Seth Leach and Howard Wright will enjoy birthdays May 13.

May 15 is Terri Grove's birthday and on May 16 Josh Fuentes, Mary Mitchell and John Nierwinski III will celebrate birthdays.

Happy 16th birthday to my niece, Randi Jenkins, who will have her Sweet 16 birthday on May 16. Randi is the daughter of Kimi and John Jenkins and sister of Johnny and Connor. Lots and love and kisses from Mom and Dad and all your aunts, uncles and cousins: Uncle Roger and I, cousins Ruth, Karl and Hannah Ventela, cousins Roger and Sarah Southall, Aunt Cindi and Uncle Doug and cousin Carly Labant, Aunt Susie, Uncle Jimmy and cousins Kelsey and Issi Glatts.

Also celebrating on the 16th is my sister, Kimi. She shares this special day with her daughter, Randi.

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Kevin Shumaker is sent May 17 birthday wishes.

Happy third wedding anniversary wishes are sent to our son, Roger, and our daughter-in-law, Sarah, on May 16.

Anniversary wishes are sent to Beth and Mike Maira (parents of Sarah Southall), who also celebrate their anniversary on May 16.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty Fayer, Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, David Blackley, Herb Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Corine Yeagle, June Peddicord, Harriett Schmick, Arthur Holley, Gertrude Fassell, David and Mary Lake, Dona and Andy Larkins, Barbara Lucas, Bonnie Wagner, Cheryl Simms, Ann Hillsman, Ray Trott, Glenn Haynes, Jean Oliver-Haynes, Bonnie Plickta, Ethel Dill, Chris Walz, Randi Jenkins, Cindi Labant, Jimmy Glatts, Adam Zeller, Sheila Funk, Sandy Brooks, Janet Wirtanen and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel and Joe Pacifico.

Thank you to all those who submit articles for the column. Keep those birthdays, anniversaries, special parties and celebrations, family functions, vacations and anything you want to see in print coming to me at And don't forget to mark the subject line "ARTICLE FOR THE RECORD."

Remember this – We live in the land of the free – because of the brave!! Thank a soldier today!

Today in U.S. history: Vietnam peace talks began in 1968 and in 1869 the 1st U. S. Transcontinental Railroad was completed.

Today in Cecil County history – The first County Fair was naugurated at Charlestown in 1744.