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Readers’ Corner

You know you’re getting old when.. These are the song titles!

• Herman’s Hermits – “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker”

• The Bee Gees – “How Can You Mend a Broken Hip”

• Bobby Darin – “Splish, Splash, I Was Havin’ a Flash”

• Ringo Starr – “I Get By With a Little Help from Depends”

• Roberta Flack – “The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face”

• Johnny Nash – “I Can’t See Clearly Now”

• Paul Simon – “Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver”

• Commodores – “Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom”

• Marvin Gaye – “I Heard it Through the GrapeNuts”

• Procol Harem – “A Whiter Shade of Hair”

• The Temptations – “Papa’s Got a Kidney Stone”

Our community: I’ve been to a number of events lately that make me think – again – about the wonderful place we live in. I went to the Northern Mines Business and Professional Women’s meeting two weeks ago and heard the chair of the Committee on the Status of Women speak – very inspirational, and it was interesting hearing an “insider” talk about Sacramento politics. The BPW has an great tradition: everyone brings books they’ve already read and members can buy them for $1 and the money goes into the group’s coffers. Then last week I went to Rotary’s Centennial Luncheon, an event with all five clubs participating. As I looked around at the crowd at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, I was heartened to see so many familiar faces; all the club members were mingling. We heard a speaker talk about the good things Rotary has accomplished around the world and a lot of our local clubs have made significant contributions both locally and internationally. Finally, last Thursday night I had the honor of helping judge a Lions Club speech contest hosted by the Penn Valley Hi-Grader Lions. Four high school students were in this round of the competition and their speeches on “attitude” were all outstanding – it was hard to be a judge! All those groups were full of happy, dedicated members doing things for our community and I’m reminded again of the special place we live in and our great neighbors.

Buffalo head nickle: This is from the Associated Press: “Stampede! Millions of American buffalo are headed to cash registers near you. Sixty-seven years after the government minted its last buffalo nickel, the symbol of the American West is returning to the 5-cent piece. The United States Mint has shipped 97 million of the new coins to the Federal Reserve’s 12 regional banks, and they will start distributing the coins to local banks on Monday (today). The nickels should start showing up in stores’ change drawers within a couple of weeks.”


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

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