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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 Saint Rosalia (Continued from Page 1) S i m pie TIMES by Girard A. Plante As the special season fades from our grasp, we re- flect on the summer and spring that ushered in care- free living that we grew ac- customed to during the milder days of the last six months. While too many folks fear the shorter, darker, cooler days and weeks ahead, let us keep in mind that there's no time to wallow in autumn. Adjusting to the seasonal changes and the ways in which we uniquely view them are a timeless con- tinuum. Autumn's brief beauty must be celebrated before it moves on! We evolve with the inevi- table changes just as gen- erations of humans before us. They got on despite even harsher times without the marvels of technologies that clear our paths swiftly and comfort us in our cozy living spaces. So let's focus our collective energies towards the work before us. Autumn's wild swings of warm days and chilly days prepares us for winter. The darksome days of autumn last a mere 89.8 days and winter's a shorter 89 days. Look on the brighter side as we consider the days grow longer the day after the Winter Solstice on Decem- ber 21 st. The tonic that soothes our unfound fears is that spring and summer last longer than autumn and winter. I go to my Catholic faith to chase away the angst of the impending changes wrought by life. Let tomorrow worry about itself, a saint proclaimed. Indeed, the local Feast sea- son that began in the heat of early May and ended in the warmth of last weekend with the celebration of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, afforded us opportunities to join together and give thanks aplenty for the riches bestowed on us sim- ply by living in a nation where opportunities to im- prove our daily life situa- tions abound. We also can look to St. Padre' Pio, whose Feast day is Sept. 23rd, for solace in the face of change and challenge. St. Pio's motto reminds us that our resil- iency can carry us through mounds of fear and lift us over piles of uncertain- ties: "Pray. Hope. And don't worry." Tap that inner resolve and know that no matter your life situation everything turns. Nothing awful re- mains. Life is filled with promise and its hum- drumness can be useful. We will not merely survive, but thrive. And, above all, hope lights our way through the stormy times. POST-GAZETTE EAST BOSTON SATELLITE OFFICE is NOW OPEN MARIE MATARESE 35 Bennington Street, East Boston 617.227.8929 TUES. 10:00 A.M. - 3.00 P.M. THURS. 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) ACCEPTING Advertisements General Advertisements Sales and Rentals Memorials Legals ADVERTISING WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE YRC Freight is hiring FT Combo Drivers at| l Iour Boston (North Reading)location. CDL-A| I w/Combo and Hazmat, lyr T/T exp, 21yoa| Ireq. Able to lift 55 Ibs. req. We are also / I looking to hire PT Casual Dock Workers!| CALLING ALL ... Rosies, Rosebuds, Rivets, Partners Working Women of WWll American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in Boston and the sur- rounding area, who worked on the home front during WWlI. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the mili- tary, ordinance work- ers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs; such as vol- unteer workers collect- ing scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Associa- tion would like to acknowledge these women and have their stories placed in our Archives. American Rosie the Riveter Association is a patriotic/ non-profit organization whose purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women during WWlI. This organization was founded in 1998 by Dr. Frances Carter, Birmingham, Alabama and now has over 4400 mem- bers nationwide. If you are a woman (Or a descendant of woman) who worked during WWII, or if you are just interested in more information, please call our toll free number 1-888-557- 6743 or e-mail We can also be contacted at American Rosie the Riveter, P.O. Box 188, Kimberly, Al. 35091. omiiO ] the prevent fra and n i I 111 FTC!HEEP (1-877-3827) logon to