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The Senior Newspaper Serving Volusia & Flagler Counties For 19 Years—COMPLIMENTARY COPY

October 29, 2010

All Are Invited To All Souls’ Day Mass Tuesday November 2, 2010 4 P.M. at Daytona Memorial Park at the base of the Christus atop the hill

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At Home And Away...


n October 23 The United States Army Field Band And Soldiers Chorus honored us with a visit to Daytona Beach, appearing at Peabody Auditorium. It was an evening of excellence. The auditorium was filled, downstairs and in the balcony, with an audience that heard everything musical… from patriotic to operatic. Each person must have come away with a certain memory. For me, it was the song written and sung by a member of the band. I was so busy writing down the name of the song (programmed under the heading ‘by various artists’) that I missed the name of the composer. The song… My Lord Is A Rock In A Weary Land. I checked out the band on the computer and find this truth to be evident… The U.S. Army Field Band, from Washington, D.C, is “one of the most versatile and inspiring musical organizations in the world.” More than six decades as the military’s most traveled musicians have earned them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors Of The Army.” While we were enjoying the Army band and chorus at Peabody Auditorium, our winning Sweet Adelines choruses and quartets from the United States and other countries were competing internationally in Seattle, Washington. Thousands of women planned ahead and were there to participate and/ or watch the champions. We heard that when they arrived, some of the room arrangements had to be changed and that certain city streets were blocked off, leading to delays. Why was that? Wouldn’t you know that the President of the United States chose that same time to visit Seattle? We, who stayed at home, had the advantage of watching some of the international contest on webcast. Otherwise, we would not have known what transpired. As it was, we couldn’t easily adjust daily schedules to see the entire broadcast or who the actual winners were and had to wait until Monday night rehearsal to learn the whole story from our director. As the raintrees turn from yellow to red and a soft breeze moves across our town, we enjoy many wonderful things and begin planning for the holidays.

The holidays, as we knew them, will never be the same as when we were raising a family. New branches have sprouted on our family trees and we move on to new things. With all the changes, there is still the potential for special, new memories… memories

You Name It …by Kitty Maiden

of a different kind. I once wondered why anyone would think of going on a cruise during the holidays; why they would go out to eat at a restaurant instead of having a home cooked meal with the family etc. Who knows, maybe next year, my holidays will be spent in Alaska or Hawaii. ST Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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What’s Happening Around Town… Free Men’s Seminar

Tribute To Elvis

You are invited to attend a seminar and learn about a permanent solution to ED and bladder control presented by Atlantic Urological Associates on Mon., Nov. 15 at Gateway Center For The Arts, 880 N. Hwy. 17-92, DeBary. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call 1-877-433-2873. Space is limited.

Don’t miss the #1 Elvis Tribute in the country. Peter Alden is amazing as the King. This is a must see Elvis show for fans new and old on Nov. 6 at 7:30 P.M. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. US Hwy. 1. Reserved seating is $20 and tickets at the door are $25. For tickets, call 386-676-3375.

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Are you confused about Medicare? Get the answers to open enrollment, what you should do when you turn 65, and changes in health care reform at this educational presentation by Marci Hodge with Great American Senior Benefits. The seminars will take place on Nov. 4, Nov. 10, and Nov. 18 at the Gourmet Kitchen, 1930 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach at 3:30 P.M. Refreshments will be served. Please call 386-671-9150 to reserve your seat for one of the meetings.

Prevention Plus, Inc., is conducting tests for stroke, arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, osteoporosis, heart scan, and more on Thurs., Nov. 4 at the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. Early detection saves lives. These reasonably priced tests don’t require a doctor’s prescription. To register for this screening, call 1-888-667-7587.

Kopy Kats Musical Review The fabulous Kopy Kats are on stage presenting dancing, singing, and funfilled entertainment with show tunes from Broadway and jazz, tap, and Hawaiian dancing. All performances will be held at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, located on US 1. Show times are: Fri., Nov. 12 at 7:30 P.M.; Sat., Nov. 13 at 2:30 and 7:30 P.M.; and Sun., Nov. 14 at 2:30 P.M. Tickets are $15 each. For information and tickets, stop in the box office Tuesday–Friday from 12–5 P.M. or call 386-676-3375.

Natural Smile Seminar Do you have missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures? Find out if dental implants are right for you at a free patient information day. See how dental implants can help you eat the foods you enjoy, and lead a more active and confident life. Questions about the cost and how the implant surgery is done will be answered, plus much more. The seminar is scheduled for Tues., Nov. 16 at 4 P.M. at the office of Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates, in Daytona Beach. Please RSVP by calling 386-437-6885.

Parkinson’s Fun Walk Come support the 3rd Annual “Sole Support” for Parkinson’s Fun Walk on Sat., Nov. 6 at the Port Orange Civic Center & Amphitheatre, 1000 City Center Circle. Registration Begins at 8 A.M. and fun walk and activities at 9 A.M.–11 A . M . There will be exhibitors, food, prizes, entertainment, and much more. To print a registration form, make a donation, or learn more go to: www. or call Vince Kinsler at 386-676-6375.

Nautical Sale Vendors are wanted for huge nautical rummage sale. Sell your boats, motors, fishing and diving gear, dock accessories, or kayaks. Table spaces are $25 or sell your boat for $1 per foot! You can also donate your items for our fundraiser. Marine Mania will be held on Sat., Nov. 6 from 8 A.M.–3 P.M. at 162 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. Call 386-428-4828 or download forms at

Craft Bazaar Start your holiday shopping now at the Port Orange Annual Craft Bazaar at LaCosta Village on Big Tree Road between Nova Rd. and Clyde Morris Blvd. on Sat., Nov. 6 from 8 A.M.–1 P.M. There are many original gift items and great bargains to choose from.

