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                                                                                                 4 Convenient Cape Cod Locations
                                                                                                    stony hill animal clinic
                                                                                                137 Stony Hill Road, Chatham • 508-945-0151

                                                                                                            Eastham VEtErinary hospital
                                                                                                       725 State Highway, Eastham, MA • 508-255-0149
                                                                                                             Duck crEEk animal clinic
                                                                                                              Route 6, Wellfleet • 508-349-7870
                                                                                                           hErring coVE animal clinic
                                                                                                       79 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown • 508-487-6449
                Quality Pet Care & Pet Products
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                                                                               Advertisers Index
     Angel Fund ...................................................................... 16                 Ellis’ Cleaning Services ................................................14
     Barn Hill Pottery .........................................................17                        Falconer Fine Art...........................................................12
     Cape Cod Braided Rug............................................................................14   The Farm ............................................................................ 4
     Cape Fishermen’s Supply, Inc ...................................8                                    Falletti Bros. Construction .........................................15
     The Captain’s House Inn ...........................................18                                First Night Chatham ......................................................9
     Chatham Beach Dog ......................................................4                            Forest Beach Designer-Goldsmiths ...........................2
     Chatham Candy Manor ..............................................15                                 Giving Tree ........................................................................11
     Chatham Chamber Of Commerce................................. 20                                      Goody Two Shoes ............................................................9
     Chatham Ford ................................................................ 24                     The Hair Company ......................................................10
     Chatham Health Club .................................................19                              Heather’s Hair Port .......................................................4
     Chatham Pottery ............................................................13                       Minglewood Homes, Inc. ...........................................12
     Chatham’s Chic Boutique............................................18                                Pentimento .......................................................................... 9
     Christmas In Orleans ................................................. 23                            Pine Tree Nursery .........................................................21
     Consigning Women ..........................................................3                         The Port-O-Call Gift House ......................................17
     Core Computers ............................................................. 23                      Puritan Cape Cod ............................................................6
     Corner Store ..................................................................... 21                Sativa ................................................................................. 13
     Creative Arts Center ......................................................19                        Stony Hill Animal Clinic ...........................................21
     Crocker Nurseries ..........................................................17                       Vintage in Vogue..............................................................7
     Designs by S&R ..............................................................3                       Where The Sidewalk Ends .........................................13
     Dunkin’ Donuts................................................................7                      Wild Goose Tavern..........................................................7
     East Wind Silver Co., LTD..........................................4                                 Yardarm........................................................................... 15




