June 17, 1990
Benjamin Franklin's description of his father in his autobiography makes appropriate reading on Father's Day. (This selection was suggested by Harriette Behringer, a communications specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.) He had an excellent constitution. He was ingenious, could draw prettily, was skilled a little in music, and had a clear pleasing voice, so that when he played psalm tunes on his violin and sung withal, as he sometimes did in an evening after the business of the day was over, it was extremely agreeable to hear . . . . "I remember well his being frequently visited by leading people, who consulted him for his opinion in affairs of the town or of the church he belonged to, and . . . at his table he liked to have some sensible friend or neighbor to converse with, and always took care to start some ingenious or useful topic for discourse, which might tend to improve the minds of his children.
May 3, 2013 |
THE NAMES will continue to be floated out there as to whom the 76ers are going to interview for their vacant coaching position, many of the names listed here in the Daily News a couple of weeks ago. But the main priority right now is to solidify the front office, whether it is keeping who is there (such as general manager Tony DiLeo) or cleaning house. As majority owner Josh Harris said the day after the end of the season, "Everything is on the table. " And right now the main dish on the table is the front office, with the coaching decision a side dish.
July 12, 2011 |
PHOENIX - Robinson Cano outslugged Adrian Gonzalez last night to win the All-Star Home Run Derby that turned into a Yankees-Red Sox showdown at Chase Field. Batting last and being pitched to by his father, Cano defeated Gonzalez, 12-11, in the finals after they each hit 20 home runs through two rounds. Again highlighting the dangers of trying to catch a ball at a big-league ballpark, a fan standing on a table above the pool deck, Keith Carmickle of suburban Kingman, fell over trying to catch a Prince Fielder homer.
February 24, 2012
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I belong to a supper club comprised of four couples. We have enjoyed our monthly gatherings for years and have developed a strong bond with each couple. As a rule, each one takes turns hosting the event in their home. The recent behavior of one hostess has us baffled. For starters, "Lynn" sometimes seats herself and her husband at a separate table, even though there's room at the main table. She also involves herself with activities I consider rude - taking calls on her cell, perusing Facebook, doing paperwork.
December 9, 2013 |
I've always been addicted to garage sales and flea markets, but it turns out they were gateway drugs. Now I'm hooked on auctions. We begin a year ago, when I noticed there was an antiques auction in my neighborhood and I stopped by. I'm no antiques expert, but I like old things. Like me. So I walked into the auction, took a seat, and watched as the auctioneer showed slides of great furniture. Most of it was from the Philadelphia area, circa 1800s. People made bids by raising white cards, and when the bidding stopped, the prices weren't high at all. Surprise ending, right?
May 5, 2016
St. Martin of Tours It was unanimous: Curried chicken, crudite and homemade ranch, and strawberry shortcake. The students practically made the entire meal without any assistance! They have truly become master chefs and are excited to continue cooking new foods at home. Phoenix Diaz even said, "Next week, I'm going to make dinner!" - Ashley Stadtfeld, Pattie Farrell La Salle Academy Hannah Bickert loved learning new recipes and cooking with her peers. Marvese Forrest learned how to clean up after herself and wished she could participate next year.
January 20, 2013
DEAR ABBY : My daughter was recently married. My niece - a talented artist - hand-painted flowers on wine glasses for the dinner reception following the ceremony. They were intended to be keepsakes for each of the adult guests. At the end of the evening, I gathered four glasses from our family's table. When I turned around, the four glasses were gone. Glasses disappeared from our table, the head table, and my niece's (the artist). The following day, someone mentioned to me that they had seen certain guests leave with four to six glasses each.
April 22, 2012 |
For a few hours Sunday, they agreed to miss the Flyers playoff game and held off on those "Honey-do" lists of household chores. Instead, the South Jersey Men's Club made nearly 400 peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for a group of eaters they'll never meet - men and women with outstanding bench warrants for alleged nonviolent offenses. The sandwiches were just one slice of the rewards for hundreds of wanted people expected to turn themselves in over the next few days at an Atlantic City church as part of New Jersey's Fugitive Safe Surrender program.
August 10, 2012 |
PHILLY.COM It's combination flash mob and pop-up picnic, intended to provide a midsummer night's communal experience to 1,300 people who have signed up to dress in white and dine and dance till midnight. Dîner en Blanc, which a whimsy-seeking Parisian launched in 1988 with just a handful of friends, will make its Philadelphia debut Aug. 23; it sold out last week. Dîner en Blanc's location is secret until just before mealtime, when guides lead attendees - carrying their own tables, chairs, food, wine, and picnic fixings - to the outdoor venue, selected because of its visibility and access to public transit.
October 6, 2011 |
What does family dinner look like at your house? The Cosby Show or Leave It to Beaver but with texting teens? A scene from Modern Family ? Or The Simpsons , but with better food? The ritual of gathering for a meal may look a bit like any of these. Or not. That's the beauty of family dinner: It may bring together a mom, dad, preteen, and toddler - or a trio of fresh-out-of-college roommates for pizza, or a quartet of friends for a potluck - sharing different stories and different foods.