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April 7, 2010 The Julian News 5 Banking I: Checking Savings I Home Equity : Business Banking t~ 2033 Main St., Julian I 765-2765 Merober FDIC Rabobank Accounting - Tax Planning LUERS & DYER, CPAs, LLP CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Income Tax and Accounting Full Service Firm ~a/.acre, CPA Jan Dytw, cPA l~lutr~ ~ ml'atathm Personal attention to ),our s pecial needs Wytlola Center, 4367 Hwy. 78, Suite l 12 P.O, Box 1934. Julian, CA 92036 Tel: 760 765-0343 Fax: 760 765-01[$0 Email: rel~cca@lueracl~com On The Road In New Mexico With The Julian News Local Chimney Sweep; Donna Lord on a recent trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico What Makes Holly Unique Holly Jean Tuomi was born December 7th, 1991, in Palomar Hospital. Holly is one of the most unique individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not for what she does, but for who she is. She has enough personality for ten people, and this is what makes her so great. Holly is a very well rounded person, her hobbies consist of: reading, excavation, writing, softball, and listening to music. Her favorite book to read is Lock and Key, the reason it is her favorite Holly says, "It makes you grateful to live your own life." Her favorite place to be is in Barnes and Noble, Holly says she likes it because of the vast collection of people's imaginations; this is a place where she can have great conversations with new interesting and enlightened people. Holly frequently hones her talents in Softball and singing. Another great talent of Holly's is her ability to make people laugh, she is extremely funny! "What is a friend, a friend is a single soul in two bodies." this is a quote that Holly appreciates. After high school Holly plans on attending the University Of Washington. There she will work towards her PHD in Archaeology and her masters in Sociology. She plans on a career as an Archaeologist. tn her life she wants to travel to at least half of all the countries in the world. Holly would like to recognize her Mother and brother for showing her that she can lead a life of success while still having time to act a little crazy! Holly is bright, beautiful, and full of personality. Holly's attitude on life is amazing, success is in her future. She is without a doubt a person to be remembered, as well as respected. Holly Tuomi is one of the most amazing people I have met thus far in my life. The world is her oyster and I am sure she will lead a great and prosperous life. :,: ! iiil : iii:i My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Paul and Mariie's House Last October my cousin Paul died suddenly; a few years before that his wife Marjie passed on. None of their three adult children could take over their mortgage, though they did take a few things for their own homes and families. Mostly they took items that held memories for each of them. Photos and furniture, knick knacks and precious personal things; some that had been handed down for several generations found new loving homes. The rest of Paul and Marjie's possessions had to be sold or given away so the house could be sold. A little over a month ago, family members were invited to the house so we could enjoy one last gathering in the home where we had all shared so many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners together. As I go back through time, I remember participating in a joyous wedding day in the backyard, an award ceremony for Marjie, Paul and Marjie's renewal of wedding vows on their twenty-fifth anniversary and the anxious time that Mike and I lived in their home for our two week evacuation during the Cedar Fire in 2003, On the evening of the last gathering we were all asked to take anything we wanted or that we could use before a company was called to haul the leftovers away. We had a great couple of hours reminiscing while joking about some of the things we found. We found videos and stuffed animals, three or four shop vats, yard tools with and without broken handles, costume jewelry and many more things that brought on conversations while going through boxes of things that held items that some of us remembered. Three yard sales later, my son Thomas, two of my cousins and I loaded up four vehicles with things that were still at the house. I brought several things home that mean something to me, including a couch and love seat and a handmade clay angel, I can still picture family members sitting on those two comfortable pieces of furniture that came to mean so much to me, which connect me with good and lasting memories. Thomas now has some tools, a filing cabinet, some photo albums and clothes. Boxes of glassware, doilies, picture frames, art work and jewelry have gone into my shop. Some of the money I make selling these items will help pay for a mission trip to Guatemala for one of Paul and Marjie's granddaughters. As we sorted through knick knacks, tools, art work, and boxes of table linens, I thought of the many little things that looked like gifts that a child would give a parent. Stuffed animals with a heart theme, small knick knack angels and cute animals were probably gifts given with lots of love. Old worn tools at Paul's tool bench that he just couldn't part with may have belonged to his father. Three saws without blades hang on the wall. A table for a table saw that Paul's grandfather made sits in the garage. It was too heavy for all of us to lift, so the new home owner gets to keep it knowing its heritage. We left an entire storage box full of peg board hangers in case the new owner wants to hang his tools on the wall behind the work bench where Paul's tools hung for many years. We also left a box full of shelf brackets and a stack of spare floor tiles left over from remodeling projects. As I walked away from Paul and Marjie's home for the last time; I thought of all the good memories I have stored in my brain of their home and of people who are no longer alive, yet live within us. I have a photo of my grandmother, my Mom, myself and my baby son Robert taken in Paul and Marjie's dining room. That photo shows four generations of us, each thirty years apart in age. Grandma and my Morn have been gone for many years and Robert turns thirty this week. I remember the year that my Grandmother, who never touched a drop of liquor in her entire life, asked to drink what the rest of us were drinking instead of the coffee she always requested. We gave her a mug of hot apple cider spiked with apricot brandy, and at ninety years old she had her first alcohol buzz. She declared that was the best apple cider she ever drank, and she asked for more. Paul and Marjie's daughter Gaylee married her husband Glenn in the backyard with a Christian/Jewish ceremony. Their Rabbi performed the traditional Jewish ceremony and my brother Clyde; an Assembly of God minister performed the Christian ceremony. When Marjie had cancer and time was running out, she was given a special award for her work with visual education. Friends and family, doctors and vision