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2 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 THE JOURNAL DAVID KERR We humans like to tell stories. Language was one of the first great inventions. We learned to express ourselves through conversation and in the process developed our abilities as storytellers. All of us have stories to tell. Though we've had written language for several thousand years we've never completely allowed it to replace our ability to verbally share a story. Whether it's over coffee with friends, at a cocktail party, talking with the kids, in class, or for one of the best audiences there are, telling stories to the grandchildren. I was fortunate to come from a long line of story tellers. My Grandfather and my Dad were great at it. So was my great-aunt. In fact, when I think of my memories of them their stories Then there are other little Lid- them he was a Union man, and if cluding learning how to make dress- time, and some of the stories are are an important partofwhat defines bits. For instance the time my Aunt they thought that killing his one cow es. Of course, this was all against only interesting when told verbally. my recollection of them. While it's Margaret thought it would be fun to was the way honorable men waged regulations. She stayed aboard for A friend of mines Dad had been in not unusual for tales to be expanded walk across the Potomac River dur- war then they could go ahead and do about a month and was placed in an Civilian Conservation Corps in the as time goes, the ones I heard, were ing one of the few times it froze com- it. Theyleft. I liked that story, orphanage in Hong Kong. No one Northwest and then served in the always believable. This was particu- pletelyback in 1937. It was a danger- My Dad had plenty of stories, but knew what happened to her, but I Army during World War II, asked larly true for my Great Aunt Mary. ous thing to do. Back in those days the ones he seemed to recall the best hope somewhere in Hong Kong there her Dad to record some of his stories. She was the family genealogist and a Washington D.C. was a lot more like were about his time in the Navy in is a 70 something year old lady, who She recently transferred them from stickler for accuracy, a small town and my Aunt got found World War II. One tale that always has vague, but fond memories, of her cassettes to digital. Not everyone is One of my favorite recollections out. Her parents' wrath was severe, touched me was about a night the friends on the Sumner. going to do that either. So, perhaps was my granddad's story of the turn My Great Aunt Mary told me one USS Sumner was docked in Shang- I could go on for a hundred pages, the best advice to keep these stories of the century celebration back in story about my great-grandfather, his hal, China. The crew rescued ayoung These don't even begin to touch the alive is to keep telling them and re- 1899. Even in rural Ohio they had name was Louis, being told by his fa- Chinese orphan who would haveedge of all the family stories there telling them. It's not so hard and even a pretty good party. The family took ther to hide under the bed with his otherwise frozen to death. What's are. But, that's the point. We all have children distracted by IPhones and the train from Centerburg, Ohio, to mother and a neighbor lady (who more, it was the engine room crew them. And the time span they cover, texting, can become captivated by thebig city, Columbus, went to a win- brought along her bottle of corn that took charge of her care. These because tales get told over and over stories about way back when. That's ter carnival, had dinner and watched squeezings along) while his Dad dealt were the toughest men on the ship. again, is immense. We can't all write the nice thing about kids. So, please, the fireworks at midnight. At which with the Confederate raiders outside. Big, strong, and usually in trouble them down. There is not enough tell your stories. point my Granddad had to get used This took place not too far from what once they got ashore. But, with the to writing 19 instead of 18 to desig- is today Martinsburg, West Virginia. ship's corpsman and a thoughtful of- note the year. He stood up to them, unarmed, told ricer, they took good care of her. In- Cou nty news don. I view the to improve and make iff Dempsey's support. The amend- and I strive to be responsive to citizen it easier for Sheriff's Department to ment did not mention the author and inquiries. Greetings everyone, enforce laws thereby increasing the no one is claiming it. We as a board Overall I am proud of our new It is amazing just how quickly time safety of our citizens, have voiced our concerns to our state board and I am excited to assist in ad- can go by. I have been officially in of- Unfortunately, a budget amend- representatives and I am hoping we dressing the needs of our community. rice for two months. I have enjoyed ment was passed by State Senate can resolve this issue. representing the Dahlgren District which would negate our resolution I have and will continue to remain John Jenkins, and look forward to doing so for the despite our unanimous vote and Sher- heavily involved with social media Dahlgren District Supervisor