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March 14, 2018

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C-8 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Press-Dispatch OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday THE DEADLINE FOR ALL REAL ESTATE ADS IS 5 P.M. EVERY MONDAY Katiedid vs... by Katiedid Langrock Tree bikini in the Caribbean Thank You e family of Martha Perkins- Byrd would like to thank Heart to Heart Hospice for their wonderful care, plus friends and loved ones for there prayers, visits, calls and food. We will miss her, but as one friend wrote; "...she didn't pass away, ... she passed forward." Peg, B.J., Clion, Renee, Conner, Caden and Elizabeth Martin, Judy and Heather PEACE of MIND Let our 130 years of experience aid you in your selection of a meaningful memorial. SCHUM MONUMENTS, INC. Dale, Indiana 812-937-4921 Local Representative RONALD WOODS 812-789-2009 Thank You e family of Gertrude Gladish would like to thank everyone who helped us through this difficult time. ank you to the EMTs, the ER staff and the nurses on the third floor at Good Samaritan, as well as Good Samaritan Hospice, all of whom were very caring. ank you to Harris Funeral Home, Pastor Leon Pomeroy, Vance Hayes and the ladies who served us lunch. ank you to all who brought food, sent flowers and mementos, cards and offered their condolences. ank you, Amber Manor, for everything you did for Gertie and her family. Sincerely, David, Terry, Sharon and the rest of Nanny G's Family. PAUL FREDERICK BECKER, III Paul Frederick Becker III, 75, of Ayrshire, former- ly of Baltimore County, Md., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at his residence in Ayrshire. He was born on March 16, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., to Paul Frederick Becker, Jr. and Edith (Lewis) Becker, who preceded him in death. He was a retired school teacher for the Baltimore County Board of Education, where he taught science for 40 years and coached boys' soccer and girls' softball. He was an active member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes, and board member for PAWS (Pike An- imal Welfare Shelter) in Pe- tersburg. He is survived by his lov- ing and devoted wife of 52 years, the Rev. Mary Eliz- abeth (Hughes) Becker; a daughter, Susan ( Wayne) Myers, of Arthur; a son, Charles (Debra) Beck- er, of Annandale, Va.; two grandsons, Will (Lily) Aus- tin and Tim Austin; three step-granddaughters, Courtney (Dustin) Viveiros, Kerstain (Seth) Phillips and Joanie (Cody) Slater; and eight step-great-grandchil- dren. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Frederick Becker, IV; and his sister, Gail Becker. A Celebration of Life Ser- vice will be at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. James Episcopal Church, 610 Perry St., in Vincennes. All family and friends are invited. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. EDT on Friday at the church. The family has en- trusted Lamb-Basham Me- morial Chapel for personal assistance. In lieu of flow- ers, donations can be made in memory of Paul Becker to: PAWS, P.O. Box 63, Pe- tersburg, IN 47567 or to the St. James Episcopal Church. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to DARLENE M. "DOLLY" YOUNG Darlene M. "Dolly" Young, 83, entered rest at her home in Oakland City. She was born on April 8,1934, in Independence, Wisc., to Andrew and Eve- lyn Bautch Schultz. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catho- lic Church, a lifetime mem- ber of V.F.W. Post 2174 Aux- iliary Ft. Branch, American Legion Post 256 Auxiliary, Arbor Day Foundation, Dis- abled American Veterans Auxiliary and Fraternal Or- der of Eagles #4288. She is survived by three daughters, Patty (Steve) Clutter, of Lynnville, Jack- ie (Michael) Goldbach, of Princeton, and Sally Young, of Evansville; eight siblings, Richard Schultz, Karen Fes- ter, Sherry Kessner, Kathy Buedel, Nancy Schultz, Mi- chael Schultz, Gene Schul- tz and Diane Schultz; sev- en grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; four broth- ers, David, Robert, Ken- neth and Ronald Schultz; two sisters, Penelope Schul- tz and Sandra Jean Schultz; husband, Hobert Young in 2005; and a great-grandson in 2015. Services were Sunday March 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Alec Hens- ley officiating. Burial was in Williams Cemetery. Visita- tion was from 11 a.m. until services on Sunday at the chapel. Memorial contribution may be given to American Legion Post #256 Auxilia- ry or Fraternal Order of Ea- gles, both in Oakland City. