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The Lewiston meal sites for the Senior Nutrition Program serve hot lunch at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Lewiston Community Center (1424 Main St.) and the United Methodist Church (1213 Burrell Ave.). There is a suggested donation of $4 for seniors age 60 and over. There is a charge of $5 for the meal for those younger than age 60.

Clarkston meals are served Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Pautler Senior Center. Asotin meals are served Tuesday and Thursday. No salad bar on Tuesday. Salad bar starts at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation is $3 for those 60 and older. For those younger than 60, the cost is $6. Home-delivered meals are available by calling 758-3816.

Moscow meals are served at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Great Room of the 1912 Center, 412 East Third St., Moscow. Suggested donations are $4 (60 and older) and $6 (younger than 60). Salad bar available at 11:30 a.m. To arrange for home delivery, call Area Agency on Aging in Lewiston, 800-877-3206. Meal site information and menu are online at users.moscow.com/srcenter

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Diabetic support group to meet March 14 Brenda Grove, a registered nurse in Tri-State Hospital’s dialysis department, will address the Valley Diabetic Support Group at 7 p.m., March 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 920 Eighth Ave., in Lewiston. Grove will talk about dialysis.

All are welcome to attend. Handouts and educational materials and diabetic supply samples are available. More information is available by calling Arlene Mansfield at (208) 743-6676.

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Asotin County residents age 55 and older with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and auto-immune disorders are eligible to attend a series of workshops. A limited number of Lewiston residents will be accepted. The next workshop runs March 16 to April 20. The “Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions” workshops, designed to help individuals gain selfconfidence and take control of their health, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Clarkston’s TriState Memorial Hospital, Conference Room B. The workshops, first offered here in 2010, are based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed by Stanford University Research Center. This program has been tested

AARP-Tax Aide is available again for low to middle income taxpayers who need help filing their tax returns. The only ones not eligible are those with farms, rentals and businesses with depreciation, inventory or expenses over $10,000. The program is funded by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS, which provides the software. All tax preparers are volunteers who receive training and are certified annually. Returns are electronically filed at no charge; refunds usually arrive within two weeks. The service is available at  Lewiston Center Mall 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Wednesday  Lewiston Community Center 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday

through Thursday  Asotin County Library, Chapter 515 of the National 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Active and Retired Federal Thursday Employees will have its  Pomeroy Senior Center, monthly luncheon at noon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays March 23 at Macullen’s (appointments preferred) (509) Restaurant at 1516 Main St., 843-3563 in Lewiston.  Moscow 1912 Center, 10 a.m. Port of Lewiston Manager to 3 p.m., Wednesday and Friday Dave Doeringsfeld will  Orofino Senior Meal Site, 9 address the group. a.m. to noon, Mondays and 9 a.m. All current and retired fedto noon Saturdays (by appointeral employees are welcome. ment only) (208) 476-5724 More information is available Participants must bring idenby calling (509) 758-8791. tification, last year’s tax return and income and expense documents. If itemizing deductions, Sons of Norway sets you must bring documentation. If you bought a home before 19th annual breakfast April 30, you may be eligible to The Sons of Norway Elvedalen receive a credit so bring closing Lodge No. 129 will serve its documents. 19th annual Scandinavian breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. March 19 at the Pautler Senior Center, 549 Fifth St. in Clarkston. All are welcome. Cost is $6 for adults and $2 for children 6 and under. Breakfast is free to anyone who joins Sons of Norway that day. The menu includes Oslo egg 611 Bryden Ave., Lewiston and sausage casserole, pannkakors, Swedish tea ring, Danish There is a brand new INDEPENDENT LIVING RETIREMENT RESIDENCE in the Lewiston Orchards! puff, lefse, krumkake, rosettes, sandbakkels and risengrynagrot with raspberry sauce. Proceeds from the breakfast go to area Some of the HIGHLIGHTS that we have to offer: charities. • 11 Private “Bedroom” Units • Utilities provided • 2 Elevators Sons of Norway meets the • Meals provided by a professional cook • Large outdoor exercise pool & • Housekeeping lounge area third Saturday of each month • Cable, TV, Internet & Phone available • Handicap Accessible at noon at the Pautler Center. in each unit • Quiet setting and location More information is available by For more information or a tour of the residence, calling (208) 798-8617 or (208) please call (208) 746-7759 298696CG-11 743-2626.

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march 6  Theresa Wemhoff Theresa Wemhoff of Lewiston will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. March 5 at the VFW Hall at 1104 Warner Ave. in Lewiston. Her children will serve as hosts for the event. No gifts please. Theresa was born March 6, 1931, in Greencreek to Barney and Bertha Schaff and graduated from Greencreek High School in 1949. She married Maurice Wemhoff in Greencreek in 1952, and they reared seven sons. She and Maurice were farmers. He died in 1972 after 20 years of marriage, and in 1981 Theresa moved to Lewiston, where she sold Avon and worked at the Tapadera. In addition to her sons, Theresa has 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

march 8  Gerald Van Buren Gerald Van Buren of Lewiston will celebrate his 70th birthday March 8. He was born March 8, 1941, in Ritzville to Karl and Esther M. Buscher Van Buren. He grew up and attended school in Ritzville until 1957, when his family moved to a farm on Tammany Creek. While at Ritzville, Gerald belonged to the Adams County 4-H Club and was

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 Midge Wilson Midge Wilson of Orofino will celebrate her 88th birthday March 9. She was born March 9, 1923, at Arrow Junction and has lived in the area all her life. Midge married Barney Wilson in 1941 and they reared four sons; three still live. She worked at the Orofino bowling alley for many years and retired a few years ago. In addition to her children, Midge has six grandin the hospital and run the gift children and 11 great-grandshop. Anyone who is interested in children. volunteering is asked to call Illa Smith at (208) 791-3393 or Failure is an event, never a Norma Nave at (509) 758-6121. person. — William D. Brown

briefly The Tri-State Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers. The Tri-State Angels volunteer in most of the departments

Seniors can dance twice in Clarkston Dancers can cut a rug to various bands from 7 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday at Asotin County Gerontology Center. On Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., they can dance to the Heustis Band. The Asotin County Gerontology Center is at 832 Sixth St. in Clarkston. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. —Thoreau

a member of the Adams County FFA. He showed steers at the Adams County Fair and the Spokane Junior Livestock Show. In Lewiston, he showed steers at the Nez Perce County Fair. Gerald graduated from Lewiston High School in 1959 and worked for his father and local farmers. He entered the U.S. Army in 1966 and served one year in the states and one year in Vietnam.

