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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Kaleidoscope Thursday December 17, 1987 Herald-Ze/fung New Braunfels Texas Page 7Garden Ridge Bv EDDA BUCHNER Correspondent It is fun to take a peek at someone else s Christmas preparations It s a bit like t>einn a child again looking through the open door into the Christmas room and wondering about things yet to come tin the morning of Dec y three Garden Ridge families had opened the doors to their festively decorated homes for the Garden Ridge VS omen Club And as the companionable crowd went visiting from house to house one got theClub notes sense that women enjoy holding on to traditions and take pleasure in surrounding the holiday season with evergr«*en boughs At the Hmson house two rotund snowman stood sentinel by the door and Santa Claus in his sleigh drawn h> spirited reindeer was just about to take off from the roof top A smell of hot punch and cinnamon sticks pervaded the traditionally decorated rooms The floor to ceil mg Christmas tree beside the fireplace was hung with small, lac que red wooden toys and between the branches larger than all the other ornaments was a rocking horse a reminiscence of children's playthings of long ago On a desk nearby stood a three-tiered Glockenspiel peopled with intricately carved shepherds and tiny sheep with trumpet blowing angels and the procession of the three wise men It slowly revolved around and around driven by the heat of four candle flames wafting up to wooden propeller blades fin the dining room table almost half dozen painted nutcrackers held an earnest council their square movable jaw - silently closed under furry beards and knitted brows It was easy to imagine that they would secreted march around the house during the magical night when all toys are said to come to life In the Landrum house it was as though a breath of the desert Southwest had joined the cool Nor thers of fir green Christmas traditions On an outside wall a 5-foot diameter wreath made from native mustang grape vines encircled a set of curly rams horns giving the im pression of a Georgia O Keefe still life Inside between Navajo weavings and handmade pottery jugs was an unusual creche a nativity scene made from adobe pueblo cubicles which display ed a picture of the Landrum s first grandchild But in a shadowy comer sparkled the familiar large christmas tree and IU Christmas stockings hung all in a row from the counter The first five stockings had been made years ago by a Japanese exchange student for the immediate family Bobby Landrum had made the others in the following years as the family ex panded with in laws and grand children The delectable cookies made by the Carder Ridge Women club as well as the imported petit fours and chocolate covered gingerbread hearts were set out in the dining room beside an elegantly decked table set with heavy pewter and heirloom china of white rosepoint ‘Steubenville ' The modem spacious Gill house proclaimed Christmas with large gold ribbon bows dark green wreaths and bright red apples This theme of apples bows and wreaths w as earned on throughout the window-lit rooms Every door was graced with its own wreath some tightly wound vines draped with silk leaves and tendrils or loosely wound spiky holly leaves in ever varying styles Ann Gill had made them all. not surpistng perhaps because she See CARDEN RIDGE Page * National Association of Retired Federal Employees National \"<h tat ton of Retire! Federal hmplovees Chapter *** held it't hrtstmas dinner a the Elk' I .