Take a break from the news in Washington with a few laughs about cats
Special to the Appeal
After all the “stuff” going on in Washington, D.C. and around the world, we thought you could start off with a good “cat story.”
A friend of ours was sitting in his living room when he heard a big “thunk” on the glass door to the deck. A bird had flown into it and went to “birdie heaven.” His cat, also lazing in the living room, heard the thunk, rolled over and raised his head. He then put his head down for a minute or two, stretched out, rolled over again, and wandered out the cat door. He moseyed down the stairs, then up to the deck, where he picked up the dispatched bird in his teeth, moseying back down the stairs, in through the cat door, and dropped the bird at our friend’s feet. “You lying piece of kitty poop,” our friend told him, “I know what you did.” (well, our friend did not exactly say “kitty poop,” but you get the drift). If the cat coulda smiled, he woulda. Cats rule.
One of the driver’s for an oxygen service in town is a handsome young man who has served two terms in Iraq. He was NOT pleased at the “bailout” in Washington and, as he was talking, the thought came to us that since the money for the bailout was probably borrowed from China, that the next money redesign will have “Made in China” in the small print. Seems logical. You heard it here first.
A lovely lady, Katherine “Kit” Tatro, passed away last week. She was the matriarch of the large Tatro family, and a joy to be around. Our deepest sympathies go out to her loving family. One more “angel” to help us out.
And speaking of angels … the family and friends of Joshua Rogers were waving their American flags on Carson Street on Friday evening, and the Mormon missionaries were waving signs on the corner of Carson and 5th on Thursday that said, “We Are All God’s Children.” If only everyone would remember that. They all appreciate a honk, a smile and a wave. Thanks.
In the sport’s department: Stephanie Brown Trafton, America’s gold medalist in the discus from Galt, Calif., will be in town at Fleet Feet on Oct. 18 to meet people and sign autographs from noon to 2 p.m. (883-3361 for details). She was one of our shining lights in the Olympics. And kudos to the Yerington varsity football team for recognizing that after four injuries in a game a few weeks ago, their varsity didn’t have the manpower to compete in 3A, so they forfeited the rest of the season. The juniors and sophomores will play JV, but the seniors are out of luck. Hey guys, you are winners, no matter what the outcome. Some teams wouldn’t have had the guts or smarts to do what you had to do. Let’s hope that next year will be a better year for you all.
Carolyn wanted to tell Deacon Bob Evans that he was “so darling” when he danced the tango last weekend at “Let’s Dance Carson City” (883-1976 for tickets). Bet he’s been waiting to hear that. Right.
Ken Fraser sent this one from the Internet about baptizing a bear: “A priest, a Pentecostal preacher and a Rabbi got together for coffee, and agreed that preaching to people wasn’t too bad, but that a real challenge would be to preach to a bear. One thing led to another, and they decided they would all go out and find one and meet in a week to discuss their success. The priest came back all bandaged up with his arm in a sling, saying, ‘I found a bear and I tried preaching him catechism, but he would have nothing to do with it, so I threw some holy water on him and he became meek as a lamb. The bishop is coming out next week to give him communion.’ The minister was in worse shape. He was in a wheelchair with his legs in casts, and said, ‘I began to read God’s Holy Word to him. We began to wrestle, but we fell in the river and I baptized him. He, too, became gentle, and we spent the day praising Jesus.’ They both looked at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed in traction with IV’s and monitors running into him. ‘Well,’ he said, ‘looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start.'”
Coming events: Carson’s “Senior Follies” will be reprising their fun show at Gold Hill on Friday night. Call 847-0111 for details. Sol Jibe will be at D’Vine Wine Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (882-7766) … great sounds. Snapshot Day will also be Saturday to monitor the Carson Watershed. Call 687-9454 to help collect data on water quality and stream conditions. And Wild Horse Children’s Theater will hold a workshop on Oct.15 (887-0438) with hypnotist Dan Kimm to help alleviate those “butterflies” before auditioning. Good for every day stuff, too.
OJ’s plan is working. He’s now going to prison where he can REALLY find the killer of his wife and Ron Goldman. Brilliant … and he’s giving up golf to do it. Whatta guy.
‘ Til next week, and enjoy the fall colors.
• Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. They can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.