Looking for family of Jack Daley
My grandfather, Jack Daley, was born in St. Albans in February 1914. He had two siblings, a sister named Melba and a younger brother.
As far as I know, he was an orphan and a runaway. He attended Parkersburg High School from 1923-1928. He lived with Blanche (Farrier) and Edward Schneider while he attended school.
He headed westward and lived in Illinois and Iowa before coming to California during World War II. If there are living family members in the area, I would very much like to hear from them at clothcraf...@sbcglobal.net.
Thank you so much.
Pamela Stutrud Groth
Politicians don't care about children
After the Sandy Hook shootings, did we hear any senator or congressman say something like, "I will do anything I can, work with anyone who will help, oppose whomever resists, never caring who gets credit to assure that a tragedy like this never happens again!"
Instead, our elected leaders reacted with the expected deference to the NRA and Wayne LaPierre, with statements like: "...the bad guys are still going to get weapons." (McKinley); "They [the media] will, one by one, put up pictures of dead children. They will show the carnage." (Manchin)
By contrast, teachers at the school went toward the shooter without armor, weapons or backup, and several were killed. I believe there are teachers in every school in America who would risk their lives to protect children, but it seems our politicians won't even risk their chances at re-election.
WVSDB family has been torn apart
As I returned to school following our respected Pierre Sevigny's funeral on Friday, it finally came together in my head why all these changes and rumors and plans have been so upsetting for many on our campus.
The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind have been family for 140 years. Perhaps we have not been so to the community, but to the students and staff who have existed together in this microcosm in Romney, we have supported each other, loved each other, fought at times like brothers and sisters, but we have always been the WVSDB family. We have raised the children of West Virginia who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and blind or low vision when they were not with their own parents.