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Annual Bazaar

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona host Lunch Bunch every Thurs. at 12 noon. Just $4 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. Reservations required by noon the Tuesday prior. Call 386-767-6542.

You are invited Fri., Nov. 12 and Sat., Nov. 13, to a bazaar with over 40 vendors. Check out the quilt sale, raffle, books, jewelry, handcrafted items, and bake sale at the Church Of The Epiphany Social Hall, 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange, 8 A.M. to 2 P.M.

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Naval Station Celebration Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum, 910 Biscayne Blvd., DeLand Airport on Thurs., Nov. 11 from 2–4 P.M. Then on Fri., Nov. 12 from 7-11 P.M. join the 19th annual Big Band Hangar Dance, Jet Center Hangar, DeLand Airport. Tickets: $12.50 each ($15 at dance); reserved table and 8 tickets, $120. On Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11 A.M. enjoy the 12th Annual Volusia County Veterans Parade, through downtown DeLand. Call the Museum, at 386-738-4149 for registration form.

Retirement Seminar Retirement can be an incredible time of your life—but it can also last 20 or more years. Join us for our free Annuities And Your Retirement seminar presented by Jose Silva on Thurs., Nov. 4 from 9–10:30 A.M. at Edward Jones, 555 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. H-10, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Call Nora at 386671-9488 to reserve space for yourself and a guest at this free educational seminar. Breakfast will be served.

Caregivers Health Fair Here is a special day for Caregivers. Grand Villa, 535 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach is providing a health fair on Wed., Nov. 10 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Enjoy chair massages, acupuncture, facials, and get your flu vaccine (must RSVP for vaccination). Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited so call 386868-0723 today to save your seat.

All Souls’ Day Mass You are invited to an All Souls’ Day Mass on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 4 P.M. at Daytona Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 1425 Bellevue Avenue, Daytona Beach at the base of the Christus atop the hill. Refreshments will be served following the mass. For information, call 386-226-1100.

Support Groups Parkinson’s Support Group Meets the second Friday of each month at First Baptist Church Of DeLand, 725 N. Woodland Blvd. All seniors can also take advantage of exercise class every Thursday at the church from 3–4 P.M. For more information, call Mariann at 386-785-0640. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship to share experiences, strength, and hope. There are no dues or fees. Please call toll free, 888-756-2930.

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Get That While You’re Up! by George Goldtrap (Part II–Telephone History)


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Monday, November 15th Registration at 4:30 P.M. Seminar 5-6 P.M. Address: Gateway Center For The Arts Gateway Park—880 N. Highway 17-92 DeBary, FL 32713 Your spouse or guest is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP Call 1-877-433-2873 (space is limited)

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he title of this piece, Get That While You’re Up is a phrase from the past of those of us over 50 or so. It alludes to answering the telephone. The term ‘while you’re up’ was because most households had only one phone, and no matter where you were when the phone rang… (yes rang… not beeped, gurgle, or play the top 40), you were somewhere else… usually sitting down. Since no one wanted to get up and ‘go’ to the phone, the phrase—‘get that while you’re up’—became the order of the day. Let’s go back a few years… say the late 30s, 40s, or early 50s. Telephones were not the tiny, portable, multitasking, techno marvels they are today. Telephones were large, desk top devices with three or four major components… the stand, with a mouthpiece (mic) on top, the ear piece, which hung on the side hook, (attached to the ‘tower’ by a 3 foot cotton covered cord), the rotary dialer at the base of the unit, and a ‘bell box’ attached nearby to the wall, and by wire to the base unit. It was a household production… a major appliance… that belonged to Ma Bell and you ‘rented’ it by the month. It was serviced, (only if ‘you broke it’ since Western Electric had made the phone very nearly indestructible), by a nice man in an ugly olive green pick’em up truck. The family phone was usually in the living room or hall, on a custom-built telephone table…a staple in any local furniture store. When it rang, you were in the kitchen, the back bedroom or the library. There was no answering machine or service so allowing 10 rings was pretty standard, thus giving the ‘called’ time to get to the demanding ring. You didn’t always make it… especially if you were at home by yourself. If the phone rang after bedtime, (9-9:30), it meant trouble. No reasonable neighbor or friend called ‘after hours’… that was discourteous. Phone numbers usually had 5 digits. Our number was 63845. A local company, Atlantic Ice, and Coal Co. had a similar number… 63844. In addition to ice and coal they stocked beer in their cooler but sold it only by the case. Customers wanting a case, called, and Atlantic Ice & Coal took the order. The beer was delivered by cab. Because of the similarity of the numbers, we often received their calls… usually from a reveler whose red, blurred, eyes could not clearly make out the numbers on the dialer. The calls came between 12:30 and 2:30 A.M. Dad hated two things… beer… and early morning phone calls. To him… both were ruining society. When the phone rang at 2:30 A.M., there was no one to ‘get that while you’re up’ so… (ring two… ring three), Dad had to roll out of bed,

(ring four)… locate his house shoes… (ring five)… and start fumbling, ring six, and seven), his way through the dark. Ouch! My shin! Who left that chair in the middle of the room? (ring eight and nine). Finally, the chain on the light fixture hanging from the middle of the living room, marked the end of the journey. Just in time… he made it to the small table, to answer the phone as ring ten blared.

