Patriot News 02/04/2021


 The following is considered an optional reading in the Reform Jewish liturgy, before Kaddish, is simply beautiful and is entitled EPITAPH:

  “When I die give what’s left of me away

  To children and old men that wait to die.

  And if you need to cry, 

  Cry for your brother walking the street beside you.

  And when you need me, put your arms around anyone

  And give them what you need to give to me.

  I want to leave you something, 

  Something better than words or sounds. 

  Look for me in the people I’ve known or loved, 

  And if you cannot give me away,

  At least let me live in your eyes and not your mind. 

  You can love me best by letting hands touch hands, 

  By letting go of children that need to be free.

  Love doesn’t die, people do. 

  So, when all that’s left of me is love, 

  Give me away.”

Written by Merritt Malloy


  Prayer List: Everyone affected by COVID-19, the patients and staff of Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehab; Eylah Leppert, Ken and Sylvia Byars, Tony Christiani, Cindy and Mike Gardner; Posey Tappers Stasia Wiseman, Alanna Smith, Brigetta Hetzel, Kathryn Turner, and Lulu Belle Thomas; Bill and Sharon Levell; Red HOT Hatters Laura Riga and June Lack; Firefighter Ron Brunner, Pam Minch and Barbara Barnhill.


  One more cheesecake recipe from Aunt Bea (Sharon Levell) and I! This one, too, is simple and very good!




1 Pkg. Chocolate sandwich cookies

1 Bag White (or Regular) Chocolate Chips

4 oz. Cream Cheese

4 oz. Creamy Peanut Butter

  Crush the entire package of cookies finely in a gallon freezer bag and add to the bowl. Stir in cream cheese and peanut butter. Form into 1” balls and freeze for 2 hours. Melt the white chocolate and dip the frozen balls in to coat and re-freeze. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 


  You may only contact me by either calling me at (317) 443-8857; or send me an email at If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear the following week. If you need something in a particular issue, please get it to me early.