2013-05-10 / Community

Children And Politics

OPEN MIC An Occasional Feature...
By Jeanette Garramone

Jeanette Garramone, John Liu and future candidate Kadence Garramone at the Good Government Regular Democratic Club Mayoral Forum. Jeanette Garramone, John Liu and future candidate Kadence Garramone at the Good Government Regular Democratic Club Mayoral Forum. Never did I imagine the two words in that headline in the same sentence nor with my soon to be nine year old...

However, since the storm, I myself have gotten more involved in the community and politics.

I have joined the Good Government Regular Democratic Club and do the best I can in assisting Lew M. Simon and the group. At our Mayoral Candidate Forum, I brought my family as well.

The meeting ran late and my daughter, Kadence, did not want to leave with her brother and father. Actually she was taking notes. I realized that though it was late, she was truly learning hands on about our political process. It is a lesson that may not ever be forgotten and may stir up more political educational interest.

“Children and Politics,” is a slogan that I hope stays with her and continues throughout. Our children are our future and we cannot afford to lose them to technology. (That’s a different topic!)

Nevertheless, I attached our photo with John Liu, in hopes that it can remind others that children do take interest and get it. They should too!

And her birthday is Thursday, May 2nd. So Happy Birthday to Kadence, our future politician!

Mother Of Mine

When I think back o’er the years
I smile softly among my tears
You were always there
to ease my fears
And when I did well
I enjoyed your cheers
I know I caused a grey hair or two
Doing things I could not undo
But this I know to be true
With all my being I love you

Time has gone by and
I have grown
Hoping my gratitude
to you I’ve shown
Your many grand and
great grand kin
Would give you cause
to smile and grin
They know of you from
stories I’ve told
Of your grace and heart of gold
Our love of you is forever
We will forget you
Peace Love


Sandy Stole
Our Spring

By Olivia Musumeci

It’s spring again in Rockaway
But it’s different this year
Sandy stole everything
That to my heart was dear

Where are the flowers
To pick the petals off ?
He loves me not? He loves me?
Sandy really loves me not

Where’s the blue glimmer
Of the ocean, far and wide?
Sandy turned it brown
We know she has something to hide

Where are the leaves to jump in?
What will happen in fall?
Did the wind take some? No,
Sandy took them all

Spring in Rockaway
Will never be the same
No beauty where you look
Hey Sandy, you won the game

(Note: The final two line of this poem
were omitted when it previously
appeared under “Students of PS/MS
114 Sound Off About Sandy” (The
Wave, 5/3/13)

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