The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on November 27, 1988 · Page 17
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The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas · Page 17

Seguin, Texas
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Sunday, November 27, 1988
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Traditional »y PATTV CLARK: Image Editor Editor's note: For A- real holiday treat, be sure to fit the Zonta Circle Of Homes tour Into your plans Dec. 11 from 2-6. Six homes in Seguin and oiie in Marion vrill be decor- died for Christinas, and refreshments and a real live Santa Claus will be part of the tour. Proceeds from the tickets will go to benefit various community causes and will be available from Seguin Zonta members by Nov. 28. Printed on the $4 tickets will be a map of the tour and a bit of information on each home. To find out more about the event or to purchase tickets, contact Karen Anderson at 379-8056. The Traegers, Drew, Margie and Andrew, have lived in their traditional-style home for a little more than two years. Because the family wanted an open, airy feeling and lots of light, special features were built into the home to meet their needs. French doors, clerestory lights and dozens of paries Of glass in windows throughout the home provide the fresh air and lightness desired by the family. To achieve a homey effect, Margie uses The Seguin: Gazet^^rjjrise - Sunday, November 27, 1988 - Page 1|: |€d' « >»•,.?$> ,<»<f| ;;,f^ w: t .ft« s si\ ,* -M >* W^t •t ' fef & fr'{W P !%> i* «r.-, •>* .!•.'<•""*% ^f^ i* ?v- f*cV *«>i»'.,' ,| ? ; -ff ,'«^ W ,V • '*; ? , 'f/^jji;^ J , «.;>»,, • ' iff '* '-' ,.•* home to be f eatured on touF quilted pieces and country motifs, such as stenciling on the breakfast room, walls. . Entering the Home through a wooden door with beveled, leaded glass insets and matching sidelights, one can follow wood patquet'floors through the entryway and hall. In the living room, a parquet area also is located in front of the raised hearth of the white brick fireplace which is flanked by French doors and clerestory lights. Also in the living room, filled with plants and fatnily pictures, is pearly beige carpet which provides contrast to the navy blue sofa and love seat. The dining room, built off the entryway, is furnished with mahogany Duncan Phyfe table, chairs, buffet, and china cabinet, a gift from Drew's cousins Ben and Lillian DuBilier. Margie's collection of housed in the cabinet and accents the room's walls of wainscoating panels and Wedgewr ood blue jvallpaper. Embroidered sheers provide a view of the front yard through a bay window and a brass chandelier provides additional light. A hand-crocheted wall hanging from Bahrain in shades of pink, blue, peach, pearl and aqua adds further interest to the room. - tucked into a corner in the blue and white breakfast room is an antique pie safe with glass doors, which belonged to Margie's grandmother. A stencil of blue houses and rose colored flowers adorns the tops of the room's walls. Several other pieces of furniture also have special meaning to the Traegers. The guest bedroom features a Duncan Phyfe dresser, mirror and rocking chair that belonged to Drew's grandparents, John and Mabel Vivroux, and an antique lamp that belonged to Margie's grandmother. The pink, blue, green and cream floral-striped fabric of the bedspread and draperies is trimmed with lace and burgundy velvet ribbon and compliments the mahogany used in the furniture. In keeping with the family's desire for light and airy surroundings, the detached garage was built with a breezeway joining it to the home. An iron gate provides access to the breezeway through the side of the structure. As for Christmas, Margie claims, "This is my time of year." The family plans to set up a tree in the dining lL And t?£' f0om an , d Stockin 8 s . a winter village, lights atid dining room table will be set with onal Christmas col- wreaths will all be a part of the Trae- Margie's collection^St NchoTa? ors of red and green. Handmade ger's decorating scheme, and the china from Fitz and Floyd • I i BIB ^^«g ^^^^ ^^^^ 2^2i ££.oii III II •MRM. W^B^. ^^^^K •' ^^^w ^^^wi. FRENCH DOORS PROVIDE extra light In the Trae- gers' living room area and also enable them to enjoy a view of their backyard. A second set of French doors, not shown, Is. located on the other side of the white brick fireplace. (Staff photo) THE TRADITIONAL-STYLE HOME of Drew and Margie Traeger will be one of seven featured on the 1988 Zonta Circle of Homes tour set for Dec. 11 from 2 : 6 p.m. Proceeds from the show will benefit area.causes. (Staff photo) President-elect's former home is busy place MARGIE'S COLLECTION OF quilted pieces can be seen throughout the Traegers' home. (Staff photo by Patty Clark) Learn to sew modular knits Want to have some sewing fun? Is fitting a problem and you hate to f, press? Modular knits, called by several names (units, elements, components, options, multiples) have taken the fashion scene by storm. They are simply constructed, worn with bandeaus and one size fits all. Fashions are constantly changing and the hottest item on the