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap ‘All Right,’ he’d say. (Dad never said hello, just all right!) Then, through thickened tongue, the caller would mumble, ‘Can you folks please send over a case of them cold Falstaffs?’ (Falstaff being one of the area’s favored beers). Patiently, (Dad never got excited), he would ask: ‘What’s that address?’ The caller would slur something out and Dad would respond ‘Thank You’ then promptly turn out the light and go back to bed. Mother hated beer almost as much as did Dad, but felt his deception was just not honest—that he ought to tell them they had the wrong number and hang up. Dad countered that the caller was probably already drunk and didn’t need the beer anyway. Further, he explained, ‘they’ll soon black out anyway and not even miss the failed delivery.’ Under no circumstances was Dad going to be a party to beer sales. I have no idea whether Atlantic Ice and Coal ever realized what had been happening, or why their after-hours beer sales hit bottom. This went on for several years until 1954 when we moved to a new home. Mother ordered the phone service moved to the new location. When Ma Bell’s service man came out to make the move, Mother insisted that we retain the unique old upright instrument but the service man said ‘no’, adding that it was the last one in service in Nashville. The instrument belonged to Ma Bell and his orders were to collect the antique and replace it with a new cradle phone. Mother was upset, but powerless. I loved the new phone. It was smaller, and ‘modern.’ Next time your phone rings remember the old system and be glad you don’t have to ‘get up and answer it.’ Just let the invisible lady in the answering machine get it. She’s up! ST

George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers living in Ormond By The Sea. Contact them at

Please Vote November 2

Justice For All • Joe For Judge • Graduate Of Stetson Law—Top 10% • 23 Years Of Florida Law Experience— Over 13 Years Of Opponent • Chair Of The 7th Circuit Ethics Committee

Among Joe’s supporters in this campaign to be our next Circuit Judge are:  Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson  Volusia Teachers Organization  Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association  Daytona Beach Fire & Rescue, IAFF Local 1162  St Johns County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics, IAFF Local 3865  Flagler County Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 4337  Putnam County Professional Fire Fighters Association

Of the two candidates seeking your vote for Judge, Joe Horrox is someone our entire community can unite behind. On November 2, to ensure Justice for All, please vote Joe for Judge! October 29, 2010—Seniors Today—Page A-7

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nce again Seniors Today organized a Fall Festival, a totally free day for our Volusia County Seniors. The event was held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Big Tree Road in South Daytona. The Fall Festival was a fun-filled event put on by Seniors Today newspaper, with Bonnie Schillinger, General Manager for Seniors Today, and her loyal editor, Bonnie Gragg organizing the event. The festival received great support and was made possible with the presenting sponsor, Tomoka Eye who offered free glaucoma and eyes exams during the festival. Other sponsors included Always Best Care Senior Services, American Home Companions, Bishop’s Glen, Brookdale Senior Living, Coastal Health & Rehab, Florida Hospital Memorial Center/Healthcare Partners, Good Samaritan Society FL Lutheran, Haven Hospice, Lohman Funeral Homes, Lohman Pet Cemetery & Cremation, Ormond In The Pines, and Visiting Angels. Fall Festival goers found door prizes, games of chance, games of skill, entertainers, health screenings, free lunch, new products, information for living, and more. Attendees were greeted at the door by senior advocate, Joyce Conger and given a chance to win one of many door prizes that were to be given away. Now it was time to go and explore. What was in store at the participating vendor’s booths? Not just more brochures and give-a-ways—this time attendees at the Fall Festival found lots of fun, games, and prizes. While the festivities were going on, Bonnie Gragg, daughter Sydney, and their friendly helper Al Schutrum were busy in the kitchen preparing lunches for all who came hungry. Music was provided in the courtyard by Jim Nelson, known to all in the community as The Entertainer. Jim can please any crowd with his music variety and entertainment. Senior enjoyed dancing under the gazebo to Jim’s music. If dancing wasn’t your style, you could just relax at the tables

Seniors enjoyed dancing in the gazebo to the music of Jim Nelson, “The Entertainer.” around the courtyard and take in the fresh air while you enjoyed your free lunch. As the seniors headed to their cars loaded down with door prizes, bags of freebies, and smiles on their faces, many were heard to say they had the best time ever—and all for free! Bonnie Schillinger added, “Every event just gets better and better, it is going to be hard to top this one! Of course having the support of all of our vendors and sponsors is what makes it such a terrific day! We are already making plans for our Spring Fling next year!” ST

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onald Sugg, a 96 year old resident of Woodland Towers in DeLand has a unique way of celebrating his birthday‌ he likes to skydive. On his 95th birthday he jumped twice. This year he jumped from the Deland Skydive Airport on September 23. He hopes his efforts will inspire people to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. “I’ve always had an adventurous spirit,â€? says Sugg who has been skydiving for 15 years. “ I am a very fortunate man. I am healthy, happy, and want to give something back to this world which has given me so much. I’ve always had a keen interest in the workings of the brain and as I’ve gotten older I have seen the toll that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have taken on those in my peer group. I had a colleague years ago whose memory started to fail and I must admit I didn’t have too much patience with that. So maybe I’m trying to clear my conscience for that failing a little bit too.â€? Sugg has had a custom jump suit made with the name and address of the local Alzheimer’s Association


chapter written on it. He hopes that as people take an interest in his activity, they will also take a moment to reflect on why he is making this commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association this year on his birthday and join him in supporting its work. ST For more information or to make a donation, contact the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and North Florida Chapter at 378 CenterPointe Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 or call 407-951-7992.












