“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are.” Bernard Meltzer.
This time of year as the days get damp and dark, I always find myself in a bit of a slump. Some years being worse than others. This year I'm trying a different tactic. I have been trying to force myself out of the house and into doing something fun with a friend at least once a week.
We all need our own personal support group who lift you up when your down or get in the trenches and be there for you when you can't find the strength within yourself. I am so grateful to my friends. When I feel like I just can't get myself in gear they are right here to give me a loving push in the right direction. We all need friends like this. I've made amazing friendships through my work and preserved friendships that I've had since I was a kid. Last week several of us got together for a girls day and I don't think I've laughed so hard in a year! As they say, “Laughter is chicken soup of the soul.” I believe that!
“A good friend knows all your best stories, a best friend has lived them with you, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt.
So here's to friendships made and friendships nurtured, friendships that last a season and friendships that last a lifetime. I am grateful for all of you and the imprint you have left in my life and in my heart!
Upcoming Events. . . .
Visit the Wabash Allen Center Classroom Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for “Lunch & Learn: The importance of Medical Screening.” Join Dr. Atul Chugh, cardiologist with Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians, for the Wabash Wellness Week, as he talks about the importance of medical screenings. Bring your questions for the cardiologist! This event is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, “Bleed for the Bell Blood Drive” will be held at Wabash’s Knowling Fieldhouse from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bleed for the Bell Blood Drive is a competition with DePauw to see which school donates the most blood. The annual blood donation drive is sponsored by Wabash Wellness, in collaboration with the Sphinx Club and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
The drive is open to the community and hosted by the American Red Cross
You can register at: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=wabashcollege
Don't miss the Chamber Christmas Auction Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join the fun with an evening of great food, and an opportunity to bid on some incredible gifts. Do your holiday shopping local, while supporting your Chamber of Commerce! This event is sponsored by Nucor Steel and is free and open to the public!
On this day. . .
If your celebrating your birthday today you are in good company!
Walter Cronkite was born on this day in 1916 at St. Joseph hospital in Missouri. Cronkite is best known for his career as a CBS anchorman from 1962 to 1981. During his time as a journalist, beginning in the 1930s, he covered most of the important news stories of his time, including World War II and the later Nuremberg trials, Vietnam War, assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Watergate, the ‘60s British invasion that included the Beatles' first American TV broadcast and the moon landing.

Stacey Baschwit works at The Paper of Montgomery County, along with her many other duties, and writes a weekly column about the people, places and events that make up her world.