market is the modular clothing system. It's a new concept in dressing. Separates are made of cotton/ polyester T-shirt knit fabrics. Each separate is made of fabric pieces cut in straight lines resulting in simple draped designs, , . Mix tops with skirts or pants^ then, accessorize with tubular belts (bandeaus or hip scarf) to create a look that is uniquely you. It's the answer to the perfect wardrobe whether for work, business trip, vacation, day or night. ';•',' You.will be amazed at how little this- all-costs; If modular knits are a fad you don't have much invested. Each wardrobe piece costs about one- fifth to one-sixth of the similar ready, to wear pieces. WORKSHOP SCHEDULED The Extension Service will hold a Modular Knits Workshop on Thurs- day, Dec. 1, 1988, at the Agriculture Building, 210 East Live Oak in Seguin. Mrs. Barbara K. Wagner, County Extension Agent in Giddings, Texas, will conduct the workshop. She created the workshop format and-has presented it to numerous groups. Two sessions will be held and each will run about an hour and a half. The afternoon session will begin at I p.m. and the evening session at? p.m. No pre-registration is necessary. Handout materials will be provided for those who attend only. For further information about the workshop, contact Tebbie Griffin at the County Extension Office, 379-2153.. Educational programs conducted by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service are open to all people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic levels, race, color, sex, religion, handicap or national origin. Center is making progress By Charron Miller and Donald Dunkin The Aptivity Center is busy making plans for this cold season with basketball and volleyball activities and a ragquetball tournament qn the way. The Center is also planning for "Wrt Cluwimw party, ewremly -schedule.*! foj Bee, 17, * The Activity Center is also work- wg hard 10 improve our weightrooro. Current pjans call for some, njmodel- ;ing and acquiring new equipment. For those interested in the weight- room, please contact us for further information. pur holiday food drive has gotten off to a slow s#rt, but we expect it to pick up after Thanksgiving. Please remember those in our community who need your help during the holidays. The Center is slowly but surely makingspme big changes for the better. Feel free to come.'by and see what changes we're making or just visit. A Seguin couple spent several days last week in President-elect George Bush's former home in Tanglewood, a subdivision in west Houston. Mr. and Mrs. John B. Emshoff were house-guests of Ella Mae's daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jeff Anderson, who purchased the home two years ago. The attractive five-bedroom, two-story home on Indian Trail is a New England style home. There are six baths, living room, library, family room, formal dining room, kitchen and office. The Andersons' three sons, Jeffrey, 11, Bobby 10, and Michael, 214 , love the large swimming pool. According to the November 15 "Houston' Post," Bush paid about $350,000 for the home in 1976 and sold it in 1980 for close to $900,000.. The new owners declined to tell what they bought it for. Ella Mae related the excitement centered around the house since the election. "People drive by, phones ring, mail pours in — "It's a real busy, active place right now," she exclaimed. *** "Just One Look" was the theme of the Tejas Literary Club's luncheon and style show which was held at the Chaparral Country Club. Janet Hudson served as social chairperson and was'assisted by Pat Cooksey, Laura Flume, Carolyn Wallock and Margie Traeger, Wearing fall's exciting colors and styles were models Syndra Schulze, Marjorie Donegan, Nancy Ewald, Karen Baker, Pat Cooksey, Susan Brannon, Elinor Moore, Maiy Mahone and Cathy Smith. The style show was by Reiehman's of Seguin and beautifully commentated by Itta Lenowitz. Rebecca Moravec was not present since she and husband Hank were in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, They won the trip with purchases and sales of Florsheim Shoes at their stpre, *** '.' Hong Kong was the destination of three Seguin residents, Sue Christiansen, Martha Nixon and Margaret Ciuhnun, They were accompanied by Margaret's daughter, Susan Beck of Dallas, and eleven other tourists. They didn't go to the-mainland of China except on the way over, the plane ran into headwinds and landed at Taipai to refuel. , They toured the city of Hong Kong and loved the Stanley Market, the city's main shopping center. In Chinatown they visited "bird street" which is very narrow with numerous small shops lining the streets. Outside of the shops were cage after cage of birds for sale. There, people walk their birds since dogs and cats are scarce. The tourists took a bus up a mountain peak for lunch—marvelous buffet foods. Looking downward, they saw Hong Kong and Kowloon. In Kowloon they visited its oldest hotel which is beautifully preserved and enjoyed high tea which included English scones and tea. The following day the group had dinner in the Pink Giraffe, a restaurant at the top of their hotel. The beautifully served meal was "on the house" since the hotel had overbooked. As they glanced down, the view was breathtaking; all the skyscrapers were lit and resembled a field of Christmas trees. The foursome enjoyed the food and view so much that on their last evening in Hong Kong, they dined there again. *** They went hunting in Dove Creek, Colorado. PatEven of this community reports that the hunters were successful in their quest for game. The weather was about the same as we have been experiencing, but it was beautiful and cool in Aspen, and snow topped one of the higher mountains near Dove Creek. Pat is in the Protective Area for Children Program Support, Texas Department of Human Resources. *** Fred and Janie Blume of Los Altos, California, have been visiting relatives in this area. Fred's sisters are Jo EttUnger, Oenevieve Keil, France^ Garvej, and Sophie Forshage of Seguin and Helen Arnold of New Braunfels. His brothers include Eugene, George and Thomas; however, Thomas was unable to be here tor their visit. , A high-light for Fred and Jo was when they accepted the Texas Land Heritage Award at the Texas State Capitol. Their brother Eugene resides on the farm but was not able to accept the award in person. Fred and wife Janie were feted with three family dinners while in Seguin. Hostesses included Sophie, Frances and Genevieve. If all goes according to plan, the California couple should be in Tucson, Arizona, today attending the "U.S.S. Arizona" Memorial Association ceremony. Fred had served three years on the battleship but was transferred to another one before the attack at Pearl Harbor. This attack came forty-five days after his transfer. Bobby and Gloria Winters celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and Bobby's brother's 60th birthday in Gretna, Louisiana. The Winters spent several days with Douglas Winters who took them to Algier's Landing, a restaurant modeled in an old-fashioned style with carousel horses and other antiques to intrigue the diners. It was Gloria's first time to sample fried alligator and she liked it! She reported that it was a white meat and reminded her of chicken. The French Quarters were fun and the trio took in the sights and sounds around Jackson Square. They especially enjoyed the artists as they went about their work as well as the traveling musicians who entertained passers-by. A ride by trolley took them to the New Orleans River Walk and the River Walk Shopping Center. The Winters were fortunate in being on Canal Street the first evening it was lit for the holiday season. Douglas is retired from Shell, and he treated them to a tour of the beautiful Shell building, Later, they dined at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. "It's magnificent," exclaimed Gloria. reported that the first couple of weeks were "pretty shaky" when it came to communicating. Fortunately, one person in each family that she visited spoke English. The families are usually large, and they live close to each other after marriage. They served rice and beans at every meal along with a meat, another dish and lots of fruit and salads. Donnette found that all were "hungry" for news of the United States and thought that the citizens here were all like the characters found on "Dynasty." The general economy is not too good; however, the national government gives everyone a home and there are few street people. Industry consists of agriculture with coffee being the biggest crop. They are also the biggest banana-producing country. Donnette isn't through traveling. She leaves in February as a Rotary International Foundation Scholarship recipient. She will attend the University of Canterbury through November 1989. Anyone desiring to have Donnette speak to their civic or school group regarding her Costa Rica visit is asked to call her at 639-4348. *** *** Don and Sandy WUle are happy to have daughter Donnette home after a five-month stay in Costa Rica, Don- ..nette participated in an International 4-H youth Exchange and was the guest of five families in Costa Rica. She worked in high schools with 4-H members and visited some universities, Her two years of Spanish taken in college were helpful, but she Frances Hartenstein, Debi Springs and Faye Talley enjoyed their trip to Las Vegas. They took in the sights and also visited Faye's brothers, Richard and Roy Jackson. One day Richard and Roy took them to Mount Charleston which is fifty miles from Las Vegas. The ski lodge at this skiing resort is a fun place to visit, and they enjoyed the German polka band that was entertaining the guests and skiers that day. *** Remember the huge Texas-shaped pecan praline in the Guadalupe County Pecan Growers' booth at the Pecan Fest? Larry McCarthy was the winner, and he and his wife will give it to a Catholic orphanage. The McCarthys believe in the adage, "Tis better to give than to receive," • *** It's Happy Birthday time to Drew Engelke and Dot Day today; PtuJ Rinn, Jo Emily Procbnow, Harw Boos and Harold Betterswcuih, 2& Edmund Kuempel, 29; Marvin Selig and Chris Deschner, 30; Tebbie Grtf* fin, 2; Fran J$io, 3; Patsy Boenifc Nelia Owen and Frajik La/kjn, 4<

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