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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher f ANINE Managing Editor Page 4A New Texas May 1991 I was embarrassed to find myself shedding a tear The young father was More I than A member of his family had called my home earlier that Saturday She was trying to get in touch with my at that owned a childrens clothing When I explained that Connie was at market and probably would not be home until later that she asked my I recall little of what she had to of the specifics she outlined in a voice perhaps a little too free of the emotion I know lurked beneath every She spoke of people I She said their baby had just She asked if there was any way members of the family could come to my wifes They wanted clothes for the something she I knew little very little of the operation of that I had a key and I knew how to turn on the I was I asked the voice on the phone when they would like for me to meet them at the store and we set a I hoped fervently that my wife would be home before that time She so as I left the I told the kids if she should happen to get in before I got they were to tell her to meet me At the I went inside and turned on the As I walked to the front of the those for whom I was waiting drove As I walked to meet I felt Talking to the caller some one Id never someone totally in control of herself and of the Id been embarrassed to find myself shedding a David Sullens Now I was about to meet the father and mother of the And I was going to help them find something something special in which they would dress the baby they never got to I couldnt handle it and I knew I Id worked with the father on vari ous community projects in which hed been Though we werent we were I dont think Id ever met his I held the door as they came into the I dont remember what I I showed them the pan of the store in which the baby things were dis And then all I could do was let them look through those I knew nothing of the sizes or of the lines carried in the I could be of little As they looked and I moved I didnt want to But even I knew Id do well to get through this even without hearing their Then my wife drove up and came into the yet she helped the young couple find what they were looking The decision narrowed to two as I was a very expensive white suit with much intricate stitching and The other was a striped play As my wife and the mother of the baby looked through the selections before the choice was nar rowed to those two the father wandered through the He stopped at a bushel basket full of small stuffed He paused there for a moment and then he moved But a moment later he came back and picked one of the animals out of the He put it down and walked then he came back to it His wife called and he went to help her decide which of the two suits the beautiful formal one or the one that was what a baby might wear on his first trip to grandmas they would They chose the play I was As my wife and his carried the tiny outfit to the he tarried for a moment and then walked back to the bushel basket of stuffed Picking up the one hed examined he carried it to the Well take he He placed it with the David Sullens is editor and publisher of the New Braunfels HaraldZtitung friblished Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Landa Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New DAVID SULLENS j Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing CHERYL DuVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager LONE1 BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas EDITORIALS Ballot counting changes studied Comal County officials are acting wisely in seeking more infor mation before purchasing a new vote counting Other counties that have purchased similar systems have later regretted In at least one of those it now takes longer in almost every election to tally votes than it did before the system was The problem is not with the system It is with the some of whom insist on marking ballots in ways the system cannot decipher and thus Ballots thus of must be manually It is that manual count ing process that has lengthened the time required to fully tally the votes in that Texas That of is several years old Current sys tems may be more capable of dealing with human Or perhaps Comal County voters are more inclined to correctly follow ballot marking instructions than are the residents of that other Texas In any we arc glad our officials arc studying the issue fully before spending a goodly sum of our Dont shove issue back to counties Unable to find a real solution to a growing two Texas legislators have decided to simply give it to The criminal justice reform bill proposed by Mark and Jim would specify that the stale is not legally required to accept new prison inmates from county jails if to do so would cause the prison system to vio late a court order on It also would allow the Commission on Jail Standards to trans fer inmates in one county to a jail in Faced with serious budget the state now is looking for a way to reduce the amount of money it needs to spend to solve ils prison Tossing the problem to the counties is not the right The states voters send legislators to Austin to work together lo find longterm solutions lo the problems we We dont send them there lo have a good time and send the problems back Emotions Forum Lets end prejudice Editor I would like to know when will the prejudism stop in the New Braunfels Independent School District Why is it that none of the black students are ever recognized at the awards ban quet They play just as they attend just as many practices and games as all the But when it com es to giving the the color of their skins I can see award ing the students for what they but so do they deserve So I salute you Tommy Kevin Randy James Jennaine Patri cia Wilson and all those who have been outstanding before Con tinue to participate because you only have to answer to Lord God Almighty and your awards will be in and Rufus Hudgins New Braunfels A wonderful tribute Editor I have always known that I had the best parents in the 1 have also known that Otto and Johanna Scidel did everthing possible to keep the photography profcsssion at its highest They also did everything the could to keep their mother language German alive through They did so much for other people because they were so grateful for what they No one deserves to be honored more than but to honor