Here is a short story from Betty Holmes of Swampscott, a local writer and member of the Swampscott Historical Society.
Last Friday afternoon I saw on the floor of the supermarket what looked to me like an endorsed check. I picked it up, turned it over. It was made out to cash for one thousand dollars! Gulp!! I went to the service desk and had them page the name on the face of the check, but no one responded. I told them I'd call the person who's name was on the check. For a few more minutes, I stayed near the service desk and suddenly in through the door to the store came a desperate woman, yelling. "Did anyone find it? Did anyone find it?" I asked, "Did you lose something?" "Yes, I dropped a check." I asked, "Who are you?" She told me her name. "Well, I found your check on the floor and here it is." I got a very big hug. I told her she should never endorse a check until she is ready to cash it.
She got my advice whether or not she wanted it. My Dad warned me, "Never give advice unless t hey ask for it. And even if they ask for it, don't expect them to take it."
Betty Dean Holmes
2. Weather Watch:
Thursday's forecast calls for sunshine and a high temperature of 65.
- Sunrise: 6:35 a.m.
- Low tide: 10:42 a.m.
- High tide: 5:02 p.m.
- Sunset: 6:33 p.m.
3. School Notes:
The School Building Committee meets at 8 am this morning at the Swampscott Middle School to review their recent selection for a proposed site to build a consolidated elementary school in town.
4: College Notes:
Eckerd College is pleased to announce the graduation of Conor Pickett of Swampscott, MA. One of 530 Eckerd College graduates, Conor received a BA degree in Visual Arts and a minor in Human Development with high honors during commencement ceremonies in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Sunday, May 21. Speakers included environmental activist Bill McKibben and Pixar/Walt Disney Imagineering executive John Lasseter, both of whom received honorary doctorate degrees from Eckerd.
5. Sports Notes:
Swampscott golf plays Peabody at 4 p.m. at the Kernwood Golf Course