He married Patricia Heuett in 1969, and they reared two daughters. He enjoys watching professional bull riding and has attended several bull riding events. Gerald still works for his brother on the family farm. He and Pat have enjoyed trips to Wyoming and Oklahoma to visit friends and family. In addition to his daughters, Gerald has one grandson and two stepgrandchildren.

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 Lois Galloway Lois Galloway of Orofino celebrated her 75th birthday March 3. She was born March 3, 1936, in Shelton, Wash. She attended Walla Walla College. Lois married Pete Galloway in 1959 and they reared two sons. They lived at Freeman Creek and then moved to Orofino, where Pete was raised. Lois collects dolls and likes to play pinochle and travel. In addition to her sons, Lois has two granddaughters.

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march 9  Clifford Zierlein Clifford Zierlein of Orofino will celebrate his 86th birthday March 9. He was born March 9, 1925, in Emmett. He attended several schools but mostly in New Meadows. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served in the Philippines and in the south Pacific. He married his first

wife in 1948, and she died 53 years and nine months later. Cliff was a baker for 20 years and worked for Potlatch Corp. for 19 years until he retired in 1985 for health reasons. Cliff met and married Marge in 2003. He has three children.

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 Charlotte Smith Charlotte Smith of Clarkston will celebrate her 75th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. March 12 at Sunset Heights Manufactured Home Park Space 84 (the clubhouse) at 2115 Sixth Ave., in Clarkston. She was born March 9, 1936, in Jerome, Idaho, to Albert C. and Mary R. Constable Evans, one of nine children. Her family moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1940, where she attended school. She has spent most of her life in the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Charlotte married Warren (Smitty) Smith in 1972. Between them they have six children, 10 grandchildren 8 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She worked at the Crossroads in Grangeville and the Westbank in Clarkston. She was a section merchandiser at W.T. Grants Department Store at the Lewiston Center Mall,

worked 10 years as a real estate agent, drove school bus for the Headstart program for 16 years and drove school bus 3 years part time for the Lapwai School District. She is a member of New Bridges Community Church and has been a member of Aglow for more than 40 years. Charlotte enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, crocheting Afghans for her grandchildren, making baby quilts for her great-grandchildren and making photo albums.

march 10  Edward L. Johnson Edward L. Johnson of Clarkston will celebrate his 80th birthday with at home with family March 10. His children will serve as hosts for the event. He was born March 10, 1931, to Roy and Camelia Johnson and attended schools in Asotin and Newport, Wash. Edward was a business agent for the International Woodworkers of America local 3-364 until his retirement. He is a member of the Lewis-Clark ATV Club and enjoys riding his ATV. Edward and his wife Rosalea have five children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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BIRTHDAYS march 11 Marion Shinn of Lewiston will celebrate his 90th birthday March 11. He was born March 11, 1921, on the family farm in Canfield, Idaho. He attended school there through the 8th grade and graduated from Lewiston High School. He graduated from Lewiston Normal School and taught in Dixie and Melrose. During World War II, Marion served on the submarine USS Gauvina in the Pacific. He married Lorena Neumayer in Clarkston in 1945. Upon his discharge from the Navy, the couple moved to Pullman and

Marion attended Washington State College. Marion began teaching in Lewiston in 1948. He taught chemistry at the high school for 17 years and was the debate coach and part-time adult vocational education coordinator for the district. In 1965, Marion became director of vocationaleducation at Lewis-Clark Normal School. He retired in 1981 and served nine years on the Lewiston City Council, including one term as mayor. He has been a member of the Lewiston Orchards Kiwanis Club for 60 years. He is the editor of the Nez Perce County Historical Society’s magazine, the Golden Age. Marion and Lorena will celebrate 66 years of marriage this year. They have two children.

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 Evalona M. Moser Woerman Evalona M. Moser Woerman of Moscow will celebrate her 93rd birthday March 11. She was born March 11, 1918, near Orofino to Charles and Mary McGee. Her father died in the flu epidemic that year, and she was reared by her mother and stepfather August Kopf on a farm near Colton. She married Roy Moser in 1940, and they had four children. Evalona worked many years as a cook at the Colton school. In their retirement, they enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren and camping and fishing. Roy died in 1982.

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march 12  Rosalie E. Flatt Rosalie E. Flatt of Lewiston will celebrate her 70th birthday March 12. She was born March 12, 1941, in Minneapolis to Roy and Verna Colt. All her schooling was in Lewiston. She married

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 Margarette (Peggy) Holloway Margarette (Peggy) Holloway of Asotin will celebrate her 97th birthday with family March 14. She was born March 14, 1914, in Enterprise, Ore., and married Marvin Holloway in 1935. They lived in Pomeroy from 1958 to 1971, and she operated a laundromat there.

