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Page 10 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 iii iii i i Ill .- Friends and Fatuity Reminisce -. Grover and Oe Minney Miller family reunite GCHS THEATER STUDENTS HOLD 1000 PAPER CRANES THEY FOLDED AND THEN SENT TO THE PEACE MEMORIAL IN JAPAN: Row I (I-r) Nicole Jenkins, Desi Jones, Lisa Hess, and Brianna Lowther; Row 2, Amanda Miller, Brandy Burkhammer, Annamoriah Tuetl, Sarah Sivard, Whitney Wildman, Morgan Ames; Row 3, Mrs. Judith Meads, Kristen Butcher, Lynn Frederick, Bryan Darby, Jonathan Phillips. World Peace Efforts Worldpeaceeffortshavebeenmade August 4 each year. of Sadako Sasaki and all children who by Gilmer County High School the- Locally, two Glenville State Col- were victims of the atomic bomb. aterstudents, In June recently-retired legestudents, RyokeWakasaand Rie Mrs. Meads says, "A Thousand theaterteacher, JudithMeads, shipped Tsushima, served as cultural advi- Cranes was one of the most challeng- a thousand paper cranes to the Peace sors to the high school students, ex- ing plays I have ever directed. My MemorialParkinHiroshimatohonor plaining Japanese ceremonies and students and I were very concerned all children throughout the world who customers that were part of the play. that we interpret Sadako's tale with are impacted by war with the plea for In addition, they taught the GCHS sensitivity and truth. The drams was peace in the world, students to fold the paper cranes, a extremely challenging for the 26 stu- That came about because last May, Japanese art called origami. Class dents. Their ages ranged from 14 to Gilmer County High School students membersenthusiasticallyjumpedinto 18, with some having past theater in theater class presented four one-act crane folding. For the production of A experience, but over half of the class plays, including A Thousand Cranes Thousand Cranes, some cranes were having no theater training at all. I was by Kathryn SchultzMiller.Thedrams scattered on the stage floorand others very proud that in the end, they ap- is based on the true story of Sadako were sewn together on fishing line to plied what they had been learning in Saski, a child who was stricken with make chains of paper cranes which class about acting and met the chal- radiation poisoning (leukemia) ten were attached to copper poles and lenge. Many audience members were yearsafterthebombingofHiroshima, carried on stage by cast members, emotionally moved to tears and were An ancient Japanese legend says that Following the production, students left with Sadako's to be a part of this if a sick person folds a thousand paper sewed all the cranes together into one world peace effort by sending their cranes, the gods will grant that person long chain, following the Japanese chain of 1000 paper cranes to the a wish, and make her healthy again. In custom of making them into a deco- Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima to Sadako's case, she folded 644 cranes rative rope. decorate Sadako Sasaki's statue. before she died, leaving her friends to Additional information came from In addition to the students pictured, fold the remaining 356 of the 1000 GCHS faculty member, Mrs. Nasia other theater students who were cast cranes. Butcher who shared books aboutmembers in A Thousand Cranes as As a resultofthe efforts of children, Hiroshima, including Sadako Saski's well as made cranes included: Amber the Peace Memorial Park was built in story, with Mrs. Meads and the the- Jones, Travis Caffrey, Dustin Hem, Hiroshima with Sadako's bronze ater students. Mrs. Butcher was cho- Mary Campbell, Natalie Putnam, Sa- statue on top a granite mountain, her sen by the Toyota Corporation as an rahFrame,StevieannLangman,Lizzie outstretched hands holding a golden American teacher-scholar to visit Butcher, Shannon Cole, Melissa e~ne, Children throughout the world Japan, including some of theirMarks, Clayrton Barker, and Becky ha~esentchainsofpapercranestothe schools, to better understand that' Gray. ~ ' ~ " Peace Memorial to decorate Sadako's country's culture. There she saw the statue at the annual celebration on HiroshimaPeace Park, built in honor First Class Graduates from New River School of Practical Nursing Commencement exercises were School ofPractical Nursing Advisory Glenville; Nikki Rae Neff, held recently for the first graduating Board, was the commencement Quinwood; Crystal Gail Pierce, class