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Thoughts on getting older, sent in by a reader:

• Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20? Do they think no one notices that these things no longer fit around the waist, hips, thighs and bosom?

• The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank, but in reverse. Do they think I actually “believe” the number I see on that dial? Ha! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they’re fooling?

• I’d like to call up someone in authority to report what’s going on – but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy, too: they’ve printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in here.

All Class Reunion: Karen Schmidt Ling, a member of the Nevada Union High School Class of 1969, wants readers to know about the “All Class Reunion” coming up May 27 through 29. Karen says, “We would like to invite any food vendors or concessionaires interested in participating in the event to please contact Linda Andrenacci Campbell at 530-265-5079. Registration forms are available at and click on “Foundation.” We will also have a table at the Home and Garden Show at the Fairgrounds in April for anyone who would like to register or volunteer. We haven’t heard from many of the Nevada City High School alumni and are in need of names. Anyone wishing to submit a high school memory or photo … funny/serious/food fights/sport events, etc. … can e-mail Cathy Whittlesey at or phone at 530-265-2692, even if they can’t attend.”

A Day for Women: It’s Soroptimist International of Grass Valley’s 14th annual “A Day For Women” on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $45, which includes continental breakfast, workshops, speakers, luncheon, fashion show, door prizes. Speakers and topics include: Keynote – Hollie Grimaldi Flores, Newsanchor/Reporter KNCO Newstalk 830 “What Do You Want From Life?” Workshops: I’ve Got Your Number – Defining Personality Types using Enneagrams with Nancy Anderson; Reclaiming Your Sacred Sexual Power – Lisa Schrader; Not So Extreme Home Makeover Tips and Design Elements; Stress Less for a Healthy Heart – Robin Wright Mallory and Debbie Wagner; Keeping Color in Your Garden Year Round – Weiss Brothers; Beautiful Beading – Make Jewelry with Laura Clark of Ben Franklin; Closing Speaker : Barb De Hart Licensed Workshop Facilitator, The Artists Way At Work. There will also be a Fashion Show – provided by La Te Da, Yuba Blue, Aunika, Judi’s of Nevada City, Mill Street Clothing & others. Call 263-4164 for more info.


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

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