture into emptiness where I could be alone with my thoughts. To make the night sky even more spectac- ular I would, from time to time, explore the cosmos with my night vision gog- gles. Astronomically, I had no idea what I was looking at, but was thankful for the beauty and solace it provided.
Funeral Home to
Host Blanket Drive to Benefit The Haven Ministries
Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services will be hosting a “Blanket Drive” to benefit The Haven Ministries of Battle Creek. Every year during the holiday season, the funeral home partners with a nonprofit organization to help those individuals that are less fortunate within our community.
“We love being able to help and give back to the community we live in, said owners, Joe Stasa and Tom Coleman.
The funeral homes blanket drive will take place from November 30th though December 21st. We
invite the community to stop by and drop off a new unwrapped blanket, or a monetary donation, envelopes available at the funeral home, located at 703 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek between the hours of Monday- Friday 9am-5pm, or Saturdays between 9am-1pm. The funeral home staff will deliver all the blankets collected to The Haven the week of Christmas.
Anyone with questions is welcome to call the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 269-962-5191.
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It is not necessarily the stars that are the important part of that brief nar- rative. Rather, it is that amid a chaotic environment I was able to find a few moments each day to contemplate and reflect. Stars were just the vehicle that conveyed me to those moments of reflection. As each of you go through your day it is important that you do the same. Find time to just stop, consider life, and focus on the things that you are thankful for in life.
If you have any questions related
to Veterans benefits, please contact Calhoun County Veterans Affairs at (269) 969-6734 or by e-mail at

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