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6 The Julian News Local T_00erience Since 1988 * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping * Stump Grinding FREE ES TIMA TES Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 PO Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 Scallvwaa Tales By Dawn M. Brown Planet Parenthood I love spring. It's a time for renewal. A time to remember what our Father put us here for Spring is a prophecy. All the spring flowers are clothing the earth. A royal robe of purple is thrown across the hills; wild lilac and lupins. The train of the robe spills into my garden of purple iris and onto the lowlands where tiny star-shaped lavender blooms spread out like a carpet ready for the coming of the King. I like to pretend the ripple and sway of the long grasses are the wake of Jesus' feet. Someday those hills will bow down and the bright yellow wildflowers will clap and sing. Right now -- rm listening to Alice and William fighting over the bathroom? They're yelling back and forth at each other trying to work out whose turn it is. I declare. I'm certain we've covered this territory before. We DO have another bathroom! But m if I can withhold my own yelling, I smile and remember the time we lived in Whispering Pine. They were playing on the swing set. We found it rusty and swingless when we first moved there. I spent hours sanding it down then it got a good douse of Rust-O-Leum before I painted it bright red. After installing new swings our little angels spent many hours on that set Only on this day they weren't using it to swing. They were using it to yell at each other. I was inside and heard a blood- curdling scream that tore threw the walls of the house and found me in the bathroom. I stopped and listened, trying to determine if this was a hurt yell, a frightened yell or a happy yell. Hearing it again, I decided they were happy yells and went back to scrubbing the bathtub. The next thing I heard was our neighbor yelling at my children to stop that yelling!! I went outside and found that Alice and William had climbed their way to the crossbars at each end of the swingset Alice was standing at one end, William at the other. They were screaming and laughing with delight, yelling back and forth at each other down the long, hollow metal tube at the top. (There were no end caps.) My neighbor was standing on the deck next door with a very disturbed look on her face and demanding that l make my children stop. "Why?" I asked. "They're outside. That's what outside_ is for." She told me I was ridiculous and that this was the_ country where people wanted quiet and I needed to go back to the city. What planet was she from and were there children there? I know I shouldn't have; but I countered that the country is for families and she needed to go live in a retirement village. I don't think we got along very well after that. Well -- honestly. Our Father in Heaven put us here to be fruitful and multiply and I don't think he would agree that children belong in the city. This is planet parenthood - so adjust. r r ? POS rLS j ! :' by "Special" Ed Coltrin As requested last Post notes, I have received many favorable request to continue so, begins a saga. What an auspicious beginning. My foot stepped in it and I have been assailed from all sides Please Ladies, I wasn't criticizing any one in particular, nor anyone in general. I just missed all your gracious beings at the installation and afterwards. You make the scenic beauty of Julian more pleasant with your presence. There, have I eaten enough crow? I also must apologize to a couple of ladies, giving you offices to which you were never elected. Adele, will this do ?? "The week or ten days before the 4th, Flags were posted on all poles . building fronts and wherever there was a place for "Old Glory". Missed the "Flag Man" and his array of different flags There was the flurry of the Ladies Auxiliary gathering raffle prizes as usual, one of their main fund raising means, besides, the collecting those goodies found on the Post's annex table on the the dayof the BBQ. A glance at one of the jars with entrants, looked almost full. The Sons of the American Legion, erecting the the camo netting over the parking lot and patio area. to shade our guests. Moving tables to accommodate everyone. Rozan spending many hours with the help of John Sylvester installing lights and all the other decorations that Rozan is noted for. Thursday saw the pit opened preparatory to building the fire for thr BBQ. The meat being prepared for it's 24 hr sojourn on the coals, so on Friday it could be readied for Sat0rday. It appeared that everything was in order for the 4th. Bring it on,!! to paraphrase GW. Bush The Fourth began as expected with some heat but a cooling breeze before the Parade. Leading off the Parade was the Color Guard from the Post. Followed by the usual collection of parade entrants. I didn't have a chance to see the parade as it developed as I was sitting in a vehicle awaiting it's place in the parade. Riding in a truck pulling a trailer, part of the "Community Early Response Team", a newly formed group of your neighbors interested in being trained in search and rescue, handling emergency conditions and other features. Now for the BBQ, as soon as the parade finished a large crowd descended on the Post and Frank, Rafe and Keith in the kitchen started to provide the serving assembly line the materials to make a plate of BBQ'd meat, Beans, Salad, Roll I wish to mention the presence of Keith Webb and Priscilla, with her family, in being drafted to aid in service. The assembly line was efficient and in a relative short order the line shortened and and almost all the tables were full , with finger-licking diners sitting in the shade enjoying the music by the "Grand Pacific Band" playing appropriate music for the day. Later replaced by the "BaySide Dixie Stompers" for an