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Sunday Poem

By Alice Henry

Pigeon Poo

This morning a pigeon did alight on my door,
I thought to myself, “What is he here for?”
Looking out at the bare frozen ground,
I saw not a morsel could be found.
The sparrows also were waiting for,
The crumbs to be thrown out my door.
Turning, I found two pieces of bread,
And broke it for the birds to be fed.
Please, little birds, when I hand my sheets white,
Remember today I gave you your first bite.
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Sunday Poem by Alice Henry


Where did simplicity go?
Does anyone really Know?
It always has been a friend of mine.
Through life’s shower or shine.
As each day in body you arise,
Just wipe the sleep from your spiritual eyes
Ask yourself:
“Today which molehill will I mountainclimb”?
For like molehills, Simplicity requires much time.
Simplicity is there for the taking.
It soothes many a mind that’s aching.
Simplicity can not be bought or sold
For it’s value surpasses any gold.
Some search for it their whole life thru
Never knowing it can only be found within you.
Man has invented many time-saving devices.
Why then Man is there such a
“Simplicity crisis”?


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Frankford Civic Association Meeting

It was almost surreal to hear, once again, a call for a moment of silence at the Frankford Civic Association meeting on Thursday night.  At December’s meeting, Frances Clay had asked for that moment in honor of Thelma Young, long time member.  This month, Brian Wisniewski asked for that moment of silence in honor of Frances who passed away before Christmas.

Alice Henry read a thank you card to the Civic for the remembrance at her memorial service and then the meeting commenced with new business exactly as Frances would expect.

The election for officers was conducted with the following results:
President – Brian Wisniewski
Vice President –  Alice Henry
Secretary –  Rose Zimmermann
Treasurer –  Tim Wisniewski
Zoning – Pete Specos
at large – Al Rose
at large – Al Mitchell
at large – Margie Rivera
at large – Steve McClintock

Jason Dawkins

Several issues of problem properties were raised by Mike Mawson of West Frankford Town Watch.  The Civic will look into those issues.

Roselyn Gonzalez attended on behalf of the club the “Third Floor” at 4651 Frankford Avenue.  She has been in contact with Councilwoman Sanchez office recently(Jason Dawkins) in attempt to work through the process of finding out what has to be done with the city to become legal. You can see the coverage and video by the here.

The club has been operating unlicensed for several months with some problems as previously reported here.  The intention is to resolve the problems and become a members only club.  They will be going before the zoning board to complete that process at some point in the future.  The Civic will then have some input in the process.

Roselyn Gonzalez

The next Frankford Civic  meeting is scheduled for February 3rd at 7PM at Aria Health, 2nd floor conference room.