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Two lanes on Carson will add to headaches

by Carolyn Tate and Maizie Harris Jesse

Two lanes through downtown, huh? Sorry, we don’t agree. Even with a completed freeway, traffic will remain steady and probably increase on Carson Street. Having only two lanes will lead to a bottleneck, especially if parking is allowed there, too. Developing parking off the main street, with better sidewalks, landscaping and outdoor dining would be a plus, but please don’t add to the congestion and try and funnel many cars into a two- lane street … sort of like trying to squeeze the Pillsbury doughboy into a girdle.

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Supervisor Robin Williamson invites everyone to the Flag Day celebration tomorrow from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Church of Latter-day Saints parking lot by C-Hill to have free hot dogs and sodas to honor our “first responders” … our firemen, police, medical personnel, National Guard, you name them … all those great people who are ready to drop everything and come to our rescue when we need it. Can’t think of a better way to show them our support by showing up and saying, “Thanks.” See you there.

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The Baileys of Dayton sent us some cute jokes: Little Johnny (he gets around) and his family were having dinner at his grandmother’s house, and Johnny began eating immediately before anyone else. “Johnny, wait until we say a prayer,” his mother said. “I don’t have to,” says Johnny. “Of course you do,” his mother insisted. “But, that’s at our house,” Johnny exclaimed, “This is Grandma’s house, and she knows how to cook.” They also sent the one about a farmer going to his doctor complaining about a sore leg. “Doc, I’ve tried all kinds of salves and ointments, and it’s not getting any better.” After examining the farmer, the doctor said, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing I can do. It’s just old age that you’re feeling.” “But, Doc,” the farmer replied, “My other leg doesn’t hurt, and it’s the same age.” How about that? Would any doctor care to comment?

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Congratulations to Virginia Nuzum for being honored by the Kiwanis Club for being named a “distinguished life member and worthy person.” She was thrilled. Also, to Gilbert Coleman, who was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church this week by Bishop Calvo. Lovely accolades to both.

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Model Dairy is celebrating 100 years of doing business in this area tomorrow. We both remember home milk delivery, but Maizie especially remembers the day she went out to get the milk and found only one “torn-apart and empty” carton. Since she was supposed to get two, she called and asked if they had delivered both of them. They assured her they had, so she went out again to look. The dog was looking a bit sheepish at the time, so she knew who had “done in” the first carton, but it wasn’t until she saw some fresh dirt in a mound, and discovered “Saska” had buried the other one for an “afternoon snack,” no doubt.

She called the dairy back and told them what had happened. They were so delighted that they were popular with the animal kingdom that they delivered two more cartons at no cost. The dog, in the meantime, got banished to the back yard when the milkman came around. We wish them 100 more good years.

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The farmers market is back on Wednesdays, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from … we only hope they’ll have plenty of chairs put up to rest on while we decide what to buy.

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Jack Wyatt is “0” this week, having been born last Wednesday at 4:30 in the afternoon. He weighed in at a strapping 8 pounds 4 ounces, and is 21 inches long. Mom and Dad, Christina and Chris, are doing well … happy birthday! Also, to Norma Conway, Ed Jesse, and Rudy and Ryan Schmid (would that be considered a “Schmid load?”) … they are all older than Jack.

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Don’t forget the Taste of Downtown this Saturday (call 883-7654 for information) … it’s great fun and benefits Advocates to End Domestic Violence; the Sertoma All-Star football game at Mackay stadium in Reno this Friday at 7:30 p.m. (six of our CHS players will be playing); and the wonderful Pinkerton Ballet Theatre’s Wine & Tchaikovsky celebration on Thursday, June 22, from 6-9 p.m. at Thunder Canyon Country Club in Washoe Valley. This is their big fundraising event of the year and benefits “The Nutcracker” ballet that we all enjoy after Thanksgiving. Tickets are $45 in advance, or $50 at the door. Please call 882-2916 for details. It will be a delightful evening with wine, hors d’oeuvres, food, desserts and entertainment. A “don’t miss”.

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A wonderful person, Roz Works, passed away last week after a month’s illness. “Rozzie” loved life, her family, her precious grandchildren and her many friends, and it will be hard to envision life without her cheery greetings. She was a chautauquan, portraying Emma Goldman, a singer and actress who appeared in “The Fantasticks,” “Agnes of God,” “Talking With,” and “Bye, Bye Birdie,” to name a few. She was also featured in her daughter’s acclaimed movie about Virginia City’s Red Dog Saloon, and loved working at the Nevada State Museum. Our only consolation is that she was surely greeted by a “PPI in the Sky” group, who, like Roz, had passed away too soon: Paul and Carolyn Opitz, Linda Hall, Dave Ridings, Joan Houghton, Judy Rodarte, George Barton, et al. We will miss her.

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Thanks to Steve Grupe for the nice note … and to Jeff Neidig for saving Maizie’s TV set. And to the two people this week who were upset over our “rat” joke … GET OVER IT … either don’t read the jokes, or substitute Clinton’s name (the “paragon” of virtue) for Bush (the “paragon” of war and linguistics). You always laughed at Bill when he was in office … it’s our turn now.

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And a happy Father’s Day to all the great fathers out there … and if you’re not great, get help.

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