Past Pages for May 25
130 YEARS AGO
Flower eating: The little son of John Maxwell picked a flower from the fields and put it in his mouth. The flower contained a bee which stung the young boy on the tongue. His tongue was so badly swollen that he nearly choked.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: The new post office is running smoothly, the janitor says he has his hands full keeping the dogs out.
70 YEARS AGO
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Oren Walker are parents of a baby boy born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Reno. Mrs. Walker is the former Miss Margaret Murphy.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Washoe Market – lettuce 10 cents, margarine 4 pounds for 99 cents, oranges, bananas 10 cents a pound, coffee $1.37 per 2-pound can.
20 YEARS AGO
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: To Ann and Gary Dankworth, a daughter; to Debra and Brent Olson of Carson City, a son.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.