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18 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, June 9 - June 15, 1995 CAPE LIFE Miss Delaware 1995 crowned The new 1995 Miss Delaware, Micholle Harris (Miss Brandy- wine) gets crownod by her predecessor, Letitia Pusey of Mills- boro. Harris topped 18 other contestants in the annual pageant hold Saturday, June 3, in Rehoboth Beach. Angle Moon photos Above left, Miss Rehoboth, Jennifer Renee Archer, dances with other contes- tants during opening eere- monies. At left, Susan Pow- ell Miss America 1981, served as host of the pageant. At right, Miss First State, Susanne Elizabeth Ludwig of Rehoboth Beach, sings dur. ing the talent competition at the pageant. Ludwig was first runner-up. Resort Lend a Hand honors Irene Simpler The diminutive Irene Simpler of Rehohoth Beach, called 'TLWW" or The Lady Who Walks in Rehoboth Beach, according to Fred Wiedmann, was honored at a surprise dinner by the Lewes- Rehohoth Association of Church- es' Lend A Hand Committee (LAHC) on Thursday, June 1 at Epworth United Methodist Church. Presented with a plaque inscribed with The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, among other tributes, guest speakers sang Sim- pier's praises themselves. Termed a "shining star in our eyes," she was recognized for her tireless work in the community, by those who paid her verbal tribute. They included Henley Graves, Al Glin- demann, who is retiring as presi- dent of the Lewes-Rehohoth Asso- ciation of Churches; Fred Wied- mann, and by a letter from The Rev. Jonathan Baker, whose son's lacrosse game was the only thing that prevented him from attending. LAHC member Anne Ratledge gave the blessing and Chuck Smith, master of ceremonies kept the program moving as one after another person took the podium to honor Simpler. "She's a hard lady to say no to," said Wiedmann, "and I believe she could walk on water," he said of Raymond Sim- pier's wife, noting he is glad she is only retiring from the presidency of Lend A Hand and not the orga- nization itself. "You are a gracious artist who has worked humbly behind the scenes, caring for those in need and working for justice in chang- ing the conditions," that cause injustice, The Rev Baker wrote, adding that she shows us "how we can and must care even when the situation seems hopeless." He went on to thank Simpler for her "tremendous leadership in helping this dream become a reality. We are truly blessed you helped give birth to Lend A Hand and will continue in its ministry." Born in New York, Simpler came to Delaware to teach in Mid- dletown aftei graduating from Westchester State Teacher's Col- lege in Pennsylvania. During World War II she served in the Navy as a WAVE, stationed in Bethesda, Md., where she worked with disabled Marines. She went on to receive her master's degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as supervisor of social services for Sussex County, retiring in 1979. Among her volunteer efforts, Simpler has served as a board member of Geriatric Services for Sussex County and Foster Care Review Board for Sussex County, as well as a board member and volunteer for the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, also serving as an Easter Seal Society of Del- Mar board member. She has also served on the Governor's Adviso- ry Council on Mental Retardation; as a board member and treasurer Continued on page 19 {;,et a cooler and get organized What you pack in your cooler for the beach may affect your physical as well as your emotional well being. I had'no idea until recently when I saw an hour long television show featuring Martha Stewart demonstrating and prepar- ing foods that people should pack in their coolers for a successful day at the beach. I suppose this would be in comparison to the millions of people who crave an unsuccessful day at the beach. There actually is a cooler for that, too. Anyway, for those of you who are unfamiliar with Martha Stew- art, she is the lady who has par- layed a fortune by making wreaths out of belly button lint. In my day, we would have just referred to her as that annoying perfectionist next door, who always waxed her dri- veway and personally ruined PTA meetings by bringing freshly baked cup cakes in the shape of the 12 great books. But today Martha Stewart is followed by hundreds of women trying to coor- dinate napkins and tablecloths made out of recycled Hawaiian shirts. According to Ms. Stewart, who has never been to the beach (I know this because she spends all her time on the 'Today" show and we all recognize those people have never seen the light of day), the best advice is to start early. And I mean early. Everything has to he organically grown. The garden should be planted at least two years ahead of time. Then you start cooking about 93 days before you plan to go to the beach. With that in mind, decorate the cooler with fabric, leaving enough left over for a matching bathing suit. Now, you are ready for the sandwiches. Today, Martha made home grown peppers, roasted on a homemade French loaf of bread. All of this is placed carefully on wax paper. This is so that not one inch of DNA (whoops, sorry, wrong show!) grease leaks onto any other object in the cooler. Then you take out a compass and ruler and carefully measure and fold over the wax paper, cutting the loaf of bread into perfect sec- tions. Add your little compli- ments like organic bark chips and barley water with a touch of castor oil for the colonic affect and there you have it. The perfect cooler for a successful day at the beach. Now, for the unsuccessful day at the beach, the cooler should be gotten from the garage. It usually can he found under a mountain of wet boxes that still have moving labels plastered to the side from a company owned by Jimmy Hoffa. In fact, there may still be some food left in there, so just dust it off. And you shouldn't be con- cerned if the lid on the cooler doesn't fit just fight. With all the salmonella and botulism coming off the deviled eggs you left on the counter for two days, a little air isn't going to hurt anything. Next you slit open the chemical- ly treated processed meat you've bought from the supermarket. If you're unsure, just read the ingre- dients on the back. It should have long unreadable words with lots of x's, z's and o's. Slap as much meat, pickles, onions, relish, mus- tard and chemically treated toma- toes as possible on any old bread lying around the house. The important thing about these sand- wiches is they should he carefully placed so as not to disturb the lay- ers of beer (whoops, sorry, we all know alcoholic beverages are pro- hibited on the beach, so make that any kind of caffeine drink). Add your condiments of double, dou- ble, cheese chips and anything containing the letters pheno and oxide, such as salami and sausage and there you have it. The perfect cooler for an unsuccessful day at the beach. I don't know about you, but there are some things at which I just don't care to he too success- ful. This may be one of them.