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September 7, 2011 / The small town of Vandemer~ is very far East of Pine Hills. So far east it would be impossible Io go further east and still be in the continental United States. / There are about 350 peopl~,~, who use the Vandemere, North Carolina Post Office, which is ~bout to be closed. There are six churches and a convenience st3re owned by All, who was born in Yemen and whose children are IIOW all in college, another American success story. There used to b a crabbing and shrimping plant-- two, in fact--but cheap import business. To the east of the to~ sides where there aren't marshe variably, corn, soybeans or pota Hurricane Irene hit Vandemen in the living space but the garag the heating ducts and pump ur ruined. Fortunately, it appears tl in the dark under the house wa The Husband not the snake, is he's not reporting his conditiol trying to reconnect the TV. Sev~ some blocked the road. And w~ their entire ground floor. So did hurricane on the kitchen counte feet deep. The Methodist Chu Roach, spent a couple of nights ago and was overwhelmed by ( story. Marena Potter reported th and the new had some water in And the Post Office was floode was 10'5" above mean high wat4 But the electricity in back on f big breaths and starting to clean just a place where a 10t of peop of like here. Wynola's Daily Patty and Dale Stromg proudl' show off their "A" card. After ove two years of trying the NEV coffee bar is now open an~ serving. They plan of being then from 5:30 until six daily. Servin! up specially blended coffee an, "lzze" sparkling sodas, gourm hot dogs and treats for those witl a sweet tooth. have pretty well put them out of n is Pamlico Sound. On the other s and winding coastline are fields of, oes and patches of piney woods. hard. Our house didn't have water ; and everything in it, the generator, :ler the house, all washed away or bat the snake which bit The Husband s only a "little" copperhead and he, okay. Snake may be okay, too, but ~. The Husband was, predictably, ,ral trees on the property went down; .~ were lucky. Don and Barbara lost =aul Voliva. Tom spent most of the r because the water inside was two "ch was flooded. The pastor, Mike here, East of Pine Hills, a few years ,ur windy roads.., but that's another ~t the old fire station was badly under t. :1 but it's closing anyway. The flooding ;r. In flat country, that's enormous. r most of the town, people are taking up. Vandemere isn't that important... le, most of them not rich, live. Kind Perc - Now Open Warehouse Available 760 885 -8364 My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Where Did Everybody Go At sixty years of age, I seem to have come to a point in my existence where people have dropped noticeably out of my life. I sat here thinking of the day that my son Robert and I enjoyed eating lunch with Doc Howard and his wife Marie. We were at a little restaurant in Escondido in the summer of 1999. In September of 2002 my children's father and grandfather died. In early November of that year Doc died and this past winter Marie died. Since then, my children have lost four uncles an aunt and a grandmother. Two of my cousins have died in the past few years and an aunt and an uncle. I moved to Julian in February of 1984. The next month, I began a quilting class at The Julian Yarn Basket with Bette Runnels, Alice Stone, Sharon Guinn, Phyllis Danley, now gone, Sheila Vedova, now gone and Mrs. Kendall Sr., now gone. About a year after I moved to Julian with my family, I got a job waitressing at The Golden Apple Restaurant, where Candied Apple Pastry shop is now. I had a customer, an elderly lady, who didn't know how to drive a car. She didn't come in for a few months, and then she walked into the restaurant one day, beaming. She told me that her husband died, which was sad. Then she told me that she lived in Shelter Valley and decided she needed to learn to drive a car so she could get herself around without depending on others as she had her husband. Learning to drive for the first time while she was in her mid sixties must have been a huge challenge. She was so happy and I was so pleased for her. Sadly, she is gone now. Dina Watson who I worked with is also gone. After working at The Golden Apple, I got a job at Kendall'sKorner, now Buffalo Bill's. One couple who were regular customers of mine was Paul and Ruth Hays. One day as Paul signed his bill I noticed that on the head of his pen was a marksmanship pin awarded to him when he was an officer with the San Diego Police Department. I told him that I had one just like it at home. He asked what