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COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT Reflection and Transition May 2011 My fellow volunteers - when I help fund this new project. Tribute was growing up, I was taught Gifts of $175.00 made in tribute 1 Reflection and Transition, Howard Gropper, President when in doubt, ask. This being gifts in honor/or memory of loved 2 Fundraising Report, Carol McCamish the case, I placed a call to our ones. charming editor who without SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 3 Membership Report, Karleen Dixon hesitation informed me that this - During this fiscal year, $20,000 has would be my last Presidential been awarded to college students 4 Message from Sister Eileen Wrobleski, column and that I was correct in C.S.C. that have met certain criteria. We Roses my assumption that the following intend to continue with this great 5 From the Foundation, Jennifer Nicely issue of Chats would have your program. 6 The News From Lifeline, David Diercks new President doing the honors. I would like to take this op- REVENUE - The Auxiliary also 7 To Your Health portunity of bringing before the serves as a fundraising arm for 8 ACTive 2011 general membership a few of the the hospital and to date fundrais- 9 Recipe Time highlights of 2010-2011. ing sales have raised over $21,000 10 Jean’s Jazz, Jean Payne for 2010-2011. We also have funds 11 Volunteers and the Bird, Sally Huss SERVICE - There are 606 active from our Auxiliary cookbooks, Jay Memorial volunteers who have Craven’s CDs, and the Adventures 12 Memorial Hospital Trivia Laughter in Appalachia served over 84,000 hours in 2010. in Dining Coupon book. We receive History Lesson Of that number, 467 are Auxiliary funding from Lifeline, the medical Fillosophy volunteers. 13 Scholarship Committee alert service, as well as, from Lori’s Hidden Tennessee NEW SERVICE AREAS -Me- Gift Shop. To date, we have received 14 The Hondoras Trip, Karleen Dixon morial North Park Lost & Found, the sum of $35,475 from LORI’S Bridges, Memorial Ooltewah with more to follow for 2010-2011. 16 Wheeling and Dealing, Pat and Carolyn Robinson Women’s Center, Memorial We have sold Riverbend Pins and to 17 Do You Know? Emergency Room Night Shifts. date we have made $900 profit.(Not SPECIAL PROJECTS- Blood too bad for an organization that is 19 News From the Park, Deb Moore Drives, Seniors Expo & Women’s not in the retail business!) 20 Mystery Person Health (at Chattanooga Trade COMMUNICATION- 21 Scholarship Recipient, Kim Steele Center), Extreme Makeover PRESIDENT”S COUNCIL 22 Crackel Barrel (Provided Volunteers to assist in (This new Council was formed last Would You Do This? registering community volunteers year consisting of former Auxiliary Tennessee Trivia to help build and and remodel Presidents in efforts to share wis- 23 Announcements & Important Dates Rossville Home.) Ever Wonder Why? dom, ideas, past and current expe- PLEDGES - We Care Weekend riences nd to stay connected. The 24 Forget About Your Age Why, Why, Why Donation - we donate $15,000 Council has continued to meet twice for We Care Weekend in 2011. a year and all members have an This is a retreat that brings fami- open invitation to attend Auxiliary lies with cancer together to relax, Board meetings. We assume this will have fun, and find support. The continue to function. Simulation Learning Center - we made a pledge of $104,371 to 1 AUXILIARY FUNDRAISING REPORT UPDATE We are well into Spring and looking forward to Summer. We are also excited about our up-coming sales. In April, we had one of our favorites and much requested, Masquerade the $5 Jewelry sale. Everyone picked up some great bargains for everyone in the family. It is so much fun to actually buy something you will enjoy using for $5. Another favorite sale coming up on May 24th at North Park and the 26th and 27th at the Glenwood campus is Just For You. They were here in the fall with great clothing for women at very good prices. We thought you might like to add a few spring and summer pieces to your wardrobe. Now you can buy just the right piece of clothing for that jewelry you bought at the $5 sale. So, put these dates on your calendar. During the summer, we are having Accessories Unlimited, and they have quite a few watches and purses and other accessories in June. In August, we are having a new vendor called Dynamic Cookware. They will bring of course, some cookware, kitchen gadgets, dishes and some small appliances. We think everyone will be able to find something you just can’t live without. I could not write an article about Fundraising without thanking all of you who come and support the Auxiliary sales. You are an important part of all the much appreciated projects the Auxiliary has contributed to the Memorial Health Care System. Fondly, Carol McCamish Fund-raising Chair Memorial Health Care System Auxiliary Board OFFICERS SERVICE CHAIRPERSONS President Howard Gropper Ooltewah/Primary Health Clinics Phyllis Parks President-Elect Carol McCamish Cancer Center Carol Goodwin Corresponding Secretary Kathleen Craven Cardiac Services John Lunn Recording Secretary Phyllis Smith Gift Shop - MNP Jewell Melton Financial Officer Deanna Brown Emergency Center, Diagnostic Jim Cole Areas Parliamentarian Tony Giggy Emergency Center/Imaging MNP Willie Harvey COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS Historian Jean Bruewer Bylaws Fran Skipper Information Desk Wanda Baker Fundraising Carol McCamish ICU Information Desk Gussie Courter Membership/Public Relations Karleen Dixon Lifeline Jim Falk Special Events/Scholarship Carol McCamish/ Nutrition Services Vacant Rich Kramer SERVICE CHAIRPERSONS Patient Entrance/Cart Drivers Rich Kramer Volunteer Office Phyllis Smith Surgery Waiting, Pretesting, PreOP Linda Cole Virtual Volunteers Norma Condra MNP Infection Control, ICU Faith Cochran Waiting Room Wayfinding Robin Campbell MNP Golf Cart POB Dale Eubanks 2 WEBSITE EXPANSION & UPDATE ACTive 2011 MEMBERSHIP monthly calendar (a program designed to increase healthy behaviors and lifestyles of Memorial’s employees and volunteers by focusing on nutrition and physical activity. CHEERIO CHATS NEWSLETTER --Environmentally Volunteering is alive and well in the Green - We no longer mail this quarterly newsletter and Chattanooga area. I was honored to can be found on Memorial’s website. This is a savings of be asked to help with the Extreme $2800 on postage for the year. Scholarship applications have been updated and along with the Memorial Volun- Makeover Home Edition project that teer application can also be found on our website. was done in the Lakeview area in I have tried to give the general membership a brief sum- February. Jewel Melton, Phyllis Smith, mary as to how funds are raised and spent during the last Carol Goodwin, Frank Skipper, Norma administration. All this could not have become a reality Condra, Frieda Eaves, Gussie Courter, Bill if it were not for you, my fellow volunteer. I have men- Courter and Karleen Dixon were among tioned this before and I repeat that we have the very best the wonderful Memorial Volunteers who that Chattanooga