Last five posts from the CHAT-M-Room (Town Common) are:

Anyone out there or have you all gone fishing

Mr. Ryder, your last post seems to take in the breath of an old Crosby Stills and Nash Song-Teach Your Children well. It opens with a verse of somewhat genius "And so become yourself because the past is just a goodbye" Harsh as it is, we all must move on- however the hope is that our souls expand with joy and the light and so when we leave this passage (trip), one leaves in better shape than we arrived.

Despite the struggles, what matters is the joy of living and having fun. Chatham has been and can be a place to have this fun

Alan Wirsul
USA - Mon 02/19/2018 - 00:12:41
Such a grand outpouring of good people today at Brenda's service. The family didn't know how many might attend, but there was standing room only for folks who came to honor a real generous, loving woman. Her spirit lives on in her children and grandchildren. In my estimation, we go to funeral and remembrance services to give courage and support to those the deceased leaves behind.
Richard Gould Ryder
Eastham, MA USA - Mon 02/12/2018 - 17:50:52
Over the past year and more, the site has mainly focused on the past and history and that's OK-I get it. Its my guess that some even think that John Hallgran's room is exclusively for this. Maybe it is.

Should not the future Count for something? I ask the question about Chatham's young and a student elementary decline of some 12% over the past year, as revealed by the Chronicle this past week. Nothing will ever stay the same, but student population of today will provide the foundation of tomorrow.

Alan Wirsul
USA - Sun 02/11/2018 - 15:37:40
Skydiving and Chatham Airport A letter to the Chronicle editor, from a signed Boulder Co. resident seemed to be complaining about all the noise that (implying) would now come to Chatham by de Havilland Twin Otters. That this aircraft will be in constant departure and arrival modes all day long with skydivers-enough. These anti noise advocates should be careful for what they wish for. Most of the folks in this camp, also do not wish General Aviation airports existence either. Beyond all of this, if a skydiver would land in my own back yard-great and I bet the kids would get a charge out of this.

Seems to me, that the Big Money trying to stop all of this with their own legal maneuvering, could find far better ways to spend their money.

Airports should be protected, for more and more of them across the country have or will succumb to Bulldozers for Condos and super homes. Ask a Delta or United Captain, or Military officer where they first learned to fly?

Alan Wirsul
USA - Sun 02/11/2018 - 15:10:05
Regarding Fleur Jones, who wrote the recent Letter to the Editor titled "The One and Only Carl Olson". She wrote that when Carl's sister (that's me) got wind of some of his memoirs, in the writing group which was attended by both of them, I put a stop to it. I am not upset about what she wrote but I don't recall that situation and would just like to know more about it now. I'm sure someone out there knows how either I can get in touch with via her email or phone or if Ms. Jones prefers, give her my email address which is I do hope to have a nice conversation with her either way. Many thanks. Anna Olson Woodland
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Naples, FL USA - Sat 02/10/2018 - 12:38:57