therapists, gathered in her home to share the special evening with her. She was the founder of PAVE, Parents Active for Visual Education and she worked diligently for many years to educate people about the link between undiagnosed vision problems and lack of achievement. Her husband Paul set up the initial website for P.A.V.E. and each year we heard success stories as P.A.V.E. became a nationally known and respected organization. Years and years of family gatherings brought so many of us together in Paul and Marjie's home. I turn sixty this year and remember getting dressed up, and then going to their house when I was a child. My children and grandchildren have all gone there for family gatherings. Each generation, five in all, have spent time with extended family at Paul and Marjie's for holiday meals, weddings, funerals and special occasions in between. Special family announcements were saved to share with all of us at the gatherings. The first year my sister rode her horse in the Rose parade, we all found out at Paul and Marjies. Wedding announcements and pregnancies were all proclaimed at our gatherings. Each item we packed has its own story. A dusty espresso cup from a kitchen cupboard, bud vases that may have held small bouquets for special occasions or simple loving moments, generations of tools, photo albums and yard decorations all had meaning to someone at sometime. Now they will have new homes and they will have new lives. Walking away that last time turned a page in my family history. We will no longer gather at Paul and Marjie's. They are both gone and it is up to the rest of us to keep our family connections. Another generation will join us someday and hear the family stories that we all continue to share. These are my thoughts. National Library Month: County Libraries Want To Hear From You The San Diego County Library by logging onto www.sdcl.org. is celebrating National Library San Diego County Library is also Month by encouraging local accepting submissions of photos communities to speak up and taken of library users enjoying show how they thrive at the their local branches and library library. Through the submission services. These submissions of pictures of customers enjoying are being accepted via email library services, personal to csgpubsvc@sdcounty. storytelling with The People's ca.gov and may be featured via Post and a tribute to library slideshow on the county library workers making a difference, website. t.he San Diego community is For more information on all of encouraged to tell their story, the events that San Diego County In honor of Library Workers Library has planned for National Day, April 13, customers can post Library Month, visit www.sdcl.org stories about the difference a or contactyourlocal library. library worker has made for them Progressively Old Fashioned Collectibles Gifts 2111 Main Street In The Heart of Downtown Julian '~ :.i::ii~i:i,i~ i~ i,i :: :. :. ~;~ii~ ~ i~iii i,;~ !:~ ;~i~i~i ~i~i~i~,;~::~!,~i~ ~~ ~ooo~oooo, ~ f~ N P-908 Washington Street 760-765- ! P- I P- Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday Being a full-time mother is one of the highest-salaried jobs in myfield, since the payment is pure love. -- Mildred B. Vermont Theater Review "Nobody's Perfect" by Taylor Cole, age 10 Where can you goto see a fun ideas to make a science fair jazzy show? The Poway Center project to prove that hamsters for the Performing Arts is a really prefer the color purple. The get big theater. When you enter the to work right away. Right before lobby the first thing you see is lots they run the hamster through the of people and there is artwork on maze, the hamster goes missing. display. After you mingle around Will they find the hamster? If for a while, a bell rings signaling they do, will it like purple the time to go to your seat. There best? Will Alexis go to the party? are three doors in the lobby that I thought this show was go into the theater. Your ticket awesome. The music was loud will say what door to go to so and exciting, it was musical you don't have to walk far to your theater that made you want to seat. One of the plays my parents get up and dance. The stage sets recently took me to see there were colorful and fun. The lights for my birthday was Nobody's werevery bright. Because it was Perfect, a musical stage show a live performance the actors currently on a national tour from were loud and easyto understand from the Kennedy Center for the and used their bodies to describe Performing Arts Young Audience how they were feeling. After the Program. show I got to meet and talk with Once we were in our seats, I the actors from the show and ask noticed a lot of people gesturing them questions. They showed with their arms and hand to talk me what the sign language for with each other. That's because pizza was. They talked about the story of Nobody's Perfect, how hard it was to learn sign based on a children's book with language to do this show. They the same title, is about a girl said it was more than a triple named Megan who is deaf. The threat (acting, singing, and actress who played Mega is dancing) but a quadruple threat deaf in real life. I also noticed to add signing to the play. Going that there were two big purple to this live performance made boxes on either side of the me more aware of the deaf stage. I wondered what they community. were for. When the show stated Nobody's Perfect is still on I learned that they were subtitle National tour. You can find out boxes to help the deaf people in more about it at www.kennedy- the audience understand all the center.org. At the site click on dialog. No body's Perfect is the education; then, performance first bilingual - English/American and events, then arts and Sign Language musical theater schools, then currently on the production. That means that road for a schedule. There is also all the actors signed as well as a behind the scenes interactive spoke their lines, video at www.artsedge.org at The story begins with Megan that web site find the explore tab at home preparing for her and click on Look Listen Learn "positively perfect purple party" on the left you will see Nobody's to celebrate her 10th birthday. Perfect, click on view resource She decides to invite Alexis, the to watch the behind the scenes new girl at school, but Alexis video and play the games. says "no!" Megan's friends think But you don't have to leave the part won't be perfect if "Miss Julian to find out how the story Perfect" (Alexis) doesn't come. ends. You can go the the Julian Then at school their teacher Library to check out the book chooses science fair partners Nobody's Perfect by Marlee and Alexis and Megan have to Matlin and read it for yourself. work together! They can't figure A Note to Parents: out what to do. Megan wants The Poway Center for the to do something that includes Performing Arts has a wonderful purple, but Alexis wants to do schedule and children's tickets something about hamsters. Mr. are only five dollars when Ryan helps them combine their purchased with an adult's ticket.