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Letter to the Editor

Gathering planned


Did you know Jane and Joe Pattison, or Sally, Sue, Joe, or the wee one, Steve? We added Scott in Indiana.

We lived in Newark from 1956-1962. If you knew any of us, you are invited to a celebration of Joe and Jane, June 25, noon to 3 p.m. at Public Landing for some crabbing and reminiscing. We would very much like to see you!

Please, RSVP to Sally Pattison-Cisna at

We lived in Newark from 1956-1962. Something must have charmed us about Newark considering we lived there only seven years, yet it remains so dear to us.

We attended Trinity United Methodist church. Mom and dad are buried there. My oldest son was married there. My oldest granddaughter was baptized there.

Sue and I were seriously into 4-H led by the amazing Jo-Ann Mason.

Dad worked at the Snow Hill hatchery and was determined to begin an angus herd on our small farm on Newark Road. I had a pony named Sparky, the most amazing Christmas gift I’ve ever received!

We, also, worked at raising broilers with dad adding a chicken house during our stay.

Dad was active in the Snow Hill Lions Club. He played on the local softball team. Mom was busy with church activities [and] treasured her friends so much. They enjoyed a card group that met in each other’s homes.

Our precious Newark friends took care of us when 9-year-old sister, Sue, had open-heart surgery in Philadelphia. We attended Newark Elementary when it was a three-room school using only two rooms with three grades in each room. Ms. Warren was my teacher fourth through sixth grades. How did she do that? WOW.

Please, join us! It will be fun and wonderful to get back together.

Sally Pattison-Cisna
Virginia Beach