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Debbie Fetterman REALTOR® CalBRE #01869678 debbiellama@live.com 760.522.4994 Specializing in Ranch & Equine Properties and the Custom Showing of your Investment Your Personal & Professional Real Estate Expert No Report This Week February 28, 2018 8 The Julian News Washington Doll Letters continued from page 2 • FISHING REPORT • Howdy! From Lake Cuyamaca Post Notes continued from page 7 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Sons of the American Legion are hosting the Julian 6th grade class with a benefit breakfast on Sunday, March 4th, starting at 7 a.m. It’s an all-you- can-eat buffet whose proceeds will help the kids afford the trip to Astro Camp. It’s a great breakfast for a great cause for ten bucks. This 1880s George Washington doll is made of painted cloth. The face and clothing are familiar, and he really did have blue eyes. It recently sold for $3,080 While Valentine's Day is always Feb. 14, President's Day can be any one of seven dates, the third Monday in February closest to the 20th. In 1885 George Washington's birthday, Feb. 22, was made a national holiday. But in 1971, Congress decided that instead of celebrating the real birthdays of President Washington and President Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12), there would a Monday celebration for both. Why Monday? To give everyone a three-day weekend away from work. Feb. 20 was chosen because it was between the two real birthdays. President Washington lived in the days before cameras, so he was remembered in designs for silhouettes, paintings, prints, medals, cameos, glass patterns, toys, Staffordshire figures to keep on the mantel and even drapery fabrics. Most of the memorabilia was copied from the few famous paintings of the president, images that still are used. A President Washington doll made after 1880 looks like Washington in his presidential years. The doll is made of cloth with pressed and oil-painted features, and gray hair worn in a ponytail. His eyes are blue. The doll is dressed in a silk suit with a lace jabot and wears a tri-corn hat, black stockings and shoes with buckles. The costume is a familiar one. The doll probably was not made for a young child, but as a part of the 1889 centennial celebration of Washington's inauguration. It was made by Martha Jenks Chase, who started making portrait dolls in her backyard about 1880. A 25-inch tall Chase Washington doll sold in 2016 at a Theriault's auction in Las Vegas for $3,080. * * * Q: I'd like information about my great-grandmother's full set of beautiful dishes and serving bowls given to her as a wedding gift in 1876. They are marked "LS & S Carlsbad Austria." A: This mark was used about 1895 to 1917 by Lewis Straus & Sons, importers located in New York City. Carlsbad was part of Austria until after World War I, when it became part of Czechoslovakia. Today the town is called Karlovy Vary and is part of the Czech Republic. Several factories in Austria, Bavaria and Germany used "Carlsbad" in their mark. Many pieces were exported to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Sets of china are hard to sell, but you can enjoy the dishes for their sentimental value. * * * CURRENT PRICES Fortune Telling Cards, tarot, gold edges, text and images, The Nile, US Playing Card Co., box, 52-card deck, c. 1900, 4 x 3 inches, $145. Bronze doorknocker, Abraham Lincoln, profile, slavery abolished speech text, round, ring striker, 1915, 3 1/2 x 3 inches, $300. Powder jar, orange milk glass with purple iris, hinged lid with brass band, interior beveled mirror, Wave Crest, 1800s, 4 x 6 inches, $500. * * * TIP: When polishing the metal hardware on old chests of drawers, slide a piece of stiff paper under the brass plate. This will protect the wood near the brass. *** For more collecting news, tips and resources, visit www.Kovels.com (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. were wounded in 2015. The answer, I don’t have one. History shows us that mental illness and guns played a role in all of the incidents and that our children are sitting ducks in our schools. Will our ultimate solution be tempered by our liberties? “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.” — Thomas Jefferson "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." — Benjamin Franklin with keen anticipation our first Town Hall meeting. We were eager to see how small town meetings worked. After the meeting we wondered if we had made a mistake. Between the threats, intimidations, fights and screaming, attending a meeting in Julian became of little interest. We didn’t move here for that nonsense and it did not endear us to the community. Are we over burdened of loose cannons, wingnuts and the confused? The ferocity and intensity unleashed would give a visitor that impression. So it is today. The meetings are not fun. They generate great stress, produce little and solve little to make life better. Notably we admit that statement is a generalization given the long view, maybe an unfair assessment but certainly not an exaggeration. Therefore we ask, why not do better? We know we can do better. The town has an abundance of good will and good people. Where are you in all this? Are we so uncivilized that our community meetings require security? Do we need to crucify our representatives? Is the passion residing within our community so easily unbridled? Do you not