December 31, 2020
Volume 50 - No. 52
Editor’s Note and Preface:
We’ve all had quite enough of 2020, thank you.
After all the pain and sacrifice we have gone through in this past year we thought to go back to a more quiet, peaceful time, - what we might call, “the good old days.” By R. L. “Pete” Peterson
Saturday morning. Anytown, USA. September 1951. Boys in clean shirts, freshly pressed trousers and The Paper - 760.747.7119
black leather tie shoes that Momma shined last night, hair parted and slicked down with Wild Root Cream Oil, clutching the ten-cent admission fee, a quarter wrapped in a handkerchief and nestled in their front pocket are first in line. They’ll get the premiere seats in the first three rows of the theatre. Boys, Boys, Boys
Next are regular schoolboys, redheaded boys, blonde-haired boys, boys with freckles, boys with eyes filled with wonder, boys who giggle
and boys serious as sin with younger brothers hanging on to older brother’s hand. They clutch the five bread wrappers they need for free admission to today’s event. As the theatre’s opening time creeps closer and closer, the excitement increases by decibels and many a bad guy meets his fate from a quick drawn forefinger and six shots from the imaginary pistol. That’s how their hero does it on the silver screen. At the far end of the line are the hard scrapple kids. Newspaper
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boys. Grocery store delivery boys. Window washers. Bus boys. That freckled-faced kid in the worn blue jeans and yellow tee shirt stained with newspaper ink? That’s me, a death grip on my five precious Sally Anne bread wrappers that allow me to enjoy the festivities free. Bread wrappers I had to go door-to-door to accumulate since 22 cents is way too much to pay for a loaf of bread. True, admission is only a dime, the price of a Roy Rogers comic book, and you can read and re-read that sucker for weeks. Priorities, priorities.
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Fan Letters for the “King of the Cowboys”
Why all the excitement, you ask? Simple. Today, the “King of the Cowboys,” Roy Rogers appears in his latest movie. Yes sir. Right here in Fulton, Missouri, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Bethesda, Maryland, Macon, Georgia and all points in between, an unbelievable treat will occur, Roy and Trigger and Dale, aided by their German shepherd dog, Bullet, and Roy’s grizzled side kick, Gabby Hayes, will chase bad guys over the mesa and through the purple sage. Good triumphs over evil. Popcorn is a dime, Coke a nickel. Days like this built dreams that shape America.
Growing up in the Missouri Ozarks, I worshiped three heroes: Heavyweight champion Joe Louis, baseball’s great, Stan Musial, and that singing, hard-riding, straight shooter, Roy Rogers. And, I wasn’t the only teen-ager to adore Roy. In one month in 1951, he received 78,857 fan letters, an astonishing number when you remember this was before a kid’s every move was dictated by cell phones and the internet existed only in the mind of Jules Verne. A major characteristic of these letters is these boys – and make no mistake, the vast majority of the letter writers were pre-teen boys-
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the Archangel, found him resting on the seventh.
Michael inquired, "Where have you been?"
God smiled and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, “and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance." "Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm confused." God explained, pointing to differ-
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wanted to thank Rogers for his friendship though many added a P.S.: “If it’s not too much trouble could you send me an autographed picture with Trigger and Bullet?”
If the letter writer included his return address, he received a picture of Golden Palomino, Trigger, rearing on his hind legs, with Roy looking right at you, waving. The inscription? “Happy trails to you.”
What made Roy Rogers such a hero among boys of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s? According to Dr. Franz Leopardo of Brown University, who has studied major stars from Shirley Temple to Johnny Depp, Roy’s main appeal was “ . . . his easy manner and authentic ways. His attitude was one of genuine concern for his fans and he spoke to them as if they were the most important part of his life.” That may be true. But in my humble opinion, the fact that Roy had a smart dog, a magnificent horse and a lovely wife who, if she couldn’t cook, could certainly sing, were important considerations as well. How He Got His Name
Born Leonard Franklin Slye, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1911, Rogers appeared in 100 motion pictures. In his autobiography, "Happy Trails: The Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans," he stated his stage name was bestowed on him by executives at Republic Pictures when he became their new singing cowboy replacing Gene Autry, who had
ent parts of Earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things.” God continued pointing to different countries, "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice." Impressed by God's work, Michael then pointed to a land area and asked, "What's that one?"
God replied, "That's Texas, the most glorious place on Earth. There are beautiful trees and gardens, a beautiful river, and days filled with sunshine. The people from Texas are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high-achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things." Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."
God smiled, "I created California. Wait until you see the idiots I've put there." •••• Did you know on the Canary Islands there is not one canary?
moved on to greener pastures. The Rogers surname came from Will Rogers, the beloved western comic and storyteller who had recently died in a plane crash in Alaska. The first name Roy, came from the French word for "king," as in "Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys." Roy said he had no input at all in his renaming decision.
The new Roy Rogers watched movies of Will Rogers and adopted his affable, unassuming style. The result was his films - mostly Westerns – often appearing opposite his wife, “Queen of the West,” Dale Evans - were a big hit from the very first. Amazingly, his career spanned sixty-three years. During that time, Rogers also recorded twenty-seven best-selling albums, (he played 5 instruments including the clarinet, saxophone and piano), and toured with several musical groups, the most famous being Sons of the Pioneers. Roger’s recording “Tumbling Tumble Weeds” first marketed in 1934, sells thousands of CD’s today, though Roy died in 1998, at age 87. Another of his songs, “Cool Water,” recently received a big boost when it was featured in a Coen Brothers movie “The Ballard of Buster Scruggs.” Roy’s iconic tune, “Happy Trails” was written by Dale Evans, and is an evergreen hit. Career and Personal Challenges
Rogers, like many other celebs,
Same thing with the Virgin Islands. Not one canary there either. •••• My weight is perfect. I just happen to be 11’ too short. •••• Aphorisms:? A short, pointed sentence that expresses a wise or clever observation: 1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow. 2. Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail. 3. If you don't have a sense of humor you probably don't have any sense at all. 4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs. 5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water. 6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night? 7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without. 8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks? 9. Stroke a cat and you will have a permanent job. 10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car. 11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity. 12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong num-
received scathing criticism from religious leaders in his march to stardom. Why? When he and Dale Evans married, she became his third wife; Roy her fourth husband. (Unthinkable in the eyes of many Christians at the time and a blatant sin for such professed believers as Roy and Dale.) Roy’s first marriage to Lucile Ascolese, ended in divorce after their daughter died in childbirth. Roy’s second wife, Arlene Wilkens, died shortly after a difficult labor and birth of daughter Robin Elizabeth, who passed within days of heart failure. Roy’s response to these travails? “If there were no valleys of sadness and death, we could never really appreciate the sunshine of happiness on the mountain top.”
During WWII, Rogers also came under fire for wearing American flag-inspired shirts and Necker chiefs at rodeos and personal appearances - the first big name star to do so. The VFW and American Legion suggested his movies be boycotted since, “. . . he fails to give the sacred American flag the respect it deserves.” (I side with the VFW on this one. I strongly agree. The American Flag should not be trivialized by turning it into clothing - tennis shoes, boots, underwear, pants, caps. I also realize the fox has left the hen house on
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ber at 4 a.m –For example, it could be the right number. 13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning. 14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap. 15. Be careful about reading the fine print - there's no way you're going to like it. 16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket. 17. Do you realize that, in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old men and women running around with tattoos? 18. Money can't buy happiness but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Ford. 19. After 80, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you're probably dead. 20. Always be yourself because the people who matter don't mind and the ones who mind don't matter. 21. Life isn't tied with a bow but it's still a gift.
And REMEMBER...."MANY POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS SHOULD BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON." •••• TODAY'S SURVIVAL TIP Next time you are too drunk to drive, Walk to the nearest pizza shop, Place an order, And when they go to
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Vista Soroptimists to Host Walkathon to Fight Human Trafficking Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland invites the public to sign up now for their “30 Miles in 30 Days to Fight Human Trafficking” Virtual Walkathon. The Walkathon will begin January 1, 2021, and end on January 30. Participants can register online at soroptimistvista.org. January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and similar events are being held throughout the county. The Walkathon will benefit two local non-profits active in the fight against human trafficking: Alabaster Jar’s Grace House, a safe house for trafficking victims, and North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE, a human trafficking prevention and intervention program.