has to offer in our corps of volunteers. When you don that red shirt or pink coat, it tells all that helped distribute hard hats to workers, you are ready to accept the challenge of giving all who checked I.D.’s and helped workers with enter the very best of service that they can expect any- paper work. We all stayed busy and where. I am so very proud of the fact that I have had the enjoyed being a part of such a worthy pleasure of being your President for the last two years. project. The name Memorial was out in My personal thanks to each and everyone of you. I must the spotlight and the community saw how say thanks to the lovely Jean Payne who always found time to meet with me every Thursday after my shift. My the volunteers at Memorial were willing personal kudos to Donna Wilson who always found the to give of their time to benefit others. correct meeting room for all the times we needed a room. I was asked to speak on the radio on I say THANKS to all of the Executive Staff of Memo- Thursday morning 102.3 and tell what I rial Hospital as they were always helped us whenever had been asked to do. I was given about help was needed. To our CEO, Jim Hobson, thanks for keeping all of us “in the loop.” How can I not express two minutes and was asked questions. I personal thanks to Brad Pope who I always felt I could made a point to say that Memorial was a turn to should any problem arise and the same for Carol great place for volunteering. Newton. As busy as these senior executives were, they al- ways found time for us the volunteers. Last but not least, If you have friends or family who want my thanks to my Executive Board, as well as, the entire to give back to the community, ask them Auxiliary Board. Your input for the last two years helped to make my job that much easier and you were a great if they would like to join us and volunteer body of people to work with. So, there you have it. Now at Memorial. If you have friends that it is time to pass the gavel to your new President, the very work for a company that offers a health lovely and talented, Carol McCamish. I, along with all fair and you think they would let a the other volunteers wish only the very best for Carol and representative from Memorial come and her new Boards. She is a great lady and will make a great President for our corps of volunteers. Best of luck, Carol pass out literature on volunteering, let and know that you can count on me for any assistance me know. If I can answer any questions, that I might be able to offer. One thing more to Kathleen please feel free to call me. 423-344- Craven, our editor, I am sorry that I have always been 6883. late with my articles. I know being the very gracious lady you are that somehow you will forgive me for the little Karleen Dixon problem. Thanks again one and all and may God above watch over all of us and give us the strength and wisdom Membership Chair to continue to be the very best that we possibly can be. Howard Gropper, Auxiliary President 3 Message from Sister Eileen Wrobleski, c.s.c. Senior Vice President mission integration A Springtime Prayer As we enter in this spring time of the year we often find our spirits lifted and joyful when we experience the brightness and warmth of the sun. We appreciate anew the beauty of our earth and nature all around us. Spring does feel like a re-birth of all of creation. It makes us just glad to be alive and able to experience another glorious, fresh, budding season. May this prayer and reflection help us to be more attuned to this new life that God has put around us and within us during this season. God of all creation, this new season and “. . . new day has dawned and with it comes fresh challenges to grow more mindful of you and of the web that unites me with all life. “I pause now in the midst of this springtime morning to be in a conscious communion with you, my God, so that I will use wisely this gift of a day of life. Wrap me in your Spirit as I now enter into this moment of prayer. “Grant me the grace to look with respect upon all I will meet this day and upon every event I encounter. Mindful that I am a pilgrim, may I treat each and every one with reverence and love, as a manifestation of you to whom I journey. May the work of my hands be part of the redemption of the world and its eternal springtime liberation. “ . . . I dedicate this day and all that I shall do as an act of sacrifice to you, my God. I begin this day in a holy way in your Holy Name and in the name of your son Jesus and in the name of the Spirit. Amen.” ROSES TO LET’S TALK ABOUT “HONEY” AGAIN CHARLOTTE BERG!! Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon luke- For your many years of volunteering warm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and your loving card, we thank you! powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses. We appreciate you and all you do! 4 From The Foundation by: Jennifer Nicely Chief Development “Thanks for being our special doctor and for your care for the past 30 years!” “Thanks for your compassionate care, for listening to us and really hearing, and finally, for letting us know that we have a friend as well as a doctor that cares. Please don’t retire anytime soon.” “Thank you for letting me know that you are here to help relieve my pain.” “Thanks for your medical insight and your in-depth knowledge of your specialty. We are very lucky to have you in Chattanooga and at Memorial. You are the greatest and we have the utmost confidence in you. May God bless you!” These are just a few of the comments we recently received as part of the Foundation’s annual Doctor’s Day recognition campaign. We began this program a few years ago in conjunction with National Doctor’s Day, which is celebrated on March 30. We felt that so many people want to be able to say “thank you” to their physician but sometimes it is hard to express. Many people feel their primary care doctor is part of the family – someone who has looked out for you and your loved ones to make sure you stay well and to guide you to the right resources if you are not. Other people have worked with a specialist who stepped in at a time when you have faced a serious medical condition and perhaps you feel even saved your life. No matter the reason, the Doctor’s Day recognition campaign is something we at the Foundation look forward to every year. We love reading the notes that come in accompanied by contributions large and small. And we love the privilege of sharing those notes of thanks with the physicians. They are often shocked and overwhelmed at the words written by a patient. This year almost 300 different physicians received recognition. What a blessing they are to the patients they take care of each and every day! And what a blessing to the Foundation that people chose to honor their doctor’s through us, which in turn allows more funds to come back to help Memorial provide the highest quality care for our community! Norma Lane - you have a gift waiting for you in Apples N Apples and the Volunteer Office. Go by and see Donna to receive your gift - and... Cinnamon Would you like to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter? Or