*■ V* I im - J a,?, Nt \lor,«*v vt-preMdent tor ,'t>uth l ex a** area in 'tailed the follow mg affix ere for l***©*-preMdent Dr J ame' Kilts Jr first vt- e president Glenn I* Ramsey m* I him I vue p resilient Wilbur Wteding treader Walton Hoffmann amt He Mien !eiel>h ’••tan. i armen l.v tie committee < ;t stat IV e Bel Lament arian > a ss ie sun sh i rve ■eshmenl Amy ••ting ibarie- Ba ie Moeller memt>e rn serv tee Rota lira Ramsey N«-!! ie t Y' a n ♦nj \L.. Ma* ar ian are 'phenix May el VV se Ba me' historian hip Helen t Bornig ais! puhin Vian ZI p p presented Alfred Bruet ktier a German English die honan for his help in translating sarah Pierson gave a brief history of the xx-lety 'trice Us organization in July 1982 Members and guests were served at a ibristma' its orated buffet Gruene Extension Homemakers The ti rue ne Extension Homemakers Out had its externum party I tee * at the extension meeting room Each member brought a covered dish The ham was fumi'hed by the clut Guests for the t** ta-ion w as t ounty Extension Agent volt Durham Blarx a Morena Fsmetaida Ortega anti Kathy Nig ,e Velma Patterson t*ut going and last prescient instal.e the new Iv fomwd sti Veterans of Foreign Wars Hex a UM of the expr rtiM* . n*Miurx etui nets xii Clara » im! Her Pf arnut x*l x hairing a t or nmttler <.1rx or a tor' tfx* meeting r* Him at \ F W Pox t Home Tilt was * *hnsimas readme** fur VV rdf lav s moot! DI V M'V'HJfi I Xx 9 Monday - » nigh!' Ix*« 7 menu ship rally arxl ov'terfi' h Mow wa' nutter ately enthusiast it with estimated i lb attending I b of wh wore es!he t new memtx >r% or Julia V■-fit* a' raine l.edbett treasurer \fter lunch t Christmas pr* games The | Elephant' ea ha I he gt •sen!" arize* !SJ UH Her' IQT oily group man and lair s secretary ♦up ext har.gexl and played were White tub member ♦ti enlistments it wa' revealed Vice Commander Hill Piet announced this brings the membership to BM- pet cent of quo! a I* rep a ring tin* rqiu't tit '.aw and fries along with thr ainoi-mentioned entree' under the tutelage of Benny Hiersdorfer were Melvin Haas t^iwrerue John Hugh Talbott Paul Vogel Kamey Bartels and Bill Diet tom rn arider t«*x*rgt- Kirst explain eit that an effort wxHoid fir made to iesigiiute th* fstw of tables on the north side of the main hall as a m*r -nulling area with signs during ail mw sal events arx! that oi<jefdtsin of attern tee' would Ie solicited Bingo chairman Hanno Hoffmann agreed lo forego Bingo parties on the ► rid av nights of I let .* > and Jan I tax a UM-of the hoitdav -**as»»n Motions for donation of S3** to thr A ad ie Murphy (brist mas fund U»ng nurtured t*v hospital chairman Pat I isteirne atxf $ I*• * Ic* the I beer F mid bawn! at aixi promotrxl by th** ff^fd/if /ettung were pasted Kirst alto culled for delegates U) (tie District V convention at W imtxrriev on Jan ♦ and I Jim vhwailer was awarded a He niemt««*rship in recognition of his building of v a rn his decorative case' for the Musting room Comal County Genealogy Society t he Comal ( ounty Genealogy Moiety met lx*x I for a Christmas so* tai Presulent Billy Hightower presided over a brief business meeting presenting plaques for sjMH tai recognition to Sarah Pierson Tom h asley h ttiel ( anion aixt Jack Douglas (tiber recognized were Dana B«xk Glenn Stalks    Vtarvdeafl Moi* laudine Multiern Jean Potts arx! Carole l*ushomb Vice president Vs ♦et at 11 sn for a short he regular reasurers ; torts were iv common the lag Next month ' at thr extension meeting p Mae /.UM hi ag will tx* tastes Kiwanis * in I *ec lo hswaniuns a m at The F aust Hole. dim tors meeting before meeting at tx*'n The report and sr* ret ary - r distributed and approved consent Ralph Reed reported prxijex t and Ray Ebert brought the group 14) lo day on Christmas baskets Gary Mathis reminded of thr March of Dimes lyra} Ma s a Thou set for April ii Presulent < »r vide Gamment haler than opened Hie regular me«eting arx! welcomed an In trrClub from treater Randolph Vrea (Tub headed up by Ll (oiv IXxig Weart aru! im lulling immediate past govertxir Pappy Rawlins lorn Wetier and ii ii l*» aire Th** group u1m> welcome*! Ralph B**hlmg as a visitor from the san Matts* I alif C lub li«x ause this w as the lieutenant governor s first v isit to the clut) he presented a slide pro gram for improving club growth club meeting' and club services He a I mi stre-sed recruiting of new members and advocacy for abused children as pari of the club s aim and goal of We Build he also 'aid that Jan 24 has been confirmed as the date of the official visit of Texas Oklahoma District Gov Bob Cowles He recommended the group participate in Project Outreach if we did not 'ponsor a Key Club Retired Eagles Activities Club The Retired Eagle' Activities Cub met recently at Eagle' Hall Members 'pent the evening playing