The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on November 22, 1988 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas · Page 6

Seguin, Texas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, November 22, 1988
Page 6
Start Free Trial

Page 6 article text (OCR)

Page 6 - Tuesday, November 22, 1988 - The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise «*!^^ Shock of Kennedy's death recalled on 25th anniversary v *>: Dear Abbys News reports indicate. S^ that there will be more than the usual |p annual publicity on the 25th anniver- |Ti sary of the assassination of the late jr; President John F. Kennedy. ;p"v Shortly after that unforgettable *p*°day, I wrote a poem about the death of «£-President Kennedy and submitted it jp-tor publication to the Pacific Tele- jj£phone Co.* where I was employed. It «£*was published in theinhousepublica- £>tion. (I retired from the telephone "™!company 15 years ago.) S*-' This poem was never copyrighted, S£so anyone who wished to use it may £r.:flo so. Abby, 1 have enjoyed your col- T*lumn for many years and would be honored if you chose to print it. This poem is not intended to be any kind of political statement. I voted for Kennedy, but I also voted for Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan. ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY I felt the shock and rage and grief And gloom and utter disbelief! I heard the news; somehow it seemed That it was only something dreamed. The president was shot, they said — A sniper's bullet through the head. He'd fallen, and a red blood stain Spread on the spot his head was lain. There cradled by his young wife's arm, Unable now to stop the harm. My God, what sort of troubled brain Would plot a deed of such disdain? We ought by law to burn in flame •Such seekers of ignoble fame; -Yes, burn and torture publicly <To quell such thoughts of infamy! .Or am I giving vent to hate ^tike that which brewed this tragic £": : fete? If Kennedy could speak, I'm sure, He'd want us only to endure His passing just as we have done; Then work to make this country one Which really gives equality To those who strive to keep it free; A nation that will now unite More strongly for his goals of right This land, this world will better be Because of John F. Kennedy. Fred Grobee, Garden Grove, Calif. Dear Readers: Where were you when you heard "the news"? My husband and I were in Tokyo, traveling with then-California Attorney General Stanley Mosk and his wife. (He is now associate justice of the California State Supreme Court.) Most was awakened -about 5 a.m. by a telephone call from the United States, relating the terrible news. We all turned on the TV and saw Jack Ruby kill Oswald! Our reaction? Shock, horror and disbelief. We were enormously touched by the sympathy extended by the Japanese people. Wherever we went — in the elevator, in the lobby of our hotel and on the streets of Tokyo—Japanese strangers bowed their heads and said softly, "So sorry about your president." We were in no mood to continue our vacation, so we cut our trip short and returned home. Confidential to Hurting: Cry your eyes out. Let yourself go, and let the tears glow. Give your grief a chance to express itself. It's'healthy. Don't try to put on a "brave" show. It takes honesty, strength and courage for a man to express his emotions. That is real manliness. The weak man hides his feelings. Dear Abby: Recently my 3-year- old grandson got into my daughter's vitamins. We called the poison control center as soon as we discovered it and rushed him to the hospital. Fortunately, he survived. The doctor in the emergency room said that five iron pills can be fatal to a 3-year-old! He also told us that some children who have taken iron pills feel just fine for a week or so—and then all of a sudden they die! Abby, I was shocked to learn that iron pills arc so dangerous. Please print this. It might help a mother who debates if she should or shouldn't take her child to the hospital. Grateful Grandma in Mesa, Ariz. Dear Grateful Grandma: Thank you for the warning. Marc Bayer, M.D., medical director of the Los Angeles Poison Center, says, "Everybody should be aware that ALL over- the-counter drugs—particularly vitamins containing iron — are potentially dangerous to children." Also, let me add that children should never be told that they are being given "candy" when taking medicine. All medications (and vitamins fall into this category) should be kept locked away, out of the reach of children. Dear Abby: This is for the woman who met a man on the street corner and ended up marrying him. She shouldn't feel embarrassed to tell people how they met. Guess where I met my husband? I picked him up in a Navy bar in Norfolk, Va. And I'm not embarrassed to tell people because nobody believes me. Happily Married for 42 Years Auction tonight BETA SIGMA PHI holds its craft auction tonight oat 7:30 at Faith Lutheran Church to benefit the "Seguin High