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July 16, 2014 Letters continued from page 5 dead tree. Thomas was the first person on the scene of what is now known as the &apos;Banner Fire.' He parked his car off the Hwy and ran over to the fire to see what happened, if there was an accident or any injuries, but there. was no indication of what caused the fire. He immediately started throwing dirt on the fire when a family, also heading towards the desert, pulled over to assist. At that time the fire was only about 7-10 feet in diameter, and approx. 3-4 feet high. Neither Thomas nor the family had any tools or means to extinguish the fire but they did their best, using water bottles and fists full of dirt. Just as Thomas went for his phone to call 911 (approx. 10:37 a.m.) another car approached. The driver, a man from Hillcrest, said he had just called 911 after catching a glimpse of the flames on his drive up the grade. This small group of people remained hard at work trying to put out the fire when a fourth driver parked nearby and offered her assistance. She had a small fire extinguisher which they used up quickly but kept on with the dirt and stomping out the flames. This small group of concerned citizens diligently worked on reducing the flames until help arrived. The first emergency responder on the scene was Sheriff Craig Rembold, in addition to a senior volunteer from the sheriff's dept., who helped block the road, approx. 20 minutes before CalFire arrived after the 911 call was made. Thomas has lived in Julian over 3 years and recently graduated from Julian High with honors in addition to receiving scholarships for college. Lessons learned: Brush fires can strike at any time, and anywhere, especially here in drought stricken SoCal. Rolling up on a natural or man-made disaster isn't something most of us are prepared for, nor is it even something we think about, until it happens. Thomas and the others made a decision to stay and tried to dimiqish the brush fire, not everyone would do that. No- one panicked, which is crucial, they were willing to do Whatever they could think of and stayed the course until the professionals arrived. In hindsight, Thomas said he wished he had a shovel and a fire extinguisher in his car. I suggested he register for the next CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training with Johnny and Diane Hake, so he can learn a plethora of preparedness. Classes start July 22nd. (see more below) After Thomas shared his brush fire experience with me, I gave him a portable/collapsible shovel as a thank you gift for doing what he could to keep our community safe. I want to thank Thomas and the others who didn't hesitate to help protect our safety and especially, the firefighters who kept our town from burning down. Most sincerely, Lisa Elkins Shopping For College continued from page 5 microwaves to coffeemakers, know what you can and can't bring to your school. Look up your school rules at www. shopforcollege. • Create a college registry: A registry makes a great resource for family and friends choosing graduation or college gifts. Students can also use their registry to share what .they're bringing to school with roommates. • Meet the roomie: Once students receive their housing assignment, they should connect with their future roommate to finalize room decisions and avoid duplication. • Make packing easy: Take advantage of resources that make transporting your items to college easier. For example, Bath & Beyond has a free in- store service, Pack & Hold, which allows students to select dorm room essentials at a store near home and have everything ready to pick up for purchase at a store near campus. • Bedding: The bed is pretty much the center of dorm room life, so make it comfortable and stylish. School-provided mattresses are often thin, so consider adding a memory foam topper or fiber bed for extra support. Remember that most dorms require twin extra- long sheets (TXL), and don't forget to protect the mattress against bed bugs and allergens with a mattress protector. Coordinate your bed and room ban ._bl (Real Estate S £ ;//r,!r,,< Pro00rt 7 CMana00ement Matthew Pitman, broker, SRES 760-212-8661 - 1459 Hollow Glen Rd - cA BRZ 1721750 "In the Summer time, when the weather is Hot..."  J on budget with a value Campus Collection. For ideas, visit www. • Organize: Maximizing space is a must. Create rn'ore room with storage and organizational items under the bed, over the door and in the closet. For example, Real Simple Slimline Flocked Hangers allow students to hang more clothing per unit of space. Look for multi-functional items, such as bed risers that have an AC outlet and USB charger. • Make it homey: Add an area rug and throw blankets for extra warmth, or add accents like a cool side table and colorful throw pillows. Welcome friends and study buddies with functional and stylish seating like the Bunjo Bungee Chair or Sound Lounge Speaker Ottoman. Decorate the walls with dry erase message boards, artwork and photo displays. • Study smart: Make sure your work space is highly functional. You'll need plenty O f storage for school supplies, lighting for late night cramming and a surge protector to plug-in all your devices. Creating a home away from home can be a challenge. Use tools and resources specifically designed for college-bound students to stay organized and on budget. The Julian News 9 loring Genealogy s Th e A COyrnrryFlaJ!uSs email.'genealogyfirst@gmail, corn We are starting to get some warm (hot) days. It is a great time to spend indoors on your family research. Label those pictures, write your personal history, write letters (the old fashioned way). You have so many memories let's get them recorded. Your 52 Weeks of Personal Ge.neaogy can be a great way to start. Gretna Green (sorry for the type last week) Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. It also refers to any place that is a runaway wedding destination. For example, Yuma, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada were and can be runaway destinations (my parents Chose Yuma). Laws were harder for marriage, there was a waiting period, may be an age restrictions. Maybe parents were against the marriage. There was always someplace you could runaway to to get married. As you research your ancestors remember that maybe they ran- away to get married. Find out where their "Gretna Green" was. Next week - Reunions 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy (Each week I will be givlng you a prompt.that will invite you to record memories and insights about your own life for future descendants (52 weeks of Personal Genealogy). Write down your memories on your computer, in your journal or start a new journal.) Week 27. Vacations. Where did your family go on vacation? Did you have a favorite place? Is it still there? If not, how has the area changed? Last week Week 26. Songs. What was the #1 song during the week of your birth? Enter your birth date at This Day in Music (http:// ) and find out. If you were born before 1946, you can enter the year of your marriage, the birth dates of your children or some other significant event. Taken from "52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and Family History" by Amy Coffin. 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