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Have a great retirement, Dr. Baggett

by Carolyn DeMar
and Maizie Harris Jesse

Rex Baggett is retiring this week after a wonderful career in medicine that has spanned over 40 years, in spite of having Maizie as a patient.

He will be missed by so many people who love and care about him, including the Ross Clinic at FISH, where he has volunteered the last five years.

Maizie asked him what he would be doing in his retirement and found out that, contrary to the “nice” articles and letters written about him, he will be watching racy movies and drinking hard liquor … now that’s the “Sexy Rexy” she knows (Sheriff Furlong: if Maizie dies tomorrow, you know who to bring in) …

Seriously, we hope he has a great retirement with his wife, Karen, and that they get to do lots of fun and exciting things … All the best, Dr. B, from all of us …

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Trivia question: Who said “What good fortune for governments that people do not think?” Mull that one over, because it’s true … the answer next week will surprise you …

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The Mars rover has gone silent, much to the concern of NASA … Don’t they know that this proves that there is life on Mars? The Martians have turned it off, thus making the statement, “Stay out of our backyard.” It’s so obvious … and you heard it here first … (We are so cutting edge, we can hardly stand it …)

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And speaking of space things, a letter to the editor said they’d like to send Messrs. Bush and Cheney to Mars. Maizie has a lot on Uranus she’ll give them for free …

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Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you haven’t …. At the jazz concert given by the Mile High and Carson High Jazz Bands (great concert and stellar drumming, Dr. A), two ladies were sitting on the aisle when a man asked if the seats beside them were taken. They said “No,” and politely got up to let him in … only he didn’t just sit down, he beckoned those with him to come down, and when the ladies went to sit, the man and his three cohorts had taken up all the space.

They “sort of” crowded in together, but there was definitely not room for all of them, so a lady across the aisle told the two women there was room beside her, and they came over and were seated comfortably. The coup de grace was when one of the interlopers gave them a withering glance that said, “Well, what did you want us to do?” (Write your own answers here ___________)

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Lois Hill told us she left her garage door open, and a young man knocked on her door to tell her so …. When she offered him a reward, he turned her down and said that “a Boy Scout is supposed to do good deeds.” It left her smiling …

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Wendell Huffman and Scott Anderson should be ever indebted to Maizie for not trying out for the witch in the “Wizard of Oz” … she found out that they were going to “fly” in the witch, and had visions of her body soaring through the air, crashing on the house, with Wendell and Scott flying across the scenery holding onto the other end of the rope …

Of course, it would have made WNCC musical comedy history … and they could have been dressed like flying monkeys … “somewhere over the rainbow …”

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So Howard Dean is taking the heat for his impassioned speech to his supporters in Iowa … big deal … to be “presidential,” do you have to look like you have a board up your you- know-what all the time? Inquiring minds want to know …

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Thar’s no pleasin’ nobody … The state is going to build a five-story building next to the Highway Department, cutting off Carolyn’s view of Slide Mountain. Wal-Mart is going to build north of town, cutting off other views as well … so since views are changing all over town, a man we know has suggested that the old hospital be turned into Jethro’s casino and the derrick can change the view there, too …

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Capt. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers, Dr. Seuss … waaaaaaah!

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime residents of Carson City. Contact them by writing to editor@nevadaappeal.com.