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to DAVID POLLOCK David "Bondo" Pollock, 64, of Princeton, formerly of Petersburg, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his home. He was born October 27, 1953, in Princeton, graduat- ed from Princeton Commu- nity High School in 1971, and then received an associ- ate's degree from Vincennes University in Tool and Die. He enjoyed reading his Bi- ble, riding his Harley and loved his dog "Bear." He was a gifted artist. He is survived by his par- ents, Margaret and Jim Rector, of Princeton; one son, Eric (Sarah) Pollock, of Winslow; two daugh- ters, Amy ( Jay) Riley, of Princeton, and Leah (Nick) Olinger, of Jasper; six grand- children; two sisters, Connie Ulishney and Cheryl Spore, both of Princeton; and sever- al nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Pol- lock. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Colvin Funer- al Home in Princeton, with Pastor Tammy Scheller offi- ciating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mt. Olympus. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Colvin Fu- neral Home for funeral ex- penses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Messages of sympa- thy or lighting a memorial candle may be done at www. MICHAEL A. CAROTA Michael A. Carota, 72, of Huntingburg, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Memorial Hospital emergency room in Jasper. He was born on August 8, 1945, in Monterey, Calif., to Mario and Estelle (Field) Carota, as one of eighteen siblings; and married Wan- da Hatton on December 31, 1999, in Wheatland. He was a Viet Nam vet- eran and worked as a line- man and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Northside Christian Church, American Legion, VFW and Jasper Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Wanda J. Carota; two daugh- ters, Connie (Neil) Ball, of Dubois, and Lisa Elshoff, of Huntingburg; daughter-in- law, Joleen Reed, of Colum- bus, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, James "Jamie" Reed on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, with Ronald Frazier officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail, will follow at Fairmount Ceme- tery in Huntingburg. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the fu- neral home. Memorial con- tributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Condolences may be made at screen, we're watching. Sitting still for long peri- ods of time slows one's cir- culation and metabolism, resulting in sluggishness. At the same time, great T V shows with complicated sto- ry lines and complex char- acters can wear you out emotionally and mental- ly. Excessive T V watching has long been associated with health problems such as obesity and diabetes as well as mental health prob- lems like depression. Cliffhangers, on the oth- er hand, leave us with a heightened sense of excite- ment. If something positive happens afterward, the ex- citement may carry over in- to your real life and make it more intense. Your emotional state at the end of a show is also af- fected by how you felt when you started it up. Research shows that people who tried to forget about their anxie- ties by watching television had a 4 percent increased risk of developing insomnia. This is similar to any addictive behavior, Potter says. If you use something to help you escape from problems you almost always feel worse later. Research shows that the longer you stay in the world of a T V show, the more it influenc- es the way you see the re- al world. A better strate- gy is to use T V as a reward for confronting and dealing with an issue. Want to break the binge addiction? If you are addict- ed to hour-long dramas, watch one episode and then just 20 minutes of the next episode. That will likely re- solve the previous episode's cliffhanger but won't draw you in for the entire hour. The world of Netflix and other streaming services is still relatively new. More research is needed to un- derstand the true effects of binge-watching on phys- ical and mental health. As this behavior continues to be a part of our culture, just remember to exercise some caution once one ep- isode concludes and resist the urge to click that "next" button. This column is contribut- ed by Diane Braun, Project Manager for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit dedi- cated to strengthening youth and families. Youth First provides 39 Master's level social workers to 57 schools in 7 southwestern Indi- ana counties. Over 60,000 youth and families per year are served by Youth First's school social work and af- terschool programs that pre- vent substance abuse, pro- mote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. Continued from page 4 WATCHING "Someone got into some- thing naughty last night," the front desk worker said. "Not naughty," I replied. "Windy." "Funny how no one else's unmentionables wound up in a tree," she said with a wink as she turned on her walkie-talkie and asked a fellow worker to come to my aid. My husband and I just returned from a trip to the Caribbean. We went to cel- ebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and stayed in a most epic treehouse vil- lage paradise. There were no walls to our tree home, just privacy curtains — privacy curtains that flapped violently with each evening's windstorms. It