                           Happy Holidays from the Chronicle Kids
22      November 26, 2009                                The Cape Cod ChroNiCle
Gift Of Giving
                                                        “So what do you want for Christmas?”                        given her last year that she has never worn. This
                                                           “Well, I would like to live, but that’s not going to     year she seemed to like it. It made her happy. Leta
                                                        happen. I guess if I really thought about it I would        arrived at the hospital around eleven with her gift.
Continued from Page 8                                   like this whole thing I have been going through to          Bridget was too weak to go to the cafeteria where
                                                        be less expensive. Having me die is hard enough             they had a Christmas brunch and a gift exchange.
days!”                                                  on my parents. But to know that they are going to           Leta brought up some food and they had the ex-
    “I’m sorry, honey. Sometimes things like this       have to be paying off this bill until they die is even      change in the room. Bridget gave Leta a dictionary.
happen to people. What you need to do is accept         worse”                                                      “Something to remember me by,” she explained.
it and just be there for her. You know she asked           Later that night, Bridget looked horrible when           She also gave her some art supplies because Leta
for you. I think you should go see her.”                Leta went to visit her. She was as white as snow.           told her how she was really into art and sketching.
    Leta flew out of the hospital in complete shock.    Her eyes were surrounded with black circles and             It was finally Leta’s turn to give Bridget her gift.
She decided after a while to go back to the hospital.   her lips were extremely chapped. “Hey there,” Leta             “So I remembered your answer to my question
There was a woman with huge circles under her           said peacefully with a smile on her face. Bridget           about your gift. So, I did a little digging around
eyes sitting next to Bridget. Leta looked at her and    opened her eyes and smiled. She was able to push            and I found a way to get a grant for you. This will
the woman introduced herself as Bridget’s mom.          out a “Hey.”                                                help your parents pay off any bills you have. This
There was a silence. Then Bridget’s mom said, “I           “So how are you feeling today?”                          means that when you get better you guys can do
know this is hard. It kills me inside, but all I want      “Well I think…” Bridget was having a hard time           something fun, instead of paying off those bills.”
is for my daughter to be happy. I would really love     finishing the sarcastic comment.                            Bridget was in tears after hearing this. “Oh and
if you could go in and see her.”                                                                                    I got you this word of the day calendar. I know
                                                        “It’s OK. I just want to sit here for a while.” Bridget     some of them get hard but you better use all 365
    Leta wiped the tears from her bright, red face.     smiled and resituated herself. After a while Leta
She stood up. Then the mother gave her a huge                                                                       of them.”
                                                        whispered, “Hey Brig?”
hug and looked at Leta with this horrible sadness.                                                                     One week after Christmas Bridget passed away.
                                                           “Yeah?”                                                  Leta learned a lot from that experience. She also
“Please.” Leta nodded and headed into the hospital.
                                                           “I think you will make it past Christmas. I would        gained a friend who never judged her for what she
She entered into room 201 to find Bridget staring
                                                        really like you to see the present I got you.” Bridget      owned or wore. The only thing Bridget cared about
at the TV.
                                                        gave Leta a little smirk before falling back asleep.        was having someone who would listen and care for
    “There you are. I thought I might have scared       Leta was awakened by her mom on Christmas
you away. You know the whole seizure thing can                                                                      her. Leta also learned how to GIVE: “To present
                                                        morning. She fell asleep on Bridget’s lap.                  voluntarily and without expecting compensation.”
really freak people off.”
                                                           “Honey, why don’t you go home and shower and             She was able to give Bridget one of her last wishes,
    “Yeah, it was scary. But I’m glad that you are      then you can bring your gift over? We are going Page        but also gave her love and hope. Bridget’s mom
OK.”
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                                                        to exchange at noon,” Leta’s mom told her. Leta             believed the reason she made it to the New Year
    “Well, you mean not dead yet.”                      agreed. She went home and showered. Then she                was because of Leta.
    “Yeah…that,” Leta finally looked at Bridget,        picked out the Christmas sweater her mom had




    Apple never falls far                                                                 ASleigh Full of Fun
                                                                                          and St. Nicklaus,too
  from the Christmas tree.
                                                                                                 This is the time of year when excitement fills the air and the
                                                                                                spirit of joy fills our hearts. Families are planning their Christmas
                                                                                            celebrations, and doing their holiday shopping in Orleans.
                                                                                            Find hand-crafted items, elegant clothing, unique toys, delicious
                                                                                            holiday foods, and much more, in just a
                                                                                            short trip around town. Save time,
                                                                                            money and many mpg (miles per
                                                                                            gift) when you fill your sleigh
                                                                                            in Orleans.




                                                                                     ✭ Traditional Candlelight Stroll,                ✭ Elves Around the Cove
                                                                                       Village Green Tree Lighting                      Saturday, December 5,
                                                                                       & Sing-A-Long                                    from 1-3 pm
                                                                                       Friday, November 27, 5:30 pm                     Find the Elves for a raffle ticket
     Core Computers offers a great gift selection                                      Snow’s Home and Garden                           for fabulous prizes
                                                                                     ✭ Christmas In Orleans Open House                ✭ Progressive Musical Night
        this holiday season — iMacs, MacBooks,                                         Friday, November 27, 4-8 pm                      Friday, December 18

    cool accessories for your Mac or iPod, and more.                                   No vehicles on Main St. from
                                                                                       Rte 6A to Brewster Cross Road.
                                                                                                                                        Local musicians at many
                                                                                                                                        Orleans businesses
                                                                                       Many businesses open late.
                                        56 Main Street, Orleans                      ✭ Pancake Breakfast with Mrs. Claus &
                                                                                       Santa’s arrival by boat at Town Cove
                                      Next to Post Office Square                       Saturday, November 28, 8-10 am
                                                                                       Orleans Yacht Club,
                                              508.255.7800                             Adults $5 Children $3

                                  www.mycorecomputers.com                                                              christmasinorleans.com
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