Newspaper Archive of
The Julian News
Julian , California
Lyft
April 28, 2010     The Julian News
PAGE 7     (7 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 7     (7 of 16 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
April 28, 2010
 

Newspaper Archive of The Julian News produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




April 28, 2010 National Thank A Teacher Day - May 4th say thank-you. If you can't thank your past teacher(s), write a local teacher a note of gratitude for all they do. In fact, to show your appreciation for teachers, there is a "Teacher Thank You" box at the Julian library where you can deposit your note to a Julian teacher! Parents, encourage your children to make Thank You cards for their teachers, current To all persons who ever attended school: An opportunity for you to thank your teachers. National Teacher Day is May 4th and California Day of the Teacher is May 12th. I am sure all of us have had an outstanding teacher or two, (several if you grew up in Julian!) in our school careers who really made a difference in our lives. Well, it is never to late to and past, and deposit them in the "Teacher Thank You" box. The notes will be delivered to Julian teachers and you know they will love hearing from you! What a wonderful way to let these hard- working people know they're appreciated. To ensure delivery, please address your letters to your teacher and their school. The letters will be picked up from the Library on Monday, May 10th for delivery that week. History of National Teacher Day The origins of National Teacher Day are murky. Around 1944 Arkansas teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge began corresponding with political and education leaders about the need for a national day to honor teachers. Woodbridge wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, who in 1953 persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day. NEA, along with its Kansas and Indiana state affiliates and the Dodge City (Kan.) Local, lobbied Congress to create a national day to celebrate teachers. Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day for that year only. NEA and its affiliates continued to observe National Teacher Day in March until 1985, when the NEA Representative Assembly voted to change the event to Tuesday of the first full week of May. The actual date, therefore, varies from year to year. 25% Off Everything! HEALTH SERVICES i.S., 760 765 4646 by AppointmeIlt.regina@nativewellness.com JULIAN MEDICAL 00-LINIC A DIVISION OF BORREGO COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION We accept Healthy Families Insurance (Next To Town Hall) www.julianmedical.com OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:OOAM TO 5PM -- 24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE View Lodge Quality Assisted Living, Memory Care and Hospice A Jewel In your Own Backyard Your family deserves the finest in elder care/ 0 Patios, gardens and walkways are just a step away, yet within secured grounds,surrounded by beautiful Alpine views and spacious lawns. 0 A variety of enriching activities occur all day, every day in a program filled with life's joy. € Complimentary tours, luncheons and on-sight assessment program provide a sense of our charm and our service excellence. Office is open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 0 Owner operated by the Cioffi family for over 30 years, we offer short term respite stays, day care program, assisted living, dementia and hospice care in an open and airy country setting. 0 Furnished Semi-Private rates from $2,850.00 per month. Private rooms from $3,550.00 973 Arnold Way, Alpine, Ca. 91901 Phone 619-445-5291 Fax 619-445-5844 Visit us at www.alpineviewlodge.com State license number 374-600-694 No Appointments Just Come In / Now Available Certified Animal Adjusting $30. 00 i +Sqnlo+r Cqre  SUNCREST LODGE 34540 Engineers Road and Highway 79 17601 765-0065 6-Bed Full Service Hospice & Dementia Case by Case License #374601019 619 445 3168 fax 619 445 5368 I-li00h I00oad 00omeopat:h9 € Nutritional counseling t Herbs and supplements 76o-877-99009 www.hlahmeChomeomnl.eom The Julian News 7 borrego outfitters CASUAL LIFESTYLE STORE Spring Sale April ]-]o,zo]o We're pleased to invite you to our famous Spring Sale at Borrego Outfitters. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy savings on our entire selection of Cloth- ing, Shoes & Sandals, Hats, Purses & Handbags, Outdoor & Hiking Gear, Home Dccor, Kitchen, Gourmet and Wine Items. A 25% discount applies to everything you purchase during the salel Enjoy Extra Savingsl • Dozens of items throughout the store are individually marked down 30%, 40% and even 50%. Take these discounts, then take an additional 25% off during the salel € Members of our Rewords Program earn a $10 store credit, good on a future transaction, for every $200 purchased! I mumm'i Julian News I Readers! I I I Bring in this coupon and receive I $10 off on any purchase of I $50.00 or morel I I I One coupon per customer, please. 