Friday, April 29, 2022

#amwriting Writer's dinner

This was my writer's dinner yesterday. I sang the national anthem before I ate it.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Westminster Mayor Dr. Mona Becker delivered greetings

Westminster Mayor Dr. Mona Becker delivered greetings and salutations from the City of Westminster to Dr. Julia Jasken upon the occasion of her Inauguration as the 10th president of McDaniel College.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Earl Seipp, 92 son of Westminster Police Chief


Earl Seipp, 92 son of Westminster Police Chief

Earl Seipp Obituary Westminster, MD - Earl Seipp age 92, of Westminster, died February 5, 2022 in Randallstown, MD from heart-related problems.


A memorial service will be held for Earl Seipp at the Carroll Lutheran Village's Krug Chapel on Friday, February 18th, 2022, at 3:00 pm. The address is 300 St. Luke Circle Westminster, MD 21158.


Born July 4, 1929, in Westminster, Maryland. Earl was a lifelong resident of Carroll County.


Earl Seipp was the son of the late Charles L. Seipp (former Westminster City Chief of Police) and Helen (Rhodes) Seipp. Earl graduated from Westminster High School in 1947.


He married Elizabeth Jane (White) Seipp in April 1958. Together they raised two daughters, Robin and Heidi. Betty predeceased Earl in June 1997. Soon after her death, Earl took residence at Carroll Lutheran Village where he spent the rest of his life.


Earl served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1951. He was stationed in post-WWII Germany and later in Washington, D.C. He used his VA benefits to pursue a B.A. in Sociology from Western Maryland College.


He had a long career as a life insurance salesman – "selling something no one wants" as he frequently said. He loved horses, shooting sports, photography, high diving, and conservative politics.


Earl was a long-time member of the V.F.W. and served as their chaplain for a decade. Earl was fond of telling stories and reminiscing about the past.


His daughters, Robin Hanna of Florida and Heidi Berry of Virginia survive along with Heidi's husband, Russ, and their two sons Seth, his wife Michelle, and Roberto.


Earl's brother, Darryl Seipp and his wife Judy both reside in Westminster. Earl was predeceased by a sister, LaRue Blizzard and his brothers Charles Seipp Jr., Robert Seipp, and Jack Seipp.


A memorial service will be held at the Carroll Lutheran Village's Krug Chapel on Friday, February 18th, 2022, at 3:00 pm. The address is 300 St. Luke Circle Westminster, MD 21158.

A private graveside service will be held in Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to assist the work of Samaritan's Purse (samaritanspurse.org).


https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/carrollcountytimes/name/earl-seipp-obituary?id=32810414


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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

2021 Maryland State Firemen's Association Convention Memorial Service


2021 Maryland State Firemen’s Association Convention Memorial Service
June 20, 2021

Recognition of Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Service, and Ladies Auxillary Personnel who have passed away in the past year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdIMH_4omk

In 2020 the following firefighters that have been associated with the Westminster Fire Department - in some capacity in the past, died during the year – beginning at 54:33 minutes into the program. 




Margaret P. Orlove, 80, died on April 4, 2020 (also Lineboro) - Recognized at MSFA 20Je2021


John Elwood Kauffman, 88 died on May 12, 2020 - Recognized at MSFA 20Je2021


Marvin Hollinger, 80, died on August 28, 2020 - Recognized at MSFA 20Je2021


Richard "Richie" Raver, 52, died on Dec. 28, 2020 - Recognized at MSFA 20Je2021

2020 MSFA Convention Program - 128th Annual Memorial Service


2020 MSFA Convention Program - 128th Annual Memorial Service

20200621 MSFA/LAMSFA Joint Memorial Service – Annual Memorial Service Honoring those who have answered their last call.

 2019: To the best of our knowledge only one firefighter from Westminster died in 2019: On January 5, 2019 Robert Miller

 (No firefighters from Westminster died in 2018.

 Watch on You Tube: https://youtu.be/cNWkVJaA95M

 For the June 21, 2020 memorial service – only one firefighter from Westminster died in 2019: On January 5, 2019 Robert Miller.

 He was recognized in the 2020 program.





Monday, February 7, 2022

Edward Petry Obituary American Legion Westminster Fire Dept.


20220129 Petry - Edward Petry Obituary American Legion Westminster Fire Dept.

Edward Orlee Petry, 90, of Westminster, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born January 3, 1932, in Carroll County, he was the son of David Oscar, Sr., and Mabel A. (Robertson) Petry. He was the cherished husband of Ann Linda Petry, whom he married August 29, 1987; and the former husband of the late Anita Petry.

Edward was a retired Sgt. Major of the United States Army. He dedicated 31 years of service to our country and was in both the Korean and Vietnam War. He spoke multiple languages, was a radio operator while in Korea, and loved jumping out of planes. He was wounded in the Korean War and received the purple heart among other numerous decorations and merits.

Edward was a people person and loved to make others laugh. After his military career he continued working at various companies including Yingling General Tire, Eagle Oil, budget analyst for the Maryland Military, and security at Random House.

He loved to travel with his wife and especially enjoyed going to the Inlet in Ocean City- sitting on the boardwalk and visiting National Parks across the United States "gawking" at wild animals.