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this issue, and the defacing of our flag will continue, often done in the name of patriotism.) How to Handle Criticism
Be that as it may, Rogers responded to this criticism in a novel way. He sang and recorded the National Anthem at the American Livestock Show in Kansas City, putting that rendition and six other songs in a record with the proceeds generated going to an America veteran’s organization. As they say, all publicity is good publicity.
According to an interview in the St. Louis Star-Times that ran in July 1948, Rogers never dreamed of being a movie star. He truly felt his calling was to be a doctor. In his early days in Hollywood, he often ‘pitched’ a movie idea where he played a country doctor who ministered to Native Americans, ranchers and pioneers. Alas, no studio was willing to take a gamble on his script. Being a Hollywood cowboy came natural for Rogers according to a 1946 interview for radio station, KFI in Los Angeles. “I am who I am,” he said. “There is no acting involved. I’m a cowboy who likes to sing. They didn’t have to teach me to ride a horse, either. I was practically born on one. I’ve been riding since I was three.”
“We’re asking supporters locally and nationwide to pledge online to walk, run or bike a total of 30 miles in January, and to donate $1 per mile or whatever they can afford. They can also choose to just donate without walking” said Jackie Huyck, the Vista club’s Director of Public Awareness. Participants can pledge individually, join an existing team, or form their own team. “We usually hold a Human Trafficking Awareness Walk in January but COVID-19 has made this impossible, so we decided to try a Walkathon,” said Huyck. “People can get in shape, at their own time and place, while helping a worthy cause at the same time.”
In addition to the Walkathon, the club will be hosting a free Human Trafficking Awareness Zoom Webinar on January 30, 2021, at 1pm, with guest speakers Monica Dean, anchor/reporter for NBC7 News San Diego and Jaimee Johnson, trafficking survivor. Dean will talk about STOLEN, a sevenepisode documentary about the sex trafficking and exploitation of chilAnd the guitar?
“I can’t remember when I didn’t carry one around so I could pick out tunes when the mood struck. And singing has always been easy. I just open my mouth and let my voice out.” Born November 5, 1911, in addition to his many movies, Rogers also hosted popular radio and television shows, the most famous being the aptly named, The Roy Rogers Show, which ran from 1951 through 1957 on NBC; in 1961 it was picked up by CBS and ran until 1964. Roy’s Sidekicks
The movies that contributed to his fame and fortune traditionally featured Roy’s relationship with his sidekicks – usually a bedraggled Western comic with a funny voice ala Smiley Burnette, or Andy Devine. After George “Gabby” Hayes and Pat Brady appeared in a string of Rogers’ films they became famous the world over, since Roy’s films were distributed worldwide. (They were particularly popular in Japan, Italy and Great Britain.)
A standard of a Rogers movie was for the sidekick to provide important information about the movie’s plot, highlighting the action to follow and alerting the viewer to its conflicts, giving the viewer a glimpse of their hero’s down to earth style and personality. Of equal importance was the sidekick’s abili-
dren in San Diego County. The documentary debuted in August, after a year-long investigation by Dean and NBC7’s Investigative Producer Tom Jones. It can be viewed online at https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/investigations/documentary-seriesstolen/2378624/ We're also on Facebook: Please LIKE our Facebook Page! Oceanside Boys & Girls Club Suspending Winter Break Meal Program - Due to many other community resources providing free food to youth, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) will suspend our Emergency Food Program over the winter break. We are so thankful that the community is providing several other youth meal resources. Please see info below for other free, curbside meals for youth available in Oceanside.
Vista Community Clinic/Project Reach: Two pick-up locations available are Balderrama Rec. Center, 709 San Diego Street and Libby Lake Community Center, 4700 N.River Road, both in Oceanside; January 4-January 8th; 12pm1:30pm.
City of Oceanside/O'side Kitchen Collaborative: Available Tuesdays and Thursdays thru January 12th: Three pick-up locations/times are John Landes Park, 11am-11:30am, 4215 Lewis Street; Crown Heights Resource Center, 12pm-12:30pm, 1210 Division Street; and Melba
ty to suggest at just the right time, “Let’s have a song from Roy.”
Rogers migrated to California in 1930, when he was 18. At first he was overwhelmed by the number of cars and people on the street. In a 1954 Hollywood Reporter interview, he‘s quoted as follows, “At first when I’d go out and see all those cars zooming by and people almost running to get where they were going, I’d sweat and get sick to my stomach.” But, Roy quickly overcame his anxiety and soon joined such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and later, his own group, the International Cowboys. Sons of The Pioneers
In 1934 he and Bob Nolan, formed the highly successful Sons of the Pioneers. With that group Rogers was known as Leonard Slye, and later, Dick Weston. The Sons first big break came in the western, Rhythm on the Range (1936), starring the old crooner himself, Bing “America’s and Crosby, Loudmouth,” Martha Raye. In an ironic twist, Rogers next movie role was as a bandit opposite Gene Autry, “The Singing Cowboy,” in The Old Corral. In 1937 Rogers left Sons of The Pioneers to hit the trail alone. His first starring film came in 1938, Under Western Stars.
While Cincinnati is listed as Roger’s birthplace, the town of Portsmouth, Ohio, vigorously
Bishop Recreation Center, 1pm1:30pm, 5306 N. River Road; all three in Oceanside.
The Oceanside Boys & Girls Clubs will resume free, curbside pick-up for youth under 18 on Monday, January 11th. Meals will be available Monday-Friday from 1212:30pm beginning January 11th. Call the Oceanside Boys & Girls Club at 760.433.8920 if you have questions. Good News for San Diego Habitat for Humanity - This just in! Thanks to one of our generous supporters, all gifts made4 through December 31 will be doubled, up to $10,000. That means your Holiday gift will go twice as far for local families searching for the stability and self-reliance that a home of their own provides. To those who have already given, thank you so much for your generosity!
This year has presented a unique set of challenges, and the need for safe, affordable housing has only become more urgent. Yet we are determined to keep building homes, unifying our communities, and spreading hope for all in this critical time. But our efforts are only as strong as our local communities, leaders, volunteers, and supporters. With you, we can create a better world - because we will build it together. With your holiday gift of $50, $100, or $250 you will build the founda-
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claims him as native to their city. Their small museum contains mementoes of Rogers’ career as well as hoofprints of Trigger and handprints of Roy and his son, Dusty, in the sidewalk just out the front door. Each year on Roy Rogers Day, as long as he was able, Roy or Dusty, or both, were present at this celebration. One thing is for certain. In a Roy Rogers film, you got what you came to see. Bad guys were captured and turned over to a grateful sheriff, after of course, Roy shot the gun out of the main crook’s hand. Villains in his films were easily identified – character actor Roy Barcoff, often played this role – the nefarious individual was a bank robber, rustler, bully or stagecoach robber wearing a black hat, a sneer and with a motley gang of crooks as followers. The plot was pretty standard, with some version of Roy chasing the gang over hill and plains on fastrunning Trigger - rescuing Dale from a run-away stage or rushing river were just diversions - and always, Roy brought the dastardly crooks to justice then joined Dale for a Western song. What could be better than that? Message of Good Citizenship
Usually, particularly in his comic books, Roy delivered a message at the end of each story: Be good to
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The Paper Escondido Man Killed Inside Apartment
On 12-22-20 at approximately 7:01 p.m., the Escondido Communications Center received a 911 call from a female resident of an apartment at 660 N. Quince St stating that her roommate was deceased. Officers arrived at the apartment and discovered an adult male subject inside of the apartment. He was unresponsive with obvious signs of trauma. He was pronounced deceased at the apartment. His identity is currently being withheld pending family notifications. The woman who had called 911 was present at the apartment. Officers determined that she lived at the apartment with the deceased man. They have been involved in a dating relationship and she had been recently arrested for domestic abuse charges. She was out on bond after being booked into jail on that previous case.
The woman was identified as Shelley Reaves (52) of Escondido. She was arrested for murder and booked into the Vista Detention Facility. The events surrounding the homicide and any potential motives are currently under investigation. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Escondido Police Department or the anonymous number listed below. Please follow the police department
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via Facebook at www.facebook.com/EscondidoPoli ce and Twitter and Instagram (@EscondidoPolice). Text EscondidoPD to 888777 for community alerts from Nixle. To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at (760) 743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. Carlsbad Teenage Murder Suspect Identified:
A Carlsbad teenage boy facing murder charges for the killing of Lisa Thorborg appeared in a juvenile courtroom on Dec. 22 in downtown San Diego. Judge Richard Monroy ruled the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office presented enough evidence to move the case forward, while the suspect, Haloa Beaudet, 17, was not released.
