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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Pittsfield, Massachusetts The Berkshire Eagle monday dec 51977 social news letter from Boston that reminds me Boston the commonwealths Experiment with sunday retailing is by now half Over judging from the evidence of the first sunday alone Commerce on the lords Day is both popular and profitable of course it May just be the season around Here it was As if someone had fired a starting pistol by mid morning on the Friday after thanks giving the parking lot at the Chestnut Hill mall was full of car indoors the Sale clerks already had the glazed look of people who have just realized what it is going to be like for the next 29 straight Days at the Sears store in Cambridge on saturday a Saleswoman watched a pile of childrens sweaters slide to the floor As an overloaded shopper brushed past Ive picked them up four times today she said i Haven got time to do it again so the Little sweaters Lay where they had fallen and the crowds trod them into the floor Over in the shoe department the Supply of Large bags ran out by mid morning saturday the clerk said he didst know where to get any More the store didst have them in Stock All this and sunday too what the clerks know if the shop pers dont is that sunday is literally a Day of rest for retail personnel Dur ing a Rush season the nonstop hours now Legal in the Commonwealth mean longer hours for most personnel and probably total confusion among the inventories most restocking has to be done while the shoppers Are in the store i watched a Young Man try to push a rack of dresses to its destination in Felenes last week Prog Ress got slower and slower until the rack came to a standstill in a sea of women shoppers thinking the stalled rack was open for business they be by Lisa Lansing Gan pulling dresses off the bar jeez lady dont do that ill get fired the Stock boy said to one Wom an Shaddue kid she snapped we tried to show Boston to the seven out towners we had Here for thanksgiving i led a sortie to the Harvard Coop Friday afternoon which took two hours because every one got lost Over and Over again those who were found and parked near mens ties wandered away As soon As my Back was turned to browse in another part of the store never again a second group departed in a car for the Quincy Market before we had time to warn them that they should have taken Public transportation group 2 was Home one hour later to report that they had never left the car there were no parking places East of Brookline by late Friday afternoon everyone was Content to say the hell with the rest of the world and to Settle Down for a Long evening of drinks and left overs and talk All the champions were there aunt Lili had hopped a Freddy British Slang for taking one of the cheap Laker flights and come from London to new England for the Holiday she had bought a bottle of duty free Irish Mist which encouraged the dish washers and storytellers who Gath ered in the Kitchen they went from Story to Story pausing occasionally to spin a connective line like that re minds me of the time or just to laugh there were Navy stories memories of earlier holidays and As always the Cornwall Conn stories this year my Mother had a new one something to do with Tea one Day at my grandmothers cheese dreams burning in the oven mrs Swift lecturing my Mother about the plight of the Osage indians and Cousin Tommy Wolfe then 2 hurling a basketball at mrs swifts head All these events were occurring simultaneously you understand which is what makes it funny or would As my Mother says if you know the people involved the inlays who never knew my grandmother or mrs Swift and never tasted one of those awful cheese dreams gathered in the living room to Admire the latest grandchild Stuart Douglas Lansing in Stuart who at 9 months has not yet grown into his full name obliged everyone with clucks smiles or stares from his Chin Blue eyes out on the front Lawn Tommy Wolfe led the soccer players in the second half of the game begun before dinner Tom who plays semipro soc cer flicked at the Ball with Knees elbows his head and his feet showing the same negligent Grace and perfect accuracy he did 20 years ago when he fired the basketball at the elderly mrs swifts head i ought to finish that Story mrs Swift did not die by basketball Al though god knows she might have my Mother who had looked away in time to see the flaming cheese dreams shoot past the window into the Garden spotted the Ball whistling through the Tea party instantly she put out her hands and stopped it inches from mrs swifts White hair mrs Swift a single minded woman devoted to Good works never knew