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Posted on 12/5/2016 by

Bob Cramer in Resources For Communicators

A Faith Values Newsletter
(illustration stolen from net by publisher - jrc)
Recent science news mentions a new dynamic way of studying aquatic-species
districts in American streams. Things change, after all, and its about time that
someone realized that colonies move all the time. Dynamism and mapping seem
like opposing concepts.

Populations move, yeah, and a good deal faster than beaurocrats, in Margaret
Cramers experience. To wit:

I grew up, with my parents and four siblings, in South Champion, New York. One
branch of a stream named Sandy Creek flowed through the property. Its water was
pure enough to make a home for fingerling salmon on their way to adulthood,
when they would get fat and tasty in Lake Ontario.

The naturalist in Mother raised her ire when she noticed that the local cheese
factory had begun releasing illegally whey into the stream. She read lots of
the community-education materials published by Cornell University, and figured
she should warn authorities about danger to the salmon.

She did that. Successfully, to no visible effect. When at last someone came to
check out the situation, he earned his wage for the day by observing that Mother
had been mistaken: No salmon here at all. Too dirty!


About Bob Cramer

Bob Cramer was ordained to Christian ministry in 1957 after earning a BA in

journalism and English literature at Syracuse University (1953) and Master of
Divinity at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (1957). His Master of Arts in
Information Management came from Syracuse University in 1973. He has been a
pastor and youth minister, a writer and editor, director of media and information
for a global mission agency, information officer for the World Association of
Christian Communication in London, England, and information management
consultant to the World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, IDOC International
Documentation Center, and InterPress-Rome. He has been a consultant to the
Presbyterian Church (USA), United Methodist Communications, and other religion-
communication organizations. From 1982-1997 he published commercial-
intelligence newsletters on food and wine, management of religion
communication, small-group media, and an electronic database of mainstream
Christian news releases updated daily. Now retired, he is active in First
Congregational United Church of Christ in Santa Rosa, California.

From the Publisher (Janice R Cramer 6.12.2017) re The Big Cheese

While researching an appropriate cover pic for his upload, I discovered the information about
which Bob was always going to write a children's story and, as I recall, never did.
Sandy Creek is a town in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was
3,939 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a creek in the area.
The Town of Sandy Creek is in the northwest part of the county. There is a village of Sandy
Creek in the town.
Champlain passed through the town in 1615, leading a war party of Hurons and soldiers.
The town was first settled around 1803, near Lacona. Sandy Creek was formed from
the Town of Richland in 1825.
In 1835, Sandy Creek resident Thomas Meacham decided to make the world's largest cheese
as a gift to president Andrew Jackson. His finished product was 4 feet in diameter, 2 feet
thick, and weighed nearly 1400 pounds. The cheese was delivered and sat in the White
House until February 22, 1836 when the president invited the public to come to the White
House and eat the cheese. This event was made famous in an episode of the television
show The West Wing. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crackpots_and_These_Women ---