be thrilled by the stars at night, What kind of apple has a short or be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in the temper? spring? A Crab Apple These are rewards of the simple life...enjoy. By John Burroughs 5 THE NEWS FROM LIFELINE by David Diercks, Lifeline Coordinator As I write this article, I am pre- to get from Chattanooga to my paring to go to New York City. I destination; that knowledge helps am driving, not just to the city, but my more confident side. I am sure around Manhattan for several when I return I will have stories to days. I actually want to take this tell and will already be wondering trip. Yet, as I prepare, I am both when I will be able to return to the excited and anxious. city. New York City fascinates me. In being mindful of my emo- The crazy drivers and the “swarms” tions toward the trip, I suddenly re- of yellow taxis are part of my fas- alized the similarity to my feelings cination although for several days toward my journey through life, after coming home I will have a especially as I am now considered startle response every time I see a “senior citizen.” My journey is a yellow vehicle. Maneuvering exciting. I look forward to always- through Manhattan is a game in good events like celebrating birth- many ways, requiring that I stay days and our wedding anniver- “a step ahead” of all the other sary; watching our grandchildren drivers. It is also best that I know arrive and grow; learning a new where I am going because the language. I find anxiety in that threat of getting lost or caught go- journey, too. A major source of ing the wrong way on a one-way the feeling comes from watching street is very real. The excitement the number of my days diminish. I I have for the trip usually doesn’t cannot be sure what infirmities will begin until I pass through the Lin- confront me or what assaults on coln Tunnel and actually begin my pride they will inflict. coping with metropolitan traffic. As I am writing, my mood is one of anxiety, though. From what I have told you so far, I think you can un- derstand why I am anxious. I am doing my “homework,” checking locations and driving directions. I know that work is the solution for much of my anxiety. From my pre- vious trips to “The City” I know how 6 To Your Health VOLUNTEERING AT MEMORIAL AND WALKING YOU GO FIGURE ADDING STEPS TO YOUR VOLUNTEER DAY AT ARBY’S ROAST BEEF SUB TIPS THE SCALES WITH MEMORIAL CAN HELP YOU REDUCE STRESS AND 722 CALORIES AND 42 GRAMS OF FAT. COMPARED STAY ALERT.. TO THEIR ITALIAN SUB (621 CALORIES, 33 GRAMS OF FAT) AND FRENCH DIP SUB WITH AU JUS 447 HERE’S WHAT YOU DO.... CALORIES, 18 GRAMS OF FAT. GO FOR A WALK BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR DAY AT YOU HAVE THE ANSWER - NOW GO FIGURE. MEMORIAL. DON’T PARK CLOSE TO THE HOSPITAL.. PARK FURTHER AWAY AND WALK TO YOUR PLACE OF VOLUNTEERING IF YOU ARE ABLE. REFILL YOUR COFFEE CUP AT THE PLACE FARTHEST FROM YOUR WORK AREA. SHAPE UP WITH A NO-GYM, VISIT THE RESTROOM FARTHEST AWAY FROM YOUR NO EXCUSE WORKOUT WORK AREA. AVOID ELEVATORS AND TAKE THE STAIRS INSTEAD WHATEVER YOUR FITNESS GOAL IS TO LOSE IF YOU CAN, EXCUSE YOURSELF AND TAKE A LITTLE WEIGHT, GET YOUR HEART BEATING FASTER OR WALK. JUST TO BOOST YOUR MOOD.. NOTHING BEATS TAKE TEN MINUTES OF YOUR LUNCH BREAK AND DO GETTING PHYSICAL.. SO... BURN CALORIES AT SOME WALKING. HOME... ASK OTHER VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN YOU IN A LITTLE WALK, MORE FUN WITH OTHERS ALONG. THE EASIEST WAY TO START WALKING IS WITH A TEN MINUTE WALK IN PLACE. LISTEN TO SOME A MILE IS EQUIVALENT TO 2000 STEPS AND WILL UPBEAT INSPIRING MUSIC.. SOMETHING YOU LIKE TAKE OFF 100 CALORIES... ARE YOU READY??? TO LISTEN TO AND WALK IN PLACE TO THE BEAT FOR TEN MINUTES. MIX IT UP WITH SIDE STEPS, KNEE RAISES AND GENTLE KICKS TO RAISE YOUR BY AMERICA ON THE MOVE HEART RATE.THEN START PUMPING THOSE ARMS AT ABOUT WAIST HEIGHT AND TOUCHING YOUR KNEES DURING KNEE RAISES. SLOW DOWN TO COOL OFF WILL THIS HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT? FOR THE LAST MINUTE OR TWO.... TOO MUCH FRIED FOODS JUST THINK... YOU CAN DO THIS AT HOME... NOT ENOUGH FRUITS AND VEGGIES NOT ENOUGH WATER TOO MANY DESSERTS POOR MEAT DECISIONS TOO MANY BIG MEALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY TOO MANY TRIPS TO HARDEES, ARBYS, WENDYS, STEAK N SHAKE ETC. TOO MANY DAILY CALORIES CONSUMED NO EXCERISE HOW ABOUT YOU? 7 Memorial ACTive 2010 Made A Difference A Volunteer Testimonial After having knee replacement surgery in November of 2009, I was sent to Siskin for knee rehab and then sent home to have home health rehab. I was told to continue with my excerise. This I did. I started walking.....Then i heard about Memorial’s ACTive 2010 program, and I decided to take part in the program. I try to walk 30 minutes at least five times a week. ACTive 2010 was an incentive for me to get out there and walk. I encourage other volunteers to take part in the program and be healthy. Sign up today for memorial ACTive Program. You will see a difference in yourself. ACTive 2011 Brad Pope Vice President Human resources December 2010 – Memorial Named Fit Friendly Company Memorial Health Care System was recently recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program. Memorial is the first hospital in our area to receive this award. “We were honored to receive this award and look forward to continuing Memorial’s efforts in living out our mission of building healthier communities” said Brad Pope, Vice President of Hu- man Resources. January 2011- Kick Start the New Year with ACTive 2011! Memorial Health Care System employees and volunteers are invited to kick start the New Year with AC- Tive 2011! ACTive 2010! was a huge success and we are really excited to get everyone involved this year. Last year our goal was for participants to exercise a total of 2010 days (or 48,240 hours), and we topped that goal. Participants in ACTive 2010! exercised a whopping 78,000 hours!!! “Following the overwhelming success in 2010 and Memorial’s tradition of striving for excellence, the Healthy! Memorial committee ‘raised the bar’ a little higher for 2011. Our goals for ACTive 2011 include 4,022 days (96,528) of exercise/activity and weight loss of 2,011 pounds by the end of 2011. Employees and volunteers are encouraged to check with a primary care physician before starting a new exercise and/or weight loss program. For more information about healthy weight loss and healthy eating, visit www.memo- rial.org, select the Your Health Resource tab and search ‘weight loss’ and ‘exercise’. ACTive 2011 plan highlights are as follows: • Individual Activity – By engaging in regular physical activity, participants must earn a minimum of 14 ex- ercise/activity points (1 point = 30 minutes of continuous activity) each month from February to November. To learn more about ACTive 2011, visit www.memorial.org and click on How To Give tab and the word “Volunteer” inset in the photo. You will find the current ACTive 2011 calendar. 