what might have hit her she went right on with the plight of the Osage indians she died years later in a Calm and Ordinary Way a menaced by Small boys or basketballs As i believe have most of the unfortunate Osage indians but that another store Mark Mitchell or and mrs dec Steinman Stein mans Are feted or and mrs Edwin Charles Steinman of 49 Highland ave observed their 50th wedding anniversary saturday at a party at Latshaw restaurant the Celebration attended by 100 guests was Given by the Campus note miss Sara Alberti daughter of judge and mrs Charles r Al Berti of 115 Stockbridge Road Lenox played the part of Ber Narda in the recent production of the House of Bernards Alba at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill president of mimes and masques miss Al Berti also was on the makeup and costume Crews she is a Sophomore the play by Federico Garda Lorca was the highlight of the recent mothers weekend at the College couples daughter mrs Doris Lablue and their son Edwin c Steinman or and their spouses the Stein mans were married in Chatham by dec 3 1927 they also have 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren mrs Steinman is the former Dorothy u Coty daughter of the late Elmer and Edna Wil Liams Coty she is a native of Pittsfield and was employed at the Berkshire Woolen Mill for 18 years she also worked at the Berkshire medical Center Pitts Field general unit and retired in 1972 after 11 years of ser vice or Steinman a native of Ca Naan by came to Pittsfield in 1927 after his marriage he is the son of the late Gotlieb and Annie Reichel Steinman he was employed at Lindsay Chevrolet As a service adviser he retired in 1969 after 42 years of service whats doing tonight puppet show Androcles and the lion by the Rob bin Szust marionettes sponsored by the Redfield school fio Pomeroy school pm Pittsfield chess club room e Myca to 11 pm duplicate Bridge ital Ian american club pm rehearsal Berkshire Hill Ornen St Stephens Church pm family girls club pm tomorrow Christmas program sponsored by the Berkshire county Extension service in cooperation with the Berk Shire museum Garden club at the museum 8 pm family swim boys club to pm round dance Berkshire round Aliers Ray and Zae Hinkley teaching South congregational Church 8 pm meetings court Bishop Conaty Catholic daughters of America today at pm at St Josephs Church rectory a grab bag of gifts will be collected for the sick in hospitals refreshments will be served and games will be played chapter f peo sisterhood tuesday at noon at the Home of mrs Laurence e Norton 144 Partridge Road after the luncheon and meeting mrs Frank w fish Delegate to the supreme convention in Chicago will give a report each Mem Ber is asked to bring a favorite Christmas tree ornament Mary Anne Barcus Barcus miss Barcus is engaged to Rclark or or and mrs g Douglas bar Cus of 111 Oak Hill Road announce the engagement of their daughter Maryanne to Robert William Clarkjr son of or and mrs Clark of 8 Adams place Gloucester a july wedding is planned at St Francis Church miss Barcus is employed in the accounting department at the first agricultural Bank she is a 1973 pro Merito graduate of Pittsfield High school and is a 1977 graduate of the University of Massachusetts or Clark is employed in the Mutual fund department of state Street Bank and Trust co in Quincy he is a 1973 graduate of Gloucester High school and a 1977 cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts 59ers plan party mrs Cleon e Gardner is chairman of the 59ers social club Christmas party on dec 10 at the West Shore club a social hour at 6 pm will be followed by dinner at 7 pm members May bring guests and those attending Are to bring a grab bag gift last 2 when the two most colossal creatures get world comes of fir Kong in wid House if Thimi itt who if Down Tim season to taste december 21 Neil Simon goodbye Girt hurry final Days final Days see it now de cmdr in counties men Tuci All 00 Brattle Borovit once upon a time people of different Ages liked to do things together whole families would actually spend evenings with each other Reading out loud or playing music by doing so they shared a common culture and a sense of connection with other generations before them this is the opinion of a British named Henry Fairlee who wrote an article that i read some months ago and have remembered Ever since in it he particularly mourned the loss of common allusions be they liter Ary historical or musical in Stead each generation has its own culture its own references even its own language what the so called generation Gap really seems to mean is generation isolation everyone is the loser and everyone is at fault parents Are reluctant