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August 17, 2011 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial & Residential Oak and Pine our Specialty CA. State License #7o4192 Fully Insured for Your Protection Workers Comp. 76o i JULIAN FEED 1 SUPPLY Joe Garcia P! e in Air XVl StanAndreaGoudeyGa"e Catherine Grawm Will'Gullette , ::! Thb Sixteenth Annual James Hut,bell Grant H uc fles Pal Kelly , ,,f/Cat 2902 Washington Street 760-765-1212 Mon-Fn 8:30 to 5:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS i O to 4 A MICHELIN" TIRE  AND .... _=; E RVI C I=" CENTER )'8' )" I MAIN ,gTREET RAMDNA "7 61_-'7 B 9-BB7 "7 Www.TRA=T,ONT,RES O.CO The Class o]:1956 is hosting  ] our 5th Class Reunion in .,,...., I I)rrcs Lprin'es' CalhCmia  I I At the [)orrego ,prings Kesort and Count t C[ on the weekend o[ October 7th, 8th, 9th, zol l. , We are welcoming classmates ancJ [acult 9 from the +o s, :o's & 6o's, but: not limited to onl 9 those lears. Anyone interestecl injoining us [or Lhe ]:un & [estivities - lease conLact: [)eL-Izq ([Z)arlin 5chrnitt h: 9 | -at6 1 -I 6Z8 or e-mail: julian (teseratios sho.ld b i no Itgr tha September zth) My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Feeling Honored Mike and I were recently asked to be part of a group of people who were honored by an individual who wanted to thank us all for our positive influences on his life. It was a small group of people, nearly all between the ages of fifty and eighty, numbering less than twenty in all, and we felt very special to be included in the group. No I'm not going to give any names here. All of us are capable of helping others. Sometimes sincerely smiling at a person can improve that person's day immensely. Really. What a great idea it is to gather people together and thank them all for their positive influence on a life. It was fascinating to hear the reasons our host gave for the influence each person had on him. His father taught him to do a thing rather than ask for help without trying first by himself. Because of that lesson, he is able to help others when they need it and he continues to learn how do more things for himself. He told each person how they influenced him in a positive way. He even honored his children who told us all how they raised their father to be the special man he is today. Children sometimes feel that they raised their parents and some are correct in their assumptions. I liked hearing all of the stories, and I liked meeting the people who have given of themselves and in doing so, they enriched someone else's life. Our host's praise took longer than he planned because we all found reasons to interrupt him with our own stories about how he has inspired us. People don't have to gather together the way we did, though it was fun and interesting. Any time I remember a nice thing someone has done for me that made me feel good; I try to remember to contact that person so I can say Thank You for improving my day, week, month or life. My husband Mike is very special to me and I often tell him that I don't take him for granted. When my grown children do something nice for anyone including themselves, I tell them they did good. Sometimes we can forget to give praise to people, but it's always good to say something nice to someone. It may put them in a better mood and they may be nicer to someone else because of the smile you gave. I feel honored every time someone compliments me for something I've done. Since I do a lot of volunteering; I surround myself with others who choose to volunteer their time and energy by helping others. Volunteers are a great group of people. Having volunteered since I was about 7 years old, I can verify the feeling of satisfaction I get from helping others. I was a volunteer helping with the first few years of the Julian Holiday Food Drive. I was one of about six people who watered trees and the grass at Jess Martin Park the first few years. I mowed the fields and got my only sun tan 3 years in a row while riding the mower. rve worked as a volunteer in many ways throughout many years and always felt honored when asked because that meant to me that the person asking trusted me to do a good job. I'm bad at sending thank you cards to the people I work with, however, other than that, I think rve always done a good job and never let anyone down. How did Mike and I influence this person? He is impressed with us for encouraging so many people to do things that they may think they can't do, and he likes all of the work we do for our community. If we did half as much volunteering as our friend and host dies; we wouldn't have enough time in our week to do the work we get paid for. These are my thoughts. Thinking About Economics Even here in the hollers East of Pine Hills we worry about the economy. It's hard not to when everything is going up except our incomes. Recently, however, someone gave us a little book with words of explanation and cheer. "Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt." Herbert Hoover said that. Maybe he worried a bit too much about the national debt. There are some who dispute this and, indeed, the gulf between various economists ce[tainly validates George Bernard Shaw who said, "If all economists were laid end to end they would not reach a conclusion." And even those who don't agree with John Kenneth Galbraith's economics probably could go along with his saying, "The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." Certainly E.H.H. Simmons falls into that category. He said "1 cannot help but raise a dissenting voice to statements that we are living in a fool's paradise, and that prosperity in this country must necessarily diminish and recede in the near future." Simmons was the President of the New York Stock Exchange. The date was January 12, 1928. And if you don't know understand the (wry) humor in this, please read Studs Terkel or someone else on the Great Depression It appears as if our current hard times are caused by the fact that many of us, from individuals to the government, were overoptimistic about how much money would be coming in to cover how much debt we accrued. We'd like, perhaps, to forget all that but as Benjamin Franklin noted, "Creditors have better memories than debtors." We should have paid more attention to the Russian proverb, "Better bread with water than cake with trouble." Or to John D. Rockefeller who said, "1 believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living." John D. Rockefeller? Thrift? Or maybe we should have been just a tad more suspicious about those who were giving us a "great deal." "Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence," according to Max Amsterdam. Ambrose Bierce defined "corporation" (noun) as "An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. And how about, "1 believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." No, not Barack Obama. Thomas Jefferson. Even Karl Marx got it: "Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity." But we'll close with two cheerful thoughts: "It isn't so much that hard times are coming; the change observed is mostly soft times going." Groucho Marx; "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights." J. Paul Getty (Thanks to Andrews McMee/ Publishing, LLC, who put these and other sayings in "Keep Calm and Carry On: Good Advice for Hard times" and to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations which rather pulls the fangs from McNee/'s admonition that "no part of this book may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever....except for reviews..." But just to be sure, we'//recommend ita nice compendium and available on Amazon.corn for $8.99) The Julian News 5 NOW ACCEDING C-,AUFORNtA* WlC Groceries 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 OPEN DALLY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. Travels With The Julian News Jennifer from Integrity Stables with horse, Marley, in the bluegrass state in Louisville Ky holding the Julian news August the 6th. Dave and Nancy Harng on July 23rd, reading the Julian News at the Merry Widow flealth Mine in Basin Montana. Nightlife in Harrison Park Bob Malneritch captured a family of foxes playing in his backyard fountain with a stealth camera