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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Janesville, Wisconsin Monday december 13, 1982 the Janesville Gazette Page 5 country Christmas Christmas in the country school was always an exciting time for me. Several weeks before the Holiday play parts and recitations were assigned for the big night when parents and neighbors came. Our school had a Small stage with a Black main curtain and other curtains on the sides. Our teacher made Large red and Green letters spelling a merry Christmas and two line verses were Given to 14 Lucky students. Someone always had the Job of prompter for the whole program. Wed have a big tree Strung with Popcorn and cranberries. We each tried to smuggle one ornament from Home to put on the tree. I recall very vividly one year when the red and Green crepe paper streamers were being put up. Our teacher was standing on top of the old Victrola holding the streamers when who should appear but the Rock county supervising teacher. I know this must have been one of miss roots most embarrassing moments. All i can remember is her blushing a lot. My family Christmas was always celebrated on Christmas eve with a scandinavian Lut Fisk supper and Exchange of gifts. When Santa Claus was still stopping at our House my family played this Little game with me. They would say a Sis go get the Salt and Pepper from the while i was in the Kitchen the front door rattled and when i got Back to the dining room there was Santa a gift. My most favorite was the year of my new sled a flying Arrow. My last year for Santa was when i was 8. My gift was a standing blackboard that i had already discovered in an upstairs closet weeks before. Needless to say i did no to act very surprised Christmas Day morning was a tradition from my parents swedish heritage. We attended a Church service called it was a Challenge to drive to Rockford 111., for this special event that began at 5 . After the service we went to the Homes of relatives for breakfast. I wait to return to the farm. On the Way Home id take a Nap and dream of playing with my new doll sliding on the flying Arrow or writing on my new standing blackboard. Dorothy m. Schwenkner Janesville of this in t a Miracle my dad Hurt his Back in 1960 in Garden City kans., working in an irrigation pipeline and he had saved another Many a life doing it. As a big Concrete pipe was being lowered the Man Wasny to paying attention and if my dad Hadnot pushed him out of the Way the pipe would have crushed him. But the pipe fell on my dad leaving him with a broken Back and out of a Job because Back then there was no Union to Back him up. I remember i was in the fifth Grade and in my school the biggest and most Beautiful tree was in the hallway soon to be raffled away decorations and ally to some Lucky kid. Boy if i could take that tree Home i would be so Happy. All Day i was in a Daze thinking about winning that tree. Soon the Bell rang and we were dismissed for vacation. Just then the principal announced the Winner of the tree Over the speaker. Wow i won god had heard my prayers. My brother and i dragged the tree Home through the Snow and As we were getting closer to Home we were getting very excited. Mom and dad stood in the doorway with tears in their eyes. Mom said it was the biggest and most Beautiful tree she had Ever seen but it also would be the empties because there was no food or Money in the House. My brother and i went ahead and put it up and our eyes just glistened As we decorated the tree. On Christmas night we were All sitting Down watching to when the door Bell rang and i ran to answer. If i Ever saw a Santa Claus in my life i saw a whole Bunch of Santa clauses because All of my parents friends had found out about our misfortune and they had gathered up food toys and presents to bring to us. All of a sudden the tree was full of presents and it seemed As if it were smiling. And i thought to myself a if this Isnit a Miracle what is a Mary u. Carrizales Janesville my Christmas tree on oct. 5, 1951, a Little blonde Blue Yed girl age 3, came to live with us. Lur dear friends were Happy to hear of Rte addition to our family so they sent Lany gifts to Welcome her. About the first thing i needed to do As to buy a warm coat for her. We Hose a Green coat with fur trimming much to her Delight. December came. We were in Down own Janesville on some errand and Rte store windows were filled with toys Ames and All signs of Christmas. On our Way Home we bought some Reens just for trimming around the ouse with the idea of getting a tree iter. We were walking so we Arry a tree. The Dearest memory i have is that of Otis Little girl front tooth missing dressed in a pretty Little Green coat carrying a Bunch of Green boughs aying a this is my Christmas Christmas eve came and gifts were opened. Each time she opened a gift her Beautiful Blue eyes shining she replied a i am so we have been blessed greatly every year since because this child came to live with us. Mrs. Lisle Wood Janesville is that Santa i Learned who Santa was when i was 5. My Sisters were 6 j and 3. Our House had a stairway overlooking the living room where the Christmas tree stood aglow with candles. This Christmas eve we were excited Over Santa a visit and sleep. Bernie left her room crept into our bed and asked a what did you put in your letter to Santa a Phyl answered a a doll and doll i wondered if dad had remembered to mail them. I too wished for a doll and an electric stove. Finally we fell asleep but i awoke soon aroused by the Mournful Wail of the Midnight flyer across the River. My stirring awakened them. There were strange sounds below. A is that Santa a i quavered. Phyl was too scared to answer. Brave Bernie suggested we tiptoe to the rail and peek. Had anyone Ever seen Santa Claus would we holding hands we ventured Forth. Below putting together an electric stove was dad. Mom was laying a doll in our old doll Cradle. Two More sat at our freshly painted table and chairs on it were Blue and White dishes. We stared in disbelief but were secretly relieved there was no Jolly fat Man with a White Beard. We would have screamed our Heads off f we tiptoed to bed each resolving to keep our secret. We were grown girls when we told our parents on a sunday before Christmas. They looked guilty of some misdeed but our laughter and teasing made them laugh too. What bothered them most was not that we had found out but had kept on pretending for years our three oldest children did the same telling of watching us put out toys and remaining quiet so their baby sister would still believe. The revelation did not come As a Shock. I thought it comforting that children do not change. The Best legends like Santa Claus endure. A mrs. Claire Bienash Janesville on court Appel