bunco iioR'iirx<«*' cards and 'inging Mmgs Officers for 1988 were elected as follow- president James Schiather vice president Bernice Ebenstx*rger -et ret ary Moot Kanz treasurer lr ma Eim.ber and sergeant at arms F agene Schertz Th** next meeting win tx* Jan IT from 2 to 6 p rn at Eagles Hall Lambda Psi chapter of Beta Siqma Phi The Lambda Psi Chapter of Beta sigma Phi had its I'hnvmas meeting in the home of Pam Timmerman she prx*M*nted a program on Chrisma' i rafts and serv et! refreshments The B* ta Buddy iTirismu' gift ex chang* took plat*- and plans were made to bring gift' to needy families in New Braunfels for th** service pro jet I Congratulations to Lauren Brandt as she wa' honored as Hollv Princess Laureate Upsilon y illuming a brief business meeting conducted by President Ann hieeman members arx! guests of laureate I p'tion celebrated the yuletide season with an old fashioned Christmas dinner heil! at ’he Corke More on De* 8 The stove wa' i!ecorated with native cellar txxigh' and red bows plu*ed thn»ugh*>ut Th** tree was dei orated with candlelight cookies and popcorn s ale of the Season1 December lf>th thru Christmas 25% off JAZ Watches 20% off qold earrings, earring jackets and rings 15% off silver Mon Sat IO 5 MO S Seguin ta r-<J I The Staff & Residents of: {VISTA VILLAGE Retirement Community Cordially Invites You to our - Mfo* Kf ' Saturday. December 19th 2:00*5:00 p.m. Register for Door Prizes - Refreshments « 264 Loma Vista New Braunfels 625-1202 Aft ti OI’KS HOI SE The dinner table set for (4 was centered with the traditional poinset Las flanked on each side for the full length of the table with natural pine cone red-skirted Chnsmas trees made by Lottie Kelm Bright red and gr**en napkins were held with candy w reaths holding place cards Entertainment was provided by Pam Miller who played traditional carols on her musical glasses Gifts were distributed from beneath the ire** to the sound of sleigh bells by 'anta > helpers Jingle and Bell Cochairmen of the event were Willie Mae Coffmann and Sydonia Rumpel They were assisted by Kitty Huff! Florence Holden little Kelm GJenny Kirchhof Bobby Whites and Mary i^izarine Next meeting will he Jan ll in the home of Evelyn Schlueter 1218 Fredericksburg Guada Coma Garden Club Guada Coma Garden (Tub met in the home of Peggy Morns with Patsy B**fx*e presiding Members enjoyed a Christmas tea and singing of Christmas carols Mary Kaderli reported that a group of the club members had <Teared the xenscape beds in Landa Park Morns reported that it was the children of the garden club members who plated the greenery on the downtown parking meters Member' brough Christmas presents to tx* given to Teen Connex lion Hostesses for the meeting were Toby Lohr Carol Bartram and Pat sv Bebee Sensational emstone Sale J he beaut\ of fine gemstones 1 annot be surpassed Enjoy these precious stones in /JA gold rings, earrings, and pendents % , & gr SAMI S FINE JEWELRY IT I s Seguin • lo* ated in Densons • 629-3318 lf this scene looks familiar, we urge you to read on Even during as joyous a holiday season as Christmas, hazardous situations can unfold in your own living room Take the overloaded electrical outlet or extension cord With half a dozen Christmas lights plus household appliances plugged into them, you could be playing with fire Frayed electn cal cords ane equally dangerous Ybur extension cord hidden under the carpet may look better that way, but ifs an electrical risk Such cords should also be placed away from heat and moisture And dont forget those festive Christmas lights strung in your trees and along the frame of your house lf not specified for outdoor use only, you may be placing your home in electrical danger For maximum safety, purchase a ground fault circuit interrupter, or CFCI. for your indoor and outdoor electrical outlets For a picture perfect Christmas holiday, look out for electrical risk situations in your home This ii part of a series of informative reports developed by PEC to help you save energy and money P€D€RNAL€S •teethe cooped** Inc (im HmghOors m Emrgy JornHW5 Cit> B#rtr»fTi Condor OM .MV Dripptftg Spring* tty* Buda anc Martha f*m What’s wrong with this picture? ;