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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-28-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2019 LETTERS / NORTH COUNTY 13 Several other examples include "extra," denoting that somebody is overly dramatic, "throwing shade," i.e. subtly criticizing someone or something, "merch," which is short for merchandise, and "YOLO" translated as "you only live once," therefore go ahead and skydive, bungee jump, get up and sing kara- oke, etc. Russian isn't a dead language, but it might be sick (this time meaning not well). I don't know from experi- ence, my knowledge of it being lim- ited to the words for necktie and big toe, but I'm told that many Russian terms which relate to modern con- cepts, inventions, and ideas are bor- rowed from other languages. The reason being its inflexibility. I don't know if collusion is in their lexicon. The point is that communicating successfully in a dynamic language like English, where common agree- ment about meaning is reliant on a good grasp of the user's intent, his or her comprehension of the language, and the speaker or writer's point of view and vice versa is also not easy. Maybe the good word in this case is what the French call "le mot juste" – "the perfectly appropriate word or phrase for the situation." If one can only find it. (Contact me at smithpublarry@ Bottom Lines SMOO (Strictly My Own Opinion): On most days it would be preferable to compete in a demolition derby than try to navi- gate some of the shopping center parking lots in Smithfield. Dodging drivers with a burger in one hand and no idea what directional sig- nals do while avoiding pedestrians who cross anywhere they desire is enough to raise the hair of a NASCAR veteran. Mini Book Review: If you like shaggy dog stories and over the top characters "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared," by Jonas Jonasson, is probably for you. It's been around for 10 years, and it has sold more than 5 million copies. The tale of Swedish centenarian Allan Karlsson is fanciful and implausible from the outset. It only grows more so with each turn of the page as the oblivi- ous and unlikely hero blunders from adventure to adventure, one more far-fetched and ludicrous than the last. On his way he encounters the likes of Stalin, Harry Truman, and Chairman Mao, as well as an ele- phant and any number of bad guys, triumphing over all of them while helping to create the atom bomb. SASSO From Page 5 Bikers Against Child Abuse is here to help Hello everyone. My name is Hamster and I am a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse. A while back I wrote to introduce the Rhode Island chapter to all of you. I'm writing now to let you all know we are still here, stronger than ever, and to let you know April is child abuse awareness month. Abuse in our state has been on the rise and it's up to all of us to help end this. Our chapter is still 100 percent dedicated to helping empower abused children, to help them be children again, to be able to laugh, play, go to school and not be afraid, but we can't do that without your help. So please, if your child has been a victim of abuse, call our helpline. If you know a child that has been a victim, pass our number to the parent or guardian. If you are curious about us and you see a member, talk to us and we will tell you everything we can. Don't see a member but still want information, call the helpline and someone will get back to you. If you are a teacher or a principal or a guidance counselor and you would like us to do a presentation about us to others in your school, call us and we will be more than happy to set something up. All we ask is for your help, for the sake of abused children everywhere, help. We can only do so much without you. Thank you for taking the time to read this, if it helps one child then it was worth it. Helpline: 401-487-1760 PAUL "HAMSTER" MAYNARD Road Captain Bikers Against Child Abuse, Rhode Island Chapter LETTER Moosup Grange hosts Roast Beef Supper April 6 FOSTER – Moosup Valley Grange 26, 81 Moosup Valley Road, will host a Roast Beef Supper on Saturday, April 6, with seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be served family- style, with a menu of roast beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans, Grange gravy, rolls, coffee, punch, and dessert. Cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-12. For reservations, call 401-397- 7069 or 401-392-0439. APRIL 4 Happy Birthday, Lauren Clem! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze APRIL 6 Megan Chancey, Happy 15th Birthday, Megan! Love you so much! Mom and Charlie. APRIL 12 Tricia Grossi, life is beautiful ... we love you ... Happy Birthday! Nifty Sixty Trixie! Love, Cy, Iceey, J, Mads, Shane, Courtney+1, Kealy, Jimmy, and the A.H. APRIL 14 The Valley Breeze wishes Lise Barnett a very happy Birthday! APRIL 21 Marchello Cardillo, Happy 16th Birthday! We love you! Mommy, Daddy, Lorenzo and Grandma APRIL 26 Happy Birthday, Karen L. Varin! Love, Mom, Dad, Jimmy and Tyler. IN BRIEF Greenville Library hosts Estate Planning program SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Estate Planning on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about estate planning from financial advisor Jan Hilfer and attor- ney Samantha McCarthy. Register by calling 401-949-3630 or visiting the event calendar at www. . 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