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December 30, 1971

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by BARBARA KNIGHT CR5-6305 Well, here it is, Christmas is over and I'm still not ready. Oh, ..,~_u! That's me, day-late-and- dolFaPsntn, ..... Bill Munford has retm .... from Juneau, Alaska, where he was working as a.c.~rpenter. He ,~;oo.a v---~..'o a~th birthday, but I imagine they made up for it when he got home. Kevin spent his birthday weekend in Tacoma with his cousins. Happy belated birthday, Kevin. Sunday, December 19, the Ladies Auxiliary sponsored the annual Firemen's Dinner. There was lots of good food and conversation. Santa Claus showed up, much to the children's delight. Wednesday, December 22, the Kindergarten put on their program for the parents, then had their parW. Santa showed up there, too. Those kids are looking smaller every year. Wednesday night, December 22, grades 1 through 3 in Belfair held their Christmas program and at the end Santa showed up again and led the group singing "Rudolph". Santa C~aus sure has been busy around here making all those personal appearances. Old 1 0-cents-an-inch Betty and her husband, Ed Edwards, have returned from their vacation in Mexico. They're sure nice and brown. Betty said we all look like a bunch of pale faces to her. She sai4 they were on the airplane for 7 hours of solid flying. She said she did all her Christmas shopping Souse of the Border. Hum, wonder what she meant by that? Betty said that she brought two suitcases home of sunshine and warmth, but before she got here they all evaporated. Look elsewhere in the paper for their misadventures. Christmas Eve is Betty and Ed's anniversary, so instead of just celebrating Christmas they also celebrate their anniversary. Many happy years ahead for the two of you. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vetters are hosting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vetters, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hetherington, for Christmas dinner. Ruth and Alva Miller have just recently returned home from California for Christmas. They'll travel to Seattle to have Christmas dinner with her daughter Margaret Fogde and family. Ruth said that this is the first time in six years that she's been home for Christmas and she's really enjoying it. Well, here is question 3 out of the 5. What parents are. Birth of a child does not necessarily make a parent and in B[--~ELFAIR -- Two bedroom apartment. Utilities furnished $100 per month. BILL GRIFFITH REAL ESTATE, CR5-2433. turn you need not give birth to be a parent. As trite a statement as this might be, it is none the less an accepteO TacL a child's world aria parents, me ,_. of this world. What happens to.. him there and the treatment he gets will set adequate or inadequate standards by which these children will grow into strong, compassionate, self-reliant men and women or parisites unable to contribute to today's society. Morality emerges from relationships with other individuals. Sound physical, mental and emotional health is fundamental in the training conscientious parents give. Belief in democracy is a matter of conviction and dedication to the preservation of the ideals in individual freedom, responsibilities, and the dignity of all peoples. We must teach our children that freedom can never be taken for granted. That it must be constantly guarded, protected and defended. To give to them the responsibility of building the future by giving growth experiences for work, study, play and service and for participating in public affairs and to show them how to work for and promote democracy and accept leadership in the world. This is the parents' job. OK. So much for the step to perfection. Now what about the other 99% of us? Oh, just to have one evening without the guilty feeling about NOT going to a meeting, game with Johnny or lecture that you know will do you and your family good! But just maybe, the fact that we care enough to feel that guilt, is proof enough that we too are listed among those who are truly trying to bring up our charges in a manner that will make their contribution to society satisfying to those around them and most of all to themselves. When we do care enough to read, discuss, attend some meetings, take part in elections, turn out to school functions, understand what the levies are about (not just our interpretation or personality judgements) aren't we too doing our part? As long as we contribute-care-act and not stand in judgement, unless we are informed, our children are bound to follow the pattern. Isn't this then, a true parent'? A vital human, with emotions, faults, insecurities, who is able to express to those around, "how it should be", Children are but a product of THEIR interpretation of our acts. Let's only hope we can help them interpret our feelings and fears also. Well, that's it for this week folks, sorry I don't have more news, but I'm kind of rushed and didn't get around to calling people. We wish all our customers, friends and neighbors a l! ERNIE & HAROLD ARIES CR 5-2031 8:30 -- 6:00 By ELEANORA FEDENK CR 5-2774 The enthusiasm that goes with singing of favored Christmas carols was a bright part of the Ut~on Ri~er I-lc~rrmmakers Club C/u~stmas party held at the home of Mrs. Don (Maxine) Williams. "- .~r-. ~,. ~l~rtrLbusiness meeting, a pOtlUCK luncneor~ w=~ .,--~-. ........ the 12 members and 3 children who were present. Pictures were taken of the event to send to a former member. One of the many activities of this club has been to sponsor a child at Buckley. Through the years, this child grew up, and a gift has now been given to be sponsored and receive a Christmas gift as well as the many things sent during the year by the mem bers. The correct spelling of names and places can be one big gobblegook even when constant concern is shown. This family name has variations of spelling (as well as pronunciation) that could make a lengthy list. It was with an inner chortle that Mrs. George Minard was reassured that in the future her name would be spelled properly. Welcome to our club, Mrs. Minard, spelled with an "i" and not an "e". Active members of The Old Belfair Highway had a part in the three donkey basketball games It's nice to say "hello" and welcome Mrs. Barbara Carter and daughter Linda of Torrence, California during the holiday visit at the home of her parents, Mr.and Mrs. M. W. Newkirk. Others in the family to visit are ~ae.rna "mt,~,~..Mrs" Lowell_ Gunselman, Barbara said she- ~jus}"f plq~ttle~, relax and enjoy the vacation from her teaching position in the ghetto school in the city of Los Angeles. Barbara has received the Huckleberry Herald regularly as a subscriber and looks forward to the many articles that keep her in touch with relatives and friends. She especially enjoyed the printed letters of Ed Cokelet and Kay Foster in recent issues. Meeting the people newly moved to this area has been one of the nicest things in writing this column. This week was a pleasure in talking to Mrs. David A. Card at the new custom home they had built at the extended end of the Minard Road. The family move was made after three years of living in Port Orchard with son Davzd, Jr. 8 years o~o, and George Michael of 4 years. Mr. Card works in PSNS. Mrs. Card is a native Washingtonian so the recent snow was no problem to enc0d-i~rett~at, black ice security of her own cemei~ driveway was something else. Mr. and Mrs. Card share an interest in training dogs, and he has a Samoyed while she has a German Shepherd at their home. With the belief that a large area is necessary for kennels and proper training, they can now assist and help several people at a time. Mrs. Card has attended the dog training school in Bremerton, and then became a helper for several years to train other dogs. Have a very Happy New Year from our house to your house. Santa Claus, drive carefully. CR 5-2826 To buy or sell Just ring our bell! Near Twanoh Park, South Shore played at the high school gym last week. Laughter and cheers for the ~. \\ // antics and mishaps added a bit ~ ~ ~l_~A|~ ~U|I[~E~ ~Uppll_y < more to the happy anticipation of ~ X X // " the holidays. The team lineup for the Belfair Fire Department game with the Faculty included Ken ~) VACATION -VILLAGE 9 \ \ //. Boad,Pope. Barry Snorer, and John ~) ~OPEN FOR INSPECTION / HOURS: ~