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April 18, 2012 The Julian News 5 All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial USA Communications has increased Internet speeds in your area! Let our BLOW YOU AWAY No Contracts No Equipment Fees No Fine Print Mo.ntai. T bd PreseHts \ "SaviW t6e planet one 6el[y at, a time" I Come First Night between 5:00 - 5:30for registration I Class fee for 8 weeks is $40. O0 - Due first night of class; April 26th I ~ Beginners Welcome! No Performances required# Thoughts by Michele Harvey I Don't Like This Recently I watched a commercial for a min~ van that-really angered me. The manufacturer pointed out 2 features considered the most important. One of those features is a DVD player, think it's just wrong to equip a vehicle with a DVD player. Maybe certain circumstances would make it a good idea to put a DVD player in a family vehicle, but for most buyers I just don't like the idea. I think families shou d spend time together. I don't believe families, husbands and wives or friends are actually spending time together when any of them is watching a DVD player because anyone watching that player is probably focused and not getting distracted by scenery or conversation. When my boys were in grade schoot, we drove to Oregon for visits with relatives and friends 4 to 5 times each year. Sometimes I played cassette music tapes along our journey and we sang the songs together. Steppenwolf's Born to be Wild was my favorite music to begin each day's travels. I played book tapes and we discussed the books we listened to. When I played the book tapes of Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear, Earth's Children series of books on tape I had to be quick at the controls. Jean Auel writes in intimate detail of many things including plant descriptions and also of sexual discovery. During our long drives up Interstate 5 through Central California, I had no intentions of explaining sexual acts to my 2 pre-teen boys so when it seemed like the book tape was going to take us through a journey of sexual discovery, I fast- forwarded the ta pe. My boys and I often played word games together, learning new vocabulary words. Our favorite word game is called Minister's Cat. I first saw the game played in a movie version of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. The game is played as a round robin. The first player picks a descriptive word beginning with the letter "A" describing the Minister's cat. The cat may be an Awesome cat or an Artful cat. The second player picks a descriptive word beginning with the letter "B". The cat may be bold, boisterous, bountiful, or any other name that is a real descriptive word in good taste. The game players continue in Order, through the alphabet until someone can't find a word and drops out. If the entire alphabet is gone through, then the game begins again with the letter "A". With just 3 of us playing, when one person dropped out, we all stopped playing and found something else to do. Oldest son Robert held the tour book and read to his brother and me to let us know what we looked at as we watched the passing scenery together. We occasionally took detours to towns and places that Robert found in the tour book that we all decided would be a good place to visit. Our Usual time driving to Oregon from Julian included meals and a stop for the night at a hotel in Redding or Red Bluff. Our first destination would be Grandma Olive's in Rogue River City. We usually arrived there for lunch on our second day traveling. However, one year we decided to tour every place that looked interesting to us as Robert studied the tour guide and it took us 4 days to reach Oregon. My boys got really good at figuring out how long it would take to drive'from destination to destination When they were too young to read or play sophisticated word games, my boys counted cows or billboards of particular things like sodas or car brands or anything along the road that caught their attention. Big trucks with lots of lights were dubbed circus trucks and they were fun to count because so many traveled the same highway as we traveled. All of those years were great years for getting to know each other and I.think we became close because of the activities we enjoyed together while on road trips. My boys celebrate their 30th and 32nd birthdays this month and we still talk about the trips we drove and the things we saw and experienced during those adventures. Recent conversations that I've had .with my boys included the huge and noisy thunder storm we drove through while returning from Crater Lake to Rogue River City. We have talked about th e red lava rocks used instead of gravel along the shoulders of the highway driving west from Klamath Falls. We picked up a few of those stones and I know/still have them somewhere in my houSe. We've talked about visithl~dma Olive's church because its name is Foot's Creek Church and that was a curious name of a church for 2 pre-teen boys who visited it during a vacation. In Oregon we saw a restaurant and cottages collectively called The Dew Drop Inn. We saw a sign with a caveman on it when we entered Cave Junction, near Grants Pass. Driving on fairly short trips gave us chances to count cars coming in the opposite direction between Julian and Ramona. In season we counted festive looking homes with Christmas lights and we could always find ways to include other things in our drives as they seemed interesting to us. People who buy cars with DVD players and use them miss out on so very much