8 RECIPE TIME With Helen Mahn Chattanooga, TN Birthday: March 2 Cookbook. Do you have a “Serving Your What does she like to do? Best” Cookbook edited by Well, how about reading, water Memorial Health Care System aerobics, being Grandma on Auxiliary? If you do not, you call, and traveling when she can. are missing some great recipes. These cookbooks may be The following is a recipe from purchased in Lori’s Gift Shops Helen that is in the cookbook. located on both campuses. Helen Mahn’s recipe is taken from the “Serving Your Best” Cookbook. Helen volunteers at the Visitor’s Information Desk. She gives TOMATO PIE directions to visitors in search of their destination and takes 1 Pie Shell, Uncooked all incoming calls and tries to 2 Cups Ripe Tomatoes 1/4 Cup Chives answer all varied questions that 1 Cup Mayonnaise are asked. 1 Cup Cheese, Grated, your choice of cheese She is widowed after 64 years Lemon Pepper of marriage to William Mahn, Basil Sr. and in her life are seven children, 12 grandchildren, and Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake pie shell for 7 minutes. Peel seven great grandchildren. She the tomatoes and slice thick. Lay also has ﬁve granddogs! tomatoes in pie shell. Add chips and seasoning. Mix cheese and There are favorite foods and mayonnaise and spread on top. Bake that is T-Bone Steak and for 25 minutes. stuffed ﬂounder with crab meat. She has three tasteful recipes This is a family favorite. in the “Serving Your Best” 9 Jean’s a “The footprints you leave behind will influence others. There is no person who at some time, somewhere, somehow, does not lead another.” ---Wolfdyke z We recently honored YOU our wonderful volunteers, as we celebrated National Volunteer Week from April 10-16. Our theme this year was “Celebrating Our Volunteers Every Step of the Way!” Donna and I made rounds every day in trying to visit as many volunteers as possible z to personally thank you and share a small gift and a big hug. If you didn’t receive your gift or a hug, please call our office. Through your service, you have taken and continue to take countless steps in making every effort to help us provide the most compassionate, quality care to all those we serve. You have left lasting footprints that forever change people’s lives in such a meaningful way by helping to calm their fears, reduce their anxiety, escort them to destinations, assist staff and much more – all with your warm smile and through your purposeful steps. You make an amazing differ- ence in our Memorial ministry and add such a personal touch. Thank you for sharing your servant’s heart and your many steps with us. Soon we will be stepping into our new fiscal year and for our Auxiliary this is an officer elec- tion year. If you have not received your ballot by mail yet, it should arrive soon. Please be sure to send your ballots back to us by the deadline. Also, the Auxiliary Service Awards Banquet and Officer Installation Ceremony and Meeting will be held on June 21 so mark your calen- dars. It will be a wonderful evening! At this time, I would like to publicly recognize Auxiliary President Howard Gropper for his dedicated leadership along with the Executive Board and Full Board. Each has generously shared their time and talents in helping to keep our Auxiliary strong. They have led the way in keeping us true to our mission of supporting our Memorial Health Care System and benefitting patient services. Howard and team, you have done an outstanding job and your commitment is unwavering. Thank you for leading the way with your many steps shared. Memorial has also been taking some big steps as Phase I of our expansion plan is well under- way. Both Memorial and Memorial North Park are upgrading their energy plants in efforts to allow future growth on both campuses. Stay tuned, please be patient and positive with our Phase I progress and make every effort to stay abreast of changes in your area and beyond. You all are terrific in assisting our guests to their destinations, and we want to make sure to keep you informed. Lastly, we are always looking for ways to best serve our volunteers, our patients, guests and staff as we carry out Memorial’s mission. It has been several years since the Volunteer Ser- vices Department surveyed our volunteers concerning our volunteer program, so we planned to do so before the end of June. Coming soon to your mailbox will be a formal survey for you to complete and return to our office. You will not be asked to sign the survey, so you will remain anonymous. We do ask that you take a few minutes to fill out the survey because by doing so, 10 you will share valuable information that will help us know how we are doing with our volunteer program. This feedback will allow us to celebrate successes and work on areas that might need improvements. It’s important to have everyone’s participation in order for the results to reflect our entire group. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts with us through this survey. In closing, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your many steps with us and leaving your footprints – those lasting positive impressions on the lives of so many who come through our doors during their time of need. VOLUNTEERS AND THE BIRD The bird is the Hawaiian IIWI bird and represents the action of striving. Birds were first brought to the Hawaiian Islands by a great gust of wind across the sea. These first birds discovered the beautiful and fragrant trumpet like flowers that flourished on the islands. These flowers with their long tubular petals had their nectar hidden deep at the bottom of these tubes. The birds, striving to reach this nectar, evolved so that their beaks perfectly fit the flowers’ curved and elongated shape. When you have a desire for something and you strive for it, you send out energy and effort in that direction until the goal is reached. Striving is the work needed to accomplish something. Anything worth having is owrth striving for - worth working for. Striving develops and hones the striver. Those who receive something without striving for it are robbed of the knowledge of their own greatness. As you strive and accomplish your goals in volunteering, other desires will surface and other goals will form. Striving, therefore, is an ongoing process of reaching and stretching - always with the hope of making things better. Find five instances today in which you strive toward small or large goals. They may be the efforts you make to get yourself in better shape. They may be efforts to improve your work situation in volunteering by organizing your activities more efficiently. They may be efforts made to improve your home and work environment. These are all examples of strivings for what you consider to be better. Say the symbol statement, “I stretch my greatnesss as I strive for what I want, I am a happy person. The happier I am, the happier I get!” Smile and feel it! The Happy Book Sally Huss 11 “Memorial Hospital Trivia” Let’s See What You Know In 1890, six SCN Sisters began operating St. Vincent’s Infirmary in what part of Chattanooga? Now - see if you can find the answer somewhere in the CHATS! Laughter in Appalachia Act of Kindness A man went into a restaurant and said to the waitress, “I’d like the meatloaf and a few kind words.” The waitress returned and said, “Here’s your meatloaf.” He asked, “What about the few kind words?” She said, “Don’t eat the meatloaf.” Judge Ray Corns Frankfort, Kentucky History Lesson England is old and small and the local folks started FILLOSOPHY running out of places to bury people. They would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bonehouse and reuse the grave. When re-opening these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside, and they realized they had been burying people alive. They would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the strong the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell. person forgives Thus someone could be saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. and forgets. And that’s the truth, now whoever said history was boring. by Now, do you know this? He was the first President i. will love to affirm rather than swear the oath of office. Herbert Hoover followed his precedent in 1929. Ready? Drum Role? It was Calvin Coolidge. Class dismissed. 