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Confused About Medicare?

Get The Answers! • Open Enrollment What Are My Choices? • Turning 65? What Should I Do? • Health Care Reform Do The Changes Affect Me? Please Attend One Of These FREE Educational Presentations And Get The Answers To These Questions & More!

November 4, November 10, or November 18, 2010 at 3:30 P.M. The Gourmet Kitchen 1930 West Granada Blvd. • Ormond Beach Presented by Marci Hodge from Great American Senior Benefits Please Call 386-671-9150 To Reserve Your Seat. Refreshments will be served

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he Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is offering free reflective Halloween bags for area youngsters as the annual holiday quickly approaches. The bags may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Robert E. McCarthy substation at 17 old Kings Road North in Palm Coast, the Flagler County Library on Palm Coast Parkway, and the Palm Coast Community Center. The bags also are available at the Flagler County Recreation Area on County Road 13 as a part of the PAL baseball games. The reflective bags are just one way parents can help keep their children safe during nighttime trick-or-treating. With just a few precautions and some extra steps, parents can teach their children to avoid danger and accidents. Costumes, swords, or knives should be short, soft and flexible. Remember, little trick-or-treaters will also be carrying their goody bags, so it may be difficult for the little hands to juggle.

Parents should examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering. Never allow children to treat-or-treat alone. Children should be instructed

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to never enter anyone’s home without a parent or guardian. They should be encouraged to walk in groups with a trusted adult. Homeowners welcoming the youngsters should be sure to keep the entrances to all of their doorsteps, walkways, and landings free from obstacles. Keep pets away from the doors because the holiday can be as scary to them as it is exciting to the youngsters out having fun. With just taking a few simple steps and being aware of your surroundings you can have a safe, fun evening. Have a safe Halloween. ST

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ave you ever consulted a nutritionist about your diet? It might not be a bad idea. I recently had an appointment with a nutritionist, and boy, did I learn a lot. As we age, many of us experience changes in smell and taste, tend to eat to kill hunger rather than for health and lose interest in food in general. Many of us don’t get enough protein because we’re stuck with the belief that it requires a big portion of meat. Not so. One of the most potent protein sources is a combination of beans and rice. Then there’s the matter of food density. As we age, our appetites and capacity are different. If we fill up on food that has less nutritional value, we’re robbing our bodies of what we need for health. Portion sizes can be confusing. They are smaller than you’d think. In many cases, a half-cup constitutes a portion. If weight is a problem, overestimating the size of a portion can add to the difficulty of controlling those pounds. Fruit is our friend, although many of us get away from it as we age. It appar-

ently doesn’t matter how we get the fruit—fresh, frozen, dried, canned, or pureed like applesauce—because the nutrients are still present. Variety in foods, said the nutritionist, is one of the best ways you can stay healthy as we age. A consultation with a nutritionist might be ones of the best things you can do. They will be able to assess your age, activity level, diet limitations and weight, and come up with a food plan to keep you in top shape. ST Write to Matilda Charles in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or you may e-mail to columnreply@

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urn here, right here,” Cratus yelled at his brother Tab. The Model A truck bucked and lurched as Tab slammed his foot down on the brake pedal. It took a few seconds for the truck to come to a complete stop in the sandy two rut road. “Turn where,” Tab asked. It’s behind us now, Cratus said with a slight bit of sarcasm in his voice. Like brothers do, the two men argued back and forth about the turn as Tab ground the truck into reverse and slowly backed to the turn off. The sun was beginning to break through the early morning fog as they made their turn. The turn would carry them on their trek to Womack Creek not far from Carrabelle on the Florida coast had started earlier that morning, way before daylight in Faceville, Georgia. The two unloaded the ten foot wooden boat from the back of the truck and slid it down the hill and into the slowly moving dark water of Womack Creek and loaded it with their fish gear and headed up river. Soon they were catching just what had been promised by the tall tales the pair had been hearing for the past few years from some of their fishing buddies. The sun sat low in the West as they pulled the boat now laden with fish up the bank to the truck. “We should have already been out of here, you know what they said about being in this swamp at night,” Tab said. Cratus just rolled his eyes and lurched the boat forward in the back of the truck. “We’ll be alright, I ain’t never been lost,” he said as the sun went down below the cypress trees. A hoot owl wailed in the distance as another answered nearby. The woods took on a different look as sun slowly died behind a cloud and darkness crept in. Tab stepped on the starter and the Model A, moaned into life. Follow our tracks, Cratus said as he motioned Tab back in the direction they had come. Now totally dark except for the dim lights of the truck the pair moved slowly along the ruts made from their trip in. For the first few miles the road was easily followed, but then it disappeared. Tab brought the truck to a stop and looked at Cratus. The clatter of the Model A engine filled the air and then, the engine went quite. Why did you cut the engine off,” Cratus asked Tab. “I didn’t,” came the response. Off to the right of the truck there was a sudden rustling in the scrub oaks. The noise grew louder and louder as it crept towards the two brothers. A sigh came from the edge of the woods and then another followed by another. “What is it, What is it,” the two men asked in unison. A strange eerie orange glow fell across the front of the truck, in a few seconds the

glow became brighter. The leaves of the scrub oaks rattled like a hundred rattle snakes as the orange glow rose above them. A dozen feet across, the glowing orange ball rose higher and higher as it cleared the trees and drifted over head. Neither brother could move.

