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Fly your flag on Friday to salute all the veterans

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse

Salute all our veterans this Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11 … fly your flag and say thank you to all of them … and remember those who have given their lives, the wounded and the families of those who serve and have served … they need your prayers and support …

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Two more Thanksgiving tips: don’t stuff your bird the night before, unless you’re happy inviting “salmonella” to your table the next day (ooooh, that reminds us of the joke about the two people, Sam and Ella, who opened a restaurant called Sam & Ella’s, and wondered why nobody came … draw groan in here ____) … and if you want a really juicy bird … start it roasting upside-down for an hour to make the juices flow into the breast, then turn it over in the traditional way and finish it up. It will stay moist and delicious …

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Our deepest condolences to Barry Smith and his wife, Jenny, on the recent death of his mother … while death is as much a part of life as birth, it is never the part we look forward to … we are so very sorry …

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Maizie saw both “The Curious Savage” and “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend. Call 883-1976 and 445-4249, respectively, for information on their last two weekends. They were delightful to see, with warm and comfy chuckles in the first, and lovely melodies in the second. You won’t be disappointed … get your reservations now …

Also, make reservations by calling 885-1019 for Mallard’s upcoming wine tasting with appetizers at the Empire Ranch Golf Course on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. $15 per person, and you get fine food and service from Chef Don Rudin, Chris Wyatt, Kettie Surber, Allison Andreasen, and the inimitable bartender/waiter, Rod Wissert (that, and a nickel, ought to get us a glass of water from him) … it’ll be fun …

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Kirk Jesse told us about his friend, “Eddie,” who was riding around Lawler trying to find a place to park … “the football game had already started, so he looked up to heaven and said, “Lord, if you find me a parking space, I will start going to church on Sundays and swear off beer … ” Just then a parking space opened up right in front of the ticket office … “Oh,” says Eddie, “never mind, I found one.”

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Ray “Mr. Entertainment” Hager, formerly the Capital Bureau chief for the Reno Gazette-Journal, and now a host on KRNV-TV’s “Nevada Newsmakers,” last week called Carson City “the most boring town” in the United States. Gee, thanks, Ray … it’s good you moved … we couldn’t stand the excitement …

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Ahhhhh, we see the Reno railroad trench is leaking … “It was expected,” the officials said. Right. And when the “big leak” (the “every twenty year hundred year” flood) comes, will they furnish pontoons for the trains? Just wondering …

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“Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were out camping. After a fine dinner, they went to sleep. Hours later, Holmes woke up and nudged his faithful friend … “Watson, look up in the sky. What do you see?” Watson looked up and replied, “I see millions of stars.” “What does that tell you?” Holmes asked. “It tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. I see Saturn is in Leo and that God is all powerful. Also, we shall have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?”

“Watson, someone has stolen our tent.”

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The Greenhouse Garden Center had a lovely open house last week (complete with lovely harpist, Brenda, and champagne) to showcase all their Christmas goodies. Penny Reynolds’ food prep class from CHS prepared and served the delicious hors d’oeuvres. If you need help decorating your tree for Christmas, or need a one-of-a-kind gift to give, just step into their Christmas fairyland …

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Thanks to Patty Smith for allowing her husband, Peter, to kiss up to us at the Station Grille … we always love it when he does that … and happy “old people’s day” to Michelle Olson and Jason Fuller of Fuller Collision … canes anyone?

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Don’t forget the open house this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. It’s your chance to see their beautiful new facility …

And speaking of doctors (sort of), we’re sure this happened to Dr. Baggett … A gorgeous redhead went into his office a while back and said her body hurts wherever she touches it. “Impossible,” said Dr. B, “show me.” She touched her neck with her finger and screamed. She then touched her elbow and screamed even more loudly. She did this to several other places, and each place hurt more than the last.

Dr. Baggett looked at her and said, “You’re not really a redhead, are you?”

“Why, no,” she replied, “I’m a blonde.”

“I thought so … your finger’s broken.”

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Bravo to Senator Harry Reid for getting the Senate off it’s collective duff and forcing the Intelligence Committee to complete its report on the raison d’etat leading to the war in Iraq (we were never there originally for “Iraqi freedom” … we were supposed to be pursuing bin Ladin in Afghanistan for 9/11 … but some people seem to forget that). It was promised a year ago, and, until now, has been bogged down in a partisan bureaucracy. Way to go, Harry …

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Carson Montessori’s Jim LeSage will be taking his singing students to the Senior Citizen’s Center on November 23rd to sing for the seniors … the kids are very excited … and we know the seniors will love them …

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Remember: “You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing … “

And the Senility Prayer: “Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.”

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