He was a member of the Westminster Fire Company, Westminster Kiwanis Club, American Legion Carroll Post #31, and a parishioner of St. John Catholic Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children Carole Ann Spring and husband Robert of Westminster, Michael Carr of Westminster, Daniel Carr and wife Terri of Spring Grove, PA, and David Millberry of Westminster; grandchildren Christopher, Jennifer, Lauren, Trevor, Noah, Braiden, Karen, and Diane; 7 great-grandchildren; sister Doris Zeitz; half-sisters Patricia Petry Yingling, and Judy Petry Zepp; half-brothers Thomas Petry, Richard Petry, and Billy Petry; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and former wife he was predeceased daughter Kathleen Mathias; and brothers Sterling, Junior, Donald, Bobby, and half-brother Jeff.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 12 Noon at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. The family will welcome friends one hour prior the start of mass. Inurnment with military honors will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Cremation services provided by Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Assateague Island Alliance https://assateagueislandalliance.org/products/general-donation or the Humane Society of Carroll County https://hscarroll.org/donate/ Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.

https://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2022/02/edward-petry-obituary-american-legion.html

 American Legion Obituaries – Click here to read the obituaries of members of Carroll Post 31 American Legion in Westminster who have passed away: https://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/search/label/American%20Legion%20Obituary

 Click here to read the obituaries of firefighters who have died. https://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/search/label/Firefighter%20obituaries

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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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Send Me - Jenn Johnson feat. Chris Quilala


“Send Me” was the ‘Song of the Day’ in the contemporary service at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, February 6, 2022. It is certainly one of my favorites. Especially since I always associate it with one of my favorite Bible passages – and a favorite of many first responders: Isaiah 6 verses 1-8, especially verse 8: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

"Send Me" Jenn Johnson feat. Chris Quilala. Premiered Sep 28, 2021. "Send Me" was written by Brandon Lake, Jenn Johnson, and Kari Jobe Carnes.

VERSE 1
If it’s bandaging the broken
Or washing filthy feet
Here I am Lord, send me
If it’s loving one another
Even when we don’t agree
Here I am Lord, send me

VERSE 2
If I’m poor or if I’m wealthy
I’ll serve You just the same
Here I am Lord, send me
On the mountain or the valley
I will choose to praise
Here I am Lord, send me

CHORUS
If I’m known by how I love
Let my life reflect how much I love You
I love You
And before You even ask
Oh my answer will be yes
‘Cause I love You
Oh I love You

VERSE 3
If the truth cuts like an arrow
I will say it anyway
‘Cause here I am Lord, send me
If it’s means that they’ll reject me
Lord I will still obey
‘Cause here I am Lord, send me

VERSE 4
When I’m standing in Your glory
I’ll be glad I chose to say
Here I am Lord, send me
Well done good and faithful
I live to hear You say
Here I am Lord, send me

TAG
Here I am Lord, send me
Here I am Lord, send me

SPONTANEOUS
Oh how I love You
With everything
With all my dreams, all my hopes
How I love You
You can have it all, You can have it all
You can have it all
What I have I give You God
Be it unto me according to Your word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO-UkeNNxaQ 
CCLI Song #7183261 Brandon Lake "Send Me"

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Diinner last night at Forbidden City. Saturday, 5Feb2022

Too fun. We went to dinner last night at Forbidden City. Saturday, 5Feb2022. Our server provided us with a "Terry's Title and Tag" pen when it came to pay for our meal. We love you Terry Smack. Thanks for all that you for our community.

Friday, February 4, 2022

February 26, 2022 Slave Narratives presented by the Union Memorial Baptist Church


February 26, 2022 Slave Narratives presented by the Union Memorial Baptist Church 

February 26, 2022 at 1 p.m. Watch it on Facebook or YouTube

Slave Narratives: A first-person narrative pertaining to the history of slavery in the United States (often referred to as the WPA Slave Narrative Collection) is a massive compilation of histories by former slaves undertaken by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration. The body of work had its beginning in the second year of the Federal Writers' Project … in 1936…” Between 1936- 1938, the project, in part, “recorded interviews with ex-slaves...” The body of work created by the project now resides in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Read an extensive history of the “Slave Narratives” project on the Library of Congress website here: https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/articles-and-essays/introduction-to-the-wpa-slave-narratives/wpa-and-the-slave-narrative-collection/ 

https://www.facebook.com/ccnaacp/posts/5264378633580770 

https://www.facebook.com/DayhoffforWestminster/posts/306982388114794 

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February is Black History Month


February is Black History Month. The annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history can trace its origins to 1926, when a black scholar named Carter G. Woodson launched a week-long campaign to focus national attention on the contributions of black people on American society. Submitted photo

https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-is-black-history-month.html

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

McDaniel hosts Black History Month Convocation Feb. 16 featuring Rev. Tutu


McDaniel hosts Black History Month Convocation Feb. 16 featuring Rev. Tutu

McDaniel College has announced the inaugural Black History Month Convocation featuring human rights activist Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu

The hour-long event takes place Wed., Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.), in WMC Alumni Hall 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. and is free and open to the public. A livestream via Zoom will also be available through advance registration.