12 Scholarship Committee Rich Kramer, Co-Chairperson All qualified individuals who wish to be considered for participation in the upcoming Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship Program were encouraged to submit the required information by March 31, 2011. The committee is scheduled to meet in mid- May to review all applications and interview Sheets of Bounce those who are new to the program. Those individuals selected to receive awards will be notified in June. Bounce takes the odor The Scholarship Committee members have out of books and photo met twice this year with Jean Payne and albums that do not get Donna Wilson to discuss and approve revisions to the current application. We encourage all opened too often. those who meet the requirements to apply to this growing program. We had the pleasure this past fall of awarding $10,000.00 to 13 well Try it!! qualified and deserving individuals. In addition to my duties at Patient Entrance on Thursday afternoons, I have had the HIDDEN privilege to be a member of the committee for the past three years. Along with my TENNESSEE colleagues Kathleen Craven, Carol McCamish (Co-Chair) and Howard Gropper it has truly Going to Memphis? been a pleasure meeting and interviewing a Swing around to the east very diverse and certainly well qualified array of ladies and gentlemen. We have learned side of town and follow that as the program grows the competition for your nose to Corky’s BBQ. award selection has become more keen and as A homegrown BBQ empo- a result the decision process more difficult. rium where ribs, pork, and It is our express hope that increased chicken are always on the funding for the continued growth of this menu. most worthwhile program will be a subject of discussion and consideration by the Auxiliary Board in the near future. 13 “The Hondoras Trip” By Karleen Dixon On March 19, 2011, we left the East Brainerd Church of Christ at 4:30 a.m. for Atlanta. Our flight was to leave at 10:30 a.m. and we wanted to be sure we had plenty of time. There is one flight per day on Delta in and out of Tagucigalpa, and we didn’t want to miss it. There were 12 of us going this year. Dr. Mark Kapperman, Optometrist, Connie Patterson, daughter Leish Patterson, Daniel Ramsey, Ruby Jean Smith, attorney Mark Warren, Terrie Warren (his wife), son Hank Warren, Henry Lynn, son Ben Lynn, minister Marco Diez, and myself. Our plans were to see as many of the locals as possible and evaluate their eyes. The Warren’s and Daniel Ramsey took puppets to the schools and taught Bible stories and taught the dangers of drugs and smoking. Mark took LOTS of balloons and made animals out of them for the children. As usual, he and his crew were a big hit. Ruby Jean is a psychological evaluator. She went to the drug and alcohol rehab center and spoke with the counselors. She taught several classes on ways to help the patients. She spent one day helping religious leaders learn how to counsel their members. Henry Lynn spent a lot of his time digging latrines. The city has few of these, and the need is great. He said it would be a project that would take many years. His son Ben helped with the puppets and the eye team. The eye team started seeing patients at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. We had so many waiting that it was decided we would go to Church Sunday night. We saw 72 patients on Sunday. Monday and Tuesday we again started at 8 a.m. and we saw over 200 those two days. Many of the elderly and young children came. One young man had a piece of rock in one eye and a piece of metal in the other. Dr. Kapperman was able to remove both. Most of the people we gave glasses to were able to see with just reading glasses that we would buy at the local drug store. There were a total of 30 for the week whose prescription was so unusual that glasses had to be made in the U.S. Dr. Kapperman will have these made and send them back to Honduras in the next few months. He will find someone else in the U. S. who is going and send the glasses by them. On Wednesday morning at 5:30, we left for the mountains. We stopped once for a breakfast of pancakes and watermelon. We arrived at the location for the days work about 9 a.m., and the people were lined up waiting for us. We were at a clinic they use in the mountains. We went in and arranged a room that would work for examining the patients and one for dispensing the glasses and one for waiting for eyes to dilate (when necessary). There was little running water in the sinks and one electrical outlet (half of which worked). It was difficult to charge batteries for the optical instruments. At the end of the day we got back aboard our bus and went an hour or so back toward Catacamas and spent the night at the location where we stopped for breakfast that morning. There were several rooms (perhaps 10) that contained two sets of bunk beds. There were clean sheets on the beds and pillows. The ceiling was open, and you could hear everything in the halls and even the snoring in the next room!! There were showers and solar panels provided some electricity. There were outhouses available for us to use and when night came it was really dark. Dinner was refried beans, rice, and scrambled eggs. The next morning, Thursday, we had breakfast there that consisted of pancakes, watermelon, and cantaloupe. We then reloaded into our bus and went a few minutes down the road to another clinic to see patients that day. I should mention there are few paved roads where we were and none in the mountains. We forded many streams of water with our bus, and our driver did a great 14 job. The scenery was beautiful. We did not encounter any rain, but it was very warm, in the upper 80’s. We saw many patients that day, and the total for the week was well over 400. We started loading up our eye drops, packing our instruments, putting our boxed reading glasses away in the bus and were about ready to go when we had a truck come up with 4 people who wanted to have their eyes checked. Back to the bus to unload some instruments and some drops for them, but before