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February 24, 2016 The Julian News 5 An Adventurous Childhood If you turn onto First Ave. from Washington Street in Hillcrest-- going north toward the UCSD hospital there is a small jog in the street at Lewis. Right there, on the far left corner, is a small white house with a curving walk from the front door to the sidewalk. Seventy and a bit more years ago we, grandparents, mother and a very small self, lived in that very house while Dad was away with WWll and its aftermath. A vivid memory is eating Eugenia berries from the then-en0rmous (what isn't enormous at 2?) hedge behind the house. Another is riding a little tricycle down the sidewalk to Fort Stockton and around the corner and being scolded for going so far. "Next time," the admonition, "don't go further than the corner without asking." By the time we were on Cypress Court in Hillcrest, four was old- enough to walk or rollerskate down two blocks to see Aunt Mary or to go out a block when sharp young ears caught the Good Humor jingle. A move to Hollywood and first grade brought walking home along North Beachwood Drive, up a couple of very long blocks under the palm trees and by great ferns. By twelve it was possible to travel, alone or with friends but often not with adults, around Tokyo by foot, bicycle, US Military bus or Japanese bus and train. The streets were quieter then, of course, but even at two it was understood you stayed on the sidewalk. At some point there was a serious sit down apparently there had been news of a 'pervert' in the neighborhood. The warning was classic: "Don't take candy from strangers." And "Don't ever get in a car with someone you don't know." AI right, warning noted and heeded by us all, talked about a bit, and it was out to play hide and seek, climbing over back fences and down into neighbors' yards, or to walk to the split on Beachwood, under the Hollywood sign, where Sandy's aunt lived. Today Mother would have been arrested for child neglect. The Kid ran up and down the block, in and out of neighbors' houses on Harton Road in San Diego at 6. At 8 she walked alone to her friend's house in Lagos, Nigeria. By the time she was ten she negotiated entry into Communist Romania at Otopeni airport by herself, something we didn'task grown diplomats to do until they knew the ropes. All right, the last was a mistake, the friend who was to meet her forgot--but it's an object lesson. She could do it, not melt down, and after she borrowed ten lei and called the Marine Guard at the Embassy all was well. Just another adventure for the story-telling arsenal later in life. It takes practice to become a well-adjusted, independent, self- reliant adult, practice and (if you will) baby steps. You don't teach someone to swim by pushing them off the end of the Oceanside pier; it's better to start on the beach. The Creamy middle of a Twinkle snack cake was not cream at all. It was mostly vegetable shortening, Friends of the Julian Library Income/Expense Report January 1 - December 31, 2015 INCOME: Bookstore/Online Sales Member Dues Donations/Memoriums Interest Income Other income Total Income EXPENSES: Library Books Purchased Media Purchased Arts & Letters Programs Library Equipment Library Requested subtotal Other Expenses Advertising Dues & Permits Miscellaneous supplies & expense Printing & Postage Telephone subtotal Total Expenses Net Income Cash balance 1/1/15 Income Expense Cash balance 12/31/15 Thoughts by Michele Harvey Lent is a solemn religious observance in the church calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday (this year it was on February 10th) and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday.(Wikipedia) Lent is consideredby many to be a time for Fasting, excepting Sundays. Fasting for most of the day until the evening meat and abstaining from partying are 2 customary Lenten practices. For many, Lent has become a time of giving up something that is important, such as ice cream, yes, ice cream, a favorite television show or a daily latte. Some of my friends have vowed to give up one piece of clothing from their closets each day. I agreed. This isn't easy for me because I already filled three large trash bags with clothes from my closet since August. So rm giving up shoes. Giving up shoes isn't difficult for me because I own a lot of shoes that I haven't worn for a very long time. I also plan to give away whatever else I need to pass onto someone who can put my things to a better use. About 20 years ago Ramona was home to a family owned shoe store where I really liked to buy shoes. At that time I wore 2" high heels quite often because that was my lifestyle. The shoe store offered a free pair of shoes for every 10 pairs bought. I had 2 active sons who wore out shoes often enough for me to get an occasional pair of free shoes, so I bought high heels. I bought them in several colors. I bought red and I bought scarlet. I bought navy and white and pink. I bought black high heels in leather, patent leather and taffeta with a few sparkles. For Lent, rm giving up my high heels and maybe a few pair of tennies that have been collecting dust. Giving up my high heels for Lent won't get me through 40 days, but it will give me a good start at clearing up some parts of my life that have nearly overwhelmed me. STUFF los apparently my personal downfall. Next rll head to my linen drawers. Though I'm not ready to shrink my collection of blankets or comforters, I'll look through my wash cloths, rm sure I can part with some wash cloths and maybe some small hand towels, though I know that since I don't use them, I will only be gaining space and not gaining the humility that comes with real self-denial. Space is a good thing to gain though. Once I have given up a few linens and sent them along to better homes, rll head to my sewing room. Because I have a sister who likes to help me with my sew!ng projects, she collects bags ful of quilting types of cloth from her friends. She brings me large bags of fabric pieces for my projects. I can't always use the fabrics that she brings me, so during this season of giving up things, I am sorting through fabric and setting some aside to pass on to friends whose sewing projects are different than mine. rll sell some fabric in my store as Fat quarters. Not only do I have remnants, I also own a lot of fabric yardage. Many Christian religions believe that Lent is a time of reflection. Rather than getting rid of things that may not have meant much anyway, Lent is a time to reflect on how we lead our lives. In this sense, we may end up ridding ourselves of things that we thought were important that we are actually better off leaving out of our lives. Swearing comes to my mind. I don't swear. My mother taught me that a person who swears shows that they have a limited vocabulary. Besides not swearing, I taught my children that calling each other names isn't as effective as telling each other why they are angry. Calling someone a name with anger isn't as effective as saying 'Tm angry at you because..." Sore ething else that we can give up.for Lent is gossip. This is also a good way to reflect on how we lead our lives. Ask yourself if you are a calm person who thinks before you speak, who avoids repeating things that may not be true, and whether or not your words may hurt another person. It's so easy to avoid harming with words. I grew up hearing the saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." This is absolutely untrue. We can find news stories almost daily about kids who bully other kids to the point of causing the bullied child to commit suicide. Lent is a good time to reflect on whether we 9,977 4,027 3,662 28 3,704 $ $ 21,398 5,028 2,492 5,826 597 8,382 $ $ 22,325 are kind to people and whether we encourage others to be kind. Several times a year I wonder why I keep so much STUFF. I know that part of the answer lies in my background. I lived years of having just enough money to keep a roof over my head and keep my utilities paid. When I've had paying jobs, I have often taken on more work so I can earn extra money. My luxuries have been few and now I've come to a time in my life' when I see that rve protected myself financially by surrounding myself with things that I can sell to put a bit more food on my table if need be, or I can share what I have because I have enough. I don't save my resolutions for New Year's and I don't think of Lent as simply a time of giving things up. No matter how we all feel about the meaning of Lent, any time is a good time to get rid of things that we don't need in our lives, whether they be anger, gossip, bad language or extra shoes. 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