them in a memorial like you did in the Kaleido scope section of the May issue of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is beyond my wildest You really know how to make a per son feel humble and I want to thank Roscmarie Gregory and Myra Lcc Goff for the wonderful tri bute to my All I can say is thank thank thank RudySeidel New Braunfels Volunteer effort Editor The American Diabetes Associa Texas wishes to express sincere appreciation lo the volunteer blockworkcrs and contribu tors in New Braunfels for making the first Dear Neighbor Campaign a suc Thanks lo the generous support of New the Dear Neighbor Campaign raised over statewide with coming from the support of the New Braunfcls Letter policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes correspondence concerning topics of gen eral All letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes only the name and community of resi dence will accompany the letter in No anonymous letters will be Length is limited to 300 words and letterwriters to acceptance for publication only once per The newspaper reserves the right to refuse any letter as well as edit all The letters become the property of the Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 707 Tnis represents volunteers and contributors This will enable the American Diab etes Association to make advances in research and provide patient and publ ic education in your We look forward to working with the fine people in New Braunfcls for the 1992 Dear Neighbor Mark Austin Memorable experience Editor On behalf of our World War II bomber crew I want to express our appreciation to those who made our recent reunion in your city such a memorable We enjoyed the beauty of the Hill the endless fields of authen tic German food and the timeless charm of the Faust But most of all it was ihe oulpouring of friendship and hospitality of just about everyone we A special thanks to Joseph Worl for introducing himself and making us welcome from the very He made us feel like minor celebrities by requesting that the Zeilung send a news editor over to interview Bill Knight at the Langston House was gracious enough to transmit his piano playing to the front porch after dinner during a Rcilly Tatum at the Veranda bar puts on a great Friday night Also at the Faust we remember Bubba Bird and Ray In we appreciate the gener osity of Vcrnon Taylor for inviting us to the Elks And Archi Mcisncr who was ready lo be my private And lastly of those we can recall by name was Stephanie Ferguson of the Despite having five sons and two daughters of my none of them ever had much interest in hear ing how rough it was at feet bombing the oil refineries al Magde Stephanie listened attentively and demonstrated good sincere interest and the pati ence of Shes a real The outpouring of respect and friend ship the four of us received in your community was something totally Despite our short we fell in love with the people of New You all made us want to Earl Thorpe Tom Mizo and Norman Kanwisher Final farewell Editor My mother died yesterday May 15 at the age of 57 from I had watched her struggle to over come the terrible physical aspect of cancer for some lime I saw how it wore down her I watched helplessly as it destroyed her Not once did she give up hope that she would get I never heard her ask Why Lord Slowly but surely the cancer not only destroyed her body but robbed her of her her strength and her Through all of ihis pain and suffering I could nol help but be filled with a sense of pride at the way she managed to live through all that was happening to And 1 marveled at her But now shes And I find that the greatest courage has to conic from all of us who loved for we have to go on without There will be a ter rible emptiness in all of our And as 1 try hard to draw upon the courage my mother was convinced I I cant help but wonder if she would still be alive if she hadnt been such a heavy I had thousands of wonderful memories of my Cancer not only kills people but any chance of making more I love In memory of Ellen Mac Carlcy Colleen While New Braunfcls Vows stand as reminder of the hub By JOHN INGRAM The wedding was to be outside under the live beside the with the periwinkle and geraniums but the rains came and the wedding was moved indoors where the ambiance matched the intimacy of the From the corner of the room I had a panoramic view of the As the bride and groom took their To have and to from this day for for for for poor in sickness and in to love and to cherish until death us do according to Gods holy and thereto I pledge thee my I marveled at the depth and breadth of the One must be married for two score and ten before the full mea sure of those vows can be Joseph Camp the worlds foremost authority on mythology In the Middle Ages a favorite image that occurs in many con1 texts is the wheel of Theres the hub of Walker the and there is the revolving rim of the For if you are attached to the rim of the wheel of you will be either going or at the coming But if you are at the you are in the same place all the That is the sense of the marriage vow I take you in health or in wealth or poverty going up or going But I take you as my and you are my not the wealth that you might bring not the social but As I gazed at my friends faces at that wedding I reflected on the agony and esctasy that marriage I thought how often I had been on the outer edge of the wheel of flung around by egocentric drives and Then I thought of my loving and believing in our love and Only through her grace and gentle toughness did our marriage Now that Ive joined her in the peaceful hub of our loves marriage 1 wonder how I could have been so foolish to miss this contentment all those chaotic As I looked around I could sec those same thoughts reflected from my friends I watched the long married the soft ihc gentle touches between as the vows repeated resonated their devo tion to each They had been They had seen good times and They had And they were pleased their love had All who have faced lifes tempta tions know that murraigc comes Those young people taking their vows cannot imagine the strug gles May Gods grace and their community of friends hold them together as their egos fling wildly until become centered on their love for each Wtlka ii Medical Director of HCA Country Hospital and private pfychuiuic din ic in New Hrminfcls
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