School scholarship fund. The auc- • tion will feature door prizes, refreshments and baked goods. Items to be auctioned by auctioneer Edmund Kuempel include a gourmet Best-selling books listed Italian meal, "Dessert of the Month" for 12 months, stained glass, a hand-made baby quilt, assorted wreaths and a painted sweatshirt, Watching over auction items are (from left) Ashley Seleen, Brandl Seleen, Jenna Menking and Kendell Koehler. (Staff photo) PAT REED DIXQiiii^^W^Qhd'dd^igNer-Grgcle With.themJsiJ.udy.Gamp^ell, who, withj^hijs- display the pi^thdfitook Pa^to^e^flpaLtpwqd., ,;>band; Pete, purchased the pie at tRelauctidVi of the 1988 Guadalupe County' Fair ^Bake-Off. ' which followed the judging, (Staff r ptloto)'l Apple pie is simple and delicious By PATTY CLARK Image Editor A native of San Antonio, Pat Reed Dixon used to visit her grandmother in Seguin before moving here herself several years ago. Pat advanced to the final round after winning first place in her round at the 1988 Guadalupe County Fair Bake-Off. She placed sixth out of 36 in the event with her Apple Pie. Surprisingly simple, this pie which uses grated apples is one of the best apple pies you'll ever taste. Grating the apples seems to release extra flavor and produces a juicy, evenly textured pie. Pat said her mother and grandmother both made their apple pies this way and she learned by watching her mother. "My mother makes the best pie crust ever," said Pat, "and she never uses 1 any measurements. When I was little, if I wanted to 'learn how to do something, I had lo watch her." Employed in the personnel department at SMI, Pat is active at First Baptist Church and has taught Sunday school there for six years. She is a member of the Seguin Zonta Club and is on the board of directors for the Guadalupe County United Fund, both of Which she said she has truly enjoyed being affiliated. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, working in her yard and reading to her daughter the books she herself missed as a child. Those who know Pat will be sorry to hear that she will be moving to Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 16 with her seven- year-old daughter Grade and husband Dave. We wish them happiness and success. Pat will be leaving behind in Seguin her parents, her sis- ter, sister's husband and their three children. Of her years in Seguin, she said that living here had been onebf her greatest experiences and that the lifestyle here had been good for her and Grade. Make sure you try this simple ahd delicious recipe. -,. , Apple Pie Prepare pie crust (or use your favorite crust recipe): Flour Shortening ' ' ** Water * Roll out on floured board and p|t into pie pan. : * Prepare filling: .-, j ' Peel and grate 8 to 10 nice apples. Put into unbaked shell. Layer wioi butter, sugar and cinnamon. Top wijh strips of crust. ft; Bake at 350 degrees until doite. ~ FICTION - 1. "The Sands of Time," Sidney Sheldon 2. "The Cardinal of the Kremlin," Tom Clancy 3. "The Queen of the Damned," Anne Rice 1 4. "One," Richard Bach . 5. "Dragonsdawn," Anne tyfcCaffirey > 6. "Final Flight," Stephen Coonts ,- 7, "Anything for Billy," Larry t- 9, "Alaska," James Michener 9, "Spocfc'i World," Diane Duane 10. "Mills Pass," Uon Uris NON'FICTIQN 1. "The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure," Robert Kowalski 2. "Child Star," Shirley Temple Black 3. "All You an Do Is All You Can Do,"'A. L. Williams 4. "A Brief History of Time," Stephen Hawking 5. "The Last Lion," William Manchester 6. "Talking Straight," Lee lacocca 7. "Grade," George Burns 8. "Dictionary of Cultural Litera* cy," E.D. Hirsch Jr. 9. "U>ve Is Never Enough," Aaron T. B«ck, M,D, JO, "Where the Sidewalk Ends," She) Silverstein Protect your asphalt driveway with Gem Seal® Sealcoating Adds years of life to your driveway, SCHEEL CONSTRUCTION Specialising In asphalt, iimestpn© and concrete driveways and parking lots, For FRGi estimate call: 379*2764 or 379-9525. Seguin Early Thanksgiving Deadlines For Retail Advertising and Classified Advertising For Wednesday, Nov. 23 Thursday, Nov. 24 Friday, Nov. 25 Sunday, Nov. 27 Deadline 5 p,m, Monday, Nov. 21 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov, 22 Noon Wednesday, Nov, 23 Noon Wednesday, Nov, 23 Our offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24. We will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Friday, Nov. 25 at usual. City of Seguin Utility Department FEATURES; Improved insulation package, high efficiency heating and cooling, protection from moisture/ air infiltration, energy efficient windows and doors, efficient water heating. 8ERVICE8; Computer heat gain/ loss analysis, duct design,, infiltration testing, proper heating/ cooling unit sizing, energy package inspections. BENEFITS! Lower monthly energy bills, increased home value, comfort and convenience, Ask Your Builder or contact Susan Conner 379-3212 ext.262

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page