have a socially acceptable outlet for all that unspent passion? We do not always get what we want. Ladies and gentlemen please direct your passion into deeds with good outcomes that serve the best interests of all the community. Think about your legacy. Carl and Ingrid Englund Letter to the Editor Since the District Fire Board is negotiating with the County Fire Authority, here are the key questions that need to be answered: First, since providing fire protection is not in the County Charter, what is to prevent future Boards of Supervisors from discontinuing funding, as they did in 1980? Second, if the County does not deliver as they promise, what recourse does Julian have? Bill Everett In the February 21, 2018 edition of the Julian News, Pat Landis writes a letter asking “Are these people we can trust?” Yet her letter is a misstatement of fact that the editor corrected. So Ms. Landis makes insinuations based on misinformation, and we are supposed to question the County Fire Authority? Wow. Bill Everett, in the same edition, writes a letter where he demonstrates his complete ignorance in how a board of directors is meant to operate. Mr. Everett writes “It cannot be argued that vast majority were against the dissolution. Clearly the Board acted in opposition to the will of the majority of people in attendance.” A board of directors hasadutytoactinthebestinterest of the organization for which they serve. According to the National Council of Nonprofits, “Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.” That means that a board has a duty to the organization, not the people in attendance of a single meeting. And to torture the numbers as Mr. Everett has by saying that “somewhere between 12 and 20, who wanted to go with the County” out of “over a hundred people in attendance” somehow demonstrates a meaningful majority is absurd. Holding these meetings at 10am on a weekday greatly limits those who can attend. Even more disheartening is the fact that, as stated in the cover story in the 2/21/18 edition of the Julian News, “After discussion and a motion of holding an evening meeting to allow more potential speakers was turned down.” So this board continues to make sure that anyone who has a job, and possibly some beneficial business experience to lend, is basically eliminated from attending. What should be more concerning to citizens affected by this board’s decisions is the fact that holding meetings when they do greatly limits the pool of potential directors. I bet that there are a number of talented, experienced individuals that might be willing to step forward and offer their experience to this board, either as a candidate for director or as a volunteer consultant, but are unable to do so due to their business constraints. Mr. Everett further tortures statistics and the meaningfulness of numbers by writing “Nearly 300 residents of Julian signed the petition…That’s nearly 300! Could the proponents of dissolution find 300 people to support their cause? You decide.” Decide what? Mr. Everett’s attempt to try and play loose with the facts is not much different than what Ms. Landis did with her misrepresentation. The failed ballot initiative, according to the 2/7/18 edition of the JN, states that there were 268 signatures collected and 77 of those were invalid, so the reality is that 191 signatures were collected, which is 36% less than Mr. Everett’s “That’s nearly 300!” As for citing a Facebook poll on a page with 2,000 followers and “NOT ONE replied in support” is another nonsensical and worthless piece of data, if it can even called data. Mr. Everett’s plan of waiting until November to see if (1) this tax increase is even on the ballot and (2) whether it passes, simply kicks the can down the road. Enough damage has been done by this board of directors and small group of people already. JCFPD will be lucky to have the CFA take over on terms that were agreed upon in the last contract. As money and support leaks away over the coming months, Julian will be in even worse shape than it is today. All of this ground work on ballot measures and tax increases should have been done BEFORE the contract expired, not after. Figuring out how to collect signatures and missing the deadline for June is further demonstration of inexperience by those fighting dissolution. To answer Ms. Landis’s question, it’s you and Mr. Everett I don’t trust. JCFPD is now operating from a position of weakness and a lack of funding, which puts us all to risk as the 2018 fire season approaches during what looks to be another drought. Julian suffers while inexperienced people bluster opinions that have little to do with fact, as Mr. Everett and Ms. Landis make abundantly clear. Good luck to us all, Tim Taschler Can The Rising Trend Of Minimalism Help The Environment? Maybe Less Really Is More A new trend is on the rise, riding on the shoulders of millennials and their desire to cut back on the number of things they own. It’s being dubbed “minimalism,” and it’s a pretty good trend to get on board with if you’d like to have less clutter, appreciate the items you own more and spend less money on products you won’t use. But does minimalism also have the potential to make a positive impact on our environment? Absolutely. Here’s how. The Movement Sweeping the U.S. and beyond, the minimalist movement is primarily trending among the millennial generation. Raised by baby boomers who tend to