May 30, 2007 Edition

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Grandparents' Corner

Isabella "Bella" Grace Zupa (left), 20 months, and Alexandra "Monkey" Reese Jones, three, are the grandchildren of Gary and Kathie King of Delaplaine and Randy Gambill of Bowman.

Isabella is the daughter of Brandy Zupa of Walnut Ridge and Mike Zupa of Memphis.

Alexandra is the daughter of Geoffry and Cassie Jones of Walnut Ridge.

Facing summer and
looking for inspiration

We have come to believe at The TD that the slow, lazy days of summer are a myth. While school and other activities may cease or slow down, our schedules and the news fills with other things.

Thankfully, for school children, the choices for local summer activities are many. Sports leagues and sports camps, church camps, vacation Bible schools, special classes, library reading programs and park programs offer many choices.

As I've said before, I think the summer break is a good thing, rather than having year-round school. The summer break forces students and parents to plan and make choices of how to spend the weeks of June, July and part of August.

To e-mail or not to e-mail?

Question: When is it appropriate to e-mail invitations or other communications? Answer: It depends on the situation.

What a treat to receive "real mail" - not just bulk mail and bills. In this day and age of e-mails, actually receiving a traditional letter, note or invitation makes much more of a positive impression than a message flashed upon a computer screen.

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