we had finished with them a bus stopped at the bottom of the hill on which we were on the top and out came 3 more people who wanted to be checked. Dr. Kapperman saw all who came. We headed back to Catacamas for the evening and packed our suitcases for the trip the next morning to Tegucigalpa, so we would be close by for our Saturday morning flight. We were invited to Dr. Amanda Madrid’s home for dinner. She sent out for food, and her home was very, very nice. Most of the locals do not live in such a large home. We enjoyed our time there. The hotel we stayed at this year was much nicer than the one we had stayed at the previous 3 years that I have gone. They use lots of tile in the hotel and in most of the buildings in Honduras. The beds were nice. We even had a comforter on the bed (in 80 plus degree weather????). We found it interesting that in order to get the air conditioner to turn on or the lights you have to insert your key in a slot by the door. They only give you one key even if there are two sharing a room. You must take the key out when you leave (thus the air and lights go off) or you can’t get back in the room. An interesting way to save energy. The Hotel Maria had two floors and no elevator. Carrying luggage up was a little tough. The men we had in our group were really good about helping us with heavy luggage. Our first night at the hotel was very memorable. A girl was celebrating her 15th birthday, and it is a really big thing in Honduras. She had a big party with VERY loud music until midnight. The management apologized several times. We were extremely tired but managed to sleep regardless of the noise. The country is beautiful in many areas. The cities are not. There are house on top or houses. Lots of dirt roads. Animals wonder into the streets and what we would call highways. Cows and horses can be seen at anytime of the day or night walking along the heavily traveled roadway. The driving in the city is very stressful. Motor bikes pass between two cars that have on two or three feet between them. There are almost no street light or stop signs. It seems you just close your eyes and hit the gas pedal and hope the cars in front of you let you in where you want to be. We left for the airport Saturday morning about 9 a.m. The flight left for Atlanta at nearly 1 p.m. We had barely gotten in the air when the pilot said we would be taking off with a tail wind (we are supposed to take off into the wind) thus we would be landing in about half and hour in San Padro Sula for GAS !!! I hoped he had calculated correctly and we would have enough to go for 30 minutes. That was a first for me. It was a little scary. Few of our 12 were sitting together. The flight was full so we had to sit where we were assigned. The second landing was fine, and we got a full tank of gas. As we got closer to Atlanta, we were told there were storms over Atlanta and the planes were backed up for landing. We were circling over Florida. We were delayed at least 1 1/2 hrs. Our 3 hour flight took us about 5 1/2 hrs. We were very tired. We landed in Atlanta finally and had to sit on the runway for 30 minutes waiting for a place to pull up to the terminal. It was after 10 p.m. We still had to go through customs. We finally got through the airport and started back to Chattanooga around midnight. We got back to the Church around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday morning the 27th of March. We were so glad to be back home. We love helping the people on Honduras, and they are so appreciative. Many people can see better today thanks to the work the of Dr. Kapperman. The children of the rural areas will not forget the puppets, and we who were honored to be part of this wonderful group of volunteers are glad we could play a small part. Karleen Dixon 15 wheeling and dealing by Pat and Carolyn Robinson We had booked a cruise in the Caribbean and would That evening after the ship had sailed people were be staying aboard the ship leaving out of New York asking her what she had done that day. They thought going to Amsterdam and back to New York with various that was the neatest idea they had heard of. When we stops along the way. One that I recall very well was the arrived at the next port of call, she met about 15 ladies Shetland Islands. It was not a new stop for us but one with their shopping bags packed ready to go “horse” that Carolyn wanted to make sure she went ashore. trading. Unfortunately for them, the port was small and they were unable to find any Thrift Stores. She loves Two years before we had been there. and she liked to point the items to visitors and tell the story of her looking for bargains in the different shops. On the prior wheeling and dealing. trip, she could recall that every thing was expensive, and she did not purchase anything. Among the shops she went into what turned out to be a Thrift Store. She spotted a small cut glass thistle dish she liked and decided to buy, but they would not accept her money and told her that it would have to be in their local currency. MEET THE ROBINSONS To change her money into the local currency would cost her more than the dish was worth, so she said no that Pat and Carolyn Robinson, are World Travel- she would not take it. As she was leaving, the manager ers, having visited all seven continents and have of the shop told her he wanted to give her the dish as circumnavigated the globe three times by cruise ship. Pat retired from TVA in 1988 and Carolyn a gift from the Shetland Islands but did not want her retired from the University of Tennessee at money. Well two years passed and she remembered Chattanooga in 1994. They are both Auxiliary what had taken place that day. Before leaving the ship volunteers for Memorial Hospital. They have to go ashore, she decided to fill her shopping bag with over 1200 days sailing on cruise ships all over numerous items she had collected while in the Caribbean the World and enjoy sharing their interesting from merchants wanting you to shop in their stores. She and sometimes funny travel experiences. In the also decided to include the soaps, shampoos and lotions past, they have written a column for the Hixson that were in our cabin. Community News in the Chattanooga Times Free Press called “World Traveling with the Robinsons. After going ashore, she was able to find the Thrift They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary Store she had been in before and the store manager was this past year and it just happened to be on a still working there. She told him to look through her bag cruise ship. They have a program called “See The and select anything he liked as her gift to him. He was World From A To Z” which they present to civic thrilled and selected something for his wife who he said clubs, senior groups, and churches. They do not would be very pleased. He also insisted that Carolyn charge for their talks but do ask for a donation choose something from the shop which she did. While for the MaryEllen Locher Breast Cancer Center walking around the town, she visited four other Thrift at Memorial. If you need speakers for your next Shops and she asked if they ever traded items. They told meeting, please give them a call at 843-2762 her they never had but it would be fun to do. They were or by calling the Foundation Office at Memorial all pleased because it was items they had not seen before Hospital. and after all the trading was completed Carolyn headed back to the ship with a bag full of “treasures”. 