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LLLI llllLlllil LIJ u PAGE 6B - The Malakoff News -Wednesday, December 5, 2001 Ruby Davis' Good Suggestions for Christmas Gifts you can buy in Malakoff We have a lot of senior citizens that are on fixed in- comes in our community and would appreciate re- ceiving any of the following: A gift certificate for an oil and filter change at Malakoff Muffler and Quick Lube A gift certificate for a meal at any of our fine eat- ing places. A gift certificate to Brookshire's for Groceries is always appreciated by our older folks. The ladies would love a gift certificate to one of our local beauty shops for a wash and set, a perm, or just let it be her choice. All the beauty shops have a supply of beauty products that women would love for Christmas. Our senior residents at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home would like gift bas- kets with holiday treats from either one of our florists or Brookshire's. Also PJ's, house dresses, tooth powder or paste, lotions, bath powder, snacks, house shoes, socks, can all be purchased at the Dollar Store. If you are going to spend the money anyway, use it where it will help them the most. Maybe they need a part for their car they haven't been able to afford...Malakoff Auto Cen- ter can help there. Or if it needs work done on it', there are several places in Malakoff that would be glad to help make this a Christmas they would appreciate. Women love candles with the holiday scents, they can be purchased at From the Heart Flowers and Gifts, Malakoff Crafters Mall, the Dollar Store, Malakoff Phar- macy, etc. Poinsettas are the flower of the Season, and can be purchased at From the Heart Flowers and Gifts, the Malakoff Flower Shop, Brookshire's, and the Malakoff Nursery. Malakoff Bait and Tackle is a fisherman's dream. Of course you need to see one of our local antique shops if the male on your shopping list collects old fishing lures. If some one on your shopping list is looking for something to fill a few hours in the day or week, give them a gift membership to the Chamber of Commerce. They love volunteers! Seasonal flowers in weighted pots can be pur- chased for the cemetery from either Florist. If you are a collector of "Dreamsicles" by Cast Art, they can be found at From the Heart Flowers and Gifts. Beautiful Christmas wreaths, swags, center- pieces can be purchased lo- cally, from either florist or the Crafters Mall, the Dol- lar Store, or Just Hair Beauty Shop. A gift certificate for a massage by Peggy Estes would make a wonderful gift for either a man or a woman. YOIIII U i KERRY ItARRI8 SATELLITE SERVICE 131*A E. Main Sll't Gtm Barrel City, TX 903-887-9522 103 La Co St. 903-677-9522 415 E. Royall 903489-2465 i .............................. insurance products underwritten by S Life Insurance Company. Why not call fur more infurmatkm..Talk to one t+ our licensed agents+ They will be pleased to send you a brochure on  Mediatre Sdect+ and S lremier  M Su Inmrajge Phm. Or, better yet, set up an amaem--there is absolutely no obligation, r-. 1-800-688-9104: ETMC Athens cart0000 ETMC Oarhviiie ETMC Crocket ETMC F ETMC ortill ETMCML ETMC Pittsb ETMC Quitman ETMCi/ ETMC Lon P,iml Medical Ct Tattle Tale By Carva Robertson Beidler A hospital is not my favor- ite place for fellowship, fun and food; however, my stays have bordered on all three, good and bad. I am submitting this article on my personal experiences with hospital visitors at the request of a friend, Mattie. Fellowship. There are sev- eral types of visitors. Let's start with Busy Bea. She rushes in, gushes on how well I look and when offered a chair "No, no. I don't have time to sit." She then lists all the things she has done and all the things she still has to do this day, but felt she just had to get by for a minute. On her way out she mumbled, "'If you need any- thing, call me." I felt like a whirley bird had flown in and out, leaving me breathless. No, if I needed anything I wouldn't call Busy Bea. I felt guilty that she had given me five minutes of her busy day. I whispered a prayer for her. Dramatic Dora strolls in, takes a chair and elates sto- ries about all her relatives and friends who have died or are still suffering with the same thing I have. By the time she leaves, I'm think- ing I should update my will, arrange for my funeral, fold my hands over my chest and let out my last breath. Cheerful Cheri breezes in with compliments of how well I look and why not let her exchange places with me. She could really use a rest. I sincerely wished I could let her have the bed and lots of other things along with it. Other visitors to my sick room have been preachers and pastors. I prefer the pastor. He doesn't need to be on call twenty four hours a day, but I appreciate a short visit and prayer when I am facing sur- gery. My least favorite visit- ing preacher is the one who came to my room and spent thirty minutes describing, in detail, his and his wife's aches and pains, then of- fered a long winded prayer for the church, community, public officials and at the end suggested to God that he see me safely through the sur- gery, if it be His will. In all fairness, I have had only one such visit. Two most important visitors to my room are the doctor and nurse. My doctor is im- portant, but he and I have in- trusted my daily care to the nurse. She is the one who will be sure the doctor's or- ders are followed and that I am as comfortable as pos- sible. We are considerate of each other. I don't turn on the light unless I need her, she knows this and responds as quickly as possible. The doctor's visit is appre- ciated, but I don't expect him to be at my call. If he has children, I would prefer that he spend his evenings with them rather than making un- necessary hospital calls. The last but not the least important visitor to my room, I call my best friends. She (he) may be a relative or friend. She enters my room with friendly greetings, a few expressions of sympathy and good news about friends, relatives and acquaintances. My friend lets me know that this is the place she wants tO be at this time. Even though my friend may have numerous things that need to be done, I am led to know that this is quality time for the two of us. My friend never leaves without lifting me up to be blessed by God. Fun: If you are hospital- ized, look for the fun things that happen. I've witnessed several. Maybe I'll share some of them with you one day. Food: Enjoy the food or leave it. You won't be there long enough to starve. Fellowship: Be thankful for those who visit. Some may have problems that you don't know about. Lift them up to God in prayer. Visitors: Be considerate, kind and thoughtful. Be a best friend visitor. Please put these on your prayer list, they are hospital- ized:Polly Simpson, Valmore and Sherwin Rogers, Joyce Hoskins and Cecil Broyles. ************************** Be sure to check on your elderly neighbors. Roy and Rhonda had fam- ily and friends during the Thanksgiving holidays. Sorry, I didn't get the re- search done for "Yester Year." I have been busy mak- ing warps and dressing a loom for the "Bobwhite Fi- ber Arts" meeting Decem- ber 8. Growing up. TeXan Continued fi'om page 1B even among some moderate Arab nations. Despite our long- standing defense of Israel as a home for the Jews who were decimated by the Nazi scourge, it's about time we pay more than lip service to the le- gitimate demands of the Arabs whose land and homes were taken from them in order to build a Jewish homeland. This is a task fraught with peril. Some will probably call me pro- Arab for merely suggesting the Palestinians have a point about having a home of their own on some of the land occupied for centuries by their forefathers. But these are perilous times which threaten to get worse if we keep avoiding the real Pal- estinian problem. And killing bin Laden will not make that problem go away. It may well intensify it. A martyred bin Laden could be more danger- ous than a live one. CLYde. t S&I00. WHAT'5 POPPI00, N Gourmet Popcorn Tins and Bags  Secret Santa Head- quarters Fudge 00Candy 00Gifts00Sugar Free Candy Hand Decorated Cookies Gift Baskets Made to Order Please Order Early For Best Selection. (Corporate Orders Welcome) -We Ship!-- 607 E. Tyler St (Heritage Square)- Ste 114 Athens, TX 75751 903'677"5861