The next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 25.
Beaudet is accused of stabbing Carlsbad resident Lisa Thorborg, 68, twice in the neck on Nov. 23 in Hosp Grove Park. Carlsbad police arrested Beaudet on Dec. 14, several days after he was questioned about Thorborg’s murder. Someone noticed her and said something nice about how pretty she is. She probably hasn't had anyone tell her how pretty she is for some time.
Sometimes, she's not all that pretty. But she loves to hear that, to someone, she is pretty. I reckon we all want to believe we're pretty . . . at least a little bit.
Man About Town This Pretty World
And, if you think about it, every woman is pretty. You just have to sometimes look a bit harder to really see the prettiness.
The smiles I get sure are pretty. And, usually, the gentleman smiles as well.
I have developed a new technique He's probably glad to be in the comfor meeting people. pany of such a pretty lady. It seems to work well and, so far, I have not gotten punched in the nose. So far, it works. No punches in the nose by irate husbands or significant When we are out dining I will pick others. out one or two elderly women who On Being Rescued . . . are either dining alone or with a gentleman whom I assume is her Rescued dogs living the good life: husband. I walk up to the table, bend down and say, "We have taken a poll and the vote was unanimous. We've decided you are the prettiest girl in the restaurant."
This past Christmas Day we journeyed over to Encinitas to visit our youngest son, Kenny, and our 9year-old granddaughter, Alex.
Kenny lives in a gorgeous four-bedroom home in a classy neighborhood. The rent on this castle is Invariably, her eyes light up and she $6000 per month; Kenny pays 1/3rd thanks me or gushes forth with girl- and the guy from whom he rents ish comments. She's young again. pays 2/3rd. The home is worth every That's all.
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Debby Kirkwood, Beaudet’s attorney, said her client was not a threat and presented Beaudet’s grandmother Christie Hernandez and great uncle Ray Bercini as character witnesses. Hernandez said Beaudet came to live with her and her husband in September after moving from Oregon where Beaudet’s mother lives.
She said he is a loving, caring, easygoing teenager with a sense of humor and affectionate personality with a love of the outdoors. Bercini, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective, also said he had no fears about overseeing Beaudet if he were released. “There have been no issues of violence and he’s followed the rules,” Hernandez said of the living situation.
However, Deputy District Attorney Helen Kim painted a different picture, noting Beaudet was suspended “multiple times” for fighting at school in Oregon. Prior to moving to Oregon, Beaudet lived in Hawaii with his maternal grandmother, who sent him to a boarding school. Kim said Beaudet twice ran away from the school, although Hernandez said her grandson enrolled in the school to earn his diploma early with hopes of joining the military. When Beaudet moved to Carlsbad, he enrolled in an online home penny. (I'm guessing the home is probably in the $2.5 to 3 million price range).
While visiting, out comes Leonard . . . a beautiful rescued dog that is part Lab, part Corgi and part Pittie. Sweetest, most gentle dog you'd ever want to meet . . . and a lover. He jumps right up on the couch and not only allows you to pet him but almost begs/demands that you do. And, if you rub his belly you have just gained a friend for life. Leonard was adopted from the Labs and More Shelter in San Diego. He's a gorgeous dog and it's fun to pet him and know that he is enjoying the attention. If you are willing and have the time, Leonard would let you pet his tummy all afternoon. Then out comes Isobel. Isobel is very friendly but very shy. There's a reason.
Isobel was part of a litter of six pups and all five of the other pups were rescued by different rescuers . . . leaving Isobel all alone. For two months.
Then Patrick, the renter of the castle, came calling . . . learned of Isobel's loneliness and her having been all alone for two months while her brothers and sisters had all been adopted . . . and Patrick, bless his heart, adopted her on the spot! She is still recovering from the trauma of her loneliness and
school, Hernandez said. He was to live with the Hernandez’s for six months, at which time the family would re-evaluate the situation.
Kim said Beaudet’s mother was looking to move him back to Oregon and was researching how to transfer schools. “On Dec. 10, he fled from police,” Kim said, Kim objecting to his release due to the nature of the allegations. Kirkwood said Beaudet typically ran or exercised on the same trail in Hosp Grove Park and it doesn’t make sense he would consistently return to the scene of the crime.
Carlsbad police detective Josh Bubins detailed how police arrested Beaudet roughly three weeks after the murder. Bubins said police found Beaudet’s DNA on Thorborg’s shorts and also on a pair of flip-flops found at the scene.
Kirkwood said the DNA could have come from Thorborg sitting on a nearby log, which her client may have sat. Kirkwood said investigators were reaching their conclusion the DNA was definitive proof Beaudet killed Thorborg.
Bubins said cameras also showed Beaudet running away from the scene 15 minutes after the murder occurred, which police believe was at 11:10 a.m. feelings of having been abandoned, though. That's why she's still a bit shy. A bit of coaxing and talking gently to her, however, and she will approach you and let you pet her . . and the look of gratitude in her eyes will melt your heart. Isobel was rescued/adopted from the Helen Woodward Shelter.
And that is why this Christmas Day was so special for me . . . seeing two magnificent and absolutely happy dogs in a beautiful home.
As I saw and petted these two gorgeous animals I thought . . . "just think! They are both living the life of luxury in an absolutely gorgeous home, with lots and lots of affection. They are happy. What if they had not been adopted? They would have likely spent months or years in the shelters . . . clean, well maintained, but still a shelter . . . a shelter, no matter how nicely maintained, is never as nice as being in a loving home . . well fed, well loved, and the object of affection and attention." (Both shelters from which they each were adopted are "no-kill" shelters so they would not have been euthanized. That's not always the case. Sadly, there are shelters where if an animal is not adopted within 14-21 days they are routinely euthanized . . . which is a more pleasant way to say "killed." Their time is up so they have to be "put down." I hate even the thought of a healthy animal being eutha-
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your neighbors, respect your elders, study hard in school and give every one you meet a fair shake regardless of their race or national origin. A solid message that shaped a nation. Roy made a guest appearance on Wonder Woman in 1977, that reflected his real life. In the episode, he plays a westerner who has adopted several children. (In reality, Roy and Dale adopted seven children.) Roy's conservative beliefs showed at this time. He insisted to the show's producers that Wonder Woman star, Lynda Carter wear more clothing than the "bathing suit" type of costume she normally wore. Roy’s protest prevailed. Carter donned a sleeved solid red top and white chino pants for scenes with Rogers. In his long career, Roy received many awards, among them his induction, along with Dale, into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1976; this institution honored him again in 1995, as a founding member of Sons of the Pioneers. 1995. Rogers was also awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1752 Vine Street; for Radio at 1733 Vine Street; and for Television at 1620 Vine Street Over 50 Million People Watched Him
It comes as no surprise that he was a strong advocate of gun ownership and appeared in TV commercials sponsored by the National Rifle Association opposing a proposed ban outlawing certain types of guns in California. In his later years, he had financial difficulties due to real estate investments that didn’t work out, and Dale Evans often paid his bills.
Rogers became a bit of a curmudgeon as well. “When I die,” he said, “just skin me out and put me up on old Trigger and I'll be happy.” He also expressed his dislike of a certain California Law: “Another thing that burns me up is that California voted in capital punishment and the politicians haven't electrocuted anyone yet.’
One last reminder about the width and depth of Rogers’ popularity. Over 50 million people attended his movies, listened to his radio show or watched him on TV. Not bad for a western cowboy who wanted to be a country doctor. •••• For better or worse, Orvon Gene Autry ushered in the ‘singing cowboy’ rage of the 30s and 40s. According to many authorities, he’s the greatest western star of all time, earning the designation of "America's Favorite Cowboy" and “The Singing Cowboy,” in 1931. After graduating from Ravia (Oklahoma) High School, Autry worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad. Always curious and a good student,
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he became intrigued by the speed and range of the telegraph and quickly learned the dots and dashes needed to become a licensed telegrapher. He often took his guitar to work with him and playing tunes in the railroad depot for his own amusement. One day Will Rogers, the rope-twirling Western comic and storyteller, heard him. Following his advice, Autry travelled to New York to test his talent there. He was unsuccessful, not for lack of talent, but because of lack of exposure.