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BIRTHDAYS march 15  Thelma Steljes Dorion Thelma Steljes Dorion of Lewiston will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. March 13 at the Lewiston Community Center. Her daughters will serve as hosts for the event. No gifts please. Thelma was born March

march 16  Rita Studebaker Rita Studebaker of Lewiston will celebrate her 100th birthday March 16. She was born March 16, 1911, in Spokane, the eldest child of Frank and Ellen Yost. She was not a healthy infant, and the doctor told her parents to “enjoy her while she lasts.” Rita grew up in Kellog and got her teaching certificate at Cheney Normal School. She taught at Bovill in a one-room school and then

15, 1931 in Lewiston to Fred and Lydia Stelljes. She married Henry J. Dorion in 1948, and they reared four children. She was the bookkeeper at Dorion’s Electronics in Lewiston for 17 years. Thelma is a member of the TOPS club, the Lindsay Creek Garden club, the Happy Hookers Crafts and the CB club, all of Lewiston. In addition to her chilmarch 19 dren, Thelma has five grandchildren and seven great Dan Galle grandchildren. Dan Galle of Orofino will celebrate his 87th birthmarch 15 day March 19. He was born March 19.1924, in D’Hanis,  Pauline Wallace Wallace in 1939 and they Texas. He married Ivy, who had two children. After died in 1996. Dan moved to Pauline Wallace of they retired, they became Orofino that same year. Lewiston will celebrate her full-time RVers and spent He has two children, a 98th birthday March 15. She son who died in 1959 and was born March 15, 1913, on winters in Arizona hiking, dancing, playing cards and a daughter who lives in the McGregor homestead at meeting friends. They spent Seattle. Hooper. summers on Couer d’Alene She graduated from Lake fishing and entertainEastern Washington Normal School at 19 with a two-year ing friends. They moved to Lewiston in 1985. Dale died  Helen H. Young certificate and started her in 2002 after 63 years of Helen H. teaching career in a oneYoung of room school at Rock Springs, marriage. Pauline now lives Lewiston will near Hooper. She also taught at Royal Plaza. celebrate In addition to her chilin Waitsburg, Pomeroy and her 86th dren, Pauline has four for 28 years in Moscow. birthday grandchildren. Pauline married Dale with family and friends The first modern wind turMarch 24. bine was built in Vermont in the She was born early 1940s. March 24, 1925, in Harvard It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. — Voltaire Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. — Albert Schweitzer At about four feet underground, the temperature of the Earth stays the same all year long — about 55 degrees. Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for? — Robert Browning

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received a bachelor’s in education from the University of Idaho in 1932. Her next teaching job was in Petersburg, Alaska, a Norwegian fishing village. Rita met Claude Studebaker while at the UI, and when she returned from Alaska they married and settled in Moscow. After World War II, they settled in Boise

and reared four children. In 1960, Claude moved the family to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he worked designing and building irrigation projects. They later moved to Lahore, Pakistan, to do the same type of work. They moved back to the U.S. in 1965 and settled in Hawaii. Claude died in 1975, and Rita moved to Lewiston in 1977 and lived independently until she was 98. Rita’s cheerful outlook is an inspiration to her family.

march 21  Ruth Berkheiser Ruth Berkheiser of Orofino will celebrate her 89th birthday March 21. She was born March 21, 1922, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She married Warren Berkheiser in 1941 and they reared four children. Ruth was a stay-at-home mom, but she volunteered as a trail guide at a state preserve. She was a Girl Scout leader and trainer of camping skills. She won ribbons in canoe racing. She and Warren were amateur bee keepers. Ruth and Warren moved to Idaho in 1989. They enjoy traveling and have attended several Elderhostel programs. In addition to her children, Ruth has seven grandchildren.

march 24 to Ben and Cecil Stuart and attended schools in Harvard and Potlatch. She married Richard (Dick) Young in 1943, and they had four children, one of whom later died. Helen worked in retail in various stores and attended

the Orchards United Methodist Church, where she was involved in numerous activities. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, travel and quilting. In addition to her children, Helen has 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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Colleen Friddle (left) and Georgina Bennett perform for the residents at Royal Plaza Care Center in Lewiston. The two women played together 40 years ago and reunited at the care center.

Old friends play it again Musicians reunite at Royal Plaza for the enjoyment of all By Mary Tatko

Of Target Publications

Just beyond the main desk at Royal Plaza Care Center, there’s an alcove with seating for half a dozen or so and, at one end, a piano. One recent wintry day, 12 Royal Plaza residents sat shoul-

der to shoulder there, occupying upholstered furniture, folding chairs and, in many cases, wheelchairs. They faced the piano, where a smiling, whitehaired woman sat upright, playful rings sparkling as her fingers danced up and down the keyboard. Beside her, facing the audience, another white-haired woman, perky and slight, blew effortlessly into a saxophone, its smooth sound intertwining with the tinkle of the piano.

“I’m on the nursing home route.” — Saxophonist Colleen Friddle As the women played, time seemed to melt away from the dozen elderly faces in the room. Colleen Friddle, 85, and Georgina Bennett, 88, go back a long way. As young women, both performed in family bands so similar they traded musicians back and forth. Until reuniting at Royal Plaza, they had last played

together 40 years ago at the Chicken Roost, a Lewiston club that has since burned down. Friddle played with her husband in a five-piece group, she on alto saxophone, he on piano. Those days long behind her, she took up a few years ago with a sing-along group that plays the Eagles and many local retire-

ment homes. “I’m on the nursing home route,” she said, with a wry smile. One day, Friddle recognized Bennett in the hallway at Royal Plaza’s assisted living center and soon looked her up. Before long, they were the “Oldie Goldies.” “We got together here and it’s been the best thing that ever happened to us, jamming like this,” Friddle said. “We’ve never had so much fun in our lives. “It’s funny,” Friddle said, of


M O N D A Y, M A R C H 7, 2 0 1 1 her reunion with Bennett. “A miracle,” Bennett said. Two or three mornings a week (“as arthritis allows,” Friddle said), the duo plays for the care center residents, with lively renditions of old standards such as “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Exactly Like You.” “We play the songs that we grew up with,” Bennett said. “You don’t hear them any more. There’s very few people that play this old time jazz.” “No rock and roll,” Friddle said. “Well, we might roll,” she added, glancing at Bennett’s wheelchair. “Colleen’s a comedienne,” said activities director Erika Mee, who oversees the performance, on this day dancing across the room as Bennett and Friddle jammed and greeting audience members while coffee and doughnuts were served. “We never fight, as long as I get my way,” Friddle said, smiling mischievously at Bennett. But, all joking aside, her respect for Bennett, a versatile pianist

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“We play the songs that we grew up with. You don’t hear them any more. There’s very few people that play this old time jazz.” — Georgina Bennett

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said. “Georgie plays my kind of stuff.” Since her husband isn’t able to play much anymore, having the sing-along group and Bennett to perform with keeps her going, Friddle said. And Bennett brings more to the equation than music: She’s also a friend. “We call each other up each day to see if we’re still alive,” Friddle said. Royal Plaza resident Peggy Ott said she and Friddle recognized each other one day much as Friddle and Bennett had. Ott knew Friddle from the days nearly 40 years ago when she often danced at the Eagles Lodge where Friddle and her husband provided the music. “They just brought the music to life,” Ott said of the Friddles. According to Ott, Friddle’s comic banter with the audience is nothing new. “She always had a jolly personality, and she would always throw in these jokes,” Ott said. “She mingled with the crowd and knew everyone personally.”

