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Page 12A THE BEACON January 2019 From a Dog's Point of View W W full day too. hat's Although our wedding hat's was Happening In Happening In modest, my love for flowers By Domino & Tammy Turner LOGAN Milan prompted an extravagance Happy Holidays, it’s me of six bouquets of white Domino mums among four candela- By By coming to bras and four palms, which Myrtle Susan you from By By Cottingham Doris made the candlelight service White the shelter. Butt Jeanie impressive. O Perfect Love, I just want Community Community (Hurley) a song in the hymnal, and Community you to read Correspondent Correspondent the Lord’s Prayer were sung. Smith Correspondent a poem that I remember kneeling at the comes from altar and wondering if The mine and Lord’s Prayer was ever go- everybody Domino ing to end. Actually, that is here at the hat's In Sickness my clearest memory of the hat's Happening In shelter’s heart. Happening In and Health whole ceremony. MOORES HILL The reception was in the AURORA My friend hat's Donna told me A Christmas church basement. My sister she knew Happening just the fellow In for Shelter By Dog’s Poem me. The DILLSBORO next time we were at brought the cake her neigh- By Linda Coon Hunter’s Lodge (Bates- bor baked. Mom and a friend Fred ‘Tis the Ickenroth night before Schmits made ham salad sandwiches. ville) Saturday night dance, \Christmas and all through By She I wonder if they were made of Community she introduced me to Ray. the town, Paul Community Correspondent bologna or real ham. I hope was correct. The adventur- Doris and Ray Butt on their Every shelter is full—we are Filter & Correspondent it was ham. Somewhere there wedding day sixty-one ous young teacher and Mary the lost, but not found. had to be some punch and po- years ago. shy young farmer instantly Lou Our numbers are hung on tato chips, but I don’t remem- Powers enjoyed each other’s com- our kennels so bare, ber any. The crowd was small made that evening. pany. Opposites do attract. A We hope every minute that Community Correspondents “Wilt thou love her, com- enough to allow Ray and me year later, we married. Two someone will care. hat's fort her, honor and keep her to visit with our guests who hat's wallflowers got together as Happening They’ll come to adopt In us and In and health, and in sickness braved a very rainy winter Happening Ray tells it. give us the call, GREENDALE forsaking all others, keep thee evening. We decided on a small MANCHESTER “Come here, Max and hat's Happening I would consider us rather only unto her for as long as ye wedding at Ray’s In church, Sparkle – come the St. By fetch your both shall live.” mature twenty-two-year- John’s Lutheran in Napoleon By new ball!” Shirley WhitewaterTw One vow has been tested olds, but we were still so on December 6. I can still Christina Seitz But now we sit here and naive about what love meant with p Franklin Poth our various surgeries. It visualize us sitting around think of the days we were is -in sickness and health- that that I hardly want to men- the kitchen table writing the treated so Community fondly By Community Correspondent most likely comes to meaning tion it at this stage. Now I invitations. We each wrote to we had cute, baby ways. Linda Correspondent our senior years. It is a vow realize how little we knew those we wanted to invite. Hall Once we were little, then we that has bonded Ray and me about ourselves, each other, I put together a simple grew and we grew. more than any in our marriage. and about life, but we came white pleated skirt and white Now we’re no longer young Community Those of you that have been to the marriage with the blouse. My sister made my and we’re no longer new. Correspondent greatest of confidence in the caregivers or receivers under- veil. Our sisters and brother- So out the back door we stand. You have to experience hat's future. That confidence has in-laws stood up with us. I were thrown like the trash. Happening In it to know what it is all about. been fulfilled in a very happy always tell I taught the day I They reacted so quickly, - You get in circumstances RISING SUN marriage. got married, but Ray recently why were they so rash? unimaginable. So many times, Some solemn vows were reminded he had worked a we “jump on the children,” you just have to hug, cry, and “don’t come By when Tracy especially laugh, sometimes they call,” (Aylor) all at once, but getting through We “bark when Russell they leave it brings a special compassion us,” “climb over the wall.” for each other. Community We should have been Sixty-one years ago, Ray Correspondent neutered, we should have and I said our “I dos” so in- been spayed, nocently now we must “do” now we suffer the for each other, and we find consequences of the errors we can. And our love grows THEY made. deeper. Wishes are subjective If only they trained us, if Prearrangements are only we knew, we’d have done what they specific. asked us and worshipped them too. 3 bedroom Chalet Home We were left in the back- in HVL, 2.5 bath, 2.5 car yard, or worse, left to roam. detached garage, over Now we’re tired and lonely 2000 sq ft. G In the OOD OLD DAYS W W W W W W W “When my time comes, just put me in a Pine Box.” FOR RENT Want to make sure your wishes are carried out? Call us today for a free cost estimate or start planning online today at and out of a home. They dropped us off here, and they kissed us goodbye… “Maybe someone else will give you a try.” So now here we are, all confused and alone In a shelter with others who long for a home. The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat, with so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat. They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer… we know that they wonder how long we’ll be here. We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads, of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds. Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears – our friends filled with empti- ness, worry, and fear. If you can’t adopt us and there’s no room at the inn- could you help with the bills and fill our food bins? We count on your kindness each day of the year – can you give more than hope to everyone here? Please make a donation to pay for the heat… and help give us something special to eat. The shelter that cares for us wants us to live, ‘and more of us will, if more people will give. Author Unknown So from all of us here, the big and the small, the young and the old, want to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and happy holidays. So now I’m going back to sleep and dream of a home, and in my dreams Santa shouts when he’s finished his deed, “Merry Christmas to all, regardless of breed.” Love you, Domino Coming soon: 2 bedroom duplex in Greendale, 1 bath, garage. 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