Gene returned to Texas and began his career singing on a local radio station in 1928. He was a busy boy after that. Within 3 years he had his own show and turned out his first recordings. Three years later he was in Hollywood, debuting in Ken Maynard's movie, In Old Santa Fe; he starred in a 13-part serial the following year for Mascot Pictures, The Phantom Empire. The next year Autry signed on with Republic Pictures and began making westerns. His movies were churned out quickly, and the alert viewer often saw moving automobiles, airplanes and other modern conveniences in his screen shots. Autry’s audience could care less about such distractions and his picture shows often grossed ten times their average $50,000 production costs.
World War II came along and ever the patriot, Autry enlisted in the Army. He became a flight officer for the Air Transport Command, serving from 1942 to 1946. After his discharge Gene returned to the movies, this time with Columbia Pictures, and finally with his own company, Flying A Productions. In the 1950s, he produced his own TV series, The Gene Autry Show which was followed by The Adventures of Champion, and Annie Oakley. During his career, Autry wrote over 200 songs. A savvy businessman, he retired from acting in the early 1960s and became a multi-millionaire from his investments in hotels, real estate and radio and TV stations. He also owned the California Angels, professional baseball team. “I was a light-hitting second baseman when I played on town teams in Texas,” Autry said, “but no one loved the game more than I did.” Those who dismiss him as a simple cowboy, would do well to check his credentials. He was a serious composer/songwriter penning, and in some cases, singing such classics as "Back in the Saddle Again” and "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine". He won the National Parents-Teachers Film Award for the movies and television programs he produced. He joined ASCAP in 1939 and composed and recorded such hits as, "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Be Honest With Me", "Tears on My Pillow", "Dixie Cannonball", "Good OldFashioned Hoedown", "You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven", and
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old and live at the Springer Home for the Aged.
"Yeah," says the duck. "Get this guy off my butt! •••• I was deeply impressed by memo concerning the dyslexic sinner who sold his soul to Santa. It reminded me of the dyslexic agnostic who lay awake at night wondering if there was a dog. •••• As a child, these were a few of my favorite Carol lyrics:
The other day her radio fell off the night stand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. Her distress over the broken radio touched me and I knew this was God's way of answering my prayers.
deliver it, Catch a ride home with them. •••• This guy walks into a psychiatrist's office with a duck on his head. "May I help you?" politely inquires the the psychiatrist.
Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly; We three kings of porridge and tar; He's makin a list, chicken and rice; You'll go down in Listerine; Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay. •••• Holiday Warning.....Please, take care of yourself. A recent joint study conducted by the Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that 23% of traffic accidents are alcohol related.
This means that the remaining 77% are caused by jerks who drink bottled water, Starbucks, soda, juice, energy drinks, and junk like that. Therefore, beware of those who do not drink alcohol. They cause three times as many accidents.
This message is sent to you by someone who worries about your safety. •••• I'm going to retire and live off my savings.
What I'll do on the second day, I have no idea... •••• You can tell a lot about a woman just by her hands. If she's holding a gun, for example, she's probably angry. •••• I don't really like to write my plans down on a daily planner.
Sure as hell, some fancy pants lawyer is going to start throwing the word "premeditated" around in some court room. •••• An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit to all humankind ... especially if you are familiar with the elderly. Forward to anyone you know who might need a lift today. Dear Lincoln Elementary,
God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent Senior Citizens luncheon. I am 84 years
All of my family has passed away. I am all alone now and it's nice to know that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for your kindness to an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.
She asked if she could listen to mine, and I told her to go straight to hell. Thank you for that opportunity. Sincerely, Agnes
The Holidays are Here!
Twas the night before Christmas at Rock Away Rest, and all of us seniors were looking our best. Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry; Our punchbowl held prune juice plus three drops of sherry.
A bed sock was taped to each walker, in hope That Santa would bring us soft candy and soap. We surely were lucky to be there with friends, Secure in this residence and in our Depends. Our grandkids had sent us some Christmassy crafts, Like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts. The dental assistant had borrowed our teeth, And from them she'd crafted a holiday wreath.
The bedpans, so shiny, all stood in a row Reflecting our candle's magnificent glow. Our supper so festive (the joy wouldn't stop) Was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top. Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and great, Then puree of fruitcake was spooned on each plate. The social director then had us play games, Like "Where Are You Living?" and "What Are Your Names?" Old Grandfather Cooper was feeling his oats Proclaiming that reindeer were nothing but goats.
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The Good Old Days . . . Cont. from Page 5
"I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine."
His song, "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine" sold over 500,000 copies in its first release and Autry is the first artist in history to earn a gold record, and the first to sell a 1,000,000 copies of a recorded song. He accomplished that feat with the afore mentioned, "SilverHaired Daddy." His concerts were well-attended - he was the first artist ever to sell out Madison Square Garden.
His iconic song, "Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer" is the second highest selling Christmas song of all time, having sold over 30 million copies. In 1940, Autry was the 4th highest grossing box office attraction in Hollywood, according to Theater Exhibitors of America, after Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable, and Spencer Tracy.
His music success translated into success in other fields. In 1948, Dell Publishing printed over 1,000,000 Gene Autry Comic Books. Autry was also voted Number 49 on CMT's 50 Greatest Men of Country Music. He also had 2 songs on CMT's 100 Greatest Songs Of Country, and in the year 2000, at the turn of the century, both “Rudolph” and “Silver-Haired Daddy” were named to the Top Songs of the Twentieth Century list. Golden West Broadcasting.
In November 1963, Autry purchased KTLA Radio for his Golden West Broadcasters, for $12 million and merged the station with his other broadcasting properties, including KMPC radio and KTLA Channel 5. Autry’s programming was heavy on western-themed programs: The Gene Autry Show, Bonanza, The Big Valley. Later on, he added Kung Fu, Wonder Woman and Starsky & Hutch. When he died, his broadcasting companies were estimated to be worth $400 Million dollars. The California Angels
When he became owner of a major league baseball team, Autry was more than a figure head. He often donned a uniform (Number 26 – as in the 26th player on a 25-player roster) and fielded ground balls during batting practice. Until his death, he was Vice President of the American League. Autry became a compromise owner of the rights to place a team in California in 1961, after his application for broadcasting rights was approved. He showed his familiarity with baseball history by naming his team the Angels. They played their first season at Chavez Ravine – home of the Dodgers - before Autry negotiated an agreement to build a stadium in the City of Anaheim. Their inaugural year, the Angels drew over 1.4 million, leading the American League in attendance. The Angels won their first American League West Division
championship in 1979 under manager Jim Fregosi, a former Angel shortstop, but never won the World Series while “The Cowboy” was alive - a nickname lovingly bestowed on Autry, “He knew his baseball,” said Fergosi. “And he never interfered in baseball operations.” At the start of the 1999 season, his number was retired; Autry died of cancer the year before. Success In Many Fields
How many men do you know who have had a town named for them? In Autry’s case, the town is in Oklahoma, Gene Autry, Oklahoma. Each year they host a festival to proudly celebrate their name and the hero they named the city for. Autry has 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for Recording, Movies, Television, Radio, and Live Theater. He died of cancer in Los Angeles, California in 1998. He once stated, "I'm not a good actor, a good rider, or a particularly good singer, but they seem to like what I do, so I'll keep on doing it as long as they want."
His interests in authentic western memorabilia resulted in the Gene Autry Cowboy Museum which is near Disneyland in Anaheim. The gasoline company he started and still exists, Flying A, takes its name from his interest in flying and the letter of his last name. He published his autobiography, "Back in the Saddle Again," in 1978. In his movies, Gene’s sensibilities show. He never once hit anyone smaller than himself, he never abused animals, (he always treated his horse Champion as gold), he was kind to children and dogs, and showed great respect for women often removing his hat when speaking to them- and always, always, the good guys won and of course he closed every show with a song.
Along with Roy Rogers, Gene Autry helped define the culture of an America starting in the 1930s. True, Autry was a singing cowboy, but to many, he was much more - a kindly, yet stern and fair, SilverHaired Daddy.
R. L. “Pete” Peterson is a regular contributor to The Paper with a number of cover stories to his credit. He also mentored a Writer’s Group aat the Escondido Public Library for five years.
December 31, 2020
Helping the Helpers
The holiday season is traditionally a time of giving. It’s also appropriate at this time of the year to support organizations in our area that reach out to help those in need. Locally, many organizations are available to provide assistance, but these groups depend on all of us for their support, especially during the current pandemic.
