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Enjoying the calm after the political storm

Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse

Well, the election has come and gone. The President-elect faces a myriad of problems, and we wish him well (for our sakes, as well as his). Sen. McCain made a superb concession speech … had he comported himself in that fashion, he might have won the damn thing. Who, in their right mind, would want the job? Scary. The good thing is, we don’t have to listen and see the campaign trash that infested the airways for so long anymore. Let the people lobby Congress and get rid of two year rants (a month would suffice), but, of course, the media factions would not want to lose their bite on the pocketbooks of the PACs and the public. Where’s Utopia when you need it? Congratulations to all who participated (more than 90 percent of eligible voters in Carson City turned out).

The deer are out in force. Carolyn saw about 150 in a herd roaming the Griel Ranch in Washoe Valley, and Maizie had a buck wandering down the street the other morning. They’re beautiful, but watch out for them … they can put a mean dent in your car (not good for the deer, either). And it’s bear watch time, too. One of the waiters at Zephyr Cove went out to throw away the trash and came face to face with a bear in the garbage can. Then he found out the door had locked behind him. He looked like a cat splatted on a window. Fortunately, someone noticed, and let him back in. Phew.

Mike Nunes sent us this off the Internet: “A husband, being unhappy with his wife’s mood swings, bought her a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor her moods. They discovered that when she’s in a good mood, the ring turns green. When she’s in a bad mood, it leaves a big frickin red mark on his forehead. Maybe next time he’ll buy her a diamond. Good thought.”

The Presbyterian Church is getting set for its open house on Friday, Nov. 21. After being under construction for a long time, they now have a beautiful area in which to worship. You are all invited to take a peek from 4-6 p.m. at the corner of W. King and Division streets. Call 882-1032 for additional information (and you CAN stay and pray if you like). How nice for them.

The new Artisan’s Cafe & Gift Shop is now open at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are serving breakfast and lunch and have homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, quiches, danish, bagels and cinnamon rolls, to name a few. Coffee, tea and juices are also available. They’ve done a nice job of remodeling, and have room for entertainment to boot. Drop in and give them a try. You’ll like it.

Are you ready for a story? The name has been changed to protect the guilty. “Someone” (not us) we know brought his truck to town to get six new tires on it. He had to jump the truck to get it going, but made it to Carson in jig time. Then it had to be jumped again, to get it out to the tire store. So far, so good. He went to breakfast with a friend in Dayton, who then brought him back to the tire store. Again, so far, so good. They jumped him again, and he (and the “‘friend” in a separate car) started back to Carson. The friend looked in the rearview mirror and couldn’t see him, so went home thinking he’d taken another route. Wrongo, Jack. The next thing we see is a call from Capital City Loans … “I ran out of gas.” So, another trip out Hwy. 50 E, with gas (from another friend), and, another jump. HA. The truck, and its battery, had gone the way of the dodo bird … zip, nada, zilch, rest in peace. So back again, into town, to call another friend (he’s running out of friends by now, we think), who is NOT home, so can’t help him, but he runs into a former co-worker who graciously offers to help. He starts to say “no,” but the driver says, “yes” and the two of them go out to buy a battery (such a novel idea), and put it in. End of story … the truck now has new tires, a new battery and gas in the tank. And the owner is still alive. And how was YOUR Saturday?

Birthday wishes to Michelle Olson and Bryan Harris. Always older and better. The Great Basin Carolers will be singing carols over the Christmas season, so, if you want some fine Dickensonian carols, please call Leslie Fudge (now that’s sweet … sorry Leslie, couldn’t help it) at 775-852-2429, or go to http://www.greatbasincarolers.com for details, prices and availability. T’would be a great surprise for a Christmas party.

Carolyn says whomsoever left the globs on the streets after paving and didn’t pick them up, should be flogged; and a reader begs the Downtowner Motel to retire their American flag and get a new one … apparently, it’s seen much better days. The DETR/ESD retirement lunch will be Friday at the Nugget buffet at 11:30 a.m. Mention you are a senior to get a $5 discount … yea! And the Boys & Girls Club has a great deal going on … Locke and Betty Ray Lesch have made a $100,000 challenge to the community to raise funds and they will match them. You have until Jan. 15 to help make the match, so see if you can make a donation and help them out. If they raise the funds, the new club can open in June. What a benefit to the community. Call Hal Hansen at 882-8820 for details. And many thanks.

Ken Fraser sent us this Internet gem (works right in with Mike’s joke): “A couple is lying in bed. The man says, ‘I’m going to make you the happiest woman in the world.’ The woman replies, ‘I’ll miss you.'” Tch, tch. Have a great week.

– Carol and Maizie can be reached via e-mail at editor@nevadaappeal.com.