The Grapevine: Dealing with High Temperatures and a Look at New Local Business and Much More

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso on July 25, 2019 from The Grapevine via

I am sure that the subject of most conversations the last week has been the heat.  I was the victim of the heat and it came while sitting in the pool.  The lady who services our pool said the temperature of the water was 93.  I guess the best advice is to stay in doors.  We even become victims when the air went out in our church.  Most of us do not realize what these high temperatures can do to us, so we must be vigilante about dealing with them and keep cool.  I understand relief is coming this week so learn to deal with the temperatures for a few more days.
Peppy's Pet Pantry is the newest addition to the Progressive Woman's Association.  The PWA will now help individuals with their pets.  A ribbon cutting by Mayor Ryan Kennedy this past week officially opened the pantry.  The ribbon cutting was attended by several City officials and PWA members  The Pantry is well stocked and is ready to serve the community.  The Pantry is open to the public and ready to distribute food, etc. to those animal owners who need assistance.  The close proximity of the senior high rises to the Uptown Event Center make it easy for individuals to take advantage of this service.  If individuals cannot make it to the PWA, please call 304-624-6881 and every effort will be made to deliver the products.  The PWA will also accept donations to keep the pantry stocked. Kelli Haggerman, assistant director, came up with the idea of this project and will be glad to assist the general public.
Several years ago I taught a writing class at the UTC and one of my students wrote this poem that I ran across while still unpacking from my recent move.  This time around it had new meaning to  me and I wanted to share it with you.
A West Virginia Patch
That's sewn onto my heart
From there I do attach
The photos of my start.
My memories reel to East View
As a proud Italian gal
I learned to love and make do
And manage life somehow.
And in My Almost Heaven
That place so dear to me
I carry forth believen" 
Mountaineers are always free.
So now as age grows fonder
These customs of my life
I will Grapevine for those yonder generations to delight.
Thanks Carla Coles. You got it right.
Stay cool, keep in touch and until next week "Now You Have Heard It Through The Grapevine."

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