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A cool breeze picked up the glowing ball and pushed it across the clearing in front of the truck, a few moments later it was out of sight behind a tree. The silhouette of the tree a hundred yards away could be seen as the glowing ball grew brighter and brighter. There was a long hissing then a tremendously loud sound like a clap of thunder rocked the ground and the two men, as before the glowing ball there was silence and darkness again. Without saying a word, the two men sat down in the truck as Tab stepped on the starter and the engine moaned to a start. Two hours later they found themselves right back where they had started on the banks of Womack Creek. “Never been lost, huh,” Tab said to his brother. They spent the night in the swamp, deciding it would be easier to find their way out in the daylight. That night would be filled with the sounds of bears and gators and panthers as they took turns sleeping while the other stayed awake to ward off critters. The next day they found their way back to the main road and then back to civilization. Starving they stopped at a country store and bought something to eat. An old man sitting on a bench at the front of the store spoke to them when they came out. “You boys look kinda of weary,” he asked the two. The whole story was then told of their trip and the strange glowing ball and staying awake all night warding off varmints. The man listened intently to what they had to say, rubbing his chin and occasionally nodding in the affirmative. After listening to their story, he shook his head from side to side and said, “You boys done what most locals around here wouldn’t do, you spent the night in Tate’s Hell.” The brothers looked at each other. “That glowing ball you’re talking about could have been anything from some of them phosphorus worms or the ghost of ol’ Jeb Hill that went missing down there about 20 years or so ago,” the old man said. “You fellows are sure lucky to have got out of there, been a many a one didn’t get so lucky,” he told them. ST You can contact Byron Spires via e-mail at or check out his blog at byronspires.word

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Section B October 29, 2010 Humane Society Update by Kevin Hancock he Museum of Arts and Science Woof! Event is in the books now and all of those that attended experienced a glorious Sunday afternoon. A nice cooling breeze during the afternoon kept the dogs, the volunteers, and the visitors comfortable. Everywhere you looked you saw dogs; small dogs like Terrier Mixes and Miniature Pinchers all the way to very big dogs like Great Danes. In addition, Dr. Willem-Jan Van Deijck (Pronounced: Van Dike) from Pet Street Veterinary Care Center in Ormond Beach provided pet micro-chipping. He helped make finding and returning their lost pet

the easiest possible. Finally, the attendees enjoyed the exhibit featuring some doggone amazing dog art. The exhibit continues at the museum through January 9, 2010. Looking to have your Pit Bull or Pit Bull Mix dog or puppy spayed or neutered? You better hurry; there are only a few time slots open. Using the funds available through the grant we received from FAF, Inc., we have spayed and neutered over 79 pit bull and pit bull mixes. In addition we have over 53 already scheduled. Free Pit Bull Spay and Neuter Clinics are already scheduled for all Fridays, in November and additional dates may be announced for December, funds permitting. Call June today at 386-

274-4703, ext. 319, for program details and to schedule your appointment. Don’t miss this opportunity. Enough medical talk, let’s get into more fun. On Saturday, November 13, 2010, from 12 noon–5 P.M., Jackie Robinson Ballpark is going to be on fire hosting the 6th Annual Daytona Cubs Chili Cook-Off. Ticket prices include unlimited samples of some of the best chili around. The chili will be judged by celebrity judges including Chef Danny Veltri, winner of television’s Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen. Advance ticket prices are $12 for Adults, $6 for Children. Gate ticket prices are $15 for Adults and $10 for Children. Bring a can of dog food or

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he inaugural Canaveral Seashore Paint Out, hosted by the Friends of Canaveral, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Canaveral National Seashore and raise funds for a multi-year project to build and maintain a children’s “Interactive Environmental Learning Center” in the park. Outdoor enthusiasts and art lovers will have the opportunity to come to– gether in support of a good cause November 8–13, at Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach. Professional “plein air” (outdoor) artists will be painting from dawn to dusk Nov. 8-12 during the Paint Out. As the paintings are completed, they will be hung in an on-site “wet room gallery” at Canaveral Seashore for immediate sale. There will be many opportunities to enjoy the seashore and to watch as the art works are created. As a bonus,

go to Canaveral Seashore Paint Out, Monday, Nov. 8, pay the $3 Seashore admission (if you don't have a park pass) and return as often as you want for the rest of the week! Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 9-10, artists can also be seen along Flagler Avenue and Canal Street in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach and Wednesday only at Atlantic Center for the Arts. The Patrons' Gala will be held at 7 P. M ., Friday, Nov. 12 at Eldora State House in the park. Paintings produced by the artists during the week will also be on display, against a backdrop of music by Ray Guiser, and an elegant presentation of food and beverages from several of New Smyrna’s finest restaurants will be available for you to enjoy. ST Tickets are $25 in advance, with a limited number of tickets for $35 at the door. For ticket information, call Pat Skrtic at 386-428-6151.


