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Letters From Ralph
San Diego Vacation Rental
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sale
Warm handmade winter hats will be 1/2 price along with many notions, books and jewelry. This is the first Black Friday sale we will have in our new location because a year ago we were celebrating Thanksgiving in Hawaii with our children.
Christmas candy is now available. We just received a large order of new chocolate and other goodies for Christmas. We were hoping to sell at a Holiday Boutique in Sioux Center like we have for the last two years, however, at the last minute it was cancelled due to Covid. So now we are hoping we can reach people through our newsletter. Items we have available include:
Dutch Christmas letters, both milk chocolate and dark chocolate at $2.78 each
Delicious Mille Lac Dark Chocolate sea salt caramels both 2 oz ($2.10) and 6 oz. ($5.26)
Chocolate Sinterklaas, small ($1.34), medium ($1.92) and large ($3.20) -- these make nice stocking stuffers
Wilhelmina white peppermints at $2.00 a box
A new product -- Wilhelmina mini soft mints in a tin at $2.86.
Gold Chocolate coins in mesh bag at $1.44 a bag
Large coin Medallions at $1.28
Venco English Licorice at $3.28 a bag
Venco chalk licorice at $3.28 a bag
Steenland Chocolate wooden shoes -- 16 in a box for $4.00
Lonka Choloate/orange jellies (Sinas Snipper) at $4.84
Poffertjes Pans ($31.40) and poffertjes mix ($4.24)
We still ship UPS. If you need to send packages for Christmas, try to have them ready as soon after Thanksgiving as possible. You don't want to take a chance on them not getting there in time.
On November 3 this month Jubon Juweelen had its tenth birthday. Ten years ago, three weeks ago, we opened our doors for the first time. We had a great time meeting people from all over the world, including many people that had lived in Orange City many years ago or had relatives from here. My husband usually knew their families. Lee's father, Dr. Meier, came to Orange City to practice dentistry in 1919. At that time the city of Orange City wasn't even 50 years old yet and a lot of the original pioneers were still living. His dad made it a point to get to know all the families and Lee said you could ask him anything about Orange City's history and he could answer your questions. Therefore, it was really fun to meet all the people who visited our store. Now that we have moved the "store" to our house, we don't have quite as many visitors, but people are learning where we are and we still get to meet lots of good people.
Northwestern College Center for Innovation and Leadership
Northwestern College's latest venture is establishing the Center for Innovation & Leadership. This is a program for leadership development focused on linking community members and resources for our common good. One of their first activities was to have their students play a BINGO game in which students had to go to different local businesses to find a hidden wooden shoe. They had to take a cell phone picture of the wooden shoe and then they had that square covered. Jubon Juweelen was one of the stores to fill a BINGO square. This was the most successful project that we have participated in with Northwestern. We had several college students here every day this past week. I hid the orange shoe in the middle of some orange disc golf discs. All the students who came were very nice and it was a fun project in which to take part.
Our biggest sales of the year occur next month between Christmas and New Years. Each of these sales is for one day only.
On Saturday, December 26, all notions will be 50% off, that includes Gutermann thread, Clover knitting needles and Dill buttons.
On Monday, December 28 all disc golf discs will be 50% off, that includes minis, collectors discs and some Innova shirts.
On Tuesday, December 29 all wooden shoes, wooden shoe slippers and wooden shoe clogs will be 50% off. That does not include anything that I have to send for, just items that I have on hand. I just ordered several of the common sizes, so we are pretty well supplied.
On Wednesday, December 30, misc. items will be on sale (items not on sale the other days). They include Delft items, books, a few puzzles and many Dutch items.
The last day of the sale, December 31, Thursday, all Dutch food will be 50% off.
Hope to see you between Christmas and New Year's. We will have normal hours -- Open 10:07 a.m. and close 5:13 p.m. except on Saturday and New Year's eve we will close at 3:13 p.m.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.
I have three books I'd like to review for you. These are all used and I only have one copy of each. If you would like to purchase any of them (first come, first served), and we have to send it, please add $3.60 to the price. The first two have soft covers and sell for $3.00 each, the third is hard cover and sells for $4.00.
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan has a copyright of 2007. It is historical fiction based on the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a very interesting man who led an incredibly complicated life. The Rocky Mountain News describes it as "A staggering read, a complex tale of the love affair between two eccentric, intelligent and unforgettable characters." Just a hint of what happens -- it has a shocking ending and (I looked this up on the internet), the ending is actually true.
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult has a copyright of 2006. Evidently this story has been made into a movie. It is the story of some of the trials of a teenager and how it affects the whole family. It is a very interesting read, but really shocked me if teenagers actually do some of the things described in this book. Ms. Picoult said that she interviewed teens before she wrote it, so that she could accurately depict some of their activities. I'm glad I grew up in the 50s when I think life was a little more innocent. The Tenth Circle, by the way, refers to Dante's Inferno, the mother is a professor at a college and teaches about Dante.
The Summons by John Grisham has a copyright date of 2002. I'm still reading this book so I don't know how it turns out, but I'm loving it. My husband read it first and I could hear him chuckling as he read it, so I thought it must be pretty good. John Grisham has written some great stories and this one doesn't disappoint. Two brothers are "summoned" by their father, a Mississippi judge, to come to see him. When they get there, they found their father had just died a few hours before they arrived and when going through his things, the one brother finds over $3,000,000 in cash in $100 bills. The rest of the story is what happens to Ray and the money -- and, like I said, I'm not finished with the story yet, so I can't tell you much more.
If anyone would be interested in purchasing any of these books, just give me a call at 712-737-8920.