One of the crowd members Friddle mingles with at Royal Plaza is Grace Carver, who frequently matches wits with Friddle. Asked her age, Carver quips “I’m a 1926 model.” “You notice everybody gets out here when they’re here,” she said, as Friddle packed up her saxophone. “I had a sister that played,” she said, glancing at Bennett. “She could just walk all over that piano.” Carver particularly appreciates the way Bennett and Friddle play by ear. “People that play by ear shouldn’t have lessons,” she said. “It comes out flat.” There was nothing flat about the performance this day, as Bennett and Friddle returned to their instruments for a final song. “There’s no words that can explain what it is for the two of us to be together again,” Bennett said afterward.  Tatko may be contacted at mtatko@lmtribune.com or at (208) 884-2244.

Service groups seek new members, try new tactics By Mark Schlinkmann

Of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — The final activity for the Harvester/Mid Rivers Optimist Club in St. Charles County, Mo., was dedicating a granite monument marking a new hiking-biking trail the group had worked to establish. The group, which dissolved after membership dropped to about half a dozen from a high of 34, is merging into the larger St. Charles Optimist Club. The club’s demise is part of a nationwide decline in recent years for such local-level service organizations as participants died or scaled back their involvement and fewer and fewer younger people joined. “Our society has changed,” said John White, 65, a St. Charles County Councilman who helped set up the Harvester group about 30 years ago. “People network on the Internet rather than in person.” That’s just one of the reasons cited by local club members and their national organizations. Another: Less of an interest by baby-boomers and their children in organizations of all types than the Americans who came of age in the military in the 1940s. “It was a collective enterprise where they worked together to accomplish a goal,” said Charles Schneider, 60, a member of the Rotary Club of Webster Groves, Mo.

“When they got home from World War II, they were the joining generation.” In recent years, the Optimists and Rotarians as well as Kiwanis and Lions and other clubs have begun new strategies to try to reverse the downward trend. For one thing, the Internet is now being embraced as an ally by some groups. Melitta Cutright, a spokeswoman for Lions Clubs International, said her organization is encouraging the formation of “cyber-clubs” in which much of the contact and organizing work on behalf of charities is done online. Lions membership in the United States dropped from a peak of about 570,000 in 1978 to about 370,000 last year. The Optimist organization, which has its international headquarters in St. Louis has begun an E-Optimist program. Benny Ellerbe, the Optimists’ executive director, said virtual members don’t have to pay dues but share information online. Optimist membership last year in this country was about 70,000, about half the mid-1990s total. Meanwhile, some Rotary Club groups have been holding online seminars to supplement their typical weekly meetings. Rotary membership nationally was more than 360,000 last year, down from 409,000 in 1996. Kiwanis membership in this country last year was 234,000, down from a

peak of more than 324,000 in 1992. Among other tactics aimed at boosting membership: l Some Rotary and Kiwanis clubs are varying meeting times and places. Jill Walker, who heads membership development for St. Louis area Rotary groups, said her chapter, Cottleville-Weldon Spring, has a social night out at a bar or restaurant every fifth week in place of its usual weekly lunch. “Not being a traditional meeting with a speaker adds value to the experience,” she said. l Kiwanis clubs are experimenting in some cities with so-called corporate memberships — in which all participants in a club have the same employer. Examples are law firms in New York and Philadelphia. “We’re just trying to be very flexible,” said Stan Soderstrom, Kiwanis International’s executive director. l The Lions three years ago started organizing family clubs in which parents and children can be members together. “Younger people want something that involves their kids,” said Cutright, the Lions spokeswoman. Lions groups also can organize around a specific area of interest. These range from a club of police officers

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Con-game boot camp helps seniors avoid scams By Carol Lawrence

The Record (Hackensack N.J.)

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. — It happened twice to local senior Joe Galczynski: home improvement contractors showing up at his door offering to work on his house — for suspiciously high prices, paid in cash. And to Marie Bino, a senior from Wayne, N.J., who got a call from someone wanting the last four digits of her Social Security number. Then there are Fairfield, N.J., seniors Arthur and Grace Strodthoff. After donating their Chrysler to a children’s nonprofit they thought would sell the car and use the money for the kids, the couple learned the car was instead collecting park-

ing tickets on a Newark, N.J., street — four years later. “We were thinking we were giving it for good use and it probably never got there,” said Arthur. “Somebody must have scammed it (the car) for themselves. Nowadays, you can’t do anything.” Easing such confusion was the aim of a con-game boot camp last week put on by a state Division of Consumer Affairs team called the Senior Fraud Education and Protection program, or FedUp. Attendees learned that seniors are prime prey for scammers, how the most common scams work, and how to avoid getting scammed. Tom Calcagni, division acting director, called seniors