of life itself. All the activities that I've described here are just some of the ways that my boys and I entertained ourselves while riding through our road adventures. They are just a few of the things we did. It was never difficult for us to entertain ourselves and in the process we got to know each other. My son Robert is excellent and fast in answering simple math equations. By simple I mean basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including large numbers. Formulas for things like figuring out the amount of water in a reservoir are like parlor tricks to him. I once asked his younger brother Thomas how Robert became so good at math. Thomas told me that when we traveled on long trips, Robert often entertained himself by reciting his multiplication and division tables. This is not something that I imagine children do while watching DVDs. These are my thoughts. Lily Ida Andermatt April 3, 1934 - April 11, 2012 Lily was born in Seeley, Ca to Swiss immigrants, Charles and Ida Andermatt. She had three brothers, Roland (Alpine, Ca), Allan (deceased) and Val (Mill City, OR). She was blessed with six children, Sherry Lutes (El Cajon, CA), Charley Wilson (Divide, CO), Becky Williams (Glendale, OR), Donald Wilson (Santee, CA), Angela Jenkins (Alpine, CA), and David Jenkins (El Cajon, CA), fifteen grandchildren, eleven (almost twelve) great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Having grown up in Julian she developed a love of hard work which she maintained up until the last few months of her life. She had recently returned to Julian where she wrote a column for the Julian News" under the heading of "Visiting with Lily" in which she shared many of her life's moments and thoughts. Lily loved writing and had written many books enjoyed by her family and friends. She loved a good joke and loved passing those on to her family and friends. Lily was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints and had served in many capacities. She had a strong faith in her Lord. During Lily's lifetime she had been married to Wenda Keith Wilson, William Jenkins, Lynn Jesperson and Fred Scherbaum. Lily had a zest for life in work or play and always approached life with a positive attitude She will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012, 11:00 am at the Alpine building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2425 Tavern Road, Alpine, CA. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to a charity of your choice. CAUFORNIA " Groceries Fresh Produce Sundries Beer Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning Lotto Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department U,S,D.A. Choice Bee[ Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications OPEN DAllY 6a.m. 1'O 8p.m. I KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION ON April 17TH (Or any Day after) 2:30 pm Requirements for Kindergarten enrollment i 1. Child must be 5 years old on or before November !, 2013 Parent/guardians must present proof of birth, such as a birth certificate or baptismal record at the time of registration. 2. Parents/guardians must provide proof of residency, such as a utility bill, rental receipt, etc. at the time of registration. 3. State law requires that the following records be presented at the time of registration: A. Polio- 4 doses, but 3 doses are enough if at least one was given after child's 2~"~ birthda.,,. B. DTWDtaP/DTFrd ,- 5 or more doses, but one more dose is needed if the last dose was given before the child's 2"n birthday. C. MMR - 2 doses D. Hepatitis B - 3 doses E. Varieella- l dose F. Health Checkup G. Dental Screening FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 765-0661 KEEP YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY WITH BORREGO SPRINGS BOTTLED WATER CRYSTAL CLEAR & REFRESHING Only $19.75 per month, incl. cooler rental and 3 five gallon bottles of drinking water +tax & bottle deposit For home or office delivery: 760-805-8879 Serving ALL of No contract! San Diego County Ask about our private Spring Water add label liter & .5 liter bot- 84 cents per bottle ties for your business or special event and fund- FDA Licensed Mountain Spring & Drinking Water Is That Something You Eat? Yes, but I am talking about the upcoming Fiber/Dance Festival May 5th thru 6th on the grounds of the Santa Ysabel Art Gallery and Julian Weaving Works, launched By the Gala of Dance at Wynola Pizza Fri May 4th 6 to 9pm. Since ancient times cloth makers have gathered while they work. Cloth making done in the traditional way involves many hours of engagement, this time seems to pass quickly when we gather to entertain inspire and challenge each other. The fiber pursuits are a nice balance to the non tactile age we currently live in. Handmade cloth whether woven, knit or crocheted has a unique quality that allows you feel the maker's hand. The drape and color of the fabric created row by row and stitch by stitch and IJic by pic in the hands of someone immersed in the joy of creative process is tangible. The upcoming Fiber/Dance Festival is designed to bring together this process for education, appreciation and entertainment, to learn techniques from our fiberholic sisters and brothers: How to raise and handle the animals How to process the fiber Ways to use the fiber Each part of the process is an art form unto itself, and is a lifetime of learning. If you are interested in any of these processes this Festival is a great opportunity to speak with these masters. 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