of the New River Community speaker. Cowen; Vonda Lynn Seymore, and TechnicalCollege School of Prac- Members of the graduating class Summersville; Tersa ann Summers, tical Nursing. include Terri Lynn Bishop, Summersville; Kathryn M. Truss, Graduation ceremonies were held Summerville; John G. Bragg Jr., Grantsville;andCrystalLynnTucker' Saturday July 31 at Nicholas County Summmersville;MelissaAnnBrown,Summersville. High School. A pinning ceremony Cottle; Angel Dawn Collins, Webster The New River Community and also was held as part ofthe ceremony. Springs; Heather Dawn Davis, Technical College School of Practi- Nineteen students completed the Arnoldsburg; Brandy Lynn Evans, cal Nursing is the only practical nurs- one-year program and are eligible to Canvas; Debbie Kay Giles Cowen. ing program in West Virginia to offer pursue licensure through the West Megan Renee Hanshaw, college credit to students. For more Virginia State Board of Examiners Quinwood; Laura Lee Hardway, information about admission to the for licensed Practical Nurses.Cowen; Michael Ross King, practical nursing program, contact CherylClutter, DirectorofNursing Gassaway; Paul Lloyd McMillion, theNewRiverCommunityandTech- at Richwood Area Community Hos- Quinton; Jennifer Lynn Miller,nical Gollege School of Practical pital andchair of the New RiverCTC Rosedale; Kathleen Jo Mollohan, Nursing at (304) 872-1237. By Luanne Conrad, Elyria, Ohio The family of Grover and Oe Minney Miller gathered for their annual reunion on July 3, 2004 at the Flatwoods -. Community Building. "'. Corley and Luanne, two of the four living children of Gr'Over & Oe, were in attendance, Ninety-one-year-old David, who lives in Tempe. AZ, considered the distance and decided not to come. Ninety-four-year-old Gale is doing well with the exception that his back doesn't want him to get out of bed. Several nieces and nephews stopped in his home along Steer Creek to see him and found the visits with him to be delightful. Suc Farley of Jackson, MS, remarked that there has never been a more fun place to visit than Unlce Gale's house. A photograph of the homemade bench that sat at the end of the dining room table of Grover and Oe Minney Miller triggered expressions of many happy memories. Grover made the bench of Castanea (native chestnut) as seating for his younger children. Luanne and Bly were the last of his children to claim it as their place at the table. As time went on, all of the 32 grandchildren had their turn at sitting there as well as some of the great grandchildren. "A homemade bench, for twins an honored seat..." penned Peni Teel in a poem written for her grandparents on their golden wedding day. When meals were no longer served in the home place, Isobel Brady Fields lovingly took the bench to Maryland to care for it. She took it to a furniture shop to have the paint removed and the bench restored. A customer came into the shop and offered a nice sum of money for the bench. "I am sure Isobel will not sell it," said the shopowner. "But if she were willing to sell it, she would sell it only to me!" Grandchildren celebrated family traditions at the re- union through displays and activities. Voices blended as only family voices can in a cappella singing. There was a bit of "pickin" on guitars and some singing by Marvin Miller and Sue Conrad Farley. The woodcarvings had combined wood working skills and musical skills to make the harp that was on display. Pictures of fine furniture made by Andy Brady were on a table marked "Show and Tell." Andy is thinking about retiring from his furniture making, although he has not used up his first hundred business cards. He has always been able to get all the customers he needs by word of mouth. Greg Leighton's proud wife, Patsy (Brady) brought an award winning handmade quilt that Greg had pieced. Greg had chosen Nina Teel Kohn, another family mem- ber and expert quilter, to do the hand quilting on his masterpiece. A most enjoyable part of the reunion was watching the children running about and remembering how much Grover and Oe enjoyed the children. A poem that Grover wrote for grandson Gene contained the line, "If it were not for little men, this world would seem so drear!" The little ones running about the reunion go away with many family images. The children were once asked to draw a valentine for their Aunt Carrie who was in the nursing home. One drew a picture of his Aunt Carrie sitting in