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money for her medical bills.” “They’ll draw the information out of someone,” said DeFrancisci, who advises never give personal information over the phone, including bank, credit card or Social Security especially vulnerable: “They are victims, capping lawyers’ fees numbers, he said. from a more trusting generation, and restricting legal protection Callers who ask for such they are not as cynical as young to incidents that happen in the information raise a red flag, state. people and are not as adept at said Calcagni. So are those who “I’m concerned about any the current scams.” pressure you to agree to a deal Plus, he said, they’re usually law or measure that would or pay cash on the spot. result in less protection for our home during the day and often Not all fraud targets the consumers,” said Calcagni. live alone, isolating them as elderly. In Teaneck, N.J., where So what is their best weapon? targets. police get about three fraud “It’s just an awareness of Protection for fraud victims complaints a week, Detective things out of the ordinary that could weaken under a New Lt. Andrew McGurr said they can be exposed to,” said Jersey Assembly bill proposed victims vary in age and backLittle Falls, N.J., Mayor Mike in October. It would amend the grounds. And more and more state’s broad consumer fraud act DeFrancisci, also the division’s scams stem from ads on marketby requiring victims to be dam- assistant director of enforceplace websites. ment. For instance, scammers aged by the fraudulent incident, Home improvement scams often try to befriend lonely reducing monetary awards to — including persons seeking an seniors — then soon ask for on-the-spot contract — rate secmoney. ond in the business services that The newest scam tools are consumers most complained social networking sites filled about in 2010, according to the with personal information, division. First were complaints said Calcagni. Criminals mine about motor vehicles — mostly that information or hack into used cars. accounts to offer a con. To fend off contractor scams, The latest con, the “grandPeggy Anastos, division director parents scam,” netted many of community outreach, advises: victims in the last year, said Get written estimates, find out if DeFrancisci. the contractor is registered and First, he said, someone calls has liability insurance, get three a senior supposedly on behalf references and pay the bill in of “your” grandchild, who’s in stages as the work progresses. trouble. The grandparent may In the end, the ultimate warnanswer, “You mean Jennifer or ing sign is that a deal appears Andrew?” Now given a name, the caller too good to be true, especially when financial times are bad, responds, “Yes, Jennifer. She’s said Anastos. here in (usually out of state) “When the economy is bad,” and has been hurt in a car accishe said, “scammers seem to be dent. She asked me to call you because she needs you to send at their best.”

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know much about Rotary before he got involved. He quipped that some people think it’s “a weird old man’s club.” He said he joined at the urging of Sant, who he knew from a local chamber of commerce, and learned that “there’s a lot more substance to it” than simply getting together over lunch once a week. Kiwanis groups, meanwhile, have stepped up efforts to recruit people to their affiliate groups aimed at high-school and col-

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and firefighters in Pennsylvania to a group of snowmobile fans in Alaska. There also are clubs in some areas set up specifically to support the Special Olympics and pre-school programs for low-income families. The Lions also have focused on beginning new clubs with younger members instead of recruiting younger people to join existing groups. While many clubs have seen their numbers decline, the Rotary Club of Webster Groves has held its own and increased to 78 members from 63 in 2006-07, said president Dick Sant. Still, he said the group has changed its ways to adapt to the times. Because people seem to have tighter work schedules these days, he said, the club has shortened its Friday lunch meetings.

“We used to go about an hour and a half; it’s an hour and 10 minutes now,” he said. He said the group also has increased the number of its service projects “so that people can see the time they’re investing is having a tangible result.” The latest is a water safety and swimming lesson program for children. At a recent meeting at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, Brian Corrigan, 33, a financial adviser who lives in St. Louis’ Dogtown area, said he didn’t

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On older Americans and the nest-egg myth Nearly half of seniors receive no income from assets such as stocks and savings accounts By Susan Jacoby

For the Los Angeles Times

As the debate over the federal deficit heats up, Americans are going to hear a great deal about “greedy geezers” who are supposedly bankrupting the nation with Social Security and Medicare. Politicians will no doubt be more circumspect than former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, who, as the Republican co-chairman of the federal deficit commission,

described Social Security as a “milk cow with 310 million tits.” The myth underlying these attacks (including Simpson’s misogynist bovine metaphor) is that most old people don’t need their entitlements — that they are affluent pickpockets fleecing younger Americans. This image of prosperous geezers and crones is just not accurate. The notion of an aging population well prepared to take care of itself — not only in its relatively healthy 60s and 70s, classified by sociologists as the “young old,” but throughout the “old old” 80s and 90s — is a delusion that threatens to undo 75 years of social progress that began when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social

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cent of all assets are owned by people over 65 is utterly misleading, because those assets are held in a minority of very rich hands. Nearly half of older Americans receive no income — none — from assets such as stocks and savings accounts. Of those who do, half receive less than $2,000 a year. Three-fourths of those over 65, according to a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, have annual incomes, including Social Security, of less than $34,000. Furthermore, household income drops precipitously with every decade, and most of the poor in their 80s and 90s are women, who — unless their husbands possessed vast wealth — are very likely to become poorer when they are widowed. It has long been assumed that boomer women will be in a better economic position than their mothers, because more of them held paying jobs. But that assumption may be a fallacy, given the disappearance of traditional fixed pensions during the last three decades and the interrupted job history of many working mothers, which reduces Social Security income. One major obstacle to realistic government and individual planning is incessant propaganda, much of it dispensed by boomers themselves, claiming that we are on the threshold of a “new old age” radically different from old age in previous generations. This spirit was embodied by a panel on aging, titled “90 Is the New 50,” at the 2008 World Science Festival held in New York City. In the “forever young” fan-