16 Do You Know??? Charles and Gaynelle Wigley Geraldine, Alabama Gaynelle Wigley Beware - There is a pet peeve and Hometown: Geraldine, Alabama that is people talking on their cell phone while driving and talking in Birthday: August 16 public areas. Are you one of these? Charles Wigley is Gaynelle’s Yum, yum...Favorite foods...Anything husband, and they are parents with sugar on it except dark of two married daughters, two chocolate. grandsons, one granddaughter and one granddaughter-in-law. People have been known to say she looks like “Betty White” of Golden Gaynelle presently volunteers in Girls. If you see Gaynelle, tell us Imaging at North Park Hospital, what you think. And there is a dream which consists of escorting patients vacation to take the entire family to Registration and areas of their up to Maine and enjoy the beautiful procedures. She has worked in the rocky coastline. ER waiting area and also the front desk. She is Monday chairperson for Fame? Maybe still searching but in the Red Cross at North Park and fills 1990 she was chosen as branch office in for other areas if needed. manager of the year for World Book Encyclopedia and personally met Sir When not volunteering, you will Edmond Hillary. find Gaynelle working crossword puzzles, reading and playing games Charles Wigley on the computer. In the reading Birthday: April 9 category she just finished reading “In the Company of Others” by Jan Charles and Gaynelle have been Karon, and she just attended the married 57 years and his work at musical “South Pacific” in Crossville, North Park Hospital includes work Tennessee. at the ER Desk and is involved in taking people to their destination and What don’t we know about Gaynelle? pushing wheelchairs. She’s a two time breast cancer survivor... Yeah for Gaynelle!!! His favorite place to be is at home, especially on holidays, when all the 17 family members are there and being on vcation with family members. He says, “He always ends the day with Gaynelle.” Charles would like a townhouse if he won the lottery so to get rid of all the yardwork. He also volunteers at the Community Kitchen, and in his spare time, he likes to watch game shows and sports on TV. He likes to eat out, as well as, going to estate sales and driving “somewhere” just to look around. When doing these activiites, you might see him in his t-shirt that says “Hop To It” or his “Alabama Roll Tide” shirt. He might be enjoying good ol Gospel Music, Blue Grass, Big Band, and Square Dance Music during all this time. His aunt and grandfather always told him to be honest, be kind, and do a good day’s work for a good day’s pay. There are wishes - to be a better husband, father, and grandfather and visit nursing homes as a clown to help the people there to have a better day. He describes himself as lucky to have what he has and be able to share and help others. He agrees wtih Gaynelle, beautiful Maine with the mountains, lighthouses, shore line, and blue sky. They are magnificent and a favorite place to be. Of course, family is invited to his birthday party and guess what? We are too! Look for Gaynelle and Charles when you visit North Park Hospital. Do You Need A Gift? Spring is here and time for a wedding gift, anniversary gift, birthday gift or just that special occasion. Have you thought about the Auxiliary’s Cookbook, one of Jay Craven’s CDs, or one of the Memorial Trio’s Christmas CD. The Lori’s Gift Shop on both campuses have all of the above. Your purchase of one of the above will contribute to the Auxiliary’s Fundraising effort, and you have bought a nice gift for any occasion for that special someone or for yourself for that matter. 18 News From the Park Deb Moore, Vice President and Administrator of Memorial North Park No more satellite offices so Drs. Gan- Connie Giles is a new volunteer at Me- dhi, Enjeti, and Chandra no longer have morial North Park working in the Lost offices in POB. However, you may still and Found Department and is doing a see them rounding on any patients they great job in getting lost items back with may have in the hospital. their owners. Thanks to Connie! Construction continues at MNP. The We are very appreciative of all of our new facilities building was erected very volunteers at MNP; we could not func- quickly with the biggest crane we’ve tion without the services they provide ever seen. This building is to house the on a daily basis. We hope you had a electrical panels and equipment needed great “Volunteer’s Week”! Thanks to to support all of our growth now and in each of you from everyone at MNP. the future. Over a period of time, we will be spruc- ing up our patient rooms. This will be completed as rooms are available to be removed from service while the work is being done. FYI The Ethics Committee sponsored a Many years ago in England, pub week of education and availability of Advance Directives and Organ Dona- frequenters had a whistle baked tion for our associates and volunteers. into the rim or handle of their We had forms available in front of the ceramic cups. When they needed cafeteria. It was the week of April 11 a refill, they used the whistle to - 15. If you have not made a decision get some service. “Wet your yet, just call Administration at ext. 7101 whistle” is the phrase inspired by and we will have extra forms. this practice. We have new physicians starting at Me- morial North Park and they are Dr. Julie Haun, Family Practice, with Galen North tanooga. and Drs. George T. Gilmore and James Vincent’s Infirmary in East Lake of Chat- A. Lovett, General Surgeons. In 1890, six SCN sisters becan operating St. Answer to Memorial Trivia 19 O ur M ysteryPerson If you know who this “mystery Person” is, call Donna at 495-4148. The first caller with the right answer will win a prize, so try, try, try!! Are you ready?? Here we go!! 2010 era. Mystery Birthday - July 17 We all have a favorite wish, don’t we? Our mystery volunteers at ____________ This mystery wishes he could fly an _______________ and does the volunteer airplane, and if he were a clown for a work on ___________.(Day of the week) day he would be “bozo.” Do you know yet? This is a he. He says he is loyal, likes the color purple, loves the beach and... Go, go, go is this mystery’s middle If he had a birthday party, he would name. Loves to travel and keeps busy invite Dolly Parton! What a birthday but likes home also. party!!! But now if this person struck it rich, He volunteers because he gets joy from he would buy a friend a work truck helping people and thanks from the and help his family and give to the patients. church. This is __________ _____________. Have I told you yet if this mystery is male or female? No, so just keep on Now call Donna...495-4148 guessing! Ice cream, ice cream, we all shout for The year’s at the Spring ice cream. Yes, loves ice cream! And and the days at the morn; is loyal, kind, and friendly, and this mornings at seven; mystery says these are “good traits.” the hillsides dew-pearled; the larks on the wing; the snails on the thorn; Now, a little hint...his mother always God’s in His Heaven.... told him to “keep your word and be all’s right with the world! kind.” This is good motherly advice. By Robert Browning Oh, he is always happy when watching And MARLENE JABALEY has won a gift football! from the Volunteer Office. Marlene volunteers at the Patient Entrance. How about music? Favorite song is “I Marlene, go see Donna top pick up your Need You” and loves country music, prize. All’s right with the world! 