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Readers’ Corner

Lee Roddy coming: Sierra Writers are having a fabulous workshop on Saturday and due to some glitches here at The Union we haven’t told you about it yet. Jan Westmore told me that Lee Roddy, a best-selling author who also wrote and developed “The Life and Tales of Grizzley Adams,” (which you will remember if you’re of a certain age) is leading the workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office. The theme of this writing workshop is “Your Life Story the Easy Way.” Please don’t think ‘why would anyone want to hear my life story?’ As someone whose parents passed away long ago, it leaves a big void in your family history if you haven’t somehow gotten those precious stories down on paper. And once you’re gone, you’re gone. I know Vivian Herron was working on a book at the time of her death and I hope for her relatives’ sake it was nearly finished. It will be a painless exercise, too. “I’ve used my experience in writing seven biographies to create a simple system so that even someone who is not a writer can preserve his or her life story,” Roddy said. There is a breakfast and you may register and pay at the door. This sounds like a wonderful thing to do and your family will appreciate it. The cost is $40 for Sierra Writers and $50 for non members. Call Jan for more details at 265-0718.

Loose change: The Pennies for Hospice Drive begins today. You may see Friends of Hospice volunteers outside Longs, Raley’s, Albertsons, both SPD’s and BriarPatch Co-op. They’ll be asking you to donate pennies or any loose change and all money collected will go to Hospice of the Foothills.

T-shirt slogans: Readers send these in from time to time.

• (On the front) 60 is not old (on the back) If you’re a tree

• My mind works like lightning: One brilliant flash and it’s gone

• Cats regard people as warm blooded furniture


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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