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Security Act in 1935. No generation stands to lose more from this fantasy than baby boomers, whose oldest members turn 65 this year. Because of financial losses in what will surely be known to history as the Crash of 2008, many boomers — especially older ones with less time to recover — may enter retirement in a worse financial position than their parents. According to a report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a liberal Washington think tank, households headed by boomers between the ages of 55 and 65 lost about half of their wealth between 2004 and 2009 as a result of the real estate collapse and the shrinkage of 401(k) retirement accounts. Americans at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale were the hardest hit, because for most lower-and middle-income families, their homes were their only assets. Furthermore, only half of working Americans — the wealthier half with employers that match contributions — even have tax-sheltered retirement accounts. The average value of these accounts, by the way, was only about $45,500 before the crash — hardly a lavish retirement nest egg for boomers expected to live beyond 85 in unprecedented numbers. In just 20 years, the over-85 population is expected to number more than 8.5 million. The archetype of the greedy geezer is based partly on a misconception about today’s oldest Americans: the World War II generation. The frequently repeated statistic that 75 per-

tasy, boomers will be immune to the worst vicissitudes of old age thanks to medical breakthroughs and their own cleanliving habits. The truth: Half of Americans who live beyond 85 will suffer from dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is the leading cause, and half will spend time in a nursing home before they die. One can always hope, as I do, for medical breakthroughs to treat the worst scourges of old age — especially Alzheimer’s — but they are more likely to arrive in time for the children or grandchildren of the boomers than for adults already in their 50s and 60s. Furthermore, hope is not a plan of action. The saving of Social Security and Medicare for the boomer generation — and generations to follow — will require nothing less than a reworking of the intergenerational contract on which these programs were based. We now have a system (regardless of the ultimate fate of the decidedly modest health care reform law in the courts) in which people under 65 spend ever-increasing sums on private health insurance and only the old enjoy government-financed care. At the height of the debate in 2009, a national poll showed that two-thirds of Americans over 65 opposed universal healthcare — except for themselves. This does sound like greedy geezers talking, but I suspect that it was fear speaking — the fear that better health care for younger Americans would mean worse care for the old. What’s wrong is not that the old have too much access to healthcare but that the young have too little. The post-1935 intergenerational social contract, which depends on the willingness of young workers to pay for the dependent old, may crumble in the next 20 years unless the healthcare needs of young Americans are also addressed. Reworking the contract, and the programs that depend on it, will require aging boomers to rec-

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How to make your bucket-list dreams come true MarketWatch

BOSTON — I don’t, I am somewhat embarrassed to admit, have a bucket list. And I am reminded of this every day in some form or fashion. A former colleague — whom I admired greatly — dies at the age of 63. A friend posts a notice on Facebook that’s he’s leaving for a three-week trip to Africa. Amid those two extreme examples, I toil, finger to keyboard writing for the masses; hands on a steering wheel, driving children hither and yon to wrestling, basketball and track practices. Should I create a wish list of to-dos before dying as did the characters Edward and Carter in the movie “The Bucket List�? And assuming the answer is yes (not sure why it wouldn’t be), what’s the best way to do that? The best way to approach it is to answer a few questions. In fact, almost everything about a bucket list can be boiled down to these questions: What makes you happy? What are your interests? How much do your interests cost and do you have the money and time to pursue the

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ognize the financial stresses of younger workers, and the young to tell mean-spirited public figures like Simpson that Social Security is not a luxury but a permanent responsibility for all Americans of all generations. Finally, a decent old age requires more than health care. Both higher taxes and more personal saving will be needed to support longer lives, however unacceptable that dual reality may be to political purveyors of unreason. If we are not going to kill Granny, we must support many more boomer Grannies. Or we can numb our brains with the delusion that 90 really will become the new 50 and that boomers will be able to work (and shop) till they drop.

things that you are interested in and that make you happy. That’s pretty much it, according to the experts. “We create a bucket list because we want to be happy,� said John Nelson, author of “What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement.� “Some of the latest research on happiness suggests we need to pay attention to two very different kinds of happiness: ‘experiencing’ and ‘evaluating,’ � he said. The experiencing part, he added, relates to happiness in the moment and includes the kinds of positive emotions we get from doing fun or engaging activities. “Those would be the exciting adventures or fun episodes from the movie,� Nelson said. The evaluating part, meanwhile, relates to happiness in reflecting on our life as a whole, and includes the kinds of fulfillment we get from meaning or purpose. “Those would be the sense of accomplishment and deep personal connections from the movie,� said Nelson. The key to creating a bucket list is to make sure it addresses both the experiencing and

evaluating sides of happiness, he said. For his part, Art Koff, founder and CEO of RetiredBrains.com said identifying your passions and interests are the key ingredients of building a bucket list. Not surprisingly, the items on a bucket list are somewhat common. The specifics might differ from person to person, but the general items of interest, the things that make most people happy, center on the following: travel, spending time with family and friends, going back to school. As for going back to school, Koff suggests you enroll in courses you’ve always wanted to take or pursue an advanced degree. (I have friend who is retired and presently enrolled in a French literature course at Boston University and reading the works of Marguerite de Navarre, including “The Heptameron.�) Spending time with family and friends is among the most common items on the bucket list. Timothy Harris, a principal with principal at the consulting firm Milliman and the author of “Living to 100 and Beyond,� says, “social connections including family and friends are

Then we can just do nothing until time runs out and the reduction of poverty among the old — one of the great accomplishments of America’s 20th century — is undone by our feckless fantasies.

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 Dorothy Ellis cook. She was a cake decorator part time Dorothy Ellis of from 1966 to 1996. Lewiston will celClarence died in ebrate her 85th birth2009 after 65 years day March 30. She of marriage. was born March 30, Dorothy enjoys 1926, in Sturgis, S.D., being with family, to Claude and Blanche reading, her computer,  The LC Valley Literacy Ryther. The family jigsaw puzzles, sewing, croCouncil program need volmoved to Lewiston when she cheting and crafts. She has unteers to help adults learn was 9 months old. attended Orchards Community to read. Would you find Dorothy graduated from Church for more than 80 years reading with an adult and Lewiston High School in 1944 and has been active memgiving them the gift of read- and married Clarence Ellis ber of OCC for more than 55 two days later. She has lived ing a rewarding experience? years, including 25 years with If this sounds like something in Lewiston all her life with the AWANA program. the exception of the year you would love to do, and She is a member of the Clarence was in California you can commit to working National Active and Retired when he served in the U.S. one on one with them for Federal Employees. In addiNavy. They reared two daughthree hours a week, then tion to her children, Dorothy ters and twin sons. please call Cathy at (208) has 7 grandchildren, 6 Dorothy worked at 746-7787 for information. great-grandchildren and one Lewiston High School from  Do you believe in 1962 to 1972 as the a la carte more due in August. empowering our youth to ensure their greatest april 1 future? The America Reads program needs reading  Ruth Allen two children. Ruth tutors to read with stuis a member of the Ruth Allen of dents who are struggling First Baptist Church Lewiston will celto read and provide an in Lewiston and reguebrate her 95th opportunity to improve larly attends exercise birthday with an open those reading skills. Ninety classes at Curves. In house from 3 to 5 four percent of the children her younger years, p.m. April 2 at the who received help in the she enjoyed square Masonic Lodge, 1122 2009-2010 school year were 18th Ave. in Lewiston. dancing, and belonged brought up to their readHer family will serve as hosts to a rock hound group and ing level, and 100 percent an Airstream trailer organifor the celebration. showed improvement. No zation. She liked to travel Ruth was born April teaching experience is nec- 1, 1916, to William and look for rocks and minessary to join the America erals. and Margaret Albin in Reads team. Call Cathy at Her husband died in 1997 Philadelphia. (208) 746-7787 or toll free after 62 years of marriage. She married George at (888) 546-7787 to find In addition to her children, Allen in 1935 in Vancouver, out more about this reward- Wash., and they moved to Ruth has five grandchildren ing opportunity. Lewiston in 1950. They had and six great-grandchildren.

