Carolyn and Maizie: No complaining if you didn't vote

Ahhh, we see that the prisoners are upset because their typewriters have been taken away. Could that possibly be translated into "Don't Go There In The First Place?" Then, you can have all the typewriters you want. Speaking of prisons ... if they close down the "East 5th Street Hotel," maybe we can go out and see the dinosaur tracks in the courtyard, lobby, foyer, wherever they are. Real "old" Nevada history.

While Carson City didn't experience the voting apathy that the rest of the state did, it bothers us to see that eligible voters pass up the chance to be involved in their very own government. Man, if you don't participate, you deserve everything you get. And don't go complaining about it, if you didn't get to the ballot box. Or move to Libya, or Russia, or Myanmar ... then, see how well you're treated. You still have time to sign up for the general election in November.

The magazine, Budget Travel, had this one in it's current issue about a couple who had stopped near the Cape Point Lighthouse in Africa to photograph baboons. The wife had left the back door of the car open and one jumped in beside her 80-year-old mother. As the husband chased him off, it was apparent his mother-in-law wasn't sure what had happened. She asked who the "strange looking kid" was who just hopped into the car. (Must be from "your" side of the family.)

Part of Airport Road is getting repaved between Carson and Roop, and the city has been good about keeping the dust down when they work on it ... however, on weekends, when they're not working, the dust is blinding if the wind blows. So, we're asking if a water truck could make a few passes over the weekends, too? Just a thought.

The late Tony Savanelli was a great guy (and Carolyn's teacher in high school), so it's nice to see that he's being honored on Saturday by being inducted into the Carson High School Football Hall of Fame, along with Jim Franz, Jim Tatro and Vince Sciarotta. The dinner is open to everyone, and will begin at 6 p.m. at Adele's. It's $30 each, and a good time will be had by all. Congratulations ... and GO SENATORS, and Coach Blair Roman, the new head football coach.

Great good news: Sherry Hester has a new grandson ... Alexander Jonathan Toma, 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Mom and Dad and baby are doing fine in Brussels, Belgium, where they live ... and he just "happens" to be cute. Jackie Maye's son, Jason, was married on 8-08-08 in St. Lucia, on the beach. How hard is that? Deeeelightful. And, Jim Clift, Lynne Heller, and Brian Whalen Sr. are all celebrating birthdays. Congratulations to all.

Fun things to do in Carson: Greenhouse Garden Center is hosting its 5th annual Art in the Greenhouse, featuring local artists, music, food and drink, sold by the CHS Band Boosters. The Blood Mobile will also be there, and anyone who donates will receive 20 percent off up to $100 worth of purchases on that day (882-8600). The Connected Church (the one that arsonists burned several months ago) is asking for donations for families whose children will be starting school next week. They need all kinds of supplies and backpacks. Please help them out by calling Carla at 684-8077 or 781-0664 to see how you can help. They would really appreciate it.

Michelle Schroeder got this off the Internet: "I was testing my Sunday School class to see if they got the concept of Heaven. I asked, 'If I sold my car and house and gave all the money to the church, would I go to Heaven?' 'NO,' the children answered. 'If I cleaned the church every day and mowed the yard, would that get me there?' 'NO,' came the answer. 'If I gave you candy and was kind to animals, would that get me into Heaven?' 'NO,' they yelled, as I burst with pride. 'Well,' I continued, 'then how can I get there?' A five year old boy shouted out ... 'YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!'"

BAC Stage Kids will be performing "School House Rock Live! Jr." at the BAC (883-1976) beginning September 5th. They are terrific, so call and make reservations for it ... one weekend only. The Community Counseling Center will be holding it's 18th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 14 at the Empire Ranch Golf Course. It's limited to 144 players, is $100 per person, and includes prizes, cart, green fees and the barbecue afterward at a private home. Call 882-3945 to help this worthy cause.

We close with a few aphorisms from Ron Saunders (off the Internet): "Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?" Or, "There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity." Yeah, just ask John Edwards. "Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it." And a note from Bill Saurer: "In Nevada, so many seniors are playing the slots, that cherries are being replaced with prunes." Have a great weekend!

- Carol and Maizie can be reached via e-mail at


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