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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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Biiiiiiiig Weekend . . .

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. . . in Detroit and Windsor as the cities celebrate Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (July 4) with the International Freedom Festival.

Capper is gigantic Ford Motor Co.-sponsored fireworks display from barges in the Detroit River that draws more than a million spectators to the riverfront in both countries.

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July 1, 2022 at 3:00 am

Landmark Day . . .

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. . . moved first boxes into new quarters and unpacked them into proper cupboards and shelves, had good chat with DJ about moving-in logistics and and got back to Sunrise by 9:15. Then packed a couple more and got downstairs with bottle of Prosecco to celebrate Al Paolino’s 87th birthday.

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June 30, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Had My First Visitor . . .

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. . . after I got my key to #1404 at Verena of Gilbert along with mailbox key, parking-lot-gate opener and coded all-door opener shortly before noon and paid first-month’s rent before heading to my apartment to check some measurements for putting in furniture.

Doorbell rang and Mary Weaver and Dale, Sunrise driver who quit after nose-to-nose with Alberto, were laughing out there and came in for a visit and checked out my quarters. Mary agreed that we should put out a newsletter and liked my suggestion of “Verena Viewpoint” as the name.

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June 29, 2022 at 3:00 am

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There’s Been a Lot of Noise . . .

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. . . on both sides of the recent Supreme Court gun-control decision.

If we’re going to cut back on things that kill people, we’re going to have to ban motor vehicles

— cars, pickups, trucks, semis, anything that uses our streets and highways —

because just over 110 people die in roadway mishaps every day

compared to 100 killed by accidental or on-purpose gunshot wounds.

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June 28, 2022 at 3:00 am

Just Asking . . .

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. . . but in all this abortion kerfuffle,

has anybody considered birth control?

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June 25, 2022 at 3:00 am

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FYI: WSJ Letter to the Editor

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Whatever His Faults, Biden

Is Still Preferable to Trump

Regarding William David Stone’s letter to the editor (“In Life There Are Trade-Offs,” June 14). President Biden doesn’t control gas prices, though he is considering a federal gas-tax holiday. He doesn’t control the crime rate. Nor does he control Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping or baby-formula manufacturers.

Republicans never miss and opportunity to denigrate Mr. Biden. But at least this president can speak in clear, coherent sentences, isn’t flaunting loose morals and isn’t in a position to be blamed for inciting a rebellion against our government.

Give me a president worthy of respect for trying to unite our fractured country instead of urging people to storm the capitol, where they wanted to hang Vice President Mike Pence.

(Name withheld because letter was in June 17/22 WSJ)

Columbia, S.C.

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June 18, 2022 at 3:00 am

Going On a Diet . . .

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. . .will help you combat inflation on two fronts.

You’ll cut back on the escalating cost of food

as well as the need to buy record-priced gasoline

to go shopping.

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June 17, 2022 at 3:00 am

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Another Sign of a Diminishing Sunrise . . .

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. . .I’ve been quarantined half a week now and regulations demand lunch and dinner be delivered to such sequestered residents.

I call daily to ask what’s on the menu but to really remind staff I’m here.

Today, lunch was not delivered. No one knows why.

And the dinner server remained in the hallway this evening to wave when I opened to door to retrieve my food.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 15, 2022 at 3:00 am

COVID Quarantine . . .

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. . .has certain advantages.

I haven’t done a damned thing

for the past three days.

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June 12, 2022 at 3:00 am

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The Lunar Eclipse . . .

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. . . was a popular topic of conversation and one person was so enthused about not seeing the moon the previous night that I didn’t have the heart to tell them they were looking up at the sky from the wrong side of the building.

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May 17, 2022 at 3:00 am

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