Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 26, 1977, Image 44

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    —Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Feb. 26. 1977
On being
wife -
other hazards
Stepping through the bus somewhat awed and very
door, I felt like a sixth curious,
grader on a field trip - At the top of the broad
Embroider lively tots on
blocks; join for crib or car
riage cover. Blocks may be
framed for nursery pictures,
Pre-Finished Chairs
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Light and Dark
' In Stock At
RDI Gordonville, PA 17529
Along RT. 30 in Paradise
a farm
By Joyce Bupp
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steps lay our state Capitol
building, the impressive
dome reaching high into the
blue sky. There were 150 of
us, Pennsylvania Farmers’
Association women, who had
come to tour our state
government headquarters
and visit our legislators in
their offices.
I’d only ever had brief
contact with elected officials
in the past, and the chance to
meet with them in their
offices on the Hill was
Lancaster County Society 29
meeting at 8 p.m. The
program is a hockey
game at the Hershey
Sports Arena.
Lancaster County Society 4
meeting at the Farm and
Home Center.
Monday, Feb. 28
Berks Co. Society 5 meeting
at 7:30 p.m. Hostess is
Sylvia Scharff. Program
is candy making.
Tuesday, March 1
Lancaster County Society 23
meeting. Program is
speech by Raelene
Harbold, IF YE.
Wednesday, March 2
Berks Co, Society 9 meeting
and celebrating their
birthdays. Celebration
will be held at the Ben
Franklin Inn near
Thursday, March 3
Lancaster County Society 17
meeting at 11a.m.
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Many specials on sofa beds, platform rockers,
living room suites, bedroom suites, new ship
ment of recliners coming, our existing stock of
Ashly Cameron coal and wood heaters now at
special prices. Numerous pieces of good used
stoves and furniture in stock.
Route 196 - 6 mi. south of Strasburf
In VUbfe of Georgetown Box 57, Bart, Pa.
Women’s Calendar
Saturday, Feb. 26
Hrs. S a.m. to 9 p.m. - Mon., Wed., Fri.
S a.m. to 6 pjn., Toes., Thun., Sat.
definitely an ad
venture. Would they have
time for us? Would they even
care that we were in
This farm wife was not
venturing into the vast,
unknown hayen of worldly,
knowledgeable political men
•ij; alone • I’d brought a friend.
:* She’d never been here either,
i-i; Feeling like Laurel and
Hardy, we ventured into the
i# Senate wing, climbed the
;$ stairs and entered the office
:;i; .of our Senator. A gracious
S secretary ushered us into his
office; and we were soon
§: deep in converstion with his
ri-i administrative assistant.
The Governor had
' presented his budget that
day; and before long, our
1 Senator arrived from caucus
bearing his day’s homework
- a budget appropriations
volume the size of a Sears
catalog and an ac
companying document half
as thick. In spite of the
seriousness of the day’s
business and his bulging
schedule, we were warmly
welcomed and discussed a
range of subjects.
But we still had
representatives to see.
Thanking the Senator for
Lancaster County Society 20
meeting at the home of
Jane Ferguson.
Saturday, March 5
Lancaster County Society 10
meeting at 1:30 p.m. at
the Neffsville Fire Hall.
Program is the reading
of child verse-Frances
Lancaster County Society 6
meeting at the home of
Minnie Wolgemuth.
Program is on Brazil.
Lancaster County Society 1
meeting at Goodwill
Industries, 1048 N. Plum
St, Lancaster for tour.
Time is 1:30 p.m.
sharing his valuable time,
we hurried to the other wing
of the Capitol. Poking our
heads into a clerk’s office
brought us directions to their
offices. Then, rushing across
the hall, we almost, literally,
bumped into one of our
representatives. He stopped
and chatted with us about
events and issues for about
20 minutes, until we had to
hurry away to the basement
offices for still another visit
As we arrived, so did this
legislator, just out of a
meeting and carrying his
“budget literature” too.
“Don’t tell him his desk
looks nice!” quipped his
secretary, as he very cor
dially invited us to sit down.
He borrowed an extra chair
from a fellow legislator in
the crowded office, ignored
the stack of work on his desk
momentarily, and made
phone calls and banted
documents on a problem we
bad brought for his advice.
Unbelievably soon, we bad
one minute to catch our bus.
Charging out of the building
and down the steps, we make
it - the last two people on our
bus. -
Suddenly we remembered.
Becoming so involved in
meeting our legislators, we’d
forgotten to take time and
visit the Chambers, where
the actual legislation voting
takes place.
Someday I hope to go see
our Capitol building in
Harrisburg. I sure hope it
doesn’t take me as many
years to get there the second
time as it took me to get
there the first.