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r16, 1997, Cloverdalo Revellls, Page S 'article was writ- Stew- of his expe- three years of the which turned very far from depress- REFLECTIONS 67 years ago Word depression has sev- You older above, who experi- the Great Depression of your meaning of the word, of meanings, for your a touch of reality | about to describe my de- 1929-1932 which called Depression in was no want, or going penny pinching dur- It was hard for that my lot in life when oth- hard-pressed to make Literally, I lived the Riley" through those were filled with so sacrifices for oth- hearings Del Webb Fraliclliscd |'or: (loer(lale. (;e sen ille. lleal(lsburg SalesSer ice-ParIs 1plan Commission and hearings July 23 in chambers at City Hall, Cloverdale Blvd. to con- Precise Plan for Phase 1 el Webb Corpora- i COmmission will convene and the City Council at vet will be construct- Moulton Ranch on Blvd. will show the of 174 parcels,, and the design of units proposed for acre area. sizes range from 4500 sq. ft. with the major- sized at 6000 sq. ft. irroject will be designed adult hous- 55 years or older. and Longs partnership students go, in with Longs Drug g a two-year tern program in de- in retail and provide stu- career management at Longs. for the program, this fall, are meeting to pm, July 22, at SRJC's at the corner Avenue and Armory Santa Rosa. accepted into the take college class- Business Ad- Department while working as manage- Longs. Longs students $8 per hour while they are give students a per semester to cost of their classes. completion of students may have to join Longs team. information call st(707)5279. THE TRA N keep a shovel, and water nearby buming debris. on a European tour Fortunately for me I happened to be in the right place at the right time. My brother Milton and I had, for two years, been working our way through Holly- wood Secretarial School perform- ingjanitorial duties in exchange for tuition and supplies. One dull and gray December day, having completed all of my courses, I was sittingin the Book- keeping Department wondering if, when and where I might get a job. My days el" dusting, desks, scrubbing floors, cleaning rest rooms and moping steps were soon to be over. Late that aRernoon, our School President Mr. Lewis came in and without hesitating, asked "Stew- art, there's a nut in my office who wants a secretary. Do you want to come and talk to him?" Who was I to say "no"? In Mr. Lewis's office I found the "nut" in question. He wasn't exactly my type, that is he was fattish, sort of, not bulging, but obviously, judging from his de- meanor, he had surely never done a lick of work in his life. When introduced, he didn't look me straight in the eye. We Surplus Foods Distribution 7/17 Government foods, and oth- ers, will be distributed on Thursday, July 17, from I to 3:30 pm, at the Citrus Fair Building. Watch for posters all over town.. 36 bicycle safety citations issued to kids in one month On Tuesday, July 8, the Clo- verdale Police Department held its first bicycle safety meeting. During the past month Clover- dale Police Department Officers issued 36 citations tjuveniles for bicycle safety related offens- es. The citations were for not wearing safety helmets, riding on the sidewalk in the down- town area and other traffic re- lated violations. The juveniles were cited to attend the bicycle safety meet- ing. The meeting was designed to further educate them on how to be safe bicycle riders. As a result of the program the police department has noticed a larger percentage of juveniles wearing their helmets. The next scheduled meeting will be held August 12 at 7 pm at the Boys and Girls Club. Anyone having questions or comments about this program contact Officer Keith King at 894-2150. Phone registration for fall begins July 23 at SRJC Telephone registration for fall semester classes at Santa Rosa Junior College begins Wednesf day, July 23. To register for fall classes by telephone, students should call (707)525-3800 or 1-800-540- 4425. For more information con- tact SRJC's Admissions and Records Office, 527-4685 or 778- 2415. shook hands and I lessened my grip so as not to cause pain, so soft was his hand. He had been travelling with his mother who had died in the Barbados the previous winter. He told me that before she closed her eyes the last time she ad- vised him to hire a secretary and to continue travelling. This chubby fellow didn't ask pertinent questions and I was so struck by the situation that I didn't ask any