my maiden name had been; it was Michele Harvey, and he then told me that he and my father stood side by side when they were given those pins. Paul was able to tell me just a few stories about my father, who I never knew because I was only two years old when he died. Sadly, Paul and I lost contact and soon after that he was gone. When I was a child growing up in San Diego County, we had so many family members. We had an average of thirty people at Christmas dinner at my Aunt Mickie and Uncle Carlton's home. I think I was about eight years old when they added a large kitchen and very large dining room to their home so we could all fit in comfortably. The dining room table was set up in a "T" formation with the family elders at the head of the "T" and the rest of us sitting in a particular order with small children and their parents at the far end, away from the elders. Since then, two generations of my family are completely gone and my generation is thinning out. I wish my children could feel the warmth and comfort of having so many family members close to them, but their generation is spread throughout six states and two countries, so they barely know each other. In my life, many people have made very positive impressions on me. Most everyone that I've known has touched me with a lasting memory of at least one good time. Some have been family members and some have been friends who felt like family members. Saturday morning, September 3rd, Danette Heinlein posted a wonderful paragraph on Facebook. She wrote; "Family isn't always ~:~,~!ood~ It's the peptic in, you~r !jfe who want youjn theirs. The ones who ..... ~.;.. ~. accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what." Many times family is very special too. Though many of my favorite people are gone, I've made many The Julian News 5 NOW ACCEPTING Groceries Produce. Sundries Beer, Wine. 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Cops, wrong game. Savage scrambles in the backfield, under pressure, the ball arcs up in a perfect trajectory and Tah grabs it at its highest point. TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES!!!!!!! Flores splits the uprights for two Tah Beresford. Borrego 32. Julian 35 Porter returns the Eagles kick 6 yards to the Rams 34. The Rams get fancy and try an end around. Regalado sniffs out the play and zaps WR Jones for a 1-yard loss. The Rams can't get going, faced with a 4th and 14 Webb punts it away. Brett fields the Rams punt at the Julian 38 and is swarmed under at Julian's 41. He picks up a quick yard on the Eagles first play. Another. spectacular 55-yard Savage/Beresford combination got called back on an illegal formation call and Julian is looking at a 2 and 16. Flores rushes twice for a quick 17 yards and a first down as the quarter comes to an end. At the end of the third quarter it's Borrego 32, Julian 35. But it ain't over yet!! Savage's next two passes fall uncaught and he got sacked for a 6-yard loss on fourth down. Rams' ball at the Eagles 48. Webb's first run of the fourth quarter is for -1 yards. Eagles frosh LB Andrew Luna knifes through and nails Webb. The Rams pick up 10 and are going for it on 4th and 1. An Eagles defender is flagged for going offside's and the Rams pick up the first down on the penalty. Webb runs for a first down at the Eagles' 33 and makes a quick 10-yard toss to Porter. First and goal on the Eagles 2. Webb plunges into the line and picks up the score for Borrego. No conversion. Rams 38. Eagles 35. 8:11 to go in the game. Will the Eagles pull the win out of this game? Sr. WR Justin Heinz picks up the Rams kick off and returns it to the Eagles 35. Way to go Justin! The Eagles are flagged for illegal motion and it's 1st and 15 from their own 30. No problema!!! Give the ball to Flores ......70 yards TO THE HOUSE!!! continued on page 7 takes off and gallops 42 yards on the Rams' next 4 plays, taking the rock to the Eagles 30. Soph DL Johnny Beresford smashes the Rams runner for a 4-yard loss and the Rams lose another 5 on a Porter fumble. Too bad Pcrter recovered his own fumble. Savage got dragged 2 yards by Webb, but it's fourth down for the Rams. Webb passes to Porter, the Soaring Eagle swoops in and bats the ball to the ground. Eagles ball!!! The Eagles take over and the Rams get flagged for too many men on the field on the Eagles first play. Savage takes the penalty yards. Teusch slices and dices down to the Rams 32. Brett got stuffed on his next run, but Flores picked up the first on his turn. Fouts fades back in the pocket; Jefferson gets airborne in Tah Beresford protecting the ball after another catch. photo by Lance Arenson (