to impose their own knowledge and values on their children for fear of being thought Square Many educators still mesmerized by the relevancy fad of the 60s opt for teaching what they think will interest children instead of what they think they ought to know consequently it is hardly surprising that Many Young people think that anything that was written composed or happened More than 10 or 20 years ago is not Worth mentioning i was particularly struck by this generation isolation last week when i attended two musical events at Lincoln Center in new York City on two nights in a Row each event was a fascinating exciting occasion each could have been enjoyed by anyone from 18 to 80 yet the Only thing each event seemed to have in common As far As age is concerned was me the first was a concert at Avery Fisher Hall by one of the most creative and versatile jazz musicians of our time Keith Jarrett the things he and his colleagues did with music and with their instruments would probably have delighted Bach Telephone pioneers to have shoe Sale the William j Denver Chap Ter Berkshire Council Tele phone pioneers will have a shoe Sale from 7 to pm this thursday at the garage at 1899 East St More than 900 pairs of women shoes will be available Silver and Gold by Marge Runnion or Beethoven who were pretty hot on improvisation and in Novation themselves however they we rent Able to come and neither apparently was anyone else Over the age of 30 in All those thousands of people i think i saw about a Hal dozen who might be called Middle aged the next night i went to the metropolitan opera to hear Ben Jamin Britten Peter Grimes and the age ratio was exactly reversed in All fair Ness i must say i saw More Young people at the opera than oldsters at the jazz concert but the average opera age was still Well Over 40 corny As it May sound it might be Nice if people would remember that old song about making new friends and keeping the old one being Silver the other Gold its great to have your own culture whether it be of the 70s the 50s or even the 1890s but its Nice to absorb some of other Peoples Cul Tures too the same theory holds True for food now that the Holiday season is upon us the tried and True traditional fare is especially cherished As the most sentimental traditionalist Ever born i would hardly criticize that however it is also delightful to add something new to the traditional Holiday fare each year just to make sure that tradition Doest bog Down into boredom thus i was pleased when a Friend brought the following Cranberry balls to our thanks giving dinner they include Many traditional ingredients but provide a decorative and de Licious new touch to the usual Turkey feast they also go very Well with Chicken and can be substituted for the usual stuffing if you dont want to bother to make both Cranberry balls 6 cups soft bread crumbs or cubes 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or Frozen Cran berries v3 cup chopped almonds stick butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped Apple 2 eggs 1 tsp Salt 2 tsp each sugar thyme Sage 4 tsp Pepper Combine cranberries and bread crumbs in a frying pan melt butter and briefly saute the almonds then add the on Ion celery and apples and saute about 5 minutes until onion is transparent add this mixture to inn Cinema 4991826 in the Berkshire common the bread crumbs and Cran berries beat the eggs add the Parsley Salt sugar thyme Sage and Pepper and then blend All this with the bread Crumb mixture shape into balls about 2 inches in diameter about 30 min utes before Turkey or Chicken is done place the balls in the Bak ing pan around the meat and bake for 30 minutes if there is no room in the baking pan there usually int in Transfer several Tablespoons of the cooking juices and fat into another pan and bake the Cran Berry balls in that several Tablespoons of butter May also be used makes approximately 14 balls Gus is a rather Large stately Honey coloured cat who strutted in and adopted us four years ago he must have noticed our red lion sign and decided we were his Type next time you come for cocktails or say a lobster or Steak dinner be sure to see the Antiques in our lobby and Gus almost anywhere route 7 Center of Stockbridge reservations suggested 413 2985545 since 1 773 Stockbridge Massachusetts 01262 evenings Sun mat 2 Oclock a delightfully delicious dilemma a piece of the action i Eves 7and9 Saf and Sun matinees we can do a lot for your lot Why because we can build you a Beautiful building like the one shown above or like almost any building you have in mind you probably see Many of our buildings All the time without realizing 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