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The WA-ID Volunteer Center in the Lewiston Community Center at 1424 Main St. provides individualized volunteer opportunities for those wishing to serve in Lewiston, Clarkston, Asotin, Pomeroy, Moscow and the Orofino area. The phone number is (208) 746-7787 or toll free at (888) 546-7787. The WA-ID Volunteer Center is on the Internet at www.handsonidaho.org or www.waidvolunteercenter.org, www.myspace. com/yourvolunteercenter, twitter.com/wa_id_volunteer or www.facebook.com/pages/WAID-Volunteer-Center-Inc. The following are a few of the volunteer opportunities available in March.  There is an immediate opening for meal delivery drivers in Lewiston. This is a great volunteer job if you’ve been looking for something meaningful to do and can commit to at least one day a week. You must a licensed and insured driver and be able to use your own car. New volunteers will be partnered with existing volunteers to learn routes and may qualify for mileage reimbursement. Call Cathy

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Talk Me a Story

Joe told me all about his move to town. He packed his bag with slippers and night-gown. Now he no longer needed his golf shoes, His knees were too sore and gave him the blues. The new apartment has a comfortable bed, And table when meals arrive and all are fed. He says halls are wide and great fun to drive, Traffic, only walkers looking alive. When no one is around he goes too fast, His wheelchair equipped with loud horn to blast. Activities listed, fill every hour, He pursues each one within his power. New friends exchange many old time stories, Each tale includes past family glories; Some exaggerated and too funny. Assisted living helpers stay sunny, Smiling even when tasks seem to be hard. Joe says they care for him, a true reward!

Talk me a story, Grandpa. About how you milked the cows. Then talk about your baby sheep That slept inside your house.

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Good morning to you! I say it every morning Hello Joe — I’m weak! But you are strong! I can’t make it without my Joe. Joe gets me out of bed and on the go. Joe moves me out of the house and cranks me up. That’s my Joe. It’s only a cup of Joe, some say. But it is filled with love, oh sweet love hot and steamy! A little dreamy too. That’s the only Joe I need! Yes indeed! I say when I look at that Joe — you are the nectar of the gods! You’re the best! To heck with all the other Joes! — Yvonne Carrie, Lewiston ������������������������� ��������������������� ������������������ �������������

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Talk me a story, Grandpa. Let me climb up on your lap. With my head here on your shoulder. Now Grandpa — don’t you nap!

I like it on your shoulder here. Your cheeks smell funny-good. I used to sit on Daddy’s lap And I wish that I still could. Talk me a story, Grandpa. I’ll wear your baseball cap. I’d rather sit on Daddy, By my Daddy’s in Iraq. Can I sit on you awhile, While Mommy goes to pray? It makes her feel some better, And she does it every day. My Daddy won’t be back again For the longest ever days. So you and me can sit and talk And my tears can stay away. — Sandy Bingman, Pomeroy

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I wanna remember, Grandpa About how you walked to school. And your funny tin can lunch pail, I think that’s really cool.

Tell me about your fishing pole That had no reel, just line.

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Talk me a story, Grandpa. About your old blue pickup truck. And the funny windshield wipers, And how you got it stuck.

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SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY  Volunteer docents support art and culture in our area while meeting visitors from all over the country. The LCSC Center for Arts and History is seeking museum hosts. The current exhibition is The Past is Prologue. Volunteer

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Seems like yesterday, but...March 26th I will celebrate a milestone in this long life as I turn a Healthy Eight-Oh! It began, for me anyway, in Riverton, Wyoming in 1931! Not the most welcome sight in 1931, my parents, Roger and Rachel McCall, decided to keep me, this, after enjoying the happening of an Older Sister, Jane Ann a couple of years before. Dad became one of the First Seven Wyoming Highway patrolmen! We gravitated up North to Montana and he took up sales and construction. This, to include heading up a U.S. Forest Service rock crusher that eventually took us to Pierce, Idaho, where gravel was needed to make it easier to get to Brown’s Creek in the interior. A position as Craigmont, Idaho City marshal came up and up we went for many a year of growing and learning! Dad is buried there, as he lived a short 47 years! Mom worked for Craigmont’s Bank, played ‘Southpaw Piano’ for local bands on the Camas Prairie and for the Local O.E.S. Bethel as well! Jane wowed just about everyone with her cheer, grace and acquired athletic ability!

provided for your use. Call (208) 746-7787 and ask for Adrienne or Cathy for more information.  Team up with others to put an end to poverty in our valley. The LC Valley Circle Initiative team members empower people to selforganize and work their way out of poverty. Allies are community members who agree to befriend a lowincome individual or couple. Along with two other volunteers, allies agree to meet at least once a month with graduates of our Getting Ahead Classes. These meetings are intended to provide support and encouragement for our Circle Leaders as they work toward achieving their individualized goals of self-sufficiency. Call (208) 746-7787 to find out more about this opportunity or other ways you can help the LC Valley Circle Initiative

