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Answers to (almost) all our questions

Boy, did we get reactions from our last column … and answers, too … Kirk Jesse from Las Vegas wrote “Goodbye pupfish, you can’t even eat them anyway,” or “Grilled pupfish sandwich … only $8.95.” (Carolyn thought that was awfully expensive, but then Maizie reminded her that they are rare and on the “endangered species” list … )

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Stuart Posselt from Carson City said we forgot to ask (and rightly so), “. .. why is (Harvey) Whittemore’s close friend Sen. Harry Reid promoting special legislation which would facilitate this project?” (that’s the 50,000 homes/10 new golf courses plan in Las Vegas for the “great unread”) … inquiring minds want to know ….

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The saga continues with John Ternau writing that eyebrows are sunshades; ladies “squat” on floor toilets (not a pretty picture); and that when he returns from “Southwest Asia” (Carolyn says he’s being deployed), he will have the “meaning of life” for us. Thanks, John … come home safely and soon.

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As for Nancy Johnson … she said men have eyebrows to keep the sweat from their eyes, whereas women use them for “decorative and enhancement purposes” … “We pluck them until they’re a skinny line when young, then draw them back in when we get older. .. gives us something to do.”

She also wonders what’s happening to Jethro’s, and says their Web site has not been updated for a very long time ….

So, there you have it … all our questions have been answered ….

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Or, as John Anderson told us the other day … he’s thought every thought that needs to be thought, so we don’t have to think anymore … thank you, John … that’s a load off our minds ….

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The Carson City Senior Center had the grand opening of its new building Thursday with seniors and dignitaries and hoopla and ceremony and prime rib to “see it off” … a great place to meet new friends … or “old” ones, as the case may be (tee hee … go ahead, whack us with a wet noodle, we couldn’t help ourselves … so much for being “politically correct”) ….

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We also met Robin Travis there with her beautiful photographs of western scenes … if you need a gorgeous picture of something “western” to grace your walls … contact her at 775-720-7203 ….

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Ken Fraser of Leavenworth, Kan., sent us some dillies from “church ladies with typewriters … ”

” … a missionary will be speaking tonight … come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa”

“Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you wish to remember.”

More will follow in ensuing weeks … here’s one ’til then … “Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. at the church … please use the large double doors at the side entrance ….” (tch, tch)

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Rhonda Costa-Landers, intrepid Appeal reporter, has been diligently working on a ride for us in the Nevada Day Parade (our “dream”) … so far she’s come up with two churches and a “cat” house … this is not encouraging, Rhonda … please work harder … we were hoping for the Chippendale’s float (as long as we’re “dreaming”) … if they have one … and we hope they do …

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If you overlooked it this week, Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, 80, son of the famous WWII general, died Sunday … he was a hero in his own right, having earned two Distinguished Service Crosses (the second highest award for bravery) and a purple heart in Vietnam … we salute him … and all those who serve and have served ….

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Carolyn is on a tear at SBC … to get a “live” person on the line, she was shifted to India, or the Philippines, where she got a person she could hardly understand … then she got a two-page bill charging her $30 for transferring her phone to her new address … and nobody even had to show up to do it … push a button … $30 … phooey ….

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The new Comstock Casino has opened off Goni Road (the old “Cheers”) and is featuring food by Lefty’s … good hamburgers and other “stuff” … try ’em, you’ll like ’em ….

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And speaking of liking … the waffles at Woody’s are the best in town … with warm syrup, too … and a cute, sassy waitress (Debbie Haffey) to hassle you…

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“Nobody likes us, everybody hates us … think we’ll go eat worms …” We’re still sitting here, forks in hand, waiting for someone to ask us to a

barbecue … waaaaaaaah ….

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