a rocking chair at the family reunion. The thought occurred to his Aunt Carrie that this was the only place they had ever seen each othei'. Sharon Burns read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, to the children who attended the 2004 reunion. Allison Miller, the youngest granddaughter of Grover and Oe, did a lot of work in planning and conducting the various reunion activities. She asked Don Norman, the oldest grandchild, to conduct a " noisy" auction for selected items. Other things were sold by silent auction. Items bringing the best price this year were hand painted, potpourri bowl made from a gourd by Isobel Brady Fields and a quilted flower garden throw contributed by Kathy Nau. It was reported that Douglas Eugene Norman was on his way back to lraq for his second tour of duty with the Marines there. There was rejoicing to know that T.J. O'Connor is now safe at home after his service in Iraq. Attending the reunion from Mississippi were Jerry and Sue Farley. From Florida came Stewart, Mary Lou. and Jessica Schlachter along with Jessica's fiance, Greg Townsend. Flying in from Georgia for the day wcrc David, Beccie, Jonathan, Hannah, Timothy and Philip Teel. Also from Georgia were Bobbi, Jessi, Micah, Abbi and Kylie Marshall. Coming from Maryland were Gary and Isobel Fields; Kenny, Kathy, Nicholas and Alex Nau? Driving to the reunion from Kentucky were Michelte Sprierstersbach and her friend, Brett Sorrells. Attendees from Ohio were Don and Nona Norman; Jeremy, Connie, Samantha and Andrew Miller; Brooks and Carolyn Norman, Carl and Luanne Conrad; Todd, Jill, Daniel and Ashley Spriestersbach; Chuck, Monica and Anthony Morrison; Patsy Leighton. Those from West Virginia were Gene and Patty Miller; Yvonne Morrison, Eric Morrison, Marvin and Caroline Miller; Mitch, Kelly, Clint and Jocelyn Evans; Corley and Justine Miller, Sharon Burns, Kathy Phares, Jennifer Phares and friend; Andy, Nellie and Eli Burns; Mary Kay, Nathan and Daniel Miller; Allison Miller, Joe Rice, Rebecca Rice; Wayne and Peni Teel. A grand finale to the good family day was the singing of hymns on the front porch of Gene and Patty Miller. The great view from the porch and the superb hospitality of Gene and Patty make it a special place be together and sing. Clint, Loretta and Matthew Miller of East Liverpool, OH were not able to attend the reunion but were able to join the group on the porch. Only the mirth of the Grover and Oe Miller family could be exhibited at this one day of celebration. The real worth of the family lies in the service given in the Lord's church, the service given in the Armed Forces of our country, and the service given through the great variety of worthwhile vocations that have been chosen by family members. A great family strength has been shown by the way that adversities, common to all families, have been handled through the years. GROVER MILLER DINING TABLE BENCH The 62*d annual reunion of descendants of Conrad and Jane Rutherford Kuhl, was held at the Giimer County Recreation Center on Sun., Aug. 15, with 45 attendees. Of this number, 25 were first time attendees. This is the largest attendance in many years. President Bob Kuhl welcomed everyone to the reunion, and, after a blessing of the food by Bill Kuhl, everyone enjoyed a delicious covered dish dinner. President Kuhl called the business meeting together with a prayer in memory of loved ones deceased this past year. A salute to our veterans, the pledge to the flag and the song "God Bless America" followed. Commendations to our fund raisers, Jean Dunlap and Sandy Turley, for the Kuhl Cookbooks, and Roy and Charles Kuhl for the Kuhl reunion T-shirts. Special gifts were given to those who helped with the reunion. Prizes were given to the most senior lady -- Ava Smith; the most senior gentleman - Johnnie Kuhl; farthest trav- eled - Bob and Chris Morris, Fla.; most recently married - Larry and Shirley Gaston, Wooster, OH; 50'b Anniver- sary - Bob and Phyllis Godfrey, Richwood; 25'h Anniver- sary - Tim and Deena Enoch, Parkersburg; and most family members attending - Bill and Radene Kuhl. The youngest boy and girl were also given gifts. Pictures were taken of all the family descendants. Officers for 2005 will remain the same: Bob Kuhl, Pres.; Mike Miller, V.P.; and Mary Jane Knopf, Secretary. Mark your calender for the 63"~ Annual Kuhl reunion Aug. 21,2005. 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