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team.  Do you like the outdoors and helping with sporting events? The North Idaho Senior Games has events every day, for one week in June and is in need of a number of funloving volunteers to help with timing, measuring, record keeping, etc. This is a yearly event with 17 different sports and can only be successful with the help of many volunteers. If this sounds like fun to you, please call Cathy at (208) 746-7787  Volunteer receptionist are sought for one hour, one day a week to answer phones and greet visitors for the Lewis Clark Early Childhood Program. Call Adrienne (208) 746-7787 “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”— Helen Keller

We have lost both “Janey” and “Rach”, but many, many folks recall all they contributed to the areas they lived in! Got drafted into “This Man’s Army” in 1951, but not before nding and marrying Rosie Meier, with whom we had a Girl, Michelle and a Boy, Roger! Rosie and I divorced and went our separate ways, she married one “Frosty” Hall, of Moscow and I went to Southern California to pick up a “First Phone!” The owners of my rst radio station felt I could be an asset on the streets as a salesman! I found sales ‘Right Up My Alley’! Became somewhat of a celebrity in Barstow, California, and met a gorgeously tall, dark haired lady, with two young charmers, one six, Suzanne and Jennefer, eight. Carol and I were married at Midnight, July 4th, 1976, on My Son, Roger’s Birthday live and in “Livid” color on the Radio: KWTC 1230 Khz! An industry rst! Carol Ross/Waggoner proved to be, not only a beautiful Lady, but possessing a voice that would just melt in your ear(s)! I called her my: “Poor-man’s Katie Couric!” I wanted to nd out if it was really true that KMLC AM, at 1240 Khz was for sale and found that it was indeed. Returned home to Barstow to tell The Girls about my new found frequency and, of course, extolled the virtues of the area’s gorgeous beauty! You combine that/those with Vandal Sports – both high school and the U of I in both football and basketball! Easy to sell, it helped make for a most entertaining segment of “Music, News, Weather and Local Talent!” We found investors, who sensed the value of this service to the community! Carol found a ne slot for her talent(s) with the local U.S. Forest Service while I developed a weekly Newsletter titled: “The Salmon River Roundup!” Carol, as often is the case, “Moved Up And Out!” I went with her and we spent some quite discouraging time, for me anyway, while Carol thrived with her times spent with ,eventually, the U.S. National

Birthdays starting at 70 and every year after that will be published in Golden Times. Please limit the information to 200 words. Photos are welcome. Birthday information should be submitted before the 20th of the month preceding publication and should include the name and phone number of the person to contact for more information. If you would like your photo returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you have questions on submitting a birthday, please call Golden Times at (208) 848-2243. Send information to: Golden Times P.O. Box 957 Lewiston, ID 83501 OR bjohnson@lmtribune.com The deadline to submit April birthdays is March 20.

Forest, The National and State of California park Service... all in Pubic Relations, where her many talents held sway. After she retired, we came to The Clearwater Canyon, to be with Jennefer and her growing family. Cancer caught up with Carol and we lost her, June 17, 2006! “Janey” has left us too! During our McCall times, Carol and I found a handsome 2-year old boy named Shane. Now in his forties, he lives in Boise with his wife, Kim and two of my Grand Kids! One, Kade, has become” “The First Brown-Eyed McCall” in recorded history! His sister, Lauren, is carrying on the family’s left handed legacy! My very rst grand son is named Dale for his Grampa on his Mom’s side and his Dad is named for my Dad, Roger! The “Sandpoint” McCalls consist of Roger & Peggy! His sister, Michelle was killed a tragic automobile accident! Roger, has an automotive repair business in Sandpoint and keeps our Lincoln running right! Sue has married a good-lookin’ big Guy and they make Sacramento, California home! Bonita and Chiquita, two lady Chihuahuas and a Feline Sister, “Babe” round out the household here, in The Canyons!

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reader poetry Rachmaninoff Remembered

My Mom, My Brother and Me

The present slips away whenever our music plays. Now is gone. It’s then again — love-remembered days. Rachmaninoff fills the air. My head is in her lap. We two practiced romance in such delightful ways.

God sent me to my Mom and Dad One cold and snowy day. Halfway through December Too early for Santa’s sleigh.

Her kind we called nice, a church girl, quite devout, The kind my kind would never consider asking out. But she was lonely, had a phonograph, and kissed me While we listened. It excited her I was no Boy Scout.

I always felt a bit cheated For the cross I had to bear. For two weeks I had to claim That whole dad-blamed year.

Dark and comely, her hair unbraided as soft as fur, She defied family to love me. I found time for her. Rachmaninoff is playing, my head forever in her lap. She — naive, demure. I, ever randy — willfully cocksure.

Memories of that farm are hazy Clear pictures don’t come into view. I see a big white two-story house And a doll named Mary Lou.

You’re always sorry after; she didn’t deserve the hurt. Her religion was too restrictive for me ever to convert. No dancing, no movies, only moderate making out — I denied myself none of these and kept her for dessert.

Don’t know just what happened The reason Mom never told to me. But we left that farm and moved to town My Mom, my brother and me.

The concerto finally ended. Rachmaninoff was through. I had skipped about till she faced what I already knew. I wonder, does her now ever slip away — is it then again For her when our music plays? Does she relive it too?

Mom worked hard — money was scarce Luxuries were something we didn’t see.

But we hung together like the Three Musketeers My Mom, my brother and me. Grandma Flory lived on a farm Just over the hill not far away. I had a horse named Penny I loved to ride And I did so most every day. We had a dog named Boss Bud taught to pull a wagon and sled We walked two miles to school and played hard So by nightfall we were ready for bed. Times seemed so much simpler then Than today it seems to be But we had each other to lean upon My Mom, my brother and me. — Wilma Hendrickson, 85, Clarkston

— Dan J. Williams, 80, Lewiston

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Golden Times Mar 2011  

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