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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be growing impatient with a situation that seems to resist efforts to resolve it. Stay with it and you’ll find a way to a successful resolution. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Travel and kinship are strong in the Bovine’s aspect this week. This would be a good time to combine the two and take a trip to see family members. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A colleague could make a request you’re not comfortable with. If so, say so. Better to disappoint by sticking with your principles than to disappoint yourself. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child’s ability to adapt to life’s ebbs and flows helps you deal with the changes that you confront at work or at home. Things will settle down. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) It’s a good week for Leos and Leonas to get some long-outstanding business matters resolved. Then go ahead and plan a funfilled family getaway weekend. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A possible workplace change seems promising. If you decide to look into it, try not to form an opinion on just a small part of the picture.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A newcomer helps keep things moving. There might be some bumpy moments along the way, but at least you’re heading in the right direction. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You could be pleasantly surprised by how a decision about one thing opens up an unexpected new option. Assistance could come from a surprising source. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) With more information to work with, you might now be able to start the process that could lead to a change. Reserve the weekend for family. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This could be a good time to begin gathering information that will help you turn that long-held idea into something substantive. Give it your personal attention. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) That new challenge might carry some surprises. You should be able to handle them using what you already know. That new supporter should be there to. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Someone might be trying to disguise their true motives. The perceptive and perspicacious Pisces should have little or no problem finding the truth. ST

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Antiques Jackie Gleason Comics by Larry Cox

Q: I have four Jackie Gleason And The Honeymooners comics, which were issued during the 1950s during the run of the hit TV show. I suspect they might be worth a few bucks. What do you think they are worth? — Bill, Canandaigua, NY A: The series was published in June and July of 1956 by DC Comics. Now for the drum roll. The first in the series is valued at $1,300 by the Standard Guide To Golden Age Comics by Alex G. Malloy and Stuart W. Wells III (Krause). The second is worth $700 and the other 10 are in the $500 to $600 price range. *** Q: I have a clock that is marked Royal Bonn. I am more curious about the manufacturer than I am the potential value of the clock, since it is an heirloom and I have no plans to sell. — Beth, Santa Fe, NM A: I had a difficult time tracking down any information about Royal Bonn but did find a few facts in Kovels’Antiques And Collectibles by Ralph and Terry

Kovel (Random House Reference). Royal Bonn is the 19th and 20th century a trade name used by Franz Anton Mehlem, who operated a pottery firm in Bonn, Germany, which began in 1836 and continued until 1931. According to the Kovels, the factory was purchased by Villeroy & Boch in 1921 and closed a decade later. Nine clocks are valued in Kovels’ guide ranging in price from $168 to $3,250. *** Q: I have a copy of A New Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary Of North America And The West Indies by Bishop Davenport. What is it worth? — Marvin, Willmar, MN A: The original edition of Bishop Davenport’s book was published in 1833 and has recently been reissued. In order to determine if you have a first, early or modern edition, you should contact a competent book dealer. The reprint sells for about $25. ST Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail to

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often use this space to talk to you about your own personal safety, such as things you can do to ensure your physical safety around the home, or financial safety when it comes to scam artists. This time, however, I want to address an important topic that is dear to me: children. Many of you have the wonderful opportunity to look after little children. Maybe some youngsters in the neighborhood like to stop by your home to say hello, or you get to watch your grandchildren during the day while their parents are at work. Having young boys and girls around can be the source of great joy, but there are potential dangers that may be unique to your home that should be addressed for everyone’s safety. First of all, please be aware of your own limitations, and be honest with others about them. Young children are typically full of seemingly never-ending energy. Maybe it will be too exhausting caring for kids all day long throughout the week. If so, don’t be afraid to speak up about it and try to make other part-time arrangements. Don’t neglect your own well-being, and consider the potential danger to the children if you are tired at the end of a long day. Inspect your home from a child’s point of view, especially if you are caring for very young kids, such as toddlers. Be on the lookout for coins, buttons, bottle caps, or anything else that is small enough to be a choking hazard. Kids are very curious, so you need to be too by checking such places as under the couch and between the cushions for dangerous items. You can take the same advice that is often given to new parents about aroundthe-home accident prevention. Block off stairs with sturdy safety gates, and use tamper-resistant covers on all electrical outlets. One area of concern when seniors care for children is safety latches on

drawers, cabinets, and even the toilet seat. Sometimes the latches can be just as difficult for adults to open as it is for the children. If you don’t like the idea of using them, then let the child’s parents know, and try to develop ways to work around the problem. Don’t assume that your vigilance alone will be good enough to keep children out of dangerous cabinets.

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Be careful choosing baby furniture. You may like the idea of using the old crib or high chair that you had used for your own children, but be mindful that they may not be safe. Modern cribs and other furniture must be safety certified, and there is a chance that your old furniture doesn’t meet today’s standards. Make sure all medication is out of the children’s reach and stored in tamper resistant containers. Keep in mind that even though you might want to keep the medicine close at hand for your own convenience, children might easily mistake the pills for candy. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than onethird of all accidental childhood prescription drug ingestions involve a grandparent’s medication. Do not leave pill bottle caps loose when children are around, and remember that pill reminder boxes are not childproof. Be aware of dangers in the kitchen. When cooking on the stove, turn pot handles inward out of reach, and try to use the rear burners. Tablecloths can be dangerous too, because toddlers can pull on them and spill hot drinks or soup on themselves. Keeping these safety pointers in mind will help ensure that your time spent with children is enjoyable and incident-free. ST


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he Kopy Kats performance group has entertained audiences in Volusia and Flagler Counties for over 25 years. Their popularity and success have grown with each new show. This year, Kopy Kats is welcoming Jerome DeVito, owner and director of the award-winning South Beach Dance Academy as the new director and returning choreographer of the show. Jerome DeVito has extensive stage and television credits to his name, including Brigadoon, Mame, Godspell, Big Blue Marble, and Wonderama, as well as many others. He has choreographed stage plays for such companies as Redken and MTV. He now judges, teaches, and choreographs for such companies as I.D.C., Dance Olympus, Dance America, Dancemasters Of America, and Showbiz. The Kopy Kats are very fortunate to work with such a great talent. Under Jerome’s expert guidance, the Kopy Kats have put together a fabulous show— one that promises to be better than ever. This year, the audience will be entertained by jazz, tap, Hawaiian dancing, and individual numbers. These numbers

This year’s performance will be held at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 12 at 7:30 P.M.; Saturday, November 13 at 2:30 and 7:30 P.M.; and Sunday, November 14 at 2:30 P.M. Tickets are available from the Performing Arts Center’s box office at 399 North U.S. 1 or by calling the box office at 386-676-3375.