hour or more of Some "Dixieland type of music." Later to be followed by"HonkyTonk Kings ",playing dance music until 11:00 PM. During the afternoon, several times, Lori Arter pulled out the winning tickets for the Raffle prizes, some which I understand were outstanding. Late in the evening, speaking with a couple from Diamond Bar, I was asked who was the winner of the Eagle with Waving Flag. tapestry, I didn't know, but Roger Crossland should. This couple held the winning ticket. Left the party with the Tapestry tucked under arm. Coincidence ?? I should mention Ron Morgan's persuasive selling of the Tee Shirts, as I last looked only three remained As I looked around, there were no more Ladies Auxiliary baked goodies,always a winner after a good BBQ. The Lime colored shirts of the SAL, doing security and some tired volunteers, trying to get enough energy to get up and dance. From all points of view, it seemed that the "AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY" once again did a bang up job. THANKS FAMILY July 2nd, Commander Keane requested that I represent the Post out at Camp Marston. I was escorted into the Camp by La Krisha Allen, Army Reserve Child and Youth and School Services and was met by Flora Sherman also from AR Child Services, field director for the Western States. Camp Marston was host to the Army Reserve Enhancement Camp for Children of Army reserve men and women currently serving overseas. After a brief introduction , I spoke of the American Legion and it's contribution to the local community, schools and other youth groups. My service during WW II, which was received with interest by the 16 children present. The main reason to go to Camp Marston was to accept hand decorated lap throws which the children had made. These were a soft fabric, camo design with hand tied fringe around the edges. Some children admitted to being better at cutting the strips than knotting on the edge. The disposition of the throws is at the discretion of the Post. One young lady, Katie by name, was sombre all through the presentaton, I asked if she could smile, all I got was a sorta, finding out that her Father was in Bhagram, further discussion revealed that she was homesick. Several comments by me got a larger smile, when I left she was still smiling. The unseen victims of war. This is a Army Reserve funded program, The location in Northern California is in the San Jose Area at Boulder Creek San Diego County Library Wins "The Big Read" Grant Library Will Host County-Wide Reading of "The Grapes of Wrath" The San Diego County Library has been awarded a prestigious The Big Read Grant of $20,000 to host a county-wide reading of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath between February 1 and March 13, 2010. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Arts Midwest designed to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. The program brings communities together to read, discuss and celebrate one of 30 selections from U.S. and world literature. A portion of the grant funds will be used to purchase multiple copies of the book to supplement the library collection. "This national IMLS Big Read award recognizes that the County of San Diego is indeed a community of readers focused on literature such as the timeless Grapes of Wrath selection," says County Library Director los6 Aponte. "Now more than ever our residents understand the value of literacy, education and historical context in our day- to-day challenges. To that end, we intend to be engaged in that dynamic process." Aponte adds that The Grapes of Wrath was selected because July 15, 2009 it relates to the extraordinary economic circumstances faced by numerous communities that make up the County Library system with its 33 branches and two bookmobiles. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel takes place during the Great Depression. It follows the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and traces their hardships as migrant farm workers. The book speaks to the real concerns of contemporary "Tom loads" (Steinbeck's central character), struggling to keep families and homes together in the face of tough times. The library will offer the reading program system-wide to the more than one million residents of its service area, along with a wide variety of accompanying events for all ages, including movie screenings, music performances, photo exhibits, housing and employment clinics, book discussion sessions, a commemoration of John Steinbeck's birthday, and more. The San Diego Repertory Theatre will hold a community reading of selected segments of The Grapes of Wrath by area artists, officials and youth. Along with the San Diego Repertory Theatre, partners in The Big Read include the San Pasqual Academy, the Earl Warren Middle School and Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, the Housing Opportunities Collaborative, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the San Diego Automotive Museum and the Museum of San Diego History. Letters continued from page 2 Michael Jackson, etc., etc. With time this new TV is endearing itself to me, why I may discover reading. These are my thoughts. Howard Fisher Santa Ysabel Publishers Note: The conversion to the "New" Digital TV was originally scheduled for February, when congress passed legislation to delay implementation until June. People with sets that could not receive the new signals had been encouraged to acquire coupons from the FCC to purchase a converter. The converters were available at numerous electronic retailers (although not in Julian) and in many cases allowed for the bearer to pick up the converter for under $5.00. After numerous trips back to the retailer we now have a working converter that allows us to view all of San Diego's "Free" local programing digitally and a few channels not available before the switch. 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