Nancy’s Notes…

Welcome.

It’s been a while since I have put together this newsletter and hope the wait was worthwhile.
As most of you know, I recently became a mother-in-law and here is a picture of the happy couple, Mr. and Mrs.Michael and Sarah Holovacs. The entire day was just perfect and I want to thank my family from Florida and all my friends, from as far away as California, for being there. One of the readings at the church was a poem I had never heard before and I was so touched by it that I have decided to give a framed copy of it to all my honeymooners. It is a poem entitled “The Art of Marriage” by Wilferd A. Peterson and I have copied it here.

Celebrating their marriage
“The Art Of Marriage”
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In the art of marriage the little things are the big things…
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.

Another member of the Home Town family experienced a special occasion–Kenna Bihlmier graduated from pre-school and is taking the giant step into kindergarten. Congratulations to the big girl !!

Now here’s the really big change–it has come to our attention that the majority of our friends (our clients) have also graduated from the paper world to that of the computer and big changes are about to happen. There are certain offers that are very time sensitive and we just can’t wait to let everyone know about them via the newsletter; so we have decided to update our website more often to take advantage of specials that have an immediate call to action or a limited availability. For that reason, cost factors and your input, our newsletter will become electronic.

Not to worry if you don’t have a computer. We will still send print editions to those people who would rather receive it via regular mail. All you need to do is send us back your address label from the back of this newsletter and indicate your choice and we will continue sending the newsletter to you as we have been doing for years. The electronic edition will be an exact duplicate of what is mailed but you will also have the opportunity to check the website often and see the specials that just can’t wait.

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