foreseeable future. These past three months have cer- [I tainly been busy. During the first I Chairman.meeting I wasi madeapp°intedthe motiont° ViCeto DELINQUENT KING GEORGE COUNTY REAL ESTATE p start our Board of Supervisors meet- -TO BE SOLD....AT AUCTION] ings at a later time in hopes to better allow citizen attendance. It certainly ~ ~[ makes it easier for me after commut- ing from D.C.! Some may consider it to be contro- versial, but I stepped aside in order to allow for Chris Werle to serve on the Service Authority Board. I believe his experience and education have al- ready been an asset to the board and he will continue to be one. As Ruby Stated during that meeting, we made a promise to further involve citizen participation and this was a small step in that direction. As most of you know it is budget season. We have had several bud- get work sessions and have met with many county departments in order to hear their needs and assess how we can assist them. As a board we voiced our support for Sheriff Dempsey's budget request for four additional police officers and two communications officers. Both positions will go a long way towards keeping our community safe which is a primary concern of mine. I also supported extending water into the Rt. 3/301 corridor which will assist in economic growth. It passed by majority vote. Smart economic growth is vital to the success of our county. Recently, the Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a resolu- tion that would place the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail (DHRT) under the State Park system, specifically Cole- Call Lori at for all your personal Horace A. Revercomb, Jr. Administrative Building King Geoge County Board Room 10459 Courthouse Drive, Suite 105, King George, VA 22485 NOTICE: SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Pursuant to the terms of those certain Decrees of Sale from the Circuit Court of King George County, Virginia, the undersigned Special Commissioner will offer for sale at public auction at the King George County Board Room, King George, Virginia, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11 :OO a.m., subject to the following terms and conditions, the following-described real estate: Parcel 1 (Dowen) 10.1 acres, more or less. east side of Welcome Read; Tax Map 39-28 Parcel 2 (Brown) 2 acres, more or less, corner of Deep Cove Landing and Timber Trail Lane; Tax Map 8-99B Parcel 3 (Culpeper) 5.0012 acres, more or less, Lot 6,Wildlife Springs; Tax Map 17A-1-6 Pamel 4 (Garner)2 acres, more or less, on Dawsons Landing Drive; Tax Map 25-68 Pamel 5 (Hanks) 0.1725 acres, more or less, Improved; 9374 Hickory Lane; Tax Map 24-146A Pamel 6 (Hooker)1.995 acres, more or less, on James Madison Parkway at Salem Church Road; Tax Map 39-24A Parcel 7 (Hooper)Lot 82, Se˘.2, Presidential Lakes, Improved, 10575 Madison Drive; Tax Map 23A-2-82 Parcel 8 (Murray)Lot 72, See. 8, Presidential Lakes, on Truman Drive; Tax Map 23A-8-72 Parcel g (Sayles) 2 acres, more or less, east side of Millbank Road; Tax Map 32-79 Parcel 1 0 (Staples) 1.4 acres, Lot-4, See. 1, Oakland Park Subdivision, Improved, 9154 Fletcher's Chapel Road; Tax Map 21A-1-4 Parcel 7 Parcel 10 ~: All sales are subject to the approval of the Circuit Court. A 10% Buyer's Premium will be added to the highest bid and will become a part of the total sales price on each property. The highest bidder shall deposit ten percent (10%) of the total sales price, by either cash or good check, which sum shall be credited toward the purchase at closing. The balance of the purchase price, in cash or certified funds, shall be deposited with the Clerk, King George Circuit Court. within fifteen (15) days of Court confirmation• TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. All properties will be conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements and covenants of racord, and any rights of persons in possession. Interested parties may go upon the unimproved real estate only for the purpose of making an inspection. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any prior "~vritten or verbal terms of sale. Margaret F. 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Outside the counties of King George and Westmoreland, the rate is $38 per year. T~E JOURNAL (ISSN #87502275) is published weekly by The lournal Press, Inc. Postmaster, send 3579 to: The Journal, Post Office Box 409, King George, Virginia 22485 4 1 8 6 2 3 6 1 7 4 2 8 9 7 8 9 4 35 79 4 1 68 Level: Intermediate 7 25 m 49 62 CLUES ACROSS 1. Satisfaction 4. 18th Hebrew letter 9. Couches 14. Severe 15. Makes comic books 16. Grape 17. Handle perfectly 18. Home of J.R. 20. Everyone has these 22. Linen 23. He owned the Bucks 24. Supported 28. River in Guangdong 29. Exclamation of surprise 30. Nicholas II was one 31. Comic antihero 33. In the back of a mammal's mouth 37. Joe is a famous one 38. Impressionist painter Italo 39. Send forth 41. They_ 42. Not down 43. Computer program 1- 44. Nostrils 46. County in New Mexico 49. Letter of the Greek alphabet 50. Russian river 51. Sorts 55. A feeling (slang) 57. Type genus of the Elopidae 58. Ingesting 60. Paints small things 64. Trouble 65. 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