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Dear Paw’s Corner: I have three rescued dogs that each dig a small hole, usually with their teeth, and proceed to eat the dirt. I feed them quality food, so I don’t know what they’re after. Is this typical behavior or are they lacking a mineral that the dirt is providing? I’m also not real happy about the holes in the lawn. I’ll bet I am not the only one with this issue. — Jeannette V., Billings Montana Dear Jeannette: You’re right, this behavior is actually common and a source of distress for a lot of dog owners. Termed pica—defined by the Angell Memorial Hospital’s Book Of Wellness And Preventive Care For Dogs as “an abnormal desire to eat things that are indigestible”—this behavior includes eating dirt and rocks. Some dogs will eat sticks, socks, or whatever is handy. A common form of pica is coprophagia, a fancy term for “eating poop,” which many dog owners also deal with. Pica is a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder, although a nutritional

deficiency also can be a cause. So the first thing to do is consult the dogs’ veterinarian. The vet may ask you to bring in samples of the dogs’ stool to check for worms or other problems. (Separate each dog’s sample in plastic baggies with their names.) Even if the vet doesn’t find a physical cause, he or she may recommend you add a vitamin supplement to their diets. You’ll also need to address the obsessive-compulsive component. This means going outside with the dogs (or taking them out one by one for awhile). When they start digging or chewing at the ground, distract them immediately and call them over for a short spell of basic obedience training, rewarding them with either treats or praise depending on your training style. You also must fill in and re-sod the small holes in the lawn. ST Send your pet questions to ask@ or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Find more resources at

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rowing up, Laurie Sandell was captivated by her father’s amazing stories. He’d been everywhere and done everything: performed heroic deeds as a Green Beret, he earned multiple degrees, participated in a duel, held high positions in the government, known hundreds of famous folks personally— she suspected he might even have been a spy. He’s larger than life, and Laurie wonders if she’ll ever be able to live up to his example. Years later, Laurie has become a successful magazine writer, often using tales of her father as icebreakers with the celebrities she interviews. At their urging, she decides to write an article about his adventures. This time, when journalist Laurie is obliged to fact-check her dad’s stories, discrepancies appear that were invisible to little-girl Laurie. None of the prestigious universities he claimed to have attended have heard of him. He never advanced in the military beyond the rank of private. Several lawsuits have been filed against him. Her

father’s unbelievable exploits are turning out to be just that. Feeling betrayed, Laurie publishes the article anonymously. The floodgates have been opened, and as more of her father’s deceptions bob to the surface, her hurt and confusion only grow. Trapped in a complicated web of guilt and anger, Laurie finds her loss of trust marring every facet of her life, and realizes that she needs to do some truthseeking in her own life as well. Out of that journey comes this remarkable memoir of a daughter struggling to come to terms with her family’s tangled version of reality and the effect it has had on her own life and identity. Presented in the form of a graphic novel, the deceptively simple drawings and frank, honest dialogue quickly absorb the reader in a deepening mystery at once engrossing and heartbreaking. ST

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A Visit To Mombasa And Zanzibar


irst a little history: After the British left the port of Mombasa, Kenya still exported coffee and tea. Regardless of all the hype and pride people there have, it looked to us like small town that fell from an ancient sky. Indians settled to work in Mombasa, so it is 95 percent Hindu and 5 percent Moslem. We visited a very ornate Hindu temple. There are two worshiping halls, one for men and one for women. Everyone must remove their shoes. Leaving made for a bit of a scramble to find the shoes one came in with. Hindus pray twice a day. Tile paintings, not unlike our Stations of the Cross, line the walls of the main hall. They colorfully and graphically warn of the consequences of bad behaviors, including the eating of meat.

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Returning through Mombasa, we were reminded how small the cars are. Angled parking is provided in the medium strips instead of near the shops. Hibiscus plants flower everywhere. The streets were jammed with poor people. None nearly as poor or destitute as in Zanzibar.

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Mombasa brags a monument made from two crossed metal elephant tusks erected in 1963 at the Oruro Gardens. Traveling on in our tour bus, we crossed a bridge. The ferries were jammed. The park where we stopped featured two main trees, the baobab tree, which was discovered by an Englishman, and a mumbouto tree. Mumbouto means a big tree. It sheds its leaves. The fruit can be eaten after breaking the shell. The small berries are sour and can be boiled to make sauces for fish or meat or added to soup. Sometimes they add it to egg yolk to make a shampoo. We bought bracelets in the woodcarving village on a Sunday. Coming and going on roads that would be condemned here, the most depressing thing we noted was the lifestyle of the non-starving Africans. These are not the horror pictures of Angelina Jolie among the sick. It’s the simple life of those who spend their days subsisting by hauling water on their heads and growing and gathering food from patches of land near their lean-to homes. Parts of the countryside look like the pictures one sees of Haiti before the earthquake. There are no old people because in some places, with 75 percent unemployment, the life expectancy is 35 years. They die

