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Phone call from Jethro gets heavy

by Carolyn DeMarand Maizie Harris Jesse

Carolyn’s big thrill a week and a half ago (which we alluded to last week) was to get a personal call from Max Baer Jr. (aka “Jethro Bodine”) … Maizie was having breakfast at the Villa Basque Deli and spotted him a few tables away. Carolyn was home ill, so Maizie asked for an autograph for her. Not only did she get the autograph and a picture … he phoned Carolyn and talked to her for about five minutes … but all Maizie overheard was something about “heavy breathing” and that Carolyn was a “really smart woman” … but Maizie’s sure she heard it all out of context … thanks, Max and Duke, for “bein’ thar fer a sick friend …”

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By the way … if you want to tour the new freeway, call Scott Magruder, NDOT public information officer, at 888-7000. He will see that you get piled into a couple of vans and go to see “whazzup” on the bypass. Tours are held on Thursday mornings … so take a latte and a cinnamon roll, and enjoy the view …

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Tom Strekal wrote a letter to the editor about Extraterrestrial Highway bumper stickers and aliens … we, however, have the inside scoop … he’s only trying to divert attention from himself … nobody asked us, but we think he’s really Alf’s brother …

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WNCC’s “Once Upon A Mattress” will be coming to the Community Center on Friday, Sept. 24 … for information call 445-4249 … the musical is based upon the Princess and the Pea fable … and is delightful for all ages …

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Now, because you need some more “home remedies” … (God bless the Internet) … “If you are choking on an ice cube, don’t panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto! The blockage will be almost instantly removed” … “If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough” … and “Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone to hold them while you chop away … ” You can thank us later …

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Carolyn thinks cell phones with GPS’s in them are a great idea … all kids should have them, then their parents can locate them if they are lost … kids will loooooove that …

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Fun and wonderful news for Cindy McEwan (she and her husband, Craig, own Silver State Fitness) … she just won first prize in her category in the all Natural Olympia body building contest in Las Vegas, which qualified her for the United States team that will compete in the world competition to be held in Las Vegas on Nov. 13 … 37 countries will compete, so it’s quite an honor … gee … maybe we can pump up for next years tourney … yeah, not …

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The Nevada State Railroad Museum held a reception recently to welcome Peter Barton, their new director, and his wife Nancy, and their daughter, Heather … they’ve moved here from Boston, and so far really like it … nice people … just keep a whip handy to keep the steam crew in line …

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Maizie saw Hazel and Mel Woodgate and family dining at the End of the Trail Restaurant in Dayton the other night … Mel says he’s been blind for 13 years, but Hazel reads our column to him every week … way to go, girl … and bless Mel for always thinking we haven’t aged or gained weight … way to go, Mel …

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We saw Mary Morris the other day … she’d like the old (well, maybe middle aged) neighbors from the ’60s to have a reunion up around the Catholic School area sometime … any takers? It’d be fun …

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Does anybody at the Nevada Appeal ever read our column? We notice an absence of calls to tell us we’re going to Monaco … or to tell us we’re riding in the Nevada Day parade … or that we’re going to be paid tremendous sums of money … what’s the holdup?

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If you didn’t read Pastor Pat McConville’s column couple of weeks ago, you missed a great quote that made us laugh out loud … it deserves to be repeated here: “The story is told of Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said. One day during a reception, he decided to try an experiment. To each person who passed down the line and shook his hand, he murmured, “I murdered my grandmother this morning.”

The guests responded with phrases like, “Marvelous! Keep up the good work. We are proud of you. God bless you, sir.” It was not until the end of the line, while greeting the ambassador from Bolivia, that his words were actually heard. Baffled, the ambassador whispered, “I’m sure she had it coming.”

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Retraction: John Eich and Don Quilici wanted to know if we moved Carson Middle School from West King to West Fifth last week … yes, we did … oops … we didn’t ask for directions …

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at editor@nevadaappeal.com.

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