0 [ Cannot be combined with other cou- pons. CODE: JUUANIO. Expires 4/$1/10 1-Bill I llll1-1 Borrego Outfitters Located in The Mall, 579-E Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 760-767-3502 Perspective What I Like About My Cancer by Linda (Hummer) Mahrdt It probably seems peculiar to consider what is there to like about cancer. I think that "THE C-WORD" gets a bad rap. For one thing: (stating the obvious) NONE of us is getting out of this life alive, and I think there are MANY worse ways to go. rd choose cancer over sudden death by any means or a long painful downward spiral of physical function. Permanent loss of mental and physical function from stroke or aneurysm? NO thank you! I've never included my name on the list of those who'd like to simply to die in my sleep. (I think the presumption of those who DO want to go that way is that they'll get to live a "LONG" life before taking that long last nap. Obviously we don't have a whole lot of choice in that matter.) Speaking from experience, sudden death is horrifically painful for those left behind. Both the survivors and the departed are deprived of the ability to easily tie up loose ends. But, I digress, because my point in appreciating my cancer is focusing on LIFE. I think that the fear associated with cancer has to do with the focus on impending death. The cancer diagnosis makes it uncomfortably more difficult for many to ignore their mortality and impermanence. It seems much easier to pretend we aren't going to die, to assume that we'll live to "a ripe old age." So, rll say it: I'm going to die, and so are you. And just because I've got cancer doesn't mean rm going to go before you. Last year, during my first rounds of treatment for lung cancer, I had no problem finding much to celebrate and be grateful for. In all fairness, I felt I wasn't really challenged. I was off work, on disability, without any big financial worries, and I tolerated my treatment well. No nausea, hair that only thinned. The worst side effect I experienced was occasional but profound fatigue. This meant that I'd sometimes spend 3-5 days in my pajamas, doing not much more than moving from my bed to the recliner. Kinda sounds like a vacation, huh? This year, rm finding myself dealing with a few new side effects, including pain, which has not only disrupted my sleep, Groceries. Fresh Produce. Sundries Beer • Wine • Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Scratchers • Full Service "Best in the County"Meat Department • U.S.D.A. Choice Beef • Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications Bill Pay Plmee & Lmmles but necessitated prescription pain meds over the course of months. I've also lost my hair, or at least most of it. Keeping my spirits up HAS been a little more difficult this time, but I am coming around. As long as I can be comfortable, and am blessed (as I know I am) to not have to struggle financially, then this ISN'T so bad. So, here's at least part of the list, now that rm beginning to remember what I like about my cancer: • I don't have to wake to an alarm clock 5 days a week. • My friends bring me meals. • I can nap every day. • Friends and loved ones make sure to say "1 love you" frequently. • If pain keeps me up for a few hours in the middle of the night, I can watch a movie and knit until the pain meds kick in, and just sleep in a little longer in the AM. • rm expected to be grumpy once in a while. • I have the time to meditate, pray and generally focus on my health. • I gain a couple of hours every day from not having to "dress professionally", prepare lunches, and drive to and from work. • I can take more time to stay connected with loved ones. • I cry more easily. • When I have the energy, I have the time to take walks or putter in the garden with my husband. • I am considered to have more wisdom because of what I am going through. • I am more aware of the simple beauty of life. Although Linda (Hummer) Mahrdt no longer rives in Julian, she maintains a strong connection to the community and friendships she established during her residence here from 1993--2003, where she raised her daughters, Lauren and Karen. While riving here, she worked for Majestic Pines Water, Orchard Hill Country Inn and The Julian Chamber of Commerce. Linda was also very active in the local acoustic music scene, having performed solo as well as with the duos WoodSmoke, Raven (with Lani Stuart-Gonzalez) and Unknown Legend. She continues to enjoy the rural/small-town lifestyle, living in Del Dios with her husband, Clark. Linda was diagnosed with non- small cell lung cancer shortly before her 53rd birthday in December of 2008. She can be contacted at Just47Faith@yahoo. com. Future updates to Linda's blog can be viewed at: http://halfraven.blogspot.com/