These organizations include Western Eagle Foundation of Temecula, which assists people throughout Southern California with food, clothing and personal items, and Community Mission of Hope, which also provides food for those in need. Charity for Charity, my 2018 “Non-Profit of the Year,” fulfills wishes for individuals with life-threatening illness or traumatic injuries. Fallbrook charities include the Angel Society, funded through the Angel Thrift Shop downtown, which has provided over $4 million in charitable grants since 1978, along with the Fallbrook Food Pantry, which makes approximately 25,000 home visits and distributes about 1 million pounds of food each year. And don’t forget groups like Interfaith Community Services and the Wounded Warriors food pantry, helping to provide food and other vital services throughout the region. On the Healthcare front, noteworthy organizations include Neighborhood Healthcare of Escondido, my 2017 “Non-Profit of the Year,” serving over
76,000 people annually, and Palomar Health foundation, which provides support to the Palomar Health District, including help in obtaining badly needed PPE for healthcare workers caring for COVID patients. And with homelessness on the rise, Solutions for Change has stepped up to serve homeless families throughout the North County region.
These are just a very few of the local organizations that make a huge difference every day. They deserve our respect, our thanks, our support and our prayers in their daily quest to make a difference in the lives of thousands. Assemblymember Marie Waldron, REscondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
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5th District Supervisor
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I think we all are looking forward to the new year. While we have had a hectic 2020, one that we will never forget, I’m starting to look ahead. My theme for 2021 is, “Back to Basics.” I’ll explain a bit more about what I mean in next week’s article, but I think we need to focus on safe communities, quality roads and infrastructure, addressing homelessness, mental health and addiction for families and those who can’t help themselves. While I’ll talk about these issues in more detail in the coming weeks, I want to reach out to our constituents and ask, what can I do better? I will be meeting with my staff in the coming weeks, talking about our goals for 2021. Topics will include what services we can provide, what projects we can get built, what can we improve on?
So, I ask those same questions to you. Whether you live in the cities of District 5, like Carlsbad and Oceanside, or the unincorporated areas of Fallbrook and Valley Center, what would you like to see done? As I hope you know by now, I encourage you to reach out to my office. My email is Jim.Desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov and our office phone number is 619-531-5555. Maybe you have a road that needs improvement, or piece of land you would love to see turned into a park? Whatever it is, reach out and let us know!
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Man About Town Cont. from Page 4
nized. So unfair! That animal that is being killed could give some family or individual years of total love and dedication, laughter, joy and happiness. But, no, they have to "put the dog down.")
Please, if you are considering a dog becoming part of your family, consider rescuing one from a reliable Shelter. Rancho Coastal Humane Society is one of my favorites . . . the Escondido and Oceanside Campus of the San Diego Humane Society is another excellent source. If you have questions, drop me a note and I'll put you in touch with several excellent rescue shelters . . . some of which specialize in specific breeds. Somewhere, there's a loving dog waiting to become part of you, your life, and your family! Meanwhile, my goal for 2021 is to figure out how to persuade Patrick to rescue and adopt me. I would love to live in his mansion! •••• And so here we are, the final “Man About Town” column for 2020.
Thanks to all of our loyal readers who check in here every week to follow the ramblings of an old grey haired fella who has more than his share of memories and observations to share with readers of The Paper. Evelyon Madison and I have embraced this weekly effort as a labor of love . . . se sure don’t do this for the money. It gives us a chance to share with you the things we think just might be important for you to know . . .or to share a whim or two.
We’ve been doing this since March of 1998 and while any normal, logical thinker would suggest it might be time for us to hang it up, it turns out we actually enjoy what we do. Why would we want to retire and give up much of what we enjoy? (I am likely speaking more for myself than Evelyn . . . she is tired and would probably smile for weeks if she were to learn that I had sold The Paper or decided to retire. She works way too long and hard . . . but that’s her nature. She has to be busy doing something productive. I can guarantee if we did retire and/or put the paper to bed she would be happy for a week or two . .. then, knowing Evelyn, she’d find something else to volunteer for. She’s the busiest volunteer I’ve ever known. She’d wind up just as busy as she is now with The Paper. The poor girl can’t help herself.)
In any event, Evelyn and I want to wish you and all those you care about a much happier 2021. This past year has been a miserable one, for the most part . . . with the occasional, very occasional, bright spot that helped us get through it all. Consider yourself one of those bright spots. We enjoy hanging around with you. Happy New Year!
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Chuckles Cont. from Page 5
Our resident wand'rer was tied to her chair, In hopes that at bedtime she still would be there.
Security lights on the new fallen snow Made outdoors seem noon to the old folks below.
Then out on the porch there arose quite a clatter (But we are so deaf that it just didn't matter). A strange little fellow flew in through the door, Then tripped on the sill and fell flat on the floor. ‘Twas just our director, all togged out in red. He jiggled and chuckled and patted each head. We knew from the way that he strutted and jived Our social security cheques had arrived.
We sang (how we sang) in our monotone croak, ‘Til the clock tinkled out its soft eight-p.m. stroke. And soon we were snuggling deep in our beds. While nurses distributed nocturnal meds. And so ends our Christmas at RockAway Rest. ‘fore long you'll be with us, We wish you the best! He's My Brother . . .
Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?' 'Eight', the boy replied.
The man continued, 'Do you know what these are used for?'
The boy replied, 'Not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four." "Oh, really?" the replied with a grin.
"Yes." the boy said. "We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do none of those." •••• Husband: “I want you to have this bracelet, it belonged to my grandmother.” Wife: “Why does it say ‘do not resuscitate? •••• Before you criticize somebody, walk a mile in their shoes. That way if you piss them off they're a mile
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Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
The ‘Battle of the Bulge’ Massacres of 1944-45
During World War II, it is the general misconception the Dec. 17, 1944, POW murders was a single event. The so-called “massacre” of 86 unarmed U.S. troops at the Baugnez crossroads near Malmedy, Belgium by German Waffen SS troops was not a single event – it was far from it. T h e Malmedy massacre was a w a r crime committed by members of a panzer (tank) unit led by Col. Joachim P e i p e r. The incident took place at
Colonel Joachim Peiper
the Baugnez crossroads near the village of Malmedy during the infamous Battle of the Bulge, the last great German-Allied forces clash of World War II. At the crossroads, 120 American soldiers were forced to surrender, assembled in a field and shot with machine guns. Those still alive were killed by close-range shots to the head, a few escaped into the nearby woods. But there were 12 other “massacre” incidents.
The “Malmedy Massacre” is a period of time between Dec. 17-21, 1944, applying generally to a series of murders committed by the same German SS panzer unit. A total of 13 separate murder incidents near Malmedy saw a total of 373 unarmed American troops and 111 Belgium civilians gunned down. All had been captured, disarmed, stood up and gunned down by machine-gun fire at the order of Col. Joachim Peiper, leader of the unit. Adolf Hitler had ordered this lastditch battle to be carried out with brutality in order to frighten U.S. troops.
The Germans ran into unexpected resistance from the Americans. For instance, a single platoon of 22 U.S. soldiers held up a full battalion of about 500 German paratroopers in the village of Lanzerath, Belgium for nearly an entire day. The Germans finally captured the small American unit when they ran low on ammunition. Only one American was killed, while 14 were wounded: German casualties totaled 92. At 4:30 a.m., on Dec. 17, the SS troops headed west capturing Honsfeld where the Germans captured a small fuel depot. Peiper’s force killed another 59 unarmed American POWs and one civilian. Around noon on Dec. 17, 1944, the treachery began when the Germans
approached the Baugnez crossroads, two miles southeast of Malmedy. An American convoy of about 30 vehicles, mainly elements of an artillery observation unit, arrived at the crossroads where it had been ordered to join the U.S. 7th Armored Division. Peiper's unit spotted the American convoy and immobilized the first and last vehicles of the column, forcing it to stop. Armed with only rifles and other small arms, the Americans readily surrendered to the heavily armed German tank force. The German troops assembled the U.S. prisoners in a field along with other prisoners captured earlier in the day. Many of the survivors testified about 120 troops were standing in the field when the SS troops opened fire with machine guns.
When the shooting began, the POWs panicked and started running, but most were shot where they stood. Some pretended to be dead, but SS troops shot any who appeared to be alive. A few ran to a café at the Baugnez crossroads, but SS soldiers set fire to the building and shot anyone trying to escape.
