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10 The Julian News by Bill Fink Thanksgiving The crisp air and faint smell of smoke from warming fires permeates Julian this time of year. The two motorized aerialists, Mike and Ed are already decorating town, proving beyond all shadow of a doubt that Halloween is the new Thanksgiving when it comes to getting ready for Christmas and the adorning of town with pine boughs and lights. Sorry, I'm not giving up on Thanksgiving. Of all the holidays, it is my favorite. It is truly an American event that reaches back to the 1600's in New England. Early in U.S. history it was celebrated mostly in the northeast. The holiday spread but was celebrated by different states at different times. In response to the urging of Sara Josepha Hale, the editor of Godey's Lady's Book who had campaigned for fifteen years for a national day of thanks, President Lincoln signed a proclamation on October 3rd 1863 that the last Thursday of November would become a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise" It isn't an overtly religious holiday, though all religions and congregations participate and give thanks. It is a holiday that has no political basis, racial or specific religious origins. It's a great American holiday where family, friends and even strangers can gather, break bread and even when times are tough, acknowledge the blessings we have, are far and away better than others have in the rest of the world. My family will gather, with kids now grown, brothers and sisters, grandkids, aunts, uncles, a great grandfather, nephews an expecting niece and some Pilgrims and Indians. "Everyone brings something to the feast. Everyone contributes to the labor, from cooking and cleanup, to table setting and clearing. A pretty woman will play the guitar and sing, yours truly will tell some jokes and some of us will sneak into the back room and watch FOOTBALL. We'll have turkey of course, Cajun mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, peas with pimentos, cranberry orange relish, sweet potatoes and the Indians always bring a surprise. All of this abundance after noshing on hers d'oeuvres all day. Drink will be plentiful and desert will be all kinds of pie including Gail's peanut butter magnifique with schlag (if you're German you know that's whipped cream) cookies and ice cream, a recjular diabetic delight. As we sit, it is "our" tradition to look around at our gathering, look at the feast before us and sing an old Dutch hymn "We Gather Together". We have been singing it since we were kids, and our kids and their kids have picked it up through osmosis I guess. We take our blessings seriously. We miss the ones who couldn't be there and those that have passed. At the end of the meal, what remains is divided and bagged so all of us bring home some leftovers. What would Thanksgiving be without a thick turkey sandwich on rye with a lot of mayo, some stuffing and cranberry the next day? We always have a good time but always have the thought in mind that no matter what has happened, there is always something to be thankful and grateful for. There are always those who have less or have tough situations that we can be generous to. Julian's Ladies Auxiliary has generosity in mind, as they'll make a trip to the VA Hospital in La Jolla. They'll be bringing our hospitalized Vets a little cheer with a hundred bags individually decorated by the kids at the Julian Elementary School. The bags will be chock full of personal items like socks, body lotion, shampoo, brush, comb, pens, playing cards, toothbrush and paste among other things but let's not forget the jewel of Julian, apple pie. They'll be going again in January to host their annual feed for over one hundred Vets. Even the non-ambulatory Vets get a visit from the Auxiliary who as far as I'm concerned are the best ambassadors of goodwill on the hill. If you'd like to help our ladies, you don't have to be a member of the Auxiliary. In addition to mounds of cookies and other food that needs to be baked and cooked, transported, moved into the hospital and served, their goal is to bring a hundred lap robes for the guys and gals. If you have any talent in sewing or would just like to help in any way, call Alice at 760 317-0555 and leave a message From the Legion Family, Happy Thanksgiving. t New Listing Fantastic Business Opportunity The "Cowbella Ranch Cafe" is located at 2116 Main Street in the heart of Julian. This turn key caf00 Listed at Judy Raines 760-604-1946 COUNTRY REALTY We Know Julian November 21, 2012 Veronica Clark 760-803-3582 and the entire Back Country DRE #01350842 DRE #01092197 Experienced In All Aspects of Real Estate - Including Short Sale Negotiations We have homes in Julian and the back country starting with the price of $125,000. They are in good areas and are all sizes. Call us today for a list with pictures or to see any of these homes. 3205 Pera Alta Dr. Home in Beautiful Pine Hills,is on one acre with many oaks in a park like setting,Large front porch, patio in back of home with spa,fenced and very private, cathedral ceilings comfortable living room with efficierit wood-burning stove, light and bright family room with many i windows.Priced way below owner's costs. Cuyamaca Woods - 2.51 Acres, Wonderful Land Beautiful View, Water Meter, Drive Way, Pad, Easy Access. Come Build your Dream Home. l Leffers continued from page 2 Within 24 hours of placing the order last Wednesday, I picked up my order, custom cut and packaged precisely to my request. The quality of the meat was outstanding, the customer service could not have been friendlier or more caring, and the whole experience left me completely satisfied with my order. Special recognition should be given to the several members of your team with whom I had the great pleasure of coming into contact while completing my order, in addition to Shelley: Vicki, Cynthia, Lisa, Tammy, and Shantel. You have put together a very impressive organization and a delightful, service-oriented, professional team.. You know that I will choose to do business with Den's Market at my next opportunity and will make referrals whenever possible Thank you. Sincerely, Daniel Long Warner Springs Estates Geothermal continued from page 7 the air is always circulating through the house to reduce hot and cold spots as it increases comfort levels. Constant circulation also means air inside the home regularly circulates through the air filter, improving indoor air quality (IAQ). In addition, the system does not require combustion and therefore produces none of the products associated with combustion, including carbon monoxide, which can negatively impact the air you breathe. Nor does it require a system to vent carbon monoxide and other dangerous exhaust gases. WaterFurnace offers a host of IAQproducts to further enhance a home's indoor environment. Filters and air cleaners continued on Fage 11 $289,000 Beautiful piece of property with lots of natural vegetation. The pad, septic and water meter remain. A rebuild is possible. The location is excellent, with a great view of the woods and a small pond. Access is all paved yet very private and quiet., The property is off the grid so you will need solar and a generator. Owner very easy tq work with. $40,000 PETS OF THE WEEK Murray is a 2 year old neutered Pit Bull Mix who weighs almost 701bs. He was living on the streets with a small dog as a companion and brought to the shelter with the hopes of finding a forever home. A wonderful disposition, Murray is sweet and friendly to everyone he meets, both dogs and people. On the streets his fur got itchy and dull which has since been treated while at the shelter and will have a beautiful coat in no time. Meet sweet Murray by asking for ID#A1417019 Tag#C194. He can be adopted fro $69. Latte is a 3 year old neutered Lilac Point/White Snowshoe who weighs just over 141bs. He can be found in the shelter's "zoo" upon first entering the facility, hanging out with the other felines. His previous owner could no longer take care of him so he is looking for a new forever home for the holidays. Latte is friendly, playful and would do just fine in a multiple cat household. Meet this handsome blue-eyed guy by asking for ID#A1496290 Tag#C729. Latte can be adopted for $58. All adoption fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 E year license. Murray and Latte are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. The Shelter hours are 9:30AM to ! 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit www.sddac.com for more information.