must've been the location of our particular treehouse that caused us to be hit so hard. The intense slumber of a night away from chil- dren was abruptly aban- doned as huge gusts of wind blew the leaves loud- ly and my husband and I jumped out from under the mosquito netting. We ran to gather the clothing we had lying out over the edge of the treehouse be- fore the rain could soak them or the wind could take them. The towels and jeans were saved. My bath- ing suit, however, was tak- en by the wind and landed high in a tree. "Black bikini, por fa- vor," the worker said into the walkie-talkie the next morning. Over the next couple of days, word spread about my naughty undergar- ments. The treehouse re- sort was more gossip-filled than the dancing ring that got Johnny fired and put Baby in a corner. When a second nighttime storm awakened us because a curtain rod had snapped in two, folks at breakfast oohed and aahed. "Someone didn't get much sleep last night," the fellow resort-stayers said with a wink. "See the bags under their eyes? " My husband said, "Those aren't bags. They are bruises from the cur- tains whipping into my face all evening." "Right. It was the cur- tains. Just like it wasn't your wife's underwear in a palm tree yesterday." "It wasn't! " Despite the unsettling sleep, the resort grounds were one of the most ro- mantic places I've ev- er been. You could ride a bike to a secluded beach, bask in an infinity pool and wade into an isolat- ed waterfall. My husband and I swam together in and around the falls, complete- ly alone. I wrapped my legs around him as he held me up in deeper waters and bounced over to the cliffs. It was there that I pointed out to him a cute crab on a rock. It was there that my husband pointed out that the cute crab was actual- ly a huge spider. I leaped backward, causing a slight wardrobe malfunc- tion as I screamed and swam out of the water. The falls, which we had been enjoying completely alone, now had sunbath- ers lying out on the rocks on the banks — sunbath- ers who giggled and asked whether they had startled us from our indecent pleas- ure-seeking. "We were swimming," I said. "You were screaming," a sunbather said. "There was a spider." "I'm not judging you, honey," the sunbather said. "I just hope that's us on our 10th anniversary." Her boyfriend looked up. "Oh, are you the couple with the tree underwear? " The days continued in a daze of relaxation. Sipping from coconuts. Sipping from pineapples. Splash- ing in pools. Floating in the turquoise ocean. Dancing in the evenings. Napping in a wall-less treehouse any hour of the day we chose. And, inevitably, coming in to the dining room 20 min- utes too late to thunder- ous applause. With- out fail, a new cou- ple who had only checked in to the re- sort a few hours pri- or would lean over to the couple clos- est to them. "Why are we ap- plauding? " And they would be told the story of us, the couple cel- ebrating their 10th anni- versary, with the wife who had her underwear fall into a palm tree one day and was caught with her top down the next. "It was a bathing suit! " I would yell. The new couple would look at us with awe. Some- times we'd get a thumbs- up. But usually, the new couple would simply lace their fingers together, ex- cited by the romance that the treehouse resort clear- ly promised. On the last evening at the treehouse, we ne- glected to store all of our clothes in the chest at the foot of the bed, which we had been doing since the bathing suit debacle. That night, the winds howled as we snored. When I awoke, my un- derwear were in a palm tree. Like Katiedid Langrock on Facebook, at http://www. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Savvy IN, LLC conveys to Indyre, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Sarah Ann Livers conveys to Ca- sey D. Nalley, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Donald W. Davis Estate and Nan- cy S. Davis, PR convey to Nancy S. Davis, Joseph D. Davis, Jeffrey R. Davis, Penelope S. Fuhrman and Brian G. Davis, real estate as re- corded in Pike County. Kevin L. Woods conveys to Haley Wilson, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Keith Stanton and Karen Stanton convey to Randy Anders and Nikki Anders, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Ladonna Lennington and Ed- mund H. Lennington, Personal Rep convey to Edmund H. Lennington, Jessica R. Lennington, Jade L. Len- nington and Michelle A. Lenning- ton, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Edmund Hyde Lennington, Trust, Michelle A. Lennington, Jade L. Lennington and Jessica R. Lenning- ton convey to Michelle A. Lenning- ton, Jade L. Lennington and Jessica R. Lennington, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Brian Davis conveys to Jeffrey Da- vis, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Matt Wyland and Matt J. Wyland convey to Matt J. Wyland and Sarah E. 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