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Page 8, Cioverdele Reveille, August 6, 1997 Governor signs Cloverdale Senior " Help Rehabilitate the Gould/Shaw House Cloverdale Museum Our museum building has been declared unsafe and we need to seismically repair the museum structure. We ask that you make any donation you can to help us achieve our goal. All gifts are tax deductible, and you will receive written acknowledgement of any girl over $25. Yes I want to help rehabilitate the Gould/Shaw House, Cloverdale Historical Society Museum. Enclosed is my tax deductible contribution of: (Please make checks payable to: Cloverdale Historical Society) Send to 126 A N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 Name: Address: City: In Memory of: St: Zip J Weekly specials at Cloverdale Flower Shoppe *We want only the best in qual- : ity and service for our custom- &apos; '' " , :, ere--anything less is not our style," Janice Ash said of her ;::-: business, the Cloverdale Flower  Shoppe. Janice has been in the flower industry for 13 years, and is an experienced professional specializing not just in wedding and funeral displays, but also wall wreaths and table center- pieces that are gorgeous. The convenience the Clover- dale Flower Shoppe offers is very special for Cloverdale. They have a delivery service, a national and world wide FrD wire service, a wide variety of fresh-cut flow- ers, healthy house plants, heli- um filled balloons, gift items and more. The gift baskets are each Janlce Ash a guaranteed pleaser. The ser- vice and assistance is always professional and friendly. "We also offer an exclusive line of quality decorations and favors And, of course, customers can always count on a beautiful smile from friendly and helpful de- signer Mary Jane Weese. Janice and her husband Ran- signed into law a bill that will help community libraries raise additional funds to meet rising costs and dwindling resources. The measure (SB 154), au- thored by Senator Mike Thomp- son (D-Nape Valley), will allow county boards of supervisors to place before voters a proposal to increase local sales tax by 1/8 or 1/4 percent. The ballot measure would have to be approved by two-thirds of county voters and be required to specify that reve- nue collected from the addition- al tax be used exclusively for public libraries. The funds could only be used to supplement and not supplant existing expenditures for local public libraries. The measure was approved by the Assembly and Senate earlier this month on bipartisan votes. Canoe trip starting in Geyserville to benefit disabled On Sunday, August 24, Com- munity Resources for Indepen- dence (CRI), will hold the eighth "Day on the River". This fund- raising event begins at 10 am with a three hour canoe trip starting at Geyserville an I end- ing at the Alexander Valley Campground, followed by a chicken BBQ, and a fantastic raffle. A $40 donation ($50 after Au- gust 20) entitles you to the use of one canoe and two meals--addi- tional dinners can be purchased at $6 for adults (chicken) and $3 for children under 13 (hot dogs). Advanced registration is rec- ommended, but CRI will take same-day registration to the Al- exander Valley Campground no later than 9:30 am. For those unable to canoe the river, stop by the Alexander Valley Camp- ground anytime aPoer 1:00 pm for the BBQ and festivities. for all of your special occasions, dell have lived in Cloverdale and Funds generated by this event The ar sd this business here since will benefit CRI, a nonprofit or- weddings, pa,ies otable, set- 1990 are active m mmu, ganizati0n empowering persons tings," she said. nity affairs and events, with disabilities in Sonoma, If they don't happen to have TheCloverdaleFlowerShoppe what you want, they will special is located on N. Cloverdale Blvd. order it for you. Not only does Their phone number is 894-2844. the Cloverdale Flower Shoppe The 1-800-930-ROSE phone feature products of exceptional number is a free convenience for quality, but offers weekly spe- relatives and friends far away, cials on them for great deals, to call in an order for you. Mendocino, Lake and Naps Counties to achieve indepen- dence through self-help and self- determination. For more information and phone registra- tion, please call CRI (707)528- 2745, (Voice) or (707)528-2151 (TDD). This story was written by ear deafening explosions, as the Michael Van Der Boon at the retreating Germans were blow- CloverdaleAutobiography Writ- ing up bridges and buildings in@ Workshop being held at the around the city--explaining the CloverdaleSeniorCenterThurs- cables the Germans had been days from 1-3 pro. This class is