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18 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 28- March 6, 1997 CAPE LIFE Sussex Family YMCA dedicates plaque to Truitts A luncheon hosted by the staff and board of managers of the Sussex Family YMCA was held Feb. 24 in honor of the late James S. Truitt Sr. and his wife, Dorothy S. Truitt, along with their three children, who have conveyed a sizable parcel of adjacent land on the outskirts of Rehoboth Beach to the Y through a charitable remainder agreement. Part of the property will be converted into much-needed parking space and part will be leased out until the YMCA decides how to put it to future use. A plaque has been mounted in the Y lobby in honor of the couple. Shown during the luncheon are (l-r) Bill PurnelL a former Y board member who was instrumental in preparing the trust agreement and also received a plaque of recognition; Suzanne Truitt, a local Realtor, and daughter of James Sr. and Dorothy; John Van Dyke, a founder of the Sussex Family YMCA 17 years ago; William Roger Truitt and his mother Dorothy, along with Michael Graves, the president of the YMCA of Delaware Association. James S. Truitt Jr., the eldest Truitt son and owner and operator of Silver View Farms of Rehoboth Beach, could not attend the luncheon as he is vacationing in Florida. Van Dyke termed the agreement a "magnificent gift to the Y. In the whole history of the Y people have been giving tremendously of themselves,  as he gave a brief history of how the Y came to be. Roger Truitt called it a win-win situation, as we were interested in selling the property when it became clear that there are enough commercial establishments and this would be more useful." World Day of Prayer service set for Rehoboth The 110th Annual World Day of Prayer will be observed around the world on Friday, March 7. For many years, the service has been sponsored locally by six churches on a rotating basis: All Saints' Episcopal, Epworth United Methodist, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Mt. Pleasant Methodist, St. Edmond's Roman Catholic and Westminster Presby- terian. These World Day of Prayer services have been written by The Women of Third World Countries, Christian Women of Palestine, The Woman of Guatemala and Haiti. In 1990, the World Day of Prayer International Committee chose Korea as the writing country for this year's service. The great hope at that time was that the writ- ing would be done jointly by the women of North and South Korea. Unfavorable political conditions have continued to prevent the reunification of the country so this 1997 service is the work of the women of South Korea. The hope of reunification is the theme which the World Day of Prayer Commit- tee of South Korea is presenting globally. It is an interesting ser- vice with music and worship based on the parable of the mus- tard seed. The host this year is All Saints' Parish. The service will be held on Friday, March 7 at I p.m. Everyone, men and women, is invited. Anyone who has articles from Korea that may be displayed or Korean dress to wear, is invited to call 227-7819. Women leaders to share success stories in resort on International Women's Day The third annual International Women's Day Dinner at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club on March 5 will benefit the Owens Campus Alumni Association scholarship fund. The theme of this year's event, "A Fine and Long Tradition of Community Leadership," will focus on the contributions made by four women who have proven to be leaders in their communities and who have shown tireless com- mitment to various programs for women. In her role as mistress of cere- monies, Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Min- nor will introduce the honorees: Patricia Carmine is currently the director of Corporate & Community Programs for the Owens and Terry campuses of Delaware Technical & Community College. Carmine CARMINE came to the Owens campus 20 years ago as a part-time receptionist and worked to receive her bachelor's and mas- ter's degrees while raising two children. "The main thing is not giving up," Carmine explained. "No mat- ter how tough things are, keep your eye on your goal." She is a daily reminder that women can achieve anything they desire, regardless of background, financial status or gender. "If a woman comes to me and wants to register in the automotive technol- ogy, I say, good for you." Carmine was also instrumental in starting the sports program for girls in Sussex County. Continuing the trend of women who have made their mark will be Delaware's first female attorney general, M. Jane Brady. A resident of Lewes, Brady is living proof that women who work hard and reach high can achieve anything. In her current position, she contin- ues to push for stricter laws gov- erning domestic, sexual and child abuse. Patricia Rodriguez, the 1995 Delaware Mother of the Year, has been an integral part of the Owens Campus Development Council since 1967 and serves on the Council's Scholarship Committee. She is an active member or offi- cer in many respected organiza- tions, including the American Red Cross of Directors and the Central Delaware Health Task Force and was chosen to be the "First Delaware Woman Advisor to Congress." Cornelia Moore, an executive director from the Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, has worked tirelessly to further the role of women in the business world. She has been at the forefront of developing challenging programs such as Working Women Count! Honor Roll, The First Annual Working Women's Summit and a Regional Business Conference: The Bottom Line, Work-Life Part- nership. A highlight of the evening will Continued on page 20 Take your rosary beads to the post office O.K., here's the situation. You park in front of the Rehoboth Post Office.' You go in to buy some stamps, mall a package or spend a relaxing day surfing the Most Wanted posters. And you love the workers in the post office. They always provide great service. In fact, I would apply for a job there, but I understand you have to be pleasant eight hours a day, contin- uously. I would start cooking through my uniform the In'st time someone stepped up and asked for a book of stamps that bear the face of Jimmy Snails from the T.V. series "NYPD Blue" which i would have secretly stashed away in a drawer for my own viewing pleasure, because I am not big on sharing Jimmy Smits with anyone. Of course, I would make up some story about how they have been discontinued. And I probably would get into all kinds of trouble with the postal inspectors and forever after people would look at me and yell "Liar, liar, pants on fire." It wouldn't be pretty. ............ !i AROUND TOWN Anyway, you leave the post office and get into your car and proceed to back out. The problem is there is a car parked next to you the length of the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. In some ways it resembles an elongated mail box on wheels. Does the expression "Help me, I've fallen and can't get up," mean anything to you.'? Well try the expression "Help me, I'm parked and can't get out!" I'm all for head-in-parking. Although I must say, ! am an expert at parallel parking too. Many years ago, when I sat for my license, and I mean that literally, having sat and squashed the exam- iner's hat when I entered the car, which caused him to take out a long black set of rosary beads which he continued to fondle the whole time I was adjusting the rear-view mirror, while cruising along at a comfortable 90 miles an hour. Now at that time, you had to be able to park a Lincoln Continental or its equivalent, which came out to be a 50-foot boat (they both have port holes and by the time you are through, everyone will be sea sick and need Dramamine any- way). The car or boat came with no power steering, no power brakes, no stereo, no little animals sucdon cupped to the windows, just some guy with rosary beads marking a clip board. You had to smoothly glide in between two parked cars on the street. This takes a lot of practice, whichi got from watch- ing those Cannonball Ruffmovies with Burt Reynolds, since no one in their right mind would lend me a car to practice. But now the cars are getting longer, some of them to the point where you will need a pilot's license to keep them on the road. So you ease out, ease out, give it a little more gas, your neck is stretched to the point where your head is beyond the back seat bringing your height to up around six feet. Then you spot someone you know, wave, pull back in and pre- tend you just arrived and are read- ing your mall. You don't want to look like a complete fool. O.K., so you ease out again, ease out, slow- !' ly, oops, pullback in and start,the ! process all over again. This could go on forever or until SOmeone thinks there is a giraffe driving the car and clears a path for you to pull out. Parking your car today is not easy. I think I'm better off inside hoarding stamps. Nancy Katz