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2011-07-14 / Editorial

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West Seneca Editor

THAT’S WHAT I WAS THINKING — You’ve heard the common expression “Great minds think alike.”

Of course, it’s often said in jest — I doubt that many actually believe they’re as brilliant as the expression implies — and it’s certainly true that minds don’t have to be great to share similar thoughts.

There’s been too many times of late when something will happen, both good and bad — or maybe it will be part of a conversation — related to something that was on my mind. And I’m not talking within the last few weeks or months, but something I thought of within a day, a few hours or just one moment prior.

The by-chance discussions and irony in topics have led my boyfriend and me to become firm believers in telepathy.

One explanation I found and liked defines it as the transference of thoughts or feelings between two or more subjects that was shielded from traditional senses by distance, time or physical barriers.

Think back on how many times you’ve thought of a friend whom you haven’t heard from in a while and then receive a call, email or text from that person soon thereafter? Ever sing the lyrics to a song you haven’t heard in years and then, suddenly, you hear it on the radio?

There’s been several recent experiences with what I consider to be telepathy — though many of them now escape my memory — each evoking a subtle smirk between my boyfriend and me.

The most recent example, though perhaps a bit morbid, came on Tuesday. A friend of mine who lives in West Seneca shared that she and her husband recently discussed the last time a homicide had occurred in town. Not a typical conversation many people have, but it was had, nonetheless. That conversation took place on Monday — the same day, unbeknownst to them, West Seneca police began an investigation of the homicide on Laurelton Drive.

The synchronism in her experience and my sharing of the recent, frequent conversations I’ve had on telepathy left us both a little “weirded out” but also in wonderment of the phenomenon.

SIXTEEN — That’s the number of money prizes that are to be raffled off by the Marine Corps League No. 239.

Commandant Dan Cotter of West Seneca said the league is giving away 16 money prizes in various denominations totaling $1,600. Tickets will be sold for $5 each. Every four tickets purchased, totaling $20, earns a fifth ticket for free.

Checks may be made payable to “Marine Corps League No. 239” and mailed to: Dan Cotter, 56 Sky-Hi Drive, West Seneca, NY, 14224.

Raffle drawings will be held during the league’s Aug. 30 meeting; however, ticket holders need not be present to win.

Marine Corps League No. 239 meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at the Harvey D. Morin VFW Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca.

CONGRATULATIONS — Two students from St. John Vianney School were each granted the Jim and Joan Brogan Memorial Scholarship. Those students are Jared Nicosia of West Seneca, who will be attending Canisius High School; and Riley Moll of Orchard Park, who will attend Immaculata Academy.

The awards were presented during the Msgr. Nash Council Knights of Columbus fifth annual Golf Raffle. Recipients were required to be eighth-grade students enrolled in a Catholic school and have been accepted to a Catholic high school for the 2011-12 school year. Selection was based on academics, involvement in community and composition of a short essay.

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