unrollingthenightbefore. Slow- taught by Scott Reid and is free. ly the sounds grew dimmer, and Presented by the Santa Rosa farther away, which gave us the JuniorCollegeSeniors'prograrn, hope thatfreedom would soon be the class always welcomes new a fact. participants. We went through a few hours VanDerBoon retired in March of unforgettable pressure and of this year, and was the former fear, not knowing if the Ger- owner of Van Der Boon Meat Co. mans were still around and in Healdsburg. He and his wife would fight, and at the same In@rid have lived in Cloverdale time looking out for the first for six years and have a daugh- liberators. By noon an eerie and ter and two sons who live in the unrealsilencecameoverthecity, area. Van Der Boon was born in nobody moved, hardly a sound Holland. was heard. Freedom ., father and grandfather fi- nally couldn't stand it any long- er, and decided to go out to the The Hague, Holland. street to take a look. I begged It was early May 1945. I was ten years old. My family, con- "...we were just sitting sisting of my mother, father, sis- ter and myself, were living at my down tO a nleler grandparents home, since we meal, consisting of had lost our own home in a bomb- ing raid earlier, tulip bulbs, sugar We had spent five long years beet and grass clip- tinder Nazi occupation and had pings, since that was just survived the long winter, known as the "hungerwinter" of all there was left,"m '44. Twenty thousand people died in the provinces of north and them to take me along, and my south Holland that winter. Peo- father, over my mother's objec- ple were starving, and dyinglike tions, finally gave in. As we were flies, no heat, no light, no food. standing in the empty streets, The Nazis carried offwhat lit- people were slowly coming out of tle food there had been to Ger- their houses, and from behind many, in retaliation for the ruins and barrieades. On a few resistance of Dutch underground balconies the Dutch flags, which fighters in the south, where they you were strictly forbidden to were helping the allies crossing own duringthe occupation, were the Rhine River. The end of a being unfurled and displayed. long and bloody war was near. What a feeling of pride and plea- On the evening of May 4, we sure to see the red, white and were just sitting down to amea- blue. I noticed it brought tears to ger meal, consisting of tulip the eyes of my Dad and Grand- bulbs, sugar beet and grass clip- pa. pings, since that was all there It was now 6 pro. All of a sud- wasleft, whenweheardtherum- den two Canadian vehicles, blings of far-off explosions. I known as brencarriers came peeked through the planks, that down the street to the roar of the my grandfather had put up in crowdthathadnowformed.But, front of the windows and saw to our disappointment, they sud- ,.German soldiers unwinding denlyturnedevound, waved, and, what looked like cables. Word left;. Again it became quiet. Peo- came that the Allies were near- ple were still very apprehensive ingthe city. Needless to say that because a few German soldiers nobody slept that night. We all couldstillbeseenhereandthere, sat around, fully clothed, talk- some on rooftops, making us be- ing with breathless excitement lieve they might be sharpshoot- of the things to come. ere. May 5, 1945, the day I will An uneasy silence and feeling never, ever forget. It came with of anticipation fell over the CLOVERDALE DIRECTORY CLOVERDALE DIRECTORY CLO I J RICK GURRIES L No S7S Clover Electric, Inc. N-- Tues-Frl-8:30 am-8 pm - Closed Circuit "IV Systems st e:o =,- i v. 40 Ft. Bucket Lift. we'. ot n, b=,=.  .1  Designed & Installed i , 894-3531 ,.d...= Tueadays & Fdlcly= Residential 80 Industrial Drive i ! B - The Iq air XVorks CLOVERDALE N( )W OPEN. 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Then, ever came the "clink-clink" tanks and we mate moment was here. All of a sudden full of Canadian and tanks, followed later I can s. Who can ere and their ba couldn't believe our ears. Behind the blown ings, German snipers being hunted, but thought of danger at ment, so we rushed liberators, yelling and My Dad and I one of the tanks, the masses were selves with joy and unforgettable and satisfaction. From everywhere peared, ny looking. They rats out of the ruins, tar holes full of their haste to shake uncontrollable, there ing and dancing all The English and ing out chocolate, and cigarettes. It was time in my life I late-it was like also passed out white which was devoured by the hungry crowd. home a chunk ( ter on it to give to She thanked me= and cried for a We had to new way of living, spective that become better. 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