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Ryan Yeh
Kevin Bau
Heidi Yeh
David Bau
Rachel Bau
Paul Bau

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  August 24, 1998 - Issue 11 - Philadelphia Edition
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Ivy In Philadelphia

Heidi's mother Ivy came to town Thursday to help out when the baby arrives. The first night, since the baby had not yet arrived, the family took advantage of the timing to take Ivy out to Le Colonial, Heidi and David's favorite restaurant. As usual, all enjoyed the food, but Ryan thought, "It's not worth the price!" They brought some red snapper leftovers home for lunch the next day.

But now, several days later, the baby still hasn't come. "No baby yet; I'm really on vacation!" Ivy said. Like the rest of us, she is anxiously awaiting the big event. She has filled up the time reading magazines, watching videos, and treating us all to great homemade food. On the right, she is wrapping some homemade dumplings. And she has been capping off the day each evening with a quick jog around the park at Rittenhouse Square.

Weston's Hunter-Killer

Date     Chpmk Mice    Other 
8-12 1 1 0
8-13 1 2 0
8-14 2 1 0
8-15 3 1 2
8-16 1 1 1
8-17 1 0 1
8-18 0 2 0
8-19 0 0 1
The Chipmunk population of Weston is shinking. Rat traps baited with peanuts have had good hunting results. Results for the first week's trappings are to the right.

The Hunter-Killer is waging a deadly war on these garden pests... rat poison is being put down tunnel entrances. Dead mice have been found in various parts of the yard. There are still plenty of chipmunks to be seen, but far fewer than just a week ago. Nine(9) less chipmunks at our house than a week ago. More than 22 direct kills and an unknown number of others via poison.

The hunt goes on!

Ryan Gets Discount Pants

Fueled by rumors seen in Consumer Reports of stupendous outlet malls and tax-free clothing, Ryan made a trip to outlying Franklin Mills Mall in search of everyday winter wear. The long journey included a plane ride from the Midwest, a train ride from an isolated airport, and two automobile rides, one in a taxi and one in a private vehicle.

Upon arriving, he was further called upon to sprint top-speed through the entire mall (easily several acres to cover), before discovering the Bugle Boys outlet. There, he snagged not one, not two, but three pairs of jeans in various shades for a mere $13 each! In addition he unearthed a pair of $10 khakis, "for semi-formal" occasions. And what sort of occasions might those be? On a more serious note, the track star made a special purchase of a pair of Nike's for half-price at the JCPenney's outlet, the better to advance his athletic prowess.

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In other news
Rachel Occupies New Offices
The Weston Public Schools have a new superintendent, and Rachel has a new office in Case House, central administrative offices for the entire town school system. Her new private digs consist of a small corner office on the second floor with a file room and a bath room. It's got lots of windows and hence, lots of great light and a pretty view.

Furnishing it is another matter. Weston, like most school districts, has no money in the budget for new furniture or decorations. No problemo, senora! Rachel has borrowed from the "Bau Gallery" a carpet, two mounted pictures, a large potted tree, and small plants for her windows. She's taken an old student oak wood desk and had her husband (Paul the "Handy Man") sand down the top and refinish it. She is delighted with her new accommodations.

Y'all come on down and visit her real soon, ya hear!

Winnipesaukee Weekend
This weekend, Paul and Rachel drove Deanna to the Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront cottage of Myrna and Michael Chen to fish and boat and relax. Lake Winnipesaukee is New Hampshire's largest lake and is about a three hour drive north of Boston through some of the most beautiful country side in North America. Winnipesaukee was the setting of the Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn movie "On Golden Pond".

We had a fun Sunday lunch at "Checkers" in Center Harbor, but the highlight of the afternoon was a visit by Myrna and Michael at the cottage.

The fish got to eat plenty of Canadian Crawlers (Paul's bait of choice), but we got to eat zero fish. Oh well, win some, lose some!