Victims of the Malmedy Massacre
Later, a few survivors emerged from hiding and returned to nearby U.S. held Malmedy. The survivors’ stories were consistent and corroborated each other. By late evening of Dec. 17, rumors the enemy was killing prisoners had reached the forward American divisions. In retaliation, one U.S. Army unit was issued orders that, "No SS troops or paratroopers will be taken prisoner but will be shot on sight.” It is unclear whether that order was ever carried out.
At the Baugnez crossroads Army troops photographed the frozen, snowcovered bodies where they lay, and then removed them from the scene for identification and detailed post mortem examinations. More massacres of POWs were reported in the Belgium villages of Stavelot, Cheneux, La Gleize, and Stoumont. On Dec. 19, German forces killed some 100 Belgian civilians. More killings of POWs occurred on Dec. 31, that were personally ordered by Peiper. To this day, in all, the number of POWs and civilians massacred by Peiper and his troops is estimated to be between 538 and 749. In 1946, the Dachau "Malmedy massacre” trial concerned all of the war crimes attributed to Colonel Peiper during the Battle of the Bulge. The highest-ranking defendant was 6th army commander Gen. Sepp Dietrich. Peiper and his accompanying defendants were tried with more than 70 receiving 43 death sentences (none of which were ever carried out) and 22 life sentences. Eight other men were sentenced to shorter prison terms. By the early fifties, all had been freed. It’s been 75 years since the massacre. U.S. Army Private Harold Billow, now 97 years old (this year of 2020), is believed to be the last survivor of those infamous murders.
Peiper was killed in France in 1976, age 61.
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Avoid Tapping Into 401(k) Early
If youâ€™ve been contributing for many years to your 401(k) or similar retirement plan, it may be your largest pool of money. So, if you are facing a financial need, you may think about tapping into your account. After all, itâ€™s your money â€“ why not use it? But touching your 401(k) before you retire may not be a good idea, as it can lead to some unwanted consequences.
First, taking funds out of your 401(k) now could increase the risk of running out of money during retirement, which could last for decades.
Also, withdrawals taken from your 401(k) before age 59Â˝ may be taxed as ordinary income and are generally subject to a 10% penalty for early withdrawal, although there are some exceptions. And a sizable taxable withdrawal from your 401(k) could bump you into a higher tax bracket.
Therefore, if you are facing a financial crunch, you may want to explore some options before tapping into your 401(k). For starters, see if you can cut your expenses where possible and explore financial assistance programs that service providers, such as utility companies, might offer.
Also, if you have an emergency fund, now may be the time to use it. For most folks, itâ€™s a good idea to keep three to six monthsâ€™ worth of living expenses in such a fund, with the money kept in a liquid, low-risk account. But even smaller amounts can help in a financial crunch.
You might also find another source of cash in your taxable investment accounts. Any uninvested cash in these accounts is an easy place to start.You might also look at selling investments to free up some cash. However, before making this decision, you may want to consult with a financial professional to discuss the pros and cons. Another cash-generating option is a 401(k) loan, assuming your plan permits such loans. Unlike a direct withdrawal, a 401(k) loan is not taxable if it's repaid on time. (If it isnâ€™t, you could also incur penalties.) And, although the loan may have some fees, the interest on it will be paid to your account, rather than to a bank. However, you won't earn
investment returns on the loan balance, because you canâ€™t use this money to invest. And if you leave your job before youâ€™ve fully repaid the loan, youâ€™ll likely have to come up with the remaining balance quickly.
You could also consider using your credit cards to generate cash, but these types of loans or advances can be quite costly. Instead, you may want to look at other possibilities, such as a home equity loan, the cash value of a life insurance policy, the â€œmarginâ€? on your investment accounts or a personal loan. Again, you should talk to a financial professional to discuss the tradeoffs of
taking out these loans and to develop a payoff strategy, if you decide to use any of them. Your 401(k) is a long-term investment designed to meet a long-term goal: your retirement. So, if you think you might require these funds before retirement, explore all alternatives first to find the right decision for your needs. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC
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Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 3
tion for a stable, healthy future for families all across San Diego County. Because we all deserve the chance to thrive and flourish. We all deserve a place to truly call home. Join us today to ensure that everyone has access to a safe decent home and a brighter future. San Diego Habitat for Humanity, 8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, CA 92111; phone 619.283.4663 or visit sandiegohabitat.org. Re-run of special event in 2020: Many of you said you missed this article with picture when it ran in November, so I am re-running it again - just for you!
Woman's Club of Escondido Celebrates 110th Anniversary On November 2nd The Woman's Club of Escondido celebrated the 110th Anniversary of the organization of the club here in Escondido. The club was organized on November 10, 1910, by a small group of women, headed by Mrs. A. W. Wohlford, who got together to discuss starting a woman's club for the improvement and cultural growth of all women. They agreed it should be open to all women and by their influence help those less fortunate than themselves. The Club started with 15 members. Soon they started wanting their own clubhouse. In 1917, the husband of one of the members donated a lot on Lime Street (now Broadway) to the club and this started there journey
The Appraiser’s Corner The Telephone
Have you ever wondered about how people communicated before there was a telephone? To say the least, it was very awkward and cumbersome to try to reach people, even in the next town. Peoples’ lives were either less stressful or more frustrating, possibly even both.
In the time of the Revolutionary War, political leaders would send a representative (a gopher in today’s lingo) to a tavern to listen in to conversations. The representative’s responsibility was to “go sip” some ale while he was eavesdropping on conversations around the room. The person would try to get a feel as to the feelings of the leaders of the day. As you may have guessed, “go sip” evolved in to the common word today “gossip”. All that eventually changed as technology began affecting lives. One such invention was that of the telephone.
In the 1870s, two inventors, Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell independently designed devices that had the ability to transmit speech electronically. The telephone was about to be born. Both Gray and Graham rushed to get their designs to the patent office. Graham was declared the winner, and is recognized as the inventor of the tele-
of having their own clubhouse.
At that time, women did not have the right to vote nor could they borrow money from the banks. With about 50 members they started raising money, and construction began on the clubhouse the last week of 1917. They watched the 30x50 building rise; it had a stage, kitchen, dressing room at one end and would accommodate 225 people. The cost of all this was the total sum of $1,730.00, and they furnished it. On March 17, 1918, they held their first club meeting there. They were well on their way. phone. A legal battle ensued between Gray and Graham, but there was no changing the result. Graham’s designs were a direct result of his attempts to improve the telegraph, which, like the telephone is a wire-boxed electrical system. The telegraph had been a means of communication for thirty years, but was limited to receiving and sending one message at a time. Bell’s knowledge of the nature of sound, and his understanding of music, enabled him to think of the possibility of transmitting sound messages over the same wire at the same time. Graham believed that several notes would be sent simultaneously along the same wire if the notes or signals differed in pitch. Antique Kellogg Hand Crank Wall Phone, Wood Value: $500
Graham’s young partner was none other than Thomas Watson. Watson would later be a star in his own right, as he founded what is now IBM. By June 1875 Graham and Watson had proven that different tones would vary the strength of an electric current in a wire. On June 2,
We were honored to have Escondido Mayor Paul "Mac" McNamara in attendance at the Anniversary event and he presented a Proclamation to the Club from the City of Escondido. Also in attendance was Consuelo Martinez, Vice Mayor. A Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Office of Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District, was also presented to the Club. We heard also from some of the organizations we have supported: Christiann Stewart of the Escondido Boys & Girls Club,
Varinda Missett from Interfaith Community Services and Denise Litreal from the Salvation Army. After the program we had a wonderful catered lunch from Red Tail Catering.
1875, while Alexander Graham Bell was experimenting with his device call the “harmonic telegraph” discovered he could hear sounds over a wire. The sound he heard was that of a clock spring. He perfected his device, and March 10, 1876 is considered the “birth of the telephone”. Speaking through his instrument to his assistant Thomas Watson in the next room, he uttered the famous words “Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you”.
phone is, the more it is worth. An Ericsson wooden candlestick telephone from 1895 sold at auction for $7500.
The telephone was in, the telegraph was out.