i4m Gazette photo by Gary Porter on the court to help fight cancer Tim Cullen Chuck Holznecht and Steve Nickols vie with each other to bring in the greatest amount of pledges to Benefit the North Rock county unit of the american cancer society. The total amount raised during saturdays racquetball Marathon at the supreme court was $6,724.25. Talks status on school Board Agenda if you have a Christmas memory that a special to you. Perhaps it would be special to others As Well. The Janesville Gazette is seeking fond Christmas memories for publication Between now and dec. 25. Of you would like to share a special memory with 100,000 Gazette readers put it in 300 words or less and mail it to Christmas memories i s. Parker Janesville wis., 53545. Anyone May submit a Christmas recollection regardless of age or place of residence. Preferably stories should be typewritten but legible Handwritten stories will be accepted. Writers should include their names full addresses and Telephone numbers with their stories. Submission of a Story is automatic permission to print it. The Gazette reserves the right to edit stories. The Gazette will print As Many Holiday stories As possible through dec. 24. Christmas memories is not a contest but merely an Opportunity to share a fond remembrance with others this Holiday season. No previous entries will be reprinted. The status of negotiations Between the school Board and Janesville education association will be one of the items presented when the school Board meets at 7 30 p. In tuesday in the Board room of the educational services Center 527 s. Franklin. Board commissioner William Wood who also serves on the boards negotiating team will review recent happenings for the Board. Staff members from the Home economics department will make a presentation As part of its promotion As the districts a program of the a videotape was prepared to detail the six areas of Home economics instruction child development family economics food and nutrition personal and family relations personal care warming trend starts in Wisconsin by the associated press All creatures great and Small shivered through the weekend in Wisconsin but the National weather service said a warming trend began today. Forecasters expected considerably Cloudy skies today with highs in the 20s in the North and in the mid 20s to Low 30s in the South. Tonight the Outlook was for lows from the mid teens to mid 20s, with a Chance for Snow in the Western half. For tuesday the weather service is expecting Snow in the North with Cloudy skies and a Chance of rain and Snow in the South. The weather service attributed the gradual warming in the state to a Low pressure system moving Southeast from the Dakotas toward Iowa. And clothing and housing. James Rickabaugh Pupil personnel services director will summarize the results of the 1981-82 Scholastic aptitude test sat. The sat is an Entrance requirement for some colleges and universities. It is most commonly required by out of state colleges and universities. For the past six years the number of Janesville students taking the test has ranged Between too and 150, the exception being this past year when Only % students participated. A Resolution will be presented to recognize three Franklin teachers Robert Altmann Renee Wolters and Lewis Daniels a student teacher from Whitewater who Are credited with saving the life of a Franklin student in a near drowning incident at that school fire Calls monday 8 04 a my false alarm at 210 s. Jackson dryer venting steam no fire sunday 1 13 .�?car fire in 1973 Ford owned by Judith Gnatzig Whitewater at 4100 West High Way 14. Short in wiring probable cause Auto destroyed. 3 58 a smoke scare at 125 Glen. A Coffee pot left on stove began soldering neighbor smelled smoke alerted firefighters. Minor loss. Saturday 9.36 . A two Gallons of Gas spilled of 839 Harding while a truck owned by Paul Richard trucking fort Atkinson was being filled in november. Also to be reviewed is an audit management letter from the districts auditing firm regarding suggested changes in procedures within the District the personnel committee which meets at 7 45 tonight will consider a request from Craig High school for an additional hour of social studies instruction and will consider a potential grievance for the recognition of graduate credits a resignation an aide for the emotional disturbed program at Franklin and an additional 30 percent pre kindergarten chapter i teacher for Wilson elementary school. That committee also will consider management staffing reviews including the current disposition of the search for a new principal for Monroe elementary school. The building and grounds committee which met Friday afternoon will report on the lease of Hill Crest school to the town of Janesville. The meeting which is open to the Public permits time for residents to raise specific items of concern. The meeting begins at 7 30 . And will conclude with Board members moving into a closed session relative to a student exemption. Mum Fairview 752-8808 your wedding. A precious moment in time deserving the lasting expression of Quality. A amp nutria i system weight loss medical centers the Janesville Gazette uses 272 880 second class postage paid at Janesville wis published daily except sunday by Gazette printing company i s. Parker drive Janesville wis 53545 the associated press is entitled to exclusive use for publication of local news in this n newspaper Telephone 608 754 3311 office hours Bam to 5 except saturday to noon. Circulation dept 8 a in to 6 15 p in daily 8 a in to 5 p in sat subscription rates by Carrier $1 20 o week by motor route $70 20 per year in Advance by mail $80 60 per year in Advance Post master Send address changes to the Janesville Gazette i s Parker or Janesville wis 53545 1/2 off open monday thursday 9 00 . To 7 00 . 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Tuesday and wednesday Only two big Days of special Low prices i you May never find name Brand fashions priced this Low again All coordinated sportswear groups 25 % off others 1/3 amp 1/2 off i me kit to 25% off All flannel amp warm gowns 25 % off entire Stock print and plaid name Brand blouses % off sweaters i group buy i Geti free arise gloves As seen on to 25 All misses and Junior dress pants 25 % off a toss gloves All 25 % off slips v2 slips camisoles 95% a off for gift giving every coat in Stock 25% to 50% off Jewett entire Stock 25 % off All Bradds included juniors misses All dresses 25% to 50% off group of London fog Coats y3 All off jeans Winter alls buy i pair get i at All separate skirts is off Janesville downtown absolutely 2 Days Only Janesville mall hand bags 25% off Chick a. 25% off All in Stock All jackets 25% off 9 . To 8 . 10 . To 9

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