Soldier’s identity remains a mystery
Geneseo’s Unknown Soldier remains unknown. He is not Bill Dwyer as was previously identified by a resident. Another Geneseoan is sure! The handsome young World War II soldier’s restored photograph was rediscovered by Dorothy Welch behind Student Union wall several years ago.
Placed on display, viewers suggested he was either Dwyer or Robert McDonald. Perhaps he was a Normal School student. The photo will remain on display immediately inside the entrance at the Village Building.
Geneseo’s Teddy Bear parade is honey-sweet. What other local event draws approximately one-thousand participants of all ages down Main Street than the parade of July 14?
From recovered Buzzo to the Annie Cast, from stroller infants to toddlers holding tightly to their beloved bears, to young parents and even proud grandparents, joy was in the air. Forget the rude Teddy Bear of the movie “Ted.” Main Street was full of “love” bears.
The Geneseo United Methodist Church “Messenger” explained the “Forest of Flags” on the front lawn of the church, placed by the Archeology Department of SUNY Binghamton as part of the DOT planned replacement of the Route 63 Genesee River bridge. Kathy Rosier, in the article, indicated that a public hearing will be part of the project.
Georgianna Phillips is listed as homebound at 5623 Megan Drive. An e-mail from Dr. Harold Wilbur Wright informed that “it is with deep regret that we learn of the loss of Torch member, the Reverend Harold Kruger enjoying Geneseo retirement for over 20 years, Reverend Kruger’s other interests included St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church and Ecumenical Book Reviews beside Torch membership.
Serving our Country- Lt. Jason Kreutter is stationed at Virginia Beach, Virginia while Sgt. Derrick Linton is stationed in the Pacific Grove, California area.
The “Red Cross Review” commended Janet Craft, Alyse Myers, Joyce Perovich, D.W. Parish, Eric Scheiner and LDS Elders Radley Davis and Drew Maisey for help during the Teddy Bear Parade, distributing Red Cross red and white balloons that, brought Main Street “awash with R.C. colors.”
A family relative indicated that chiropractor Jeremy Lee now operates a permanent practice in Geneseo.
From Lake Wales, Fla., former Geneseoan Shirley Waring told of their July 4th celebration that included decorating Bob Waring’s Marine pith helmet for the hat parade. Bob is a Marine veteran from World War II who took part in the Okinawa battle. Becoming an auto salesman after the War, Bob remembered wooden bumpers on new cars and no spare tires.
Another e-mail told of the Master’s Jubilee to be held on August 18 when W. Austin Wadsworth and Martha D. Wadsworth will be honored for 65 years total with the Genesee Valley Hunt.
Honoring will be at the Livingston Country Club.
“Enemies, A History of the FBI” to “Patience With God: The Story of Zacchaeus”, the 2012-13 Ecumenical Book Review series offers titles for many tastes. “Hemingway’s Boat, Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost” by Paul Hendrickson launches the schedule on September 6, noon, at Wadsworth Library. Ray Lindquist will be the reviewer.
Rotary Cog Grindings
The Club was honored by the official visit of District 0712 governor Gaven Hurley on July 22.
Gavin reminded members to tell Rotary’s story, not primarily eating and serving pancakes but working for years to eradicate polio worldwide, to further pure water projects and to reach out economically to Third World women in developing small businesses.
Another guest was Ms. Manapol, sister of Phil) who explained her Filipino Club project of green energy in poor villages. The Governor reminded Rotary is not only for those over age 40, it also provides opportunities for “social media younger people”- to help worldwide.
Outgoing president Howard Stewart was presented a Paul Harris recognition by Past District Governor Mark Wyse. A donor recognition “thank you” was received from Young Authors.
President-elect Dennis Dawson paid a fine for an “off-center” joke.
Ryan Louvain, Cody Harris, August 16; Denna Steltzer, 17; Adele Linton, 18; Valentina McEneany, 20; Also belated to Pat McFarland, July 25; Susan Rawleigh, 27; Bethany Bracchi, 29; Glenn Staley, 31.
Many years ago in Geneseo
Richard Folts was a jeweler on Main Street. A specialty was repairing clocks. From a local newspaper- “Dickery, dickery dock, Dick Folts fixed up the clock, The clock at once did wondrous stunts, Dickery, dickery, dock.”
The August 5 Young-at-Heart picnic will hear Rittenhouse on “Project Life Span.”