20 “anna zucconi” East Tennessee State University auxiliary Scholarship Recipient Where in the world has the time gone! I can remember my freshman year on the nice fall day when my family was helping me move into my dorm; it seems like it was yesterday. I’m already in my second semester of my junior year at East Tennessee State University and have enjoyed every minute of my college career. I’m still currently majoring in Exercise Science and plan to continue my education and go to Physical Therapy School after graduating from my undergraduate study. As the years have gone on, I have been able to take more classes that are directed towards my major and prepare me for PT school. This semester I am currently taking Physics 2, Chemistry 2, Structural Kinesiology, Teaching Aerobics and Conditioning, Legal Issues and Risk Management. At times these classes can be overwhelming but I will continue to strive towards my goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. Also, as the years have gone on, I have been able to become more involved in campus life here at ETSU. Currently, I am in AMSA (American Medical School Students Association), BucWild, Exercise Science Club, Young Republicans and volunteer at numerous organizations with my sorority. I feel that becoming involved is key to making a successful college career because it is a great way to build relationships with others; possibly those who may want to go into the same field as you. This summer I plan to contact the Memorial Auxiliary and work in the outpatient Physical Therapy Department again. I had the opportunity to do it last summer and enjoyed every minute of it. The people there are so nice and are so encouraging in helping me achieve the goals that I have set for myself. Working in this department makes me even more excited for the one day that I am able to start helping others. I also plan to take some summer courses through ETSU’s online program. After the summer, I will be back here at ETSU starting my senior year. Without the continued support of Memorial Auxiliary I don’t think I would be this far along in my college career. Anything helps when paying for college and I truly appreciate what they have done for me. As I said earlier, their continued support makes me work even harder to achieve the goals that I have set for myself. Thank you all for the wonderful opportunities available through Memorial Hospital and Memorial Auxillary! 21 LISTEN TO THIS!! Crackel I have never hate a man enough to give his diamonds back....Zsa Zsa Gabor Barrel Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups - Alcohol, Caffeine, A grenade thrown Sugar, and Fat.....Alex Levine into a kitchen in and France would result Until I was sixteen, I thought my name was in linoleum “Shut Up!”.....Joe Namath blownapart! Just Somethingto Make You WOULD YOU DO THIS??? Laugh Permanent marker on applicances or counter tops (like store receipt blue ink) - use alcohol on a paper What do you call a receptionist in towel and rub. a beauty salon? TRIVIA 1. What name did Hernando De Soto give the Mississippi River upon viewing it for the first time on May 21, 1541 from the lower Chickasaw near present day Memphis? 2. The proceeds from the first concert of the newly organized Fisk University Jubilee Singers were donated to aid victims of which great urban disaster? 3. What means of conveyance was used to carry mail for two miles from Nashville on July 17, 1877? 4. Rattle and snap, the mansion home of George Polk is considered to be one of the nation’s finest examples of what type architecture? 5. What Tennessee athlete was one of baseball’s more knowledgeable pitching instructors and helped to develop such fine Yankee pitchers as Whitey Ford, Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi, Ed Lopat, Mell Stottlemyre, and Fritz Peterson? 6. What three songibirds are commonly found in Tennessee? 22 ANNOUNCEMENTS & IMPORTANT DATES Upcoming Fundraisers Upcoming Board Meetings Just For You Executive Board Meeting May 24 - MNP May 17 7:00a - 4:30p Full Auxiliary May 26 & 27 Board Meeting glenwood May 17 7:00a - 4:00p Annual Volunteer Banquet June 21st Abba’s House Ever Wonder Why? Robin If the population of China walked past you in a Mockingbird and the single line, the line would never end because of 6. Wood thrush, the create of reproduction. 5. Jim Turner China has more English speakers than the United 4. Greek Revival States. 3. The Balloon Buffalo 2. The Great Chicago Fire Every human spent about half an hour as a 1. River of the Holy Ghost single cell. ANSWERS - TENNESSEE TRIVIA 23 FORGET ABOUT YOUR AGE.., IT’S JUST A NUMBER WHAT REALLY COUNTS IS HOW YOU FEEL INSIDE, HOW ACTIVE AND ENGAGED YOU ARE IN LIVING YOUR LIFE. TO HELP YOU STAY VITAL AND YOUNGER AT HEART, HERE ARE FIVE STRATEGIES YOU CAN USE IN THE COMING MONTHS. REDISCOVER YOUR PASSIONS....PERSUE AN ACTIVITY FOR THE SHEER ENJOYMENT OF IT AND AIM FOR PERSONAL BEST, YOU MAY FIND IT REWARDS YOU WITH RENEWED EXCITEMENT AND ENERGY. BE SOCIAL.. HOST A GAME NIGHT AT YOUR HOME, DO A DAY TRIP WITH YOUR FRIENDS, CHOOSE PEOPLE WHOSE COMPANY YOU ENJOY OR MAYBE ONES YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BETTER. TAKE A FRIEND OUT TO EAT, ENJOY A MOVIE.... HAVE A GOOD TIME ! MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE FACE IN THE MIRROR...THOSE LAUGH LINES? SIGNS OF A LIFE WELL LIVED MAKE IT A GOAL TO FEEL AND LOOK YOUR BEST. HOW DO YOU DO THAT ??? BY EATING RIGHT, EXERCISING REGULARLY AND GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP. AS WE AGE OUR SKIN TENDS TO BECOME DRY...SO TAKE FEWER BATHS AND USE MILDER SOAP. WARM WATER IS BETTER THAN HOT WATER FOR YOUR SKIN AND APPLY MOISTURIZER EVERY DAY. GIVE BACK TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION...YOU ARE DOING THIS BY VOLUNTEERING...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! LEARN SOMETHING NEW...SET A GOAL FOR ONE SKILL YOU WOULD LIKE TO MASTER..HOW ABOUT THE YMCA, OR SENIOR NEIGHBORS, KNITTING CLASSES, COOKING CLASSES, DANCING CLASSES,, YOU NAME IT...GO FOR IT...YOUR AGE? JUST ANOTHER NUMBER......LIVE..... WHY, WHY, WHY.... How do you know when it is time to tune the bagpipes? Is it true that cannibals don’t eat clowns because they taste funny? Do blind Eskimos have seeing eye sled dogs? Why, Why, Why? CHATS produced and edited by Ms. Kathleen Craven, Editor Ms. Donna Wilson, Layout Editor 24 25
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