Friday, April 25, 2014

'Tis Spring My Dear

'Tis spring my dear, 
What do you say we get out of here, 
I think it is time for an al fresco lunch,
 We can sit on a park bench and munch.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

Praying that the joy of Christ's resurrection permeate through your life like sunshine.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Novel Begins with a Pang

The process of writing a novel begins with a pang, a moment of recognition, and a situation, a character, or something you read in a paper, that seems to go off, like a solar flare inside your head. And you think, “I could write a novel about this.”


Friday, April 4, 2014

My dad, Fred Farr, 95, of Latrobe, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, peacefully at home.

Frederick Thomas Farr; A loving and faithful husband of Mildred Farr whom he met at Carborundum and was happily married to for 67 years.  Father of Rick Farr along with wife Kathy and dad of Peggy Jo Farr.  Grand pap to Kathy Ann along with Ed Kane and John Farr. Great grand pap to Thomas, Michael, Stephen, and Sarah Kane. Known lovingly too many as “Uncle Fred."  

A loving, kind, honest, and faithful man.  Fred was a member of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and usher, where he enjoyed singing and listening to sermons by Pastor Alan Shannon and Pastor Don Graff. 

Respected and highly thought of by those who worked with him, he retired from Stupakoff, also known as Carborundum. He was also the treasurer of the Carborundum Credit Union for many years, which he helped establish.

Known for his sense of humor and wit. People; still today recall him telling jokes or coming up with a witty saying that would stick with you. He has passed this trait on to his grandchildren and great grandchildren along with the love of words and reading, making things and fixing things, and teaching others how to build or do things themselves.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the US Navy in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines.  He often spoke of his time in the Philippines including the time he found one of his brothers who also were serving in the armed forces. All the Farr brothers served during World War II.

He was a member of the La Mount Lodge 568 in Derry, PA and a 32nd Degree Mason with the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Gourgas Lodge of Perfection in the Pittsburgh Consistory.

A longtime member of Saint Vincent Senior Citizen Center, BPO Elks Derry Township, and The Touchdown Club in Latrobe. He enjoyed playing cards, social get togethers, and gave to local organizations that helped others like the Westmoreland County Food bank.

We loved him very much. He remains a good man, highly thought of and deeply beloved by all who knew him.  We thank God for the opportunity to have had him in our lives. He is sorely misses already and will be forever esteemed in our hearts. 

In lieu of flowers, we the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601; or the Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626.