Warning from a parent: A reader called me with this information, which she witnessed first-hand and reported to police, so I wanted to pass it along as a cautionary tale. Her young son was playing in Pioneer Park with a friend and another boy they met there on Wednesday afternoon. Soon the stranger’s father joined them, and the boy asked if the other kids wanted to see his remote control car in the family’s red van. At this point, the woman who called me was curious about her son’s interaction with the adult, and she and her husband began walking closer to the boys. As they did that, another man, who was standing near the van slightly outside the park, whistled and waved his fingers in the air as if to say “let’s go.” The first man and the boy hustled toward the van, which sped off as soon as they got in. Now, I realize a crime didn’t occur, but this mother is concerned because it seemed the two men were working together and she certainly got the feeling they left in haste because of her. My intention is not to make anyone paranoid, but pass this along to maybe be extra cautious.
Fly problem? This was in the column BWC (Before Whooping Cough) but I’m still getting calls about it. Someone complained that there were a lot of flies around area restaurants. Karen Stone, who works at Trolley Junction, left the following on my voice mail: “I’m so glad to be here (from the Bay Area) that I think the flies are a small price to pay. A lot of us leave our doors and windows open and the flies have an entrance that way.”
Seen at Doctor Gill’s office: Reader Rudy Sieberg (“I’m the only Estonian in Grass Valley!”) copied this from the doctor’s office and brought it in. I almost called 911, until I got to the end.
“I shall seek and find you. I shall take you to bed and control you. I will make you ache, shake and sweat until you grunt and groan. I will make you beg for mercy. I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I leave you. You will be weak for days. All my love, The Flu.” Hee hee!
Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at email@example.com, or by fax at 477-4292.
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