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On Sept. 12, all seemed right with the world in West Friendship
On Sept. 12, all seemed right with the world in West Friendship

My beloved father, who is 93 years of age, always admonishes his family with these parting words. "Peace and Harmony." I was reminded of Dad's words on the afternoon of Sept. 12 when a cloudless blue sky and perfectly temperate atmosphere finished out a day of great peace and harmony in our little village of West Friendship. Homes in the community displayed gracefully waving flags, our delightful postmistress Shirley Barber regaled customers with a black and purple ensemble in honor of the Ravens win over the Pittsburgh Steelers the day before. Even Shirley's nails were done up in Ravens colors. The Burgess family's annual late summer picnic tents were a reminder...

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