|Volume 11 Issue 7
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Letters From Ralph
San Diego Vacation Rental
We have just ordered some mini discs with our name, address and logo on them. As soon as they come in we will give a free mini disc with each purchase of a new disc as long as they last. We will also have a coupon in a book that will be given out to Northwestern students when they come back, which will include a mini with each disc purchase. I believe we included a discount on the discs in the book, also (can't remember for sure what we are including with that).
Juliana wins another world Championship
Juliana and her friend, Rick LeBeau, took part in another Overall Flying Disc World Championships tournament in Richmond, Virginia. This is the first time that it has been held in the United States for some time. It consists of seven different events and you get points for each event. You have to do well in all of them to place well in the overall. You might win one event, but if you don't get points in the others, you won't win the overall.
Juliana came in first in 3 of the individual events: Accuracy, DDC (a court game played with a partner) and Freestyle. She came in 2nd in the other 4 events. In her age division (Women's Master - over 40), she came in first in every contest. Juliana's play was strong enough to win the overall with 136 points notching another World Championship title. Yu-Han Wang from Taiwan was 2nd with 126 points and Niloofar Mosavar Rahmani from Sweden was 3rd with 122.50 points. Interestingly, Juliana and Niloofar have competed against eachother for years. In 2001 Juliana just barely beat Nilofar in disc golf in the gold medal round at the World Games in Akita, Japan.
You can see Juliana's winning Freestyle routine here on YouTube.
Ever since we have moved back to a home-based business, we have tried to take advantage of e-bay selling. I try to put at least one item on each day Monday - Friday. Jubon Juweelen does not have an e-bay store, so you can't go to one place and see all of our things, but the past week, I've been putting on some lovely prints by John James Audubon. There are 18 of them and I'm putting each one on e-bay separately. They were prints that Lee's mother (who pasted away in the 70s), had gotten. They were still in the original container and are in almost new condition. They are each 12 x 9 and were originally painted in the 1800s. If anyone is interested in them, give me a call at 712-737-8920 and I'll give you the numbers you can look up on e-bay for them.
Vender's fair at Orange City's Farmers' Market
Once a month Orange City's Farmers' Market will be open to other vendors besides just produce and craft people. Our day in June was the 29th. It was hot, but good. In July we were supposed to set up on July 20. We were just in the process of setting up when a wind came through that was unbelievable. The only person really set up was a Tupperware lady who was going to be right next to me. Not only did all her Tupperware blow away, her tables did too. Everyone around was running after items. I believe she retrieved them all and as she was setting up right outside Northwestern Bank, the front entrance was open and we all put everything in there. I had just started getting our stuff out, but decided to ride the wind out sitting in our car reading a good book. After about 45 minutes of challenging weather, the whole Farmers' Market was called off and the extra vendors were invited to come next Saturday. So, if you are around on the 27th, we will try set up a tent again. After Lee helped me take everything back home, we rode around town to see all the damage and in some places almost whole trees had been blown over. I think it was a good call to postpone the affair.
One of my favorite past times is reading and this summer has been no exception. I've read several good used books lately and I'll summarize four of them. They are all for sale for $3.00 each, however, I only have one copy of each, so if you are interested in any of them, please call and I'll set them aside for you. One thing I like to do is look up information about the author after I've read the book. That sometimes is almost as interesting as the book itself.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson was the first book I read this summer. It was very good, however, it is the third book in a trilogy and I hadn't read the first two, so it took me awhile to understand everything. The other two books (which I haven't read and don't have on hand) are The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire. The story takes place in Sweden. The author died in 2004 shortly after delivering all three manuscripts to be printed.
The next book I read was by Anne Perry and contains three mystery stories each about 400 pages long in one book. They are the William Monk Mysteries and include The Face of a Stranger, A Dangerous Mourning and Defend and Betray. I loved the stories. They took place in Victorian London and it was a book that was hard to put down. However, after reading the book and looking up information about the author, I found out that she had been convicted of an actual murder when she was 15 years old (she and her best friend murdered her best friend's mother). So, I'm not sure if I'll read more of her stuff or not. She served five years in prison for that.
The next book I read was Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst. It was kind of a light read compared to the first two and was about several people involved in a reality show. I don't know much about the author except that she lives in Washington, D.C.
I loved the next book Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie. It was about how some of the youth from the cities (especially children of educated people) had to be "re-educated" in China in the 1970s. It was about how hungry some of the youth were for books that were outlawed under Communism.
If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these. They are $3.00 each and just give me a call at 712-737-8920.