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May 11, 2011 Now UlIC Groceries Produce, Sundries Beer, Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department ff.S.D.A. Choice Bee[ Bujalo Meat Special and Hofiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications OPEN DAlhY 6a.m. To 8p.m. Thoughts by Michele Harvey Are We Surviving The Recession? I recently took some people to the Ramona Sheriff's station to sign up for food cards to supplement their ability to buy groceries. You don't exactly go into the sheriff's station. However, several buildings use the same parking lots. Food cards are the modern version of food stamps and can be used at local Julian and Santa Ysabel grocery stores, rve been told that they can even be used to buy vegetable seeds. I think that's a fine way to spread grocery funds. For instance, a person can buy a packet of tomato seeds for about the price of one or two organically ripened tomatoes, and then grow dozens of fresh tomatoes. They can then be eaten fresh, in meals, canned for future meals or shared with other people in need. The third Tuesday of April, I was at the town hall for the commodities give away. Among the items given that day were cans of yellow corn. My imagination went into high gear thinking of all the different meal items that could be made or stretched with a can of corn. Some of the ideas I came up with besides just heating the corn were; draining the corn and adding it to a salad, mixing it into chili or enchiladas, creating a salsa or adding it to soup. Corn fritters would taste really good too. My mother would have .mixed the corn into pancakes, waffles or biscuits. The canned corn was crispy, so it could add a nice texture to any meal. My brother Clyde, an Assembly of God minister, once applied for The Julian News 5 UsueSt, "Cap" LIAN , FEED & SUPPLY I a job in the small town of Ellendale, North Dakota. While there, he iz9o z Wa gt tl and his wife ate lunch at a local caf. When they found out that they shin on Stree II POPE TREE SERVICE [I weresitting nextto the local mayor, Clydeasked himafewquestions. ] 760 lZIZ , Since Clyde and Jane had four children, and the oldest was sixteen, "768" safety was one of their main concerns The mayor told them that I Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 I All Your Tree Service Needs people living in Ellendale don't ever lock the doors to their homes. L NOW OPEN SUN]BAYS J However, he warned them to always keep their car doors locked. At first, that sounded a bit scary, so Clyde asked why they would have to lock their car doors and not the doors to their home. They were t01d that if they left their car doors unlocked, the cars would get filled with tomatoes and zucchinis, rve grown tomatoes and zucchinis so I know how true that can be. Tomatoes can be easily canned or frozen for future use and zucchinis made into zucchini breads can be stored in the freezer for a future meal or treat. Wouldn't it be great if we could all grow enough food to share? One way to try making it through the recession is by selling things that we no longer use. Many of us have things we could sell, but have no way to have a yard sale or even have an idea of what price we should ask. Lots of items can be found on the internet auction sites. It's important to see the price that people are willing to pay for an item, not the possibly inflated price that the seller is asking. In Wynola Farms Marketplace four miles west of Julian on highway 78, we now have Backcountry Bargains, a bargain store. Not only can we all buy used clothes and household items at much lower prices than normal retail; we don't have to drive to Ramonaor points west to shop. Backcountry Bargains takes items in for consignment. Some are used and some are new and priced really low. I don't expect to make much money by selling my things on consignment. However, I create space in my house, which cuts my stress level and having a few dollars in my pocket is better than not having any money. Right now, Back Country Bargains has prom dresses. Here is another way to save money. Ten or fifteen years ago, some of us had clothing parties. We each brought a potluck dinner item and some clothes that were in near new condition that hung in our closets, not getting worn. This was a ladies night out that wasn't expensive and didn't involve getting drunk. We sat in a circle, put the clothes in a pile in the middle of the circle, and in turn, each of us would pick an item of clothing, try it on, then decide if we wanted to keep it. What ever we decided, the turn would go to the next woman. This way each of us would get some new clothing and we all had a relaxing evening with our friends, away from home problems. Entertainments don't have to be expensive. All over our country, women get together to cook or can foods, then divide up the products of their efforts, giving each family some variety in their meals and each woman gets to spend productive time with her friends. In some neighborhoods, families are sharing the cost of a dumpster. People who don't turn in recyclables are saving them anyway, giving them to people who can use the money. I know people who tell me that they recycle just for the safety of the environment, not to make money. They think we shouldn't profit from recycling. That is very noble, but I think earning a few extra dollars to put food on the table or to pay toward a heating bill is just as honorable. If we don't get overly stressed to the point that our brains don't seem fully functional in a logical sort of way; we can sit quietly and come up with ideas to save money. We