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We know where he’s hiding out

A friend of ours said we hadn’t weighed in on Saddam Hussein as yet. He says, “No one at the Pentagon will listen, but I swear to Allah, he’s hiding in my ex-wife’s basement!” We’ll let you know if he collects the reward … we’ll even become his new best friends …

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And now for Nevada Day, the date on which Nevada was declared a state – October 31, 1864 – or, to all of you who are uninformed, the holiday that the rest of the state is confused about …. “Howcum we’re off today? Who cares? Party on, dude.”

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We liked the old days when you went trick or treating the night before, breakfasted on Eggs McBrewster the next morning (that’s an “in” thing), then went to the parade and football game, and partied ’til you pooped (you know what we mean).

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You should also be in the parade at least once to get the full experience … sometimes gorgeous or hot … sometimes cold with runny noses and shivering … sometimes wet and windy … and guys with mugs of beer asking you for dates, but not remembering the next day (them, not you). Darn those “beer goggles”….

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The three-day weekend is for wimps who can’t take the one-day frolic, and we haven’t seen an increase in the bands or floats for that matter. As for the football game, they now put that on two or three days before the big day. Ratz … We also miss Sadie Grant with her striped stockings … and the politicians are almost as funny as the clowns….

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It’s also our opinion that you shouldn’t move to Carson City on Nevada Day about four o’clock in the afternoon. Coming into town in 1961, all Carolyn saw was the trash and drunks lying in the doorways. “How could you bring us here?” she asked her Mom and Dad. “But, but, but…,” the family replied. Fortunately, they were forgiven the next day, when things returned to normal (thanks to the city cleanup crews) Future Nevada Days, however, remain somewhat blurry after she got into the “spirit” of things.

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And speaking of spirits (how’s that for a lead-in?), it’s also Halloween the same day. Maizie remembers “trick or drinking” (yup, that’s what she said) at the Governor’s Mansion, dressed like a witch, schmoozing with the governor’s wife. Ahhhh, the good old days … Now, you’d think it was for kids….

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Knock, knock, knock …”Trick or Treat,” says a darling 4-year old cowgirl. Santa Claus, who just happened to be in Carson City that night, answered the door saying, “Merry Christmas,” leaving our cowgirl wide-eyed and open-mouthed, and quite puzzled. She got her candy and left.

Knock, knock, knock … the same cowgirl, with her mother this time. “She wanted me to see where Santa lived,” Mom said smilingly.

Knock, knock, knock … guess who again? “I want a dolly, and a choo-choo, and a ….”

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As for “styles” this weekend… On Halloween you are excused, but on Nevada Day ….” Did you look in the mirror?” If you ain’t a parade entry, don’t look like one ….

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By the way, the CHS football game is on the Thursday at 7:30 PM, with the JV and Frosh on Wednesday at 6:30 and 4 p.m. respectively. It’s our opinion you should all start the weekend early, support the Senators, and thrash the Tigers …. Go Carson!

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse have been expressing their opinions on Carson City goings-on for years. Now, they’re in the Nevada Appeal. Send your questions to editor@nevadaappeal.com.