And collectors are enamored by vintage telephones. Of course, it also increases the value of an item if it was the personal property of a celebrity. For example, how about the personal phone of the “Duke”, or as he is commonly known, John Wayne? Well, it so happened that a Wayneowned phone was auctioned in 2011, and was sold for nearly $6000. It would have been pretty cool if it came with an answering machine with his voice leaving a message, but that was not the case. Anyway, it still is a neat item, especially for any John Wayne fan. Another item that was auctioned in 2014 for almost $4000 was a boxed telephone that Elvis Presley gave as a gift to a close friend.
However, collectors have also been attracted to the swanky candlestick telephones. Naturally, the older the
The Anniversary was a special day to recognize, congratulate and give a toast to the women who made the Club a reality, and for the many thousands of members since then that have continued the club through the years. Also, it was a
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Collectors also covet the vintage toll 50-cent pay station telephone. The ones made around 1900 are very rare and can be sold for thousands of dollars. Such was the case in a 2011 auction where a 1901 pay station Western Electric phone went for $17,000.
Try telling your teenage children that even in the mid-1950s it was common to have “party lines” where multiple families had to use the same telephone line. The blank stares on their faces will be priceless.
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lain and pastor, with denied access to retirement homes, hospital, and other care facilities, as well as being unable to conduct funerals and perform weddings. I have been surprised as to how fast all of this has happened, not only in my life, but the entire world.
Pastor Richard Huls (Retired) SURPRISES
Two Thousand Twenty was a year of surprises. First, there was the virus and the various reactions to it – the denials, warnings, severity, deaths, and casual responses, and how long it has plagued us. Also, what a surprise it has been in the rapid development of a vaccine, not only one but more. Second would be the Presidential election. With all the fanfare, threats, and charges of a fraudulent vote, it was a surprise to see the results, as well as claims of it being one of the most regulated elections in the history of the nation. Then there is the stock market performance with its highest numbers yet. What a surprise. Yet, there are the surprises of financial disasters with job losses, business closures, evictions, wide spread poverty, and an uncertain future. I have been surprised, too, as a chap-
What will surprise me in 2021? I hope to be surprised with a greater outpouring of charity, concern, creativity, and appreciation for those who are dedicated to the welfare of others, who give of their time, talent, and resources and even their lives. I would like to be surprised by seeing a greater sense of humility in recognizing our frailty, weaknesses, limitations, and need to be aware of the dangers in life, such as possible disasters like the virus. And I would like to be surprised that those who profess a belief in God and the Christian Life to have a greater commitment of faith and trust in a caring loving God for strength, wisdom, and provision for all humanity in overcoming despair, anxiety, worry, fear, and pessimism by being examples of that belief. Pastor Huls
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It brings people together. We can be together even if we are not in proximity. Our family will gather from three locations via Zoom to catch up with each other’s lives, tell stories, and open presents. It won’t be like other years, but it will be Christmas.
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Pastor Tom Fry (Retired) Church of the Nazarene The Essential Christmas
A lot of new words are popping up in conversations during the Pandemic (there’s one of them). Another is “essential.”
It describes what someone has decided we really need. What we cannot do without. It’s in the news, on TV, in the paper, and across the internet. There are Essential Workers. Essential Businesses. Essential Activities.
Of course, there are lots of opinions, even arguments, about who or what is genuinely essential. And my “essential” may not be your “essential.”
One thing is certain. Christmas is Essential. For lots of reasons.
It brings rest to a weary world. Even though there is a lot to do to make Christmas happen, there is a sense of rest about Christmas. One line in “O Holy Night” says, “A thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices.” Our world is weary this year, perhaps more weary than ever before. And we need to rest, if just for a few hours, from our weariness. It brings the world back to God. That’s the whole purpose of Christmas. As the angel told Joseph, “You shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.” Another line from “O Holy Night” says, “Long lay the world in sin and error pining.” Without Christmas, we would still be in sin and error, without hope, “pining,” longing, for rest from our weariness. Christmas. We really need it, especially this year. We cannot do without it. Christmas is essential.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
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Visit the Library, Virtually! Readers, let’s celebrate!
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Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara Greetings Escondido,
Toonight is New Years Eve and so it’s the time of year for resolutions. I usually don’t make resolutions, but this year I have a few personal, and I think it is appropriate to share a few as the mayor. When you come into office you have some ideas about what you want to try and get done. I think in the first year we had a lot of success, especially in the areas of changing our narrative, eliminating a lot of the divisive policies, and civic engagement and transparency. And we were poised to continue on in the second year. Unfortunately, COVID hit and put a lot of things on pause. Well, we worked through those challenges, our new normal is fairly established, and so it’s time to keep moving forward. So, let’s talk about the resolutions or maybe city priorities over the next few weeks. The first one is how are we going to have city services at the same level we had before without the 1 cent sales tax being allowed to be put on the ballot. Stay tuned. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido firstname.lastname@example.org
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Now, Brahms and Beethoven and Bach Are as fine as the best wines in stock, But boogie and blues Remind me of booze And Bartok of gin in a crock. The Missing Horse
One fine day at an Oklahoma saloon, a cowboy ties his horse to the hitching rail and goes in to the bar. He orders a whisky and proceeds to drink it. Some time and several more drinks later, the cowboy leaves the saloon to find that his horse has been stolen. He calmly walks back into the saloon, draws his pistol and holds it pointed at the ceiling, and proclaims in a loud voice, "Someone in this godforsaken place has stolen my horse. This happened to me once before,
back in Texas." Lowering the pitch of his voice, but not losing any volume, he continued "And I DON'T wanna hafta do what I done back in Texas. I'm gonna have one more drink, and my horse better be back when I'm done."
Looking Forwar d in the New Year
While it has been an unprecedented year, we have still achieved a lot as we reflect on this year’s accomplishments. The high profile Paseo Santa Fe project has finally come to fruition. This newly revitalized corridor along S. Santa Fe Avenue has been completed and the entrances into the district are now anchored with beautiful arches. The downtown vision will continue to grow as the corridor expands with more shops, restaurants, businesses and living spaces. I encourage you to drive along the new roadway lined with beautiful palm trees or walk along the wide, accessible pedestrian-friendly sidewalks leading into the downtown core. This is a testament to our amazing sense of community and spirit. Best wishes for a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.
Oceanside • Mayor Esher Sanchez
I look forward to sharing information about Oceanside. Thank you very much to the folks at The Paper.
The best news at this time is that COVID-related help is finally on its way to our Oceanside small businesses. At this writing, the President has signed the COVID-19 relief bill, which includes assistance to small businesses. The state has also launched its California Relief Grant program, administered through Lendistry, providing grants to small businesses, from $5,000 to $25,000, and the first round of applications is from 12/30/2020 to 1/08/20201. Webinars about the state program are being provided by the SBDC program of California. As to residents, included in the Federal bill are $600 direct payments. As a separate matter, the House has changed the amount to $2,000, which is now awaiting a vote by the Senate. In the coming weeks, I will be sharing information on city projects and how residents can participate. One of the most important is the update to our General Plan. Public participation is critical. I will also be sharing information regarding quality of life issues for our residents. For now, stay safe, and may 2021 be a much better and happier year!
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True to his word, the cowboy holsters his pistol and orders one more drink, and when he finishes it he leaves the saloon to find his horse tied to the rail. He checks his saddle bags and satisfied that nothing is missing, he proceeds to mount up. As he's preparing to ride away, one brave witness from inside the bar steps up and says "I gotta know what did you do back in Texas when this happened before?"
months, weeks . . . ?"
I went to the doctor today and he said, "lyle, you have 10 to live!" "10!?" I said, "10 what? Years,
He being a devoted husband protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed, and there was no
The cowboy shrugs and says "I hadda walk home." •••• I'm really depressed.
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•••• A couple was invited to a swanky costume party.
Unfortunately, the wife came down with a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone.
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need for his good time being spoiled by not going. So he took his costume and away he went.
The wife, after sleeping soundly for about an hour, awakened without pain and, as it was still early enough, decided to go to the party.
Since her husband did not know what her costume was, she thought
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legislative branch of the Federal government, National elections would replace the President and Vice President, and the 1770 federal judges would nominate nine of their members to the Supreme Court pending approval by the newly elected legislature and executive. My two year job was to keep the country running until the government could be replaced.