can come up with ideas to stretch what little money we have. Getting together with friends and talking about what financial stresses are bothering us is a good way to find new ideas that help us to cope. Many of us can work together to help each other make it safely through this recession. , These are my thoughts. Julian Arts Guild Artist of The Month On Display At Library Barbara Lynn Simmons is the Julian Arts Guild's "Artist of the Month" for May currently on display at Julian Library. Barbara has been in Julian for twenty years and lives in an area with an abudance of wildlife which she enjoys painting and sharing through her artwork. A transplanted Midwesterner with a Californian soul, her love of nature began with jaunts into the countryside as a child and continued through travels around the world as an adult. Although Barbara has had no formal training in painting, settling in Julian ignited her desire to paint wildlife. Her media include pastels, oil, and pencil. Virginia Blanc Smith July 27, 1930 - April 22, 2011 When one door shuts, another opens. That's what people say, often times in response to a tragedy or something gone awry. I think it is a bit of nonsense, coined by someone with nothing better to say in place of some good advice. Sometimes, when the door shuts it separates us from things so dear that all of the open doors in the world can't replace our loss. Virginia Blanc Smith passed away on April 22, following, a nine-month battle with cancer. She was born here in Julian on July 27, 1930, to her parents Art and Alice Blanc. If the last name of Blanc sounds familiar to you, you have probably paid some attention to your Julian history. Virginia's grandfather, F. L. Blanc became the Baptist minister in Julian in the late 1890's. Besides ministering to the community, preacher Blanc also built many buildings in Julian, some still standing...some not. Probably the most familiar of the structures is the Julian Gold Rush Hotel, built forAIbert and Margaret Robinson in 1897. C. R. Wellington, a local building contractor, and F. L. Blanc are both given credit for the building. It seems likely Wellington was in charge of the project, but there is no doubt they both worked on it. So Virginia came from pioneer stock and it was always in her nature. In 1948 she married Roland Smith. Virginia and Roland had four children: Art, Cookie, Oscar and Jill. They eventually moved to San Marcos where Virginia spent the rest of her adult life. Virginia may have moved away from her Julian roots, but she never, ever, let go of them. To see her with her childhood friends at various functions, was to see her at home. At her service in Escondido on Saturday, April 30, she was remembered for her commitment to family, friends and community. Later in her life, her natural curiosity led her to further her education at Palomar College, and then at Cal State San Marcos. Her family will remember her for her strength, moxie, wit, and desire to keep her family and friends connected wherever in the world they might be. Her connection with family and friends was not just with the living. Virginia maintained one of the most cared for plots in the Julian Cemetery...tending to those who had passed on and shut the door behind them. Virginia knew that the closing of the door was not the end of those who had gone. Virginia carried each and every one of them in her heart. Caring for them and the living, was something Virginia did every day of her life. Commercial u Oak and Pine our Specialty CA. State License #7o4192 , SATURDAY JUNE4,2011 7 PM , ilii|lllll I. 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He graduated from LongBeach State University in 1973 with a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology and worked   as a counselor and therapist. ,/ In 1976 Bill moved to San Diego County, settling first in Ramona but soon fell in love with Julian. His comments were that if he couldn't get back to his birthplace in Oregon, Julian was its closest counterpart. Bill began a new career as a painting contractor with Bartlett & Sons Painting in the Julian and Ramona area. On May 28th, 1977, Bill married Debra (now Kinney), and they settled in Julian with her son, Derek Watson and Bill's son, Todd Bartlett adding another son, Jacob Edward in 1978. He became a licensed pilot and loved flying, especially with his co-pilot, Jacob. In 2002 Bill began working as a motor home transport driver. Most of his runs took him to places all over the U.S. He said what he enjoyed the most from this position was that he was able to travel to so many beautiful places in America, and was able to visit with family in Southern California, Tennessee, and the Pacific Northwest. Bill was also a poet and musician. He loved to play the piano, composing his own arrangements. Wherever there was a piano you can be sure Bill would find it. For the past 3 years his constant companion was his 3 lb. Chihuahua, Honey. Almost everywhere Bill went his Honey was tucked inside his jacket! Bill is survived by his son, Todd Allen Bartlett and grandchildren Rebecca Ann and William Christopher Bartlett of Salecreek TN; son Jacob Edward Bartlett and wife Chandra of Ramona, CA; sisters Julia Coakley of Sun City, CA; Kathleen Bartlett-Albright of Lake Isabella, CA; Margie Gary of Gresham, OR; and Anna Marie Bartlett of Portland, OR; and numerous nephews and nieces. He will always be known to the family as Uncle Bill - as he epitomized the best of what our family means to all of us. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 22 at the Meadow View Inn in Julian, California lpm-4pm.