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Cape Gazette VIEWPOINTS TUESDA~ JUNE 7- THURSDAY JUNE 9, 2Oll 7 Letters )) Continued h'em page 6 their door, make no mistake, they are on a mission and that mission is to help you with sincere empa- thy and to be determined to do their very best and more for your recovery. If the readers should ever need physical therapy, or if they know anyone who does, I hope they will recommend Southern Delaware Physical Therapy. I promise you and those you refer will not be disappointed. I'd also like to mention'that the dike personnel and theirdriver Ken are all exceptional people persons. National Nurses' Week was very special National Nurses' Week culmi- nated May 12 with a walk around Gordons Pond. The week was a special one at Beebe Medical Cen- ter, where people from many walks of life showed their appreci- physicians of Beebe Medical Cen- ter, 1776 Restaurant, Fat Tuna Restaurant, Georgetown Elemen- tary School, Milton Elementary School, Eagle's Nest Christian School, the Houston family, WSFS Bank Ocean View Branch, Beebd Pharmacy staff, nutritional servic- es, plant engineering and public relations. Thank you to all who stepped up and pitched in where you were needed! We appreciate all ofyoul Dta tmon TMmm mlon Minadt Sm /Bmm C.mmd Tobi Wa r members of Beebe Medical Caeer Nurses' Week task force VIA annual fashion show a great success The v'mage Improvement Asso- clarion would like to thank every- one who helped to make our 'Spring into Summer' Fashion Show held May 7 at Fish On restaurant a success. A very special thank you to ation and celebrated our nurses' those merchants who donated commitment to our patients, their clothing and accessories to be families and the many communi- modeled. They include: Bloom- ties that we touch. Businesses took part in our week 0f events, dg0oti g for the daily activities organized by the nurses' week task force. A special candle lighting ceremony was enjoyed May 6 on the hospital grounds and Paul Minnick, vice president of Patient Care Services, spoke of the diverse and ever- changing roles and responsibili- ties of nurses throughout ~e hos- pital setting. We want to extend a sincere thank you to the following:, the in_g Boutique, Carltons, Cool- spring Cottage, Deanna's, Peebles, Pin pplo The Fabul0u Dress, Tiger Lili, Twila Farren and White House-Black Market. We also appreciate the items, the following businesses donated for the Chinese auction: Bloom- ing Boutique, Cake Bar, Cake Break, Carltons, Coolspring Cot- tage, Deanna's, Dichoric Glass by Fay, Fish On Restaurant, ]oanne DiFiore Jewelry Designs, Peebles, Pineapple Princess, Nicola's Restaurant, Robert Thomas Salon, I Sea Shell Shop, Summer House who supported the event; we Thank you to all who supported Restaurant, The Fabulous Dress, hope to see you again next year. the event; we hope to see you Textile Designs, Tiger Lili, Village Proceeds from the event will again next year. Improvement Association mem- benefit the Village Improvement fatal Hall bers, Twila Farre11, and Vivian's Association's Capital Campaign fashion show chairman Style and Spa. Thank you to all Fund. Village Improvement AssocWdon "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Dis- cover." Mark Twain "Do not foUow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there ix no path, and leave a trail. " Ralph Waldo Emerson brought him back to Delaware, this time to witness his sister's commencement. n Georgetown on June 2, Novello Guardini and Annal- isa Brunelli sent their two chil- l Dayana Guardini stood l proudly in cap and gown dren to America to experience the world outside their tiny vil- Jk with her classmates at the lage of Negrar, nestled in the ' 2011 commencement exercises hills near Verona, Italy, and in at Sussex Technical High School. Dayana spent a mere 10 months in Sussex County, but will remember the friends she made and the experiences of the year throughout her life. Just like her brother. Alex Guardiniwas named as an All-State player in soccer and attended Cape Henlopen High School seven years ago with the class of 2004..The friendships he made and the experiences of his year at Cape have twice the process gave my wife Janice, my son Drew and myself an ex- tended family with experiences and bonds which will last a life- time, as they will for Novello, Annalisa, Dayana and Alex. It all started at Rehoboth's Ep- worth United Methodist Church where a representative from ERDT/SHARE, a program which facilitates exchange stu- dents, made a presentation after services in April 2003. We had just moved to the area; Drew was in second grade at Re- hoboth Elementary and we thought the idea of hosting an exchange student would be a great experience for all of us. When we saw Alex's photo- copied picture and his letter about his dream to come to America, we were convinced. We spoke with Alex by phone shortly thereafter, wondering about his skill with the English language, but when he arrived that August he rapidly trans- formed into an American teenager ... tinged sometimes comically with his Italian her- itage. Alex referred to us as mom and dad, as he does to this day, arid a bond between our families grew. Novella and Annalisa arrived for Alex's commencement from Cape along with 10-year-old Dayana. This shy, soft-spoken girl would transform dramatical- ly by the time she too asked her parents to let her spend a school year with "mom and dad" in Delaware. In the years between Alex's and Dayana's stays with us, we visited the Guardini family in Italy and spent two remarkable BOB LOVE PHOTOS ENJOYING A MEAL TOGETHER are (I-r) Annalisa Brunelli, Novello Guardini, Diego Begalli, Janice Love, Simone Smania, Alex Guardini, Drew Love, Francesco Girelli and Dayana Guardini. weeks as our families continued to grow closer. Alex's lack- adaisical approach to directions provided for some memorable experiences as we visited Rome, Florence, Verona and Venice with our extended Italian family. I grew up in an Italian family, my mother spoke fluently, but I never developed any particular skill in the language. Novello speaks only Italian with a few random English phrases and ex- pressions; Annalisa has studied English, but her facility with our idioms is rudimentary. In spite of this, in our times together we have had lively, spirited and ani- mated conversations and some- how manage to communicate quite well with each other. In a pinch, either Alex or Dayana translate. Alex returned two summers ago and reconnected with some of his Cape classmates; for this visit he brought along three friends and following Dayana's commencement they plan to travel the USA, visiting the Continued on page 8