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Page Eight, Monitor, Monroe, WA, December 28. 1972 ity Corresponden By ANDY LUCERO Her face, as I re- member it, was like~ a terraced landscape. On her forehead, under her eyes and on the confluence of cheek and chin on the edges of her mouththe ridges had taken hold. She was sixtythen and it was 1950. Her eyes, were something else. Pools of a bottomless tran- quil blue and always that twinkle, a spark, one may say, like when a stray particle of light hits a facet of a precious stone and then bounces back and tncandesces. ANDY LUCERO There was more to her of course. Not in 1950 of course because I did not know her then. 1 only saw her on good days on my way to the campus while she was toiling in her yard. Miles of years contracted into inches and thus one day her husband invited me for coffee. She had just finished baking. She filled our cups and served the pastry. From then on, I used to visit her quite often. She was not much of a talker. She was ashamed to talk because her English was quite bad. She only had two years of school and that was in Denmark many years ago. She had come to America when she was eleven as an indentured servant. She had worked in farm kitchens all through her young life, in Wisconsin and South Dak- ota. There was no time for school. She met her future husband in South Dakota and then they came to Seattle. It is now 1972. You see him walking down the street. His head, not looking up or straight ahead but somewhat tilted more to earth. He was always ready for a handshake. Now he has changed. You have to get real close and nudge him for recognition. In a consonance soaked in sorrow, he tells his story. His wife of many years has passed away. It was 1968 but his memory has stopped the clock. Remembrances of things past have no motion only immediacy. He is all alone now. The last lap of the race only allows one con- testant. She had that earthy quality, a visual fra- grance, something akin to the desert rose. Only a bud in March, a flower in April and then sun- scorched petals falling through the summer. Then in late September the second bloom and then the dark winter. She was a faithful and devoted Dane. A cane ' helped her walk the last ten years of her life. She was crippled and in much pa!n but her deep blue eyes never gave out a dlue. Air Force Staff Ser- geant Lee Ulrickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ulrickson, 11922 22nd StreetS.E, Snohomish, is on duty at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam. Sergeant Ulrickson, a weapon control sys- tems technician, is assigned to a unit of the Pacific Air Forces which provides tact- ical air power sup- porting the U.S. and its allies in South- east Asia and the Far East. He previously served at Davis- Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The sergeant is a 1959 graduate of Ren- ton Junior-Senior High School. His wife is the for-~ mer Etleen Polley. They are the parents of four children, Catherine, Caron, Jeffrey and John. Air Force Staff Ser- geant Clifford E. Mat- kins of Sultan has ar- -rived for duty at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Sergeant Matkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray S. Matkins, is a munitions supply specialist. He is as- signed to a unit of the Air Force Logistics Command which pro- vides supplies and equipment for Air Force units. He prev- iously served at Can- non Air Force Base, New Mexico, and has also served 12 months combat duty in Viet- nam, The sergeant is a 1957 graduate of Sultan High School. His wife, Lucia, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Weiss of Startup. Air Force Colonel Jack H. Schenaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. ,William A. Schenaker of 320 Avenue~ F, Sno- homish, recently re- ceived the Bronze Star Medal at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, for meri- to~'ious service while engaged in military operations against Viet Cone forces. Colonel Schenaker was cited for his per- formance as vice commander, 2nd Aerial Port Group, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam. He now serves at Hickam as director of transportation with a unit of the Pacific Air Forces. The colonel~ a 1946 Miller Lime., GOLD BAR Pete & Tubby graduate of SnohOm- ish High School, re- ceived his B.S. degree in bio-science from Washington State University where he was commissioned in 1951 through the Air Force Reserve Of- ficers Training Corps program. *** Lieutenant Howard M. Voland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Voland, of Route 2, Monroe, recently completed a 12-week field artillery officer basic course at the Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During the course, students gain pro- ficiency in artillery techniques and are in- troduced to new weap- ons and doctrine. Lt. Voland was grad- uated in 1967 from Monroe High Schogl and received his B.S. degree this year from the military academy at West Point, New York. 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Monroe Community Chapel Lewis and McDougal Sunday School 9:45 Worship Service 11 Sunday Evening 7:30 Midweek Service " 794-6713 Pastor Rinks f STARTUP BAPTIST Rev. F. Ewert, 793-2042 Sunday School, 9:.45 a.m.' Mccaing Wonhip, 11 a.m. Evening Service, 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study, 7 p. m. SULTAN ASSEMBLY OF GOD Rev. L Flascher, 793-7731 Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Morning Womhip, II a. m. Evening Wonhlp, 7 p. m. Wed. Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. Episcopal Church Holy Communion, 8 a.m. Chtwch School. 9 a.m. Family Service, 10 a. m, Sunday Service. 10 a.m. Homer Smith. Vicar. 794-640{ BETHEL CHURCH 1405 West ~lain Street Rev. H. M. Gerl-g, 794-7708 Sunda~ Chu~h School, 9:45 Morn. Worship Ii. Evening 6 We& Family Night. 7 p.m. Monroe Church Of The Nazarene SundaySchool 9:45 Worship 11 a.m. - 7 p.m 322 W. Main 794-8059 GOLD BAR OPEN BIBLE STANDARD Rev. D. Murphy. 793-5755 / Sunday School, 9:.45 a.m. Morning Womhip, II a.m. Evening Service. 6:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Study, 8 p.m. SULTAN COMMUNITY METHODIST REV. C..Lund, 793-5901 { Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship. II a.m. SULTAN BAPTIST Rev. John Sloan, 793-1541 Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Morning wonhlp, II a.m. Evening Service, 7 p.m. Monroe First Baptist Church Sunday School 9:45 Morning Worship 11:00 Evening Worshlp 7:00 F; ;enter Assembly of God 794-8598 123 North Blakely St. Rev. Roy Anderson [ Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 v:m I [Sunday School 9~45 a.m. Wed. Night | ~Youth Service 5.30 p.m. Family Night 7 p.m~ The very finest is what we want for you to have each and .every day. Tri-Valley Pharmacy Monroe Shopping Center 794-7351 Camp Riley Drugs 108 E. Main 794-8869 Hello there! Just want to you friends and patrons great year. wish all a very Pat Hughes Valley Concrete Monroe 794-8223