Welcome remarks will be provided by McDaniel College President Julia Jasken. Richard M. Smith, associate provost for equity and belonging at McDaniel, will introduce Rev. Tutu.

Rev. Tutu shares her experiences as a human rights advocate as well as growing up as the daughter of the late Desmond Tutu in apartheid South Africa.

Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu is the third child of the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who died Dec. 26, 2021, at the age of 90, and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. She was born in South Africa and has divided her adult life between South Africa and the United States.

The challenges of growing up Black and female in apartheid South Africa have inspired her activism for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how the teaching and preaching hate and division injure us all.

She started her public speaking as a college student at Berea College in Kentucky in the 1970s and her professional experience ranges from being a development consultant in West Africa to coordinating programs on race and gender, as well as gender-based violence prevention education at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town. She is a consultant for the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) and the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA).

This inaugural Black History Month Convocation was founded by McDaniel College President Julia Jasken as a new signature event to be held annually at McDaniel in recognition of Black History Month. This annual event will provide an opportunity to hear from prominent individuals working towards social justice and racial equity.

Welcome remarks will be provided by President Jasken and Richard M. Smith, associate provost for equity and belonging at McDaniel, will introduce Rev. Tutu.

Additional information:

McDaniel College follows current CDC protocols and recommendations related to COVID-19 and asks that visitors adhere to all policies and regulations in accordance with the latest guidelines. Visit the college’s Return to the Hill (RTTH) webpage for the most up-to-date campus information.

Requests for interpreters are welcome and can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting interpretingservices@mcdaniel.edu. Other accommodation requests can be directed to Conference Services at 410-857-2212.

McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20 graduate programs. One of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” McDaniel emphasizes experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration to develop the unique potential in every student. Represented by the Green Terror, its 24 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. A student-centered community of 1,800 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students offers access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., plus a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu

Link for more information on Black History month Talk at McDaniel: McDaniel College hosts inaugural Black History Month Convocation | McDaniel - https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/blackhistorymonthconvocation 

https://kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/2022/02/02/mcdaniel-hosts-black-history-month-convocation-feb-16-featuring-rev-tutu/ 

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

A writer's dinner. #amwriting

A writer's dinner. #amwriting

Retired MSP 1st Lt David Lauder,99 (1922 - 2022)


Retired MSP 1st Lt David Lauder,99 (1922 - 2022)

David Allen Lauder, 99, of Hanover, PA, formerly of Westminster, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 27, 2022, at his daughter's home. 

David was an army veteran of World War II, after the war he worked as a Maryland State Trooper for 28 years retiring a 1st Lieutenant in 1976. In 1977, he went to work for the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Maryland in the security police force for 18 years and retired as a Lieutenant in 1993. 

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 91 Willis Street, Westminster (21157) where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2022, with Pastor Richard Humphreys officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hills Memorial Gardens in Baltimore.

Born August 12, 1922, in Pekin, he was the son of the late David and Florence Lauder, nee Russell; devoted husband of Freda M. Lauder, his wife of 71 years; loving father of Victoria Kirmse and her husband Francis of Dundalk and Debra Darchicourt and her husband David of Hanover, PA; beloved grandfather of Jonathan Rusk and his wife Nichole, Aaron Kirmse, Jessica Roop and her husband Jason, Joshua Darchicourt; cherished great grandfather of Alyssa Rusk and Benjamin Roop. 

In his spare time, he loved traveling and camping with his wife, he enjoyed getting together with other retired State Troopers at Baugher's Restaurant in Westminster as often as he could. He enjoyed reading and watching football and most of all, he loved being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/carrollcountytimes/name/david-lauder-obituary?id=32598687 

+++ Dayhoff Carroll +++

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Monday, January 31, 2022

On January 26, 1931, Westminster Firefighter Joe Hahn died.


On January 26, 1931, Westminster Firefighter Joe Hahn died.

Honoring & Remembering Maryland Fallen Heroes. Westminster Fire Eng. & Hose Co.1~Carroll County, Maryland


On January 26, 1931, our brothers and sisters in the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 and the greater Carroll County community suffered one the two Line of Duty Deaths in the company's history when Fireman Joseph G. Hahn died.


At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday January 26,1931, the Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Co.No.1 responded to the Oscar Hess residence, on the Manchester State Road near Cranberry, for a gasoline stove explosion in the kitchen.


The flames were quickly extinguished by the Westminster firemen. The kitchen was mostly destroyed from the blast, but the rest of the house was saved, having suffered only smoke damage and some broken windowpanes.


While the firemen were performing salvage and overhaul, Fireman Joseph G. Hahn suffered a heart attack and fell over. Before medical aid could be summoned, death occurred.


Fireman Joseph G. Hahn was 46 years old. Number of years served is unknown at this time.


LODD narrative paraphrased from 1931 Baltimore Evening Sun. H/T: Tim Bangerd


https://dayhoffwestminster.blogspot.com/2022/01/on-january-26-1931-westminster.html


Labels: #WestminsterFireCo, History January, LODD Line of Duty Death, Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1


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