hold onto everything, millennials are heading in the opposite direction. They’d much rather spend their money on experiences than material things. In addition, millennials are struggling economically. They’re saddled with record student loan debt and trying to make it in a difficult job market. They’re picky about the way they spend what extra money they end up having. Minimalism is becoming huge in the U.S., but the movement is growing across the globe. Scandinavian minimalism is taking over Europe, while Japanese minimalism is another mainstay. While the movements are similar in many ways, you can see the differences in their inspiration. The Japanese movement is more spiritual, involving Zen and Buddhist traditions, while the Scandinavian movement is more about achieving the cleanest design possible. Consuming and Wasting Less Having less stuff definitely reduces your impact on the environment. If you’re consciously monitoring what you buy, you both consume less and produce less waste. Just think of the amount of packaging that comes with what you buy. There’s the bag from the store or the box and packing material from online. Then, the product itself is often sealed in plastic. If it’s clothing, there are tags on it. These factors alone make an impact, even though they may seem small. Also, if you’re buying fewer items, you’re going to want to get quality ones that last for a while. Doing so means less waste because you’re not getting rid of clothes that got holes or dishes that are stained or beat up. Consumerism is a huge Pack rats go home! The age of minimalism is nigh! contributor to climate change, responsible for up to 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers purchasing goods manufactured all over the world means that a lot of transportation is needed to get them to the right place. The fast fashion trend makes people buy a lot more clothing, which requires a high amount of water to produce and contributes to materials being found on shorelines and other areas they aren’t meant to be, which harms plant and animal life. Tiny Living The minimalist movement rises alongside — and for similar reasons as — the tiny home trend. Besides pretty much eliminating a mortgage and saving you a lot of money over both the short and long term, making the choice to live in a smaller home is also an excellent eco-friendly option. Smaller homes naturally require less material. And they also challenge you to make sure every single space in the house has a purpose since space is so limited. If you want to live more off- the-grid, keep in mind that’s also easier to do in a tiny home. It’s simple to power these homes with solar panels due to their small size. You can also choose to rig a rainwater collection system to get fresh water. There will also be less damage done to the actual land. If the house is stationary, it’s taking up less space. If it’s portable, that means there is no need to lay a foundation. Tiny homes don’t disrupt the balance of nature as much. The largest environmental impact of a tiny home is its amount of energy consumption. 86 percent of the environmental impact of a home is from energy consumption — things like lighting and heating. Tiny houses use only a small fraction of the energy that a normal, average- sized house does. The same kinds of results were found comparing the carbon dioxide emissions of a normal house and a tiny one. Smaller issues exist too, but small things can add up. If you’re living in a tiny house and living in a minimalist way, you’ll naturally use fewer cleaning supplies because there’s less to clean. Because you’ll have fewer fixtures, appliances and other electronics, you won’t need to replace as much down the road. Those who live in average to large-sized homes will spend approximately $3,000-$14,000 annually on home repairs. In contrast, tiny home owners will only spend about $250-$1,000 a year on repairs. These numbers not only show how cost-effective this lifestyle is, but also how much less there is to repair — and, in turn, waste — when living in a smaller home. Having a tiny home encourages the minimalism movement because it literally makes it virtually impossible to succumb to overconsumption. Minimalism is a great way to help the environment — and yourself. It’s easy to become far too focused on the belongings we own instead of our life experiences and who we are. Even if you slowly ease into a more minimalist lifestyle, it will still make an impact on the environment and the world. The more the minimalism trend grows, the better off the environment will be, so get started right away! Replacing your old, electric water heater with a model that bears the ENERGYSTAR can put a significant dent in your energy costs. These water heaters use advanced heat pump technology and are independently certified to be more efficient. Learn more at www.energystar.gov/ waterheaters. * * * Two clinical studies conducted at McGovern Medical School showed that AHCC mushroom extract can clear infections in women with recurrent human papillomavirus, an infection that can lead to cancer. Learn more at www.ahccresearch.org. * * * Over 40 percent of people who don’t keep tissues on hand during cold and flu season have used a piece of paper or their sleeves, reports the Clarus Research Group. These substitutes can easily irritate your nose, so keep Puffs Plus Lotion nearby. Learn more: www.Puffs.com. Did You Know