I had to rely on my husband for the Zanzibar experience. The sea was so choppy and the tide so low that I couldn’t manage the high, swerving wooden steps out of the tender. He photographed the startling memorial of three slaves in a pit. Very disturbing. He wandered through the meat and fish market but resisted the spices in the spice market. Many people purchased vanilla, which here is the size of a green bean. In this Third World and beyond, unemployment is 75 percent. Informal businesses are basically begging. Beggars swarmed the docks with sad tales of their loved ones’ needs. My husband bought T-shirts. Mine says, “I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro” (fat chance) and the other says “Hakuna Matata,” which means, “no worries here.” Since the place was crawling with bacteria, TB, and yellow fever, I think the logo is somewhat overstated. Disney picked it up for their Zanzibar movie. They even spelled it right. ST Julie has published five novels: The Kingmaker; American Castles; Tahitian Destiny; The World, The Flesh And The Devil; and Mortal Coil (from http:// To contact Julie e-mail or visit her website at www.books or call 386-760-2670.

Strange But True Do Snails Have Teeth? by Samantha Weaver

• It was existential psychologist Rollo May who made the following sage observation: “It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.” • Two countries are tied for the nation encompassing the most time zones. It’s no surprise that Russia is one of them, but it seems odd that the other would be France. It’s true, though; once you take a look at a map of French territories around the world, you’ll see. There are French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean, the island of Reunion off the east coast of Africa, various holdings in the Caribbean, and New Caledonia off the east coast of Australia. • If you had to choose, would you rather be bitten by a skunk or sprayed by one? The creatures can’t do both things at once. • Yes, there’s a word for it: The plastic tips you find on shoelaces are known as aglets.

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alph Waldo Emerson wrote long ago, “No man ever forgot the visitation of that power in his heart and brain which created all things…” This is the reason I cannot be an atheist. I cannot forget the visitations of the Lord to me when I was just a child. I cannot forget all the times He has made Himself real to me. Yet, I must tell you that I do not try to convert anyone. Jesus told Peter and James, his two fishermen disciples, “I will make you fishers of men,” but I do not think that meant He expected them to go out and try to convert everyone like we try to do in revivals. Revivals were times of terror to me when I was a child. Most evangelists would hold us over hell and try to scare us into accepting Christ. I always thought it was very much unlike Christ. I only remember one evangelist, Uncle Bud Robinson, who made me want to be a Christian. I remember one who really loved to scare people and laughed about it. God has nothing to do with this kind of foolishness. Jesus said, “Behold. I stand at the door and knock. If any man open the door I will come in and sup with him and he with me.” In other words, accept me for the great joys it will bring you. Accept me for the fellowship we can have. I love atheists. I regret that they do not know Him but most of those I have known have been honest. Religion as presented by churchdom just does not interest or attract them. To tell the truth, a lot of it does not attract me. My favorite Christians have been beautifully unorthodox. Emerson was unorthodox. He was so unorthodox he quit the Unitarian ministry! Still, he wrote “no man can forget the visitations of that power which created all things.

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The bottom line to me is that those who do not believe cannot be introduced to God until they are interested. It does not mean you are not spiritual if no one shows an interest in your spirituality. Maybe they have not experienced all the disbelief they want to experience. Everything has to run its course.

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Are we to witness to people? Yes, when they show an interest. “Be ready to give any man an answer for the hope that lies within you.” I do not think you can bulldoze anyone to Christ. The main thing we can do is to have faith that they will experience what Emerson talked about. God appears to all men. Everyone is going to feel those “visitations of the power that created all things.” The thing that grieves me is to think of all the joy they are missing by not responding to those visitations. I do know of one case where a friend thought those visitations were just normal human highs. Spirit works through normal human highs for the simple reason that we are human. Yet, I am sure an honest person can tell when God is in something. “The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.” All I can say is enjoy your spiritual practice and if someone shows an interest in it, respond to their interest. Know that we all are forever in the care of a loving heavenly Father/Mother God. ST

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• “Slow cookers make great servers for hot cider and also hot chocolate. You can keep them on warm for as long as s you like, and there’s no need to reheat—it is always the right temperature.” — C.B. in Minnesota • Here’s a great idea: When you clean out your fish tank, use the water in your garden. Pour it on your plants or put in a watering can and use a little on each of your houseplants.

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Are you or someone you know: Providing Care As Individualized As Your Signature Our skilled team of Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists evaluates each resident to design a treatment plan specific to the individual needs of the resident. A team approach is used to help each resident attain their greatest level of independence for a speedy return to home. Inpatient therapy services are offered 7 days a week and outpatient services are available Monday through Friday. Services Include: Post-Surgical Care Cardiac Care IV Administration Skilled Nursing Care Pain Management Individual Nutrition Management Wound Care Respite Care Insurances Accepted: Medicare, Humana, Florida Health Care, and various other insurance contracts.

We invite you to tour our facility at 103 Clyde Morris Blvd. • Ormond Beach or contact Admissions at 386.673.0450

• Recently discharged from a hospital or nursing facility and require skilled nursing and/or therapy for your recovery at home? • Recently seen by your physician with changes in your medication or treatment plan? • Recently discharged from a rehab center needing physical therapy in the home?

For more information, please call our office for a free evaluation.

Our staff is licensed, bonded, and insured and must pass stringent background checks and training.

Call 386.236.0871 or 386.258.6335 Today • Fax: 386.236.0873 Your Support Helps Us Support Seniors With Meals On Wheels And Much More!

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Seniors Today Volusia Oct29th  
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Seniors Today Newspaper Volusia edition for Octobet 29th 2010