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2016-05-26 / Editorial

Out of the Past


START OF SUMMER — Melinda Hall, a swimming instructor at the Village of Depew swimming and wading pool, teaches Angela Andrejewski to float in 1978. College students, under the direction of the recreation director, have long served as coaches and lifeguards at the facility. 
Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Theresa Wolfe and Arthur Domino START OF SUMMER — Melinda Hall, a swimming instructor at the Village of Depew swimming and wading pool, teaches Angela Andrejewski to float in 1978. College students, under the direction of the recreation director, have long served as coaches and lifeguards at the facility. Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Theresa Wolfe and Arthur Domino 125 Years Ago

May 28, 1891

Without, Yet With

I stand beneath the tree where once we stood,
We two, together, sheltering from the rain
The flowers are growing and from out the
wood,
Comes the soft murmur of the doves’ refrain
Shall we e’er meet again?

I see the little path where once we strayed,
The path run wild beneath the grasses’ sway,
Flecked by sweet sunbeams playing through the
glade
The steps of two passed over it that day;
Now one has gone away.

The briar rose blushing flings its sweets
around;
The bramble, gadding o’er the woodland ways,
Its tender offshoots trails upon the ground,
Or with the graceful bracken gently plays,
Alone, I stand to gaze

Yet not alone, for lingering by my side,
Thy spirit marketh beauty seem more fair;
Above all doubts, thy love shall still abide,
And give me strength that I may bravely bear
My daily weight of care.

—M.C. Salmon in Chambers’ Journal

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