pertinent ques- tions either. Many times since I have thought that I could have walked into a hornet's nest un- knowingly. Frankly, I got much more in the bargain than I had expected. He turned out to be a very good, clean man of upstand- ing character. I was told to meet him the next day at the Savoy Hotel. He gave me a key to my room, one of a suite, and for three years we always had private rooms in hotels, on board ship or on trains Afternoons were sometimes spent outfitting me with new clothes and a pair of the most expensive Scottish brogues I had ever seen in my life. I looked elegant? Too elegant for a farm- er. For just three years before I was milking cows back on my family's Iowa farm! as he said I should call him, wanted to see how well I trav- eled. We sailed to Catalina and as I didn't get seasick on the crossing I passed that test un- scathed. Next came a weekend in Tia- juana. I told myself, "Pick up your feet, don't stumble on those thick carpets." Just like home, whose home? When my boss ordered pheasant under glass for dinner accompanied by mu- sic in the patio behind us, I felt it difficult to think of the depres- sion back home. Bound for London, we trav- eled from LA to northern New York, his home town, where I met his Uncle Frank who looked at me askance when he learned I would have to put up with Edwin for three years. Oh well, what was I supposed to do to earn $30 a month? I had noth- ing to do with trip planning or finances. I just seemed to tag along. We spent a few days in New York. Babe Ruth and Lou Geh- rig were to play at Yankee stadi- um but the game was called be- cause of rain. They were my favorites and I didn't get to see them play! Oh well. Finally, we boarded the Bel- genland, a White Star liner, des- ARer a pleasant sojourn in LA tination London. spent attending the theatre and You will hear more of this ad- enjoying atrnoon teas, Edwin, venture in Part II. 134 N. Cloverdale Boulevard 894-9365 enlng Sunday, July 20 M Mariachi Jaliso The first windmills were probably built in the A.D. 600s in Iran. The County Faie Opens July Save On CaPnival Funl Buy Carnival Tickets Now & Save 40 ride coupons tickets for $15, regularly $20 On sale until ]uly 21 at the Fairgrounds and Longs Drug Stores Carnival Pay-One-Price Days $12 for unlimited rides noon to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, July 22 and July 24 Thursdays, July 29 and July 31 Monday, August 4 FAIR Hotline 545-4200 www.sonomacountyfair.com Cloverdale Senior Survey Since there is now a definite City movement toward building a new center, the Senior Multi-Purpose Center Building Com- mittee requests responses from all seniors (and others) that will aid in the preparation of building plans and project plans. please indicate your interest in the following areas: rlExercise & Dance nSewing & Crafts nCeramics & Arts rlPool Tables rlBingo & Cards BTV Room BOther I:]Carpentry EIMeal Preparation nMaintenance BOther: Volunteering: E]Painting rlBuilding Committee E]Telephoning rlFundraising r'lConcrete rlMeal Delivery Name: Address Phone: Please Return to: Cloverdale Senior Multi-Purpose Center PO Box 663, Cloverdale, CA 95425 or call 894-4826 HOME LOANS   For buying or refinancing your home. .... , Competitive Rates! Great Service! Bill Andrew 435 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-4323 MCCONNELL CHEVROLET ' OLDS GEO YOUR NEAREST GM DEALER 1395 Heal&burg Avenue, Healdsburg :,,..,, . ., t'800"775'3384 Friday, July 25th, 1997 The "Celebrity Wine Train '97" will begin its journey from the "original" Asti Depot at 4 pm. The 2-hour excursion will travel through Cloverdale and northern Alexander Valley, then wind along the Russian River to Hopland. While socializing with their favorite celebrities, guests will enjoy fine wines and hers d'oeuvres as the train meanders back to Asti. Returning to the Sbarboro Villa, built in the late 1800s in Asti, the guests will find spectacular wines and a gourmet dinner prepared by local culinary professionals. Relaxing live music will add to the ambiance of the surrounding Alexander Valley. The Redwood Adventurer is a nostalgic look into the glory days of railroading. From gloriously restored turn-of- the-century Private Cars to Streamlined Dome Cars from the '50s, guests will be surrounded by railroad history. As they relax in the uncrowded seating or lounge areas, guests will be served by our attentive staff. For mope informMion and hcl-,ds Please coIl ot t,800-805-OO4,5 or visit our wel site ot: www.cloverclale.net/train/