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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung p Wednesday April p Friends gift becomes inspiration DEAR ABBY I have read your column daily for many years and greatly enjoy your letters on random acts of kindness Yesterday I read the letter about Darlene Godseys husband who came home a quadriplegic after an overdose of anesthesia during openheart surgery and how her friends rallied together to repair the things she had formerly relied on her husband to do It reminded me of something my quadriplegic friend Bernie did for me several years ago during a very lonely and difficult time in my life I wrote occasional verse and had been sharing my poems with him over a bulletin board service via our personal computers Through time we became good friends Unbeknown to me he took the following verse of mine had it printed in Queens English and beautifully framed and presented it to me as a gift for no particular reason That was a turning point in my life and inspired me to continue my writing and share it with others I have just recently completed my first poetry and verse manuscript and am hopeful it may be published someday Bernies gift titled Lessons You now has its own special place on my wall and is a daily reminder of the random acts of kindness that inspired me originally to write it F am sharing it with you in the hope that it will help people along lifes journey either to recognize their own gifts or help someone else along their way If you print it I thank you If you cannot I understand you cannot print every letter you receive I will continue to faithfully read your column because you so often touch so many hearts and have often tbuchedmine MARLENE GERBA MILWAUKIE ORE DEAR MARLENE AND DEAR READERS I am unable to publish all of the letters or the lovely poems I receive However this one moved me so deeply that I am compelled to share it Read on LESSONS YOU LEARNED by Marlene Gerba For every petal you pluck from a daisy Youre granted one measure of love For every rainbow you find with two ends I wish you two stars from above For every tear you brush from a cheek I promise you kindness will follow Wherever you walk under rainbows or starts Over daisies or down lonely hollow For every child you play with and talk to I grant you one heart full of laughter For every smile you place on a face I promise you peace ever after If you think I am giving you priceless gifts Look close at yourself and your deeds The gifts you earned were the lessons you learned While answering other folks needs CONFIDENTIAL TO STILL TRYING TO CATCH THE BRASS RING IN HAWAII In the words of Arnold Palmer world champion golfer The road to success is always under Planning preparing and practicing are key to surviving an emergency See if your family is ready for anything Put a check next to the items youve already accomplished add up your checks and see how youve done As an added bonus bring your completed list to Famous Footwear or Leggs Hanes Bali PI ay tex SAFE FAMILIES CHECKLIST New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to be an indispensable part of your day American Red Cross lptifstate35 in New Braunfels for a free Safe Families Safety Net complete with an Emergency information card refrigerator magnet childrens activity book and coupons fpm the Factory Stores B Every two seconds someone has an accident My family has a first aid kit in tfie house and at least one of Us knows how to use it i B Smoke detectors more than double your chance of surviving a fire I checked and tlhe batteries in my smoke Along Minnesota North Dakota border ifears rise with waters i KRAGNES Minn AP At a jwindswept crossroads empty of people and filled with water from the Buffalo River Ed Johs and his UPS truck arrived with a jarring reminder of daily life interrupted a package That he couldnt deliver it mattered little the recipient had left And Johs faces more of the same on his rounds of towns along 75 where flooding water and ice are spreading a crystalline ink blot Across the land Today Kragnes is yet another western Minnesota town overrun by another river in slow sprawling flooding unique to this portion of the Midwestern plains Flooding experts say it is a harbinger of more severe Overflowing expected when the Red River crests later this week President Clinton signed a disaster declaration Tuesday for 21 Minnesota counties freeing up federal money for recovery North and South Dakota were declared disaster areas Monday detector are working Fire can destroy a home in seconds Everyone in my family knows two ways to escape from every room of our house My family has picked a family meeting place outside our home so that we all know where to gather if we have to get out of the house in a hurry Seconds count Everybody in my family knows how and when to call Everybody in my family knows our address and phone number by heart We all know our names and how to spell them We have emergency numbers posted by our telephone including the number to Poison Control Texas leads the nation in drowning deaths of five yearolds and younger My pool has a gate and children are never allowed in the pool area without an adult If youve checked seven or more Congratulations Youre family is very prepared Five to six Good Youre more prepared than most Zero to four Not so good Lots of preparing to be done Join us for the Safe Families Fair from 10 to 2 Saturday at the New Braunfels Factory Stores on Red Cross volunteers will be on hand to FACTORY STORES Check your blood pressure B Teach you first aidfor choking Show you how to put together your own first aid kit from items around the house H Demonstrate how to develop a home safety plan Teach you about fire safety Share tips on water safety B And much more Sponsored by the American Red Cross New Braunfels Factory Stores and New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Sunda Aril 13 24 Doors open Sponsored by American Legion Post 35 Held at Comal County Sportsmans Club Kowafr In North of Canyon High 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