Friday, March 03, 2006

Humbled by the Spirit

Dear CH Notebook.

I'd be much obliged if you'd consider this post for your blog.
--Josey Wales


That Chestnut Hill Spirit
One can't help but be humbled by the Almighty Chestnut Hill Community Spirit.

Take the members of the Editor Search Committee. Clearly they were chosen because of their commitment to the Hill. Hell, only one of 'em has any background in newspapering, so if it ain't the fact that they're all as honest as preachers on Sunday morning, I can't figure what they're there for. It's got to be the Spirit.

And the Spirit does move in mysterious ways. Like search committee member Walter J. Sullivan, a longtime Democratic committeeman often talked up as the local expert on parliamentary matters. He was so filled with the community spirit that he sued the Venetian Club -- where the Democrats often hang their hats -- after he took a good spill. He was kind enough to let the owners of the Venetian Club settle out of court... The City of Philadelphia has been kind enough to keep track of the basic court proceedings on their Web site: Venetian Club suit

Another individual on the committee with whom the spirit runs deep is Lou Aiello. Good ol' Lou's been 'round the Greene Country Towne since horses drew wagons down The Ave. He was so filled with the community spirit that his so-called handyman business did a lot of fixin' over at 8434 Germantown Avenue and at the CHCA's other property across the street. He couldn't resist the urge to charge the cash strapped organization of which he was a board member for all his hard work. How many guys does it take to change a light bulb? Ask Lou...

The Community should really consider paying these individuals back for all their hard work. On the other hand, I reckon it already has.

-- Josey Wales

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Slip and Sue Sullivan." --Got a nice ring to it.

Fri Mar 03, 06:50:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. And ask him why he was asked to leave Hill House recently?

Tue Mar 07, 12:46:00 PM EST  

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