January 7, 2009
Giving to others is a rewarding experience My family had a very rewarding experience last Friday. My husband and I, and our daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and Roland Armstorff, with their children, Genevieve and Griffin, volunteered at the homeless shelter at the National Guard Armory here in Burbank. We volunteered for the dinner hour. The men and women we served were very courteous and grateful. The food is delivered from the Union Rescue Mission. The food not only smelled good but looked very tasty.
September 5, 2013
The birthrate in America has fallen to an all-time low, with one in five women not having children in 2010, compared to one in 10 in the 1970s. In Orange County, the rate has dropped from 50,000 a year in the '90s to about 38,000 in 2011. Many couples defend their childless lives, pointing out that it's their choice, it means more time to do what they want, and the world's population is rising too fast. They also point to the cost of raising a child to adulthood, estimates of which range from $200,000 to $300,000.