Sunday, October 20, 2013


Jaws -- I mean Jada -- enjoying her pancakes at North Station

John Belushi had his "Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger" and this morning the Amherst Fire Department had pancakes and more pancakes at the annual PANCAKE breakfast.

And yes, for us meat eaters there was also bacon and sausage.  All proceeds benefited the SAFE program (Student Awareness of Fire Education).

 AFD North Station, built 1972

Having experienced a major structure fire up close and personal, I'm living proof that it can happen to anyone.  Key word being "living".  Because when The Beast comes calling, knowing what to do can save your life.

The SAFE program brings 4th graders into this important education process; and based on reports from my older daughter Kira, the kids love it.

UPDATE Monday afternoon:  Ed the canada goose wandered off, last seen heading towards UMPD headquarters across the street.

The unofficial greeter this morning:  A Canadian Goose who waddled onto the station front yard on Friday and has taken up residence.


Anonymous said...

I'm told it's a Canada goose, not Canadian. I don't know why. Happy pancakes!

Walter Graff said...

"I'm told it's a Canada goose, not Canadian."

Always a fun one and often misstated. It is indeed a Canada Goose and two or more would be Canada geese. But then again if it was in Canada and was any of the birds found in Canada then you could say it was a Canadian goose, but not specifically a Canada Goose.

But all we really need to know about Canada Geese is found in this video made by Larry's little known brother. :)

Anonymous said...

That's pretty funny. Notice the dawg? He just wants to fetch somethin' and ain't nuthin' to fetch.