|Volume 14 Issue 7
In this issue
Letters From Ralph
San Diego Vacation Rental
Jubon Juweelen Sales
Jubon Juweelen is slowly getting out of the business of selling notions, but we still have some nice items left. We currently have a full line of Gutermann thread. However, the last time I tried to order anything from our supplier, I found out that I have to order a minimum every month in order to stay active with them. I really don't have need of ordering new notions every month, so what I have of Gutermann thread will not be resupplied.
We also have some very nice Dill buttons in many designs and sizes. I could still order more last year, so I do have some fresh items. This minimum order must be something new since Covid.
We have almost $300 worth of ribbons, many on spools that have never been used, that we would be willing to sell for $100 if you buy the whole lot. I believe I bought every color available at one time. We have four varieties of May Arts ribbon and six different varieties of Offray ribbon. We have many 19 spools of 3/8" Offray ribbon. Each spool originally had 20 yards on them and many have not had any ribbon cut from them. If anyone is interested in the whole lot, please call 712-737-8920. The ribbon goes to the first one who calls. We can send this too for $25.00 anywhere in the U.S.
Disc Golf 2022 Tour
Even though it has been a little challenging playing disc golf in the heat that has pretty well covered our country, Juliana has played almost every weekend for the past few months. Recently, she and Jim had a set back with Jim getting quite sick. They ended up going to the emergency room in Peoria, Illinois and he was hospitalized for four days.
Because they are in the trees and tall grass often on disc golf courses, Juliana pushed for Jim to be tested for Lyme Disease. The doctors didn't think it necessary as Lyme tends to slow down a persons heart and Jim was suffering from an elevated (and irregular) heartbeat. Thankfully, the doctors did test for Lyme as Jim did come back positive. That was, however, the least of their worry as Jim was in A Flutter ( a cousin of AFib ) with a heart rate of 150 bpm. To combat the irregular heart beat, last Monday Jim had cardiac surgical ablation, which appears to have been successful and hopefully will help him not land in the hospital again for that. He is still on an antibiotic for the Lyme.
If you would like to check how Juliana is doing, you can go to PDGA.com and find her name under membership. Since the last newsletter, she tied for 7th at the Preserve Championship in Clearwater, Minnesota out of 52 women, tied for 21st at the United States Women's Championships in Madison, Wisconsin out of 89 women, and 9th at the Idlewild Tournament in Burlington, Kentucky out of 52 women. These were all in the open class where many of the other women are in their 20s or even younger. Then in July, Juliana placed 6th in Pro Masters Women playing in a class of women 40 and older, playing against a few women that Juliana played against 15 and 20 years ago. This was in Peoria, Illinois where Jim ended up in the hospital.
This weekend Juliana will be playing in Lockport, Illinois, then moving on to Milford, Michigan and on August 5 will be playing in the TruBank Des Moines Challenge. The next weekend she'll play in Eureka, Illinois and then she comes back to Indianola, Iowa to play an Elite series event. Jim has dropped out of the few events he had planned and hopes to be up for playing by September for the US Masters Championships which will be held in the Quad Cities.
At the Preserve there was a video of the top five shots on Facebook. Juliana had the number 1 shot with an almost ace. She hit the basket, but it didn't quite go in.
Last month we sold the two books I reviewed the day they were mentioned in the newsletter, so if you are interested in any of them, please call. First come, first served.
The Case has Altered by Martha Grimes.This is a Richard Jury Mystery. I actually read and reviewed another mystery by Martha Grimes The Old Contemptibles sometime ago. They were actually very similar. They both took place in England and had many of the same characters and the cases were solved in a similar way. In each case the name of the book was the name of a pub where many of the problems of the world were solved. I was a little disappointed at how similar the two books were. This book was copyrighted in 1997 and at that time Ms. Grimes had written 15 books. It makes me wonder, if most of them were similar. However, it was still an enjoyable book and was quite entertaining. It is a hard cover book and sells for $4.00.
"D" is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton.
This is a Kinsey Millhone Mystery. It is a short book, only 173 pages, and is quite entertaining. This one was copyrighted in 1987 and at that time Ms. Grafton had written an "A', "B", "C" and now "D" mystery book. Sue Grafton died in 2017 of cancer at the age of 77 and had finished writing her "Y" book. She was going to begin her "Z" is for Zero, but she died before she could begin it. Her daughter said that she would never allow a ghostwriter to write in her name so as far as the family was concerned, the alphabet now ended at Y. This book takes place in California where Kinsey is a private investigator and has an interesting story line. This is a hard cover book that sells for $3.00.
God's Children by Harold Coyle.
This is a novel about war-torn Eastern Europe. Harold Coyle went to the Virginia Military Institute and spent 17 years on active duty with the U.S. Army. He is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels. When I fist started reading this book, I didn't think it would be that good. It appeared that it was mainly going to be a conflict between a new West Point graduate who desperately wanted to prove his leadership ability and more experienced soldiers. However, by the time I was 1/2 way through the book, I had a hard time putting it down. It won't be available immediately because my husband is reading it now. It starts out kind of slow, but once I got into it a ways, I loved it. It takes place in Slovakia and is a story about UN Peace Keeping forces and their struggles in a country where they are not welcomed. This is a hard covered book that sells for $4.00.
All three books are in excellent condition and look like new with original dust covers.