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       By Judith Levy                                    that doubles as a nutcracker, a pair of booties with bells   clearly just what store this treasure came from. You have
                                                         on them so when you walk around you can tinkle along.   no recourse but to trudge back home with this box full of
          The older I get, the                           There are any number of these disastrous gifts that beyond   an excuse for friendship.
       clearer it is to me that gifts                    question come from the Shut Up store. You know as soon      Here’s my advice, don’t let it get your goat. Throw it
       are a very touchy subject.                        as you open the box, you’ve been given a gift so you can’t   away. Please don’t burden anyone else with that miserable
       Many relationships have                           say you didn’t get one, and now shut up!          gift and maybe it will stop making its way around the
       come to a screeching halt                            Some of these gifts are so awful you can’t even give   world. Be kind and give a gift you would love to receive.
       over the lack of or a poorly                      them away. No one wants them. You don’t even know   Take the time to think about the person you’ll be giving this
       chosen gift. Think of the                         someone you dislike enough to give it to. It does give   gift to. Think about their hobbies, their taste in music or
       proverbial fruitcake that has                     you pause to wonder what the giver was thinking when   books and buy them something in that category. If you’re
       made the rounds all over the                      they bought it for you. But perhaps they never bought it   short on cash, bake something, but please not a fruitcake.
       world. Some people swear there’s really only one cake. No   and were just passing it on so you couldn’t say you hadn’t      Have you ever received a gift you just couldn’t believe
       one wants it and it keeps being passed around. There’s also   been given a gift. The Shut Up present usually comes in   anyone in his or her right mind would give? Just shake
       a theory about the Shut Up store. No one seems to know   a plain box so you don’t have any idea where you could   your head and smile. It’s really not important in the long
       where it’s located but everyone is certain at one time or   possibly return it for an exchange and that’s the best you   run. You’ve got bigger fish to fry.
       other they’ve received a gift from this very store.  can hope for. Some people put the Shut Up present in a
          Have you ever opened up a gift and tried to imagine   box from a department store and when you try to return      Judith Levy is the New York Times best-selling author of
       what was going on in this person’s brain for them to ever   it, lo and behold, it was never purchased at that store.   GRANDMOTHER REMEMBERS which has sold over four
       think that you could possibly like or want this awful gift.   In fact the clerk gives you a queer look when she sees   million copies and the mega best seller GRANDFATHER
       A tie that lights up and says New York Yankees, a knife   this merchandise and turns up her nose. You now know   REMEMBERS, published by HarperCollins. 
      Harvey Theobald – Volunteer

      By Arthur Dermer,                                  1995 and purchased a home in Boca Pointe. They loved   He greatly enjoys the games. Dancing and socializing are
      Volunteer – DRMSL                                  living here. Harvey and Lana were happily married for   popular pastimes.
                                                         over 50 years and blessed with a loving family. The      Like the others who volunteer, he finds that giving of
         Twice a week, Harvey                            grandchildren are the love of his life and he regularly   his time and energy helping others is very rewarding. He
      Theobald leaves his home                           visits with them.                                 feels that he gets far more out of working at the hospital
      in the La Paz community                               Harvey is a member of the Club at Boca Pointe and   than he gives. Harvey recommends that anyone with
      within Boca Pointe and                             takes part in many of its activities. He is an avid tennis   four hours a week to give consider volunteering at the
      reports for his volunteer                          player and a member of The Daily Doubles, a group of   hospital. To find out more about volunteering call the
      assignment at Boca Raton                           men and women who socialize and play tennis together.   hospital volunteer office at 955-4098. 
      Regional Hospital. He has
      been a volunteer at the
      hospital for 12 years helping                                   Boca Pointe Community Association, Inc.
      people entering or leaving
      the hospital in need of a wheelchair. He is one of over 50   6909 SW 18th St., Suite A120  A special Thank You to our monthly volunteer contributing writers
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      hospital volunteers from Boca Pointe who give of their   Office (561) 395-7551 Fax (561) 395-5936  Steve Handwerker  Halli Moore  Judy Goldstein
      time to help our community. Earlier this month Harvey      Email:    Arlene Rodman     Harold Katz         Frank Weinstock
      was  honored  by  the  Debbi-Rand  Memorial  Service      Website:    Bob Kronish       Harriet Rubin       Lin Schader
      League, the volunteer arm of the Boca Raton Regional   Access Control                    Mort Mazor        Jack Kulick         Justin Mocha
      Hospital. He was named Volunteer of the Month. He    Operator: (561) 395-3392            Arthur Kravitz    Elaine Rubinson     Barry J. Haberman
                                                                                               Judith Levy
                                                                                                                 Anne Gannon
                                                                                                                                     Peter Sachs
      is one of over 600 others                            Voice mail system: (561) 395-3369   Dr. Ronald J. Meyers  Elyse Weintraub Brown  Steven L. Abrams
      who each week give of                                Website:         Lisa Sileo        Helen Karpel        Rochelle Wilensky
      their time to help others at                         Staff                               Rayna Becker      Hillary Reynolds    Sheila M. Cooperman
      the Hospital. We are very                            Kathleen O’Donovan, General Manager  Lori Deibel      Oris Martin
      proud of Harvey and the                              Lisa Cammaleri, Assistant Manager   George Steinman   Robert Weinroth
      honor he has received.                               Yvonne Rivera, Administrative Assistant
         For 35 years Harvey                               Justin Mocha, Director of Security    The views of the writers of the various articles in this newspaper do not
                                                                                               necessarily reflect the views of the Boca Pointe Community Association.
      owned and operated a                                   Viewpointe of Boca Pointe is the newspaper   The Association nor the individual writers are not responsible for claims
      business forms company                               of Boca Pointe Community Association, Inc.   or promises contained in any advertising material appearing in the
      in New York City. He and                             Please  direct  all  questions,  comments  or   Viewpointe. Such claims and promises are the sole responsibility of the
      his wife Lana, a former                              articles for Viewpointe to lisa.cammaleri@  individual advertiser.
      New York City elementary                   
      school teacher, retired in  Harvey Theobald

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