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CAPE LIFE CAPE GAZEIE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 - 53 ! .... < Return Day President Rosalie B. Walls of Georgetown was honored, April 29, with the statewide Community Award for volunteerism. Shown above at the Sheraton Hotel in Dover, Walls, right, received her award from Gov. Ruth Ann Minner. Dr. Eve Aldred of Lewes receives her Education Award for volun- tererism at Shields Elementary School and Lewes Middle School "We salute her dedication to educational opportunities for all of Delaware's children,  said Minner. i I "I i, 'I i101] for volunteerism. Mier noted: "Dolly is the acknowledged spokesperson for the cause, often appearing on local TV and radio sta- tions about MADD.activities and pro- grams. We thank her for her tireless efforts in support of highway safety.  statewide Faith Based Award for vol- unteerism from Minner, who said: hanks to her countless hours of counseling, guidance, interpretation, translation, transportation, phone calls and home visits, more than 30 immigrant families now have become first time home buyers.  Hundrects honor Go'eernor's Outstanding Volunteers By Jim Cresson and healthier communities. By doing so, "People's fives are changed because our enthusiasm for more than 20 other organi- Saying Delaware's dedicated volunteers you make a difference in the life of every volunteers are willing to step forward and zations or projects. She might be spotted "make a difference in the lives of every- citizen. When we respond to people in give selflessly of their time and energy, anywhere, from weeding flowers in one," Gov. Ruth Ann Minner honored 18 need, we really learn how self-fulfilling it is Let's go forward tonight by recognizing Georgetown's Circle, to painting fire individuals, four organizations and two to give. I thank you all for serving as men- those who have done so much for others, hydrants red, white and blue, to seated high businesses, April 29, with Governor's tors, protecting and enriching our environ- and then let's spread the word about volun- atop a horse-drawn carriage in the Return Outstanding Volunteer Awards during an ment, helping those less fortunate find teerism. There is always more work to do." Day parade. Her enthusiasm is contagious annual ceremony in Dover. housing, being prepared for emergencies, Georgetown Historical Society member and her impact is enormous." Nearly 300 volunteers, their families, helping neighbors and helping strangers, and Return Day president Rosalie B. Walls Dr. Eve Aldred, M.D., of Lewes, was state officials and invited guests attended You strengthen our families, our neighbor- was given this year's statewide Community honored with one of three Education the three-hour dinner ceremony in the hoods, our state and our nation. You are Award for 50 years of volunteer service in Awards for her dedication to academic sue- Sheraton Hotel to mark the 21st year of everything America stands for. You are many arenas. "Rosalie is best known for eess of all children. Minner said: "As a vol- honoring volunteers. America." her volunteer efforts in her 12 year role as unteer at both Shields Elementary School In her keynote remarks, Minner notedi Master of Ceremonies Ed Goate, who president of Georgetown's biennial Return and Lewes Middle School where her three "You are part of America's 83.9 million serves as chairman of the Governor's Day," said Minncr. "She spends another boys are students, Eve not only tutors strug- adult volunteers who make healthier people Council on Volunteer Services, explained: 2,000 hours a year working with the same Continued on page 55 Don't lo,,ak for a green thumb in my house It's the beginning of May and ' other fruits and vegetables have Before I knew it, the paper "black thumb." According to the even though the weather might fared even worse. I once tried to would be ripped from my hands laws of physics, once you plant caution otherwise, some of us grow potatoes that turned out like and marred in black crayon, something in the ground with can't wait to roll up our sleeves shrunken heads put on sticks by which would cause me to scream, expectations that it will grow, you and get in that garden, some pygmy tribe, which would Cause the dog to must revisit that plot of land at Unfortunately, my end result is A lot of us don't have that, bark and chase his tail in circles least once in your lifetime. The less than satisfactory. My garden "green thumb." The odds were like a psychotic pig, which would problem with this is that there are is usually nature's way of telling stacked against me when I was cause my brother to escape out the things crawling around in that dirt me I shouldn't own a house, let very young. Perhaps my earliest window, which would cause my that I'd rather not know anything alone a piece Of dirt. memory of a garden was like oth- mother to stomp up the stairs, about. And I don't want them to My failure at gardening is sur- ers at that tender age, the coloring which would cause endless dis- know where I live either. prising considering I come from a book. I could sit for hours alone cussions at the dinner table on The other conclusion that I long line of gardeners. For in my room, humming softly to how to cope with my outbursts of came to is that you have to have instance, mymother was so profi- AROUND ToWN myself as I became lost in the fan- screaming for no apparent reason certain muscles to maintain a gar- eient in this area, she could even A,,, ,,, tasy of butterflies, flowers and at all. den; muscles that your body never grow bread, vegetables set against a back- Oh, I've read articles, kept knew existed. Nancy Katz WhateVer she touched didn't ground of white picket fences. At diaries and even gone to lectures, I pull one weed and I'm in bed just flourish, it bloomed so power- times I felt like Cinderella treat- all in the name of having that per- for a week. The next time you see ful that it would probably flunk a growth so as not to alarm the ing my own environment, feet garden, where rabbits are not someone stooped over, shuffling steroid test given to an athlete in neighbors. But unlike Cinderella,. I didn't " afraid to be seen and birds come along the street, you might feel an eastern European country. We In contrast, at the end of the sea- have evil stepsisters, but I did to have their picture taken. I'm sorry that his back is a wreck, but had tomatoes growing within son my tomatoes often look like have a lone older evil blood broth- always in awe whenever I read his garden probably is on the tomatoes, so that they looked like wax fruit that someone had been er who roaned the hallways in a that a bride and groom exchanged cover of "Good Housekeeping they had giant goiters sticking out gnawing on and then finally left it Hopalong Cassidy set of chaps nuptials or held the reception in Magazine." of the sides, on the table in disgust, sort of like and double pearl handled cap guns the garden of one of their parents Until I overcome these obsta- We had other fruits and vegeta- those childproof aspirin bottles looking to stamp out no good Yikes!! cles, I can only take my hat off the bles that eventually had to be put with gnawed notches on the cap in varmints that included future col- But at last I did come to some great gardeners and keep f'dling on thyroid medicine to slow their people's medicine cabinet. My orists, conclusions as to why I have a my yard with cement cherubs.