Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Editor’s Note: I met Mark Zimmerman, the author’s son, who told me of a short biography that his dad, Robert, wrote with the help of Mark’s sister, Gloria. Gloria and Mark have graciously agreed to allow us to print excerpts from his book in his memory. This is the first installment. I hope that you will enjoy this looking back in time.
As with most Moravian customs, Christ is the center of their Christmas celebration. This is symbolized best by the building of the putz, a depiction of the story of Jesus’ birth. A putz can be a simple manger scene. In its most elaborate form, the putz fills a room. The word putz comes from the German word “putzen” which means to decorate or clean.
Winter Light Spectacular
Friday November 10 – Sunday December 31, 2017, Lehigh Valley Zoo, as well as presenting sponsor Christmas Decor, will kick off its third season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 10. Last season, the popular nighttime fundraiser for the Zoo attracted over 46,000 guests across 35 event nights. Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30 – 10:00 PM on Wednesday through Sunday from Nov. 10 to Dec. 31. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Q&A with Daniel Frost, Executive Director, Heather Glen Senior Living
What was your first job?
I tell people that my first job was assistant paperboy. My brother had a paper route, and I would help him deliver the papers. I also worked at the newspaper inserting the sales flyers into the newspapers. I later had my own paper routes from the age of 12. In high school I had three paper routes, worked at the Boy Scout camp in the summer and at a dairy store during my senior year of high school.
While no records exist of the exact bill of fare, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow noted in his journal that the colony’s governor, William Bradford, sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the three-day event. Wild—but not domestic—turkey was indeed plentiful in the region and a common food source for both English settlers and Native Americans.