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Jerrol’s Book & Office Supply Co.

Celebrating Our 66th Year in Business

September 2013

“Your Jerrol’s Journal” Lots of Stuff, Fast and Fun, From People You Know™ Our Iron Clad Guarantee: If you ever wait in line longer then 5 minutes, we will give you $20 on the spot!! Help Us to Improve!.......If we fail to meet your expectations in any way please call me, Rolf Williams, on my direct line at 509 899-0120 111 E University Way ● Ellensburg, WA 98926 ● Phone: (800) 858-2427 ● (509) 925-9851 ● Fax (509) 962-2131 ●

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Table of Contents… Just Do It …..…………..………... Page 1 Book Reviews…………….….. .... Page 2 We Want Your Book Review …... Page 2 Craft of the Month ….......…..…... Page 2 Back to School = No More Fun?.. Page 3 Cats and Dogs ……………...…… Page 3 What People are Saying ………… Page 4

Writing and publishing a book about the history of Jerrol’s using the details written down from my grandparents, Don and Irene, and the various writings from my father Jerry, has been a dream mine for over 13 years. From time to time I would put a few things down in a word document, interview my grandparents or father for a month or two, and then get caught up in something else. I don’t suppose that has ever happened to you?


This year I finally decided to apply some discipline and determination to get it completed. I set myself a goal of having something to hand out by Jerrol’s anniversary on June 21st. I just barely made it - but I made it. We handed out over 100 copies of the uncorrected galley proof of The Unfinished History of Jerrol’s Book & Office Supply Co. - From Ice Cream and Pies to Office Supplies: How adapting to change has allowed a small town soda fountain to evolve & prosper for three generations. Your response and enthusiasm toward the book kept me going and last month the first edition was finally published and made available for sale. As I look back on it, the project is really 66 years in the making, but all it took to finish it was some commitment on my part. We all have a project that we want to complete, not because we have to, but because we want to. These often get put on the back burner and tug at us from time to time yet never seem to quite get done. You can do it. Just start. Don’t think about the whole thing, just do it one page at a time, baby step by baby step. No need to think about everything it is going to take. Every project begins with page one, then page two. Life is short. Make your dreams happen. Go do it.

The Jerrol’s story is now available in the store and online at:

-Rolf P.S. You can contact me any time at 509 925-9851 or 800 858-2427, my cell 509 899-0120, or email

Book Reviews The Humans by Matt Haig 2013


“81. You can’t find happiness looking for the meaning of life. Meaning is only the third most important thing. It comes after loving and being.”

ks Boo

Finding beauty in the mundane is something few humans are truly able to do. Remember the wonder you felt when discovering music that truly spoke to you? When was that last time you looked into the sky and took a deep breath? How intense was your first love? Is peanut butter really the best kind of sandwich? All of these are explored by our narrator, an alien being sent to replace a university professor poised to discover the answer to mathematics greatest riddle and save the universe from humans. In equal parts hilarious, touching, poignant and glorious The Humans transcends genre to be a book I would give to my best friend and my grandma and know that they would both find their own joy. If I could recommend this book three times I would, it is worth your time. “14. Your life will have 30,000 days in it. Make sure you remember some of them.” Reviewed by RJ Woods You can reach RJ at (509) 925-9851 or

the world, begins the novel at the wheel of a Cosa Nostra Pizza delivery car with a clock counting down to zero and a literal deadline to meet. Characters that are larger than life but substantive and reasoned populate the pages and whether they aid or antagonize Hiro serve to enrich the story. I recommend this book to any reader willing to wink back at a wonderfully rendered world where technology and religion combine to program the future. Reviewed by RJ Woods You can reach RJ at (509) 925-9851 or

We Want Your Book Review If you would like to submit your own book review for us to use on Facebook or in this very newsletter email it to It needs to be short and sweet and a current title. If we choose your review to use you will receive a FREE BOOK. _______________________

Corrie’s Craft of The Month

Glitterful This project is so easy and very fun. Dip your paintbrush in mod podge and paint a design on something that needs some sparkle. Sprinkle some glitter on top, tap off the extra and let dry.(I also used a second layer of mod podge Corrie Ihrke over the top) Carefully wrap Your Business Sales important ends of electronic cords Delivery Driver with tape before applying glue or glitter. Turn something ordinary into something "glitterful".

From the Vault: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson 2000 There are three novels that I cycle between reading every year, this is one of them. Told with bombast, irreverence and wit Snow Crash is one of the most satisfying reads to grace paper with ink. Neal Stephenson combines bleeding edge tech, Sumerian mythology, corporate dystopia and the indelible power of languages into arguably the pinnacle of the cyberpunk genre and an accurate prediction of the age we currently live in, written 20 years ago. Hiro Protagonist (yes, I know), freelance hacker and the best swordsman in

When not out on the road delivering, Corrie can be reached at (509) 925-9851 or

Back To School = No More Fun? “Does that mean we are not going to be able to go camping anymore?” Those were the words out of my boys’ mouths when I told them that it was almost time to head back to school. They were both shocked that the summer was already coming to an end.

It is reported that the following part of the Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls. If authentic, it would shed light on the question, “Where do pets come from?”

Jessica Bacon

Tyler will be going into first grade this year and Jacob into 4th. Both of

Continued from the previous column

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And Adam said, “Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me.”

Sarah Peters Business Sales Representative

And God said, “No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself.” And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, “But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”

The Bacon Boys, Jacob & Tyler, surrounded by their Jerrol’s back to school booty!!

the boys have many adventures ahead for the upcoming school year. This will be Tyler’s first year of attending school all day. He told me he was looking forward to seeing all of his friends and having tons of recesses. He is also excited be playing basketball and wrestling again. Jacob is currently finishing up his first year in 4H. He raised 2 hogs to show at the county fair. What a great learning experience this has been for him. Jacob is also excited to head back to school and see all of the friends who are in the same class as him. He too will be playing basketball and wrestling. I reassured the boys that just because school is starting and summer is coming to an end that we would have many more camping trips to follow. -Jessica Jessica can be reached at (509) 925-9851 Or

Cats and Dogs The following is from the book “Charisma. The Art of Relationships. Understanding the “cats” and “dogs” in our lives – an analogy” By Michael Grinder Dead Sea Scrolls Poem Continued in the next column

And God said, “No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.” And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail. After a while, it came to pass that Adam’s guardian angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one had taught him humility.” And the Lord said, “No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not always worthy of adoration.” And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam. And when Adam gazed into Cat’s eyes, he was reminded that he was not the Supreme Being. And Adam learned humility. And God was pleased. And Adam was greatly improved. And Cat did not care one way or the other.

-Sarah Sarah can be reached at (509) 925-9851Or

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The Jerrol’s Journal September 2013

A Few Comments From Our Clients A young woman with blond hair helped my son David and I with school supplies. I don't know her name (That would have been Paige)! Yikes! But she was super helpful. She actually recognized that I was someone who had an order waiting for me to pick up as well. That was really great, as I had forgotten that I was also there to pick it up. So what a wonderful experience to have the employees know why you're there when you have not remembered . . ! Thank you!! - Trina Lanegan I came in to get a unique birthday gift. I was really pleased with the variety in the store. I also loved that the wrapping station was available to put my gift together before I even left. - Nikki Pollock Hi Guys, We think the answer to the 2nd trivia question is wrong. We believe the panhandle state if Oklahoma. Thanks for the weekly trivia questions and jokes – the entire family enjoys them! (You might be right, both Idaho and Oklahoma seem to use that name!!) - Shelley Bush

Jerrol's Journal September 2013  
Jerrol's Journal September 2013