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couples should be able to get married.” It’s too bad this will be an
issue, because a secular government should not restrict marriage between two adults.
*** My mom heard much of her
life that her great-great Texan grandfather had married a full- blooded-native American woman. This would have made my mom 1/16 Native American, which in some tribal national qualifies her to be a member of that tribe. Now, some research has been
done and now it looks doubtful if my ancestor William “Wild Bill” Brazil was ever mar ried to a Native woman. Too bad as my ethnic
background is pretty diverse and I would be very proud to include
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ROTARY LUNCHEON Ken Furst, president of The Momentum Group will address the Springfield Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting on May 18. The club meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual Room at The Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus Avenue. Cost: $15. For more info, visit www.springfieldmarotary.org
or call Mike
that heritage along with my Dutch, Swiss, German, Irish and English forbearers. By the way, I am enormously proud of having someone on my family with the nickname “Wild Bill.” Much has been written about
in the last few days over Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ties. She, too, had been told of her family’s background. Apparently her great great
great grandmother’s name was listed on the Dawes Commission list, an effort that started in 1894 to act as a census for Native Americans to determine who should receive an allotment from the federal government. War ren’s family is from
Oklahoma, the home of the Cherokee Nation. According to their website, the tribe does not have a “blood quotient,” but rather requires proof that a person is directly descended from a Cherokee listed by the Dawes Commission. Sen. Scott Brown is trying to
Healy at 267-1217. WILBRAHAM
DINE OUT AT UNO’S Dine Out at Uno’s, 1722 Boston Road, on May 22 to benefit the Senior Center Building Fund. Twenty percent of your total bill will be donated to the fund. Present coupon to server for discount. Coupons available at Senior Center office or from members of Friends at the restaurant.
ESTATE PLANNING Attorney Susan Mielnikowski will be presenting a seminar on Estate Planning at the Wilbraham Senior Center, 45B Post Office Park, on May 21 at 10 a.m. Mielnikowski will share strategies related
make political hay on this issue. If Warren did not prof it from her checking a box indicating her Native heritage, then can someone explain to me what is the big deal? If she did gain an advantage, I would be the first to admit she was wrong. If people can point to some
way that Warren benefitted from this designation, then isn’t this yet another diversion from the real issues facing this state and this nation? What I would rather know is
why Brown voted to increase student loan interest rates during these diff icult economic times. That is far more important to me and millions of others. Hey, agree with me?
Disagree? Drop me a line at email@example.com
or at 280 N. Main St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028. As always, this column represents the opinion of its author and not the publishers or advertisers of this newspaper.
to successful Estate Planning and Elder Law Protection including different types of wills and trusts.
CHORAL GROUP The Wilbraham Women’s Club Choral Group under the direction of Ruth Carlson and accompanied by Barbara Bennett at the piano will present its final performance for the spring season on May 18 at 7 p.m. at Reed’s Landing, 807 Wilbraham Road, Springfield.
TAG, PLANT, BAKE SALE Grace Union Church, 10 Chapel St., will have its annual Tag Sale, Plant Sale and Bake Sale on May 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All kinds of odds and ends for everyone and everything priced to go.
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