Last week, I spent my Friday morning at the Herr Library in Mifflinburg, where they were loading up two crates with supplies to take to the tornado-devastated areas of Oklahoma.
One thing both photographer Rob Inglis and I commented on was that there were probably 10 or so children and teens there to help at 9 a.m. on a Friday morning during summer – and we heard not one complaint.
It was really a very exciting and positive thing.
I myself have never had a problem getting up early to do what I have to do (seriously, I used to get up at 6 a.m. every day as a kid to get on the computer before everyone else was awake back in the days where you had one computer and had to share it). However, my sisters can’t really say the same thing.
And to see these young people offering their time to a good cause was very inspiring and made the morning just a little bit brighter.
I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.
This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.
This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:
Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg
“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg
“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,” by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.
The case has created a lot of reaction from across the board, including on The Daily Item’s Facebook page. Here’s a taste of that:
The consensus seems to be that poor parental supervision may be to blame in this situation – although I would say it can be so easy to overlook something that other people think is obvious if you’re busy and frazzled, such as when trying to take care of a house and at least two young children.
And only about 5 posts blaming “the media” – that’s a win in my book.
Anyway, you can read more at dailyitem.com, but the company that made the gun isn’t commenting until a full investigation is complete.
What’s your take on situation?Do we need stricter gun laws or was this just a tragic accident?