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digest Authors Among Us ON NOVEMBER 28, 2015 BOOKSMART in Morgan Hill hosted a book signing and celebration of Small Business Saturday. Amont the local authors present were: Patti Ansuini — Spirit of the Warhorse, Kitty Silverwings, An Appoloosa Story; Jordan Rosenfeld …fiction works — Woman in Red, Night Oracle, Forged in Grace, and Zebulon Nights: An Anthology of LiveWire Readers; Ian L. Sanders — A Hundred Years of Gilroy Hot Springs: 1860s-1960s - A Visual History of Gilroy Hot Springs and “Magic” Springs with Michael F. Brookman, The Mineral Springs of Santa Clara County, Views of Morgan Hill: Postcards and Images of Morgan Hill, California, More Views of Morgan Hill with Michael F. Brookman; David Thomas — Keepers; and Loretta Wilson —You Take the High Road, A Love Story. Patti Ansuini’s book, Kitty Silverwings, was recognized as an Amazon best seller in 2015, awarded the 2014 Christian Writer’s Award and featured in the Guideposts Magazine. It is a story about the spiritual bond that can form between humans and horses and the power of love in the face of insurmountable challenges. Dareel Dodds, Publisher of Western Horseman recommends this book stating: “If you love horses, or just an inspiring read, you will enjoy this well-written, compelling story of love, courage and dogged determination.” Wreaths Across America ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, several hundred volunteers gathered at Gavilan Hills and St. Mary Cemeteries in Gilroy along with Mt. Hope Cemetery in Morgan Hill to place wreaths on Veterans’ graves. The effort, which began at Arlington National Cemetery in 1995, has grown to over 1,000 cemeteries across the country where more than 700,000 wreaths are laid. In South County, volunteers placed nearly 1,200 wreaths. For more information on how you can be part of this effort next year, contact Mark Turner at the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. Pay it forward…its personal SOME PEOPLE MAKE GENEROUS, but often impersonal 24 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 donations during the holidays. Others make very intimated and personal gestures. Jenn Guajardo, daughter of Milias owner, Ann Zyburra, takes a more personal approach. Jennifer has a relative who, without the continuing help of family and friends, would certainly be homeless. Because of this, she has taken her concern for the homeless to a uniquely personal level; engaging family and friends in donating. Then, a few weeks before Christmas, she gath- ers some friends to pack large festive bags full of toiletries, food and a warm blanket. With overflowing bags, she and friends set off to fin BF'GVW72VRF&V6VfRFV v&W'6w&VWFrB&rgVbvFW0RFW&W7FVBVrVfW"WBV"66F7BW"BC3#cCR"V秖'W'&6vևFF6