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If only I were “King of America”
Of course America is or at least used to be a constitutional republic made up of the semi-sovereign states so it is fairly unlikely that any set of circumstances could vault me into a position of ultimate authority, but on Christmas Eve while I dozed in front of the Christmas tree, I had a vivid dream. Some catastrophic event, most likely a rogue meteorite, wiped out the entire Washington establishment including all three branches of the Government and The Washington Post. Lyle Davis (Editor of The Paper) endorsed my nomination to serve a two year term as “King of America,” and two thirds of the State governors approved. I became interim “King of America.” During my two year reign the states would hold elections to replace the
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Since Washington DC was still smoldering, I quickly moved the official seat of the US Government to San Marcos and cleared out a desk in my office for official Government business. It was perfect for me as we conducted all of our meetings by Zoom and I could still keep my eye on what’s going on at The Computer Factory. My first official act was to select my “kitchen cabinet,” the trio that would be my closest advisors. I selected the best qualified folks I knew, County Supervisor Jim Desmond, San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones and KOGO News Radio host Carl DeMaio. My first official “tweet” as “King of America” was to all State Governors encouraging them to accept full responsibility for ensuring the safety, life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of their citizens while I assured them that the National defense and Interstate commerce systems were my priorities and in good hands. President Trump had just “Pocket Vetoed” the 900 billion dollar stimulus bill and something needed to be done to get the economy moving. I got my “kitchen Cabinet” together on Zoom” to forge a solution. Carl was first to speak. “The 900 billion dollar package that Trump vetoed had only $600 for each of the 220 million eligible citizens, the rest went to Government
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she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.
She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice woman he could, and copping a little touch here and a little kiss there. His wife sidled up to him and, being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his current partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new babe who had just arrived. She let him go as far as he wished . . . naturally, since he was her husband.
Finally, he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed. So off they went to one of the cars and had a quickie.
Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away, went home, put the costume away, and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his behavior. She was sitting up reading when he came in, and she asked what kind of a time he had.
He said: "Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time
bureaucrats and foreigners. I say let’s give the whole 900 billion back to the American people, it’s their money anyway.” Jim keyed the numbers into his phone and let out a low whistle, “that would be a lot of money Carl, $4091 per person instead of $600.” Rebecca nodded, “you’re right Jim, it is a lot of money, but who would spend it better, ordinary people or government bureaucrats?” I felt compelled to interject, “You know a lot of blue states were counting on that $900 billion to bail out programs like illegal immigrant services, underfunded state government employee pensions and other generous social services. Our own Governor Newsom won’t be very happy if we do this.”
Carl leaned forward with a big grin and said “let’s do it,” Jim and Rebecca nodded. “Ok,” I said, “we’ll have the
direct deposits done by the end of the week and the checks in the mail a week from Monday, thanks team.” Nome was sitting behind me as I adjourned the meeting. I turned to her and said “Well, that should give the economy quite a boost don’t you think? All that extra consumer spending should even be good for us right”at The Computer Factory, right? Nome shrugged, “Maybe, maybe not.” “Why do you say that” I asked. Nome stood up and walked to the door, “what if all those consumers just dash out to Best Buy and Costco and buy brand new HPs and Dells? Then all your precious stimulus money goes straight to China” I was still screaming when Nome woke me to go to bed.
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when you're not there."
"Did you dance much?"
"You know, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Browning, and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening. But you're not going to believe what happened to the guy I loaned my costume to ...” •••• Let me tell you friends that one simple spelling mistake--even a typo-can make your life hell. I recently texted a short, romantic note to my wife while I was away on a fishing trip, and I missed one small "e".
No problem you might say. Not so. This tiny error has caused me to seek Police protection to enter my own home.
I wrote, "Hi darling, I'm enjoying and experiencing the best time of my whole life, and I wish you were her!” •••• Sports Quotes
"Last year we couldn't win at home and we were losing on the road. My failure as a coach was that I couldn't think of anyplace else to play. - Harry Neale, professional hockey coach "Blind people come to the ballpark just to listen to him pitch."
- Reggie Jackson commenting on Tom Seaver
"I'm working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect." - Doug Sanders, professional golfer
"All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, 'See, there's a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.'" - Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers Pitcher "When it's third and ten, you can have the milk drinkers; I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time." - Max McGee, Green Bay Packers receiver
"I found out that it's not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don't care and the other twenty percent are glad you're having them." - Tommy LaSorda, LA Dodgers manager "My knees look like they lost a knife fight with a midget." - E.J. Holub, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker regarding his 12 knee operations
"My theory is that if you buy an icecream cone and make it hit your
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mouth, you can learn to play tennis. If you stick it on your forehead, your chances aren't as good." - Vic Braden, tennis instructor
"When they operated, I told them to add in a Koufax fastball. They did but unfortunately it twas Mrs. Koufax's." - Tommy John N.Y. Yankees, recalling his 1974 arm surgery "I don't know. I only played there for nine years." - Walt Garrison, Dallas Cowboys fullback when asked if Tom Landry ever smiles "We were tipping off our plays. Whenever we broke from the huddle, three backs were laughing and one was pale as a ghost." - John Breen, Houston Oilers
"The film looks suspiciously like the game itself." - Bum Phillips, New Orleans Saints, after viewing a lopsided loss to the Atlanta Falcons "When I'm on the road, my greatest ambition is to get a standing boo." - Al Hrabosky, major league relief pitcher
"I have discovered in 20 years of moving around the ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats." - Bill Veeck, Chicago White Sox owner "Because if it didn't work out, I didn't want to blow the whole day." - Paul Horning, Green Bay Packers running back on why his marriage ceremony was before noon. "I have a lifetime contract. That means I can't be fired during the third quarter if we're ahead and moving the ball." - Lou Holtz ,Arkansas football coach
"I won't know until my barber tells me on Monday." - Knute Rockne, when asked why Notre Dame had lost a game
"I tell him 'Attaway to hit, George.'" - Jim Frey, K.C. Royals manager when asked what advice he gives George Brett on hitting "I learned a long time ago that 'minor surgery' is when they do the operation on someone else, not you." - Bill Walton, Portland Trial Blazers
"Our biggest concern this season will be diaper rash." - George MacIntyre, Vanderbilt football coach surveying the team roster that included 26 freshmen and 25 sophomores.
"The only difference between me and General Custer is that I have to watch the films on Sunday." - Rick Venturi, Northwestern football coach
Christmas Cake Recipe from Diane:
Once again this year, I've had requests for my Tequila Christmas Cake recipe so here goes: Please try to keep it in your files because I'm beginning to get tired of typing this up every year! Ingredients: 1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup water 1 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar Lemon juice
4 large eggs (room temperature) Nuts (your choice) 1 bottle tequila
2 cups dried fruit Directions:
Sample tequila to check quality; Take a large bowl; check tequila again to be sure it is of the highest quality.. Repeat.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.
At this point, it is best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit Pick the fruit up off the floor. Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
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Sample the tequila to test for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.
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Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.
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Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the tequila and wipe the counter with the cat.
Cherry Christmas •••• One minute you’re young and fun, the next minute you’re turning down the stereo in your car so you can see better. •••• In the Jello®-sponsored beauty contest, she was named, Miss Congealiality. •••• OK. Two words I most definitely do not need to hear together. "Discount Sushi."
•••• It's too dark under here. I can't see if the tree has water or not. Can you hand me that candle? •••• I think if lions got over their fear of chairs, the circus would be a lot more fun to watch. •••• The bottle is half drunk and so am I. •••• As much as I love it, I must be honest. Corned beef hash is basically Alpo for people. •••• Avoid reader confusion about whether Africa is a country or a continent by never writing about it. •••• My fake plants all died because I did not pretend to water them. •••• Whoever decided that chocolate fountains are only for special occa sions is no friend of mine. •••• I find your lack of manners adorable and my tone of voice sarcastic. •••• Christmas shopping can be so frustrating. Why don't they sell frankincense at the same stores they sell the myrrh? •••• I like to party! (And by party, I mean I take naps).
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time to share with the community what the Club stands for and tell of some of the philanthropic projects that we have supported over the years. A short Club history of the 110 years was presented also, and we enjoyed a beautiful day outside, with the required social distancing and masks.
Happy Holidays from MainStreet Oceanside - There are several ways to support local and celebrate safely during the holidays: Buy from our downtown businesses. Your online or in-store purchase provides immediate cash flow that will help sustain our Downtown Oceanside businesses, minimize your exposure risk and ensure you can choose gifts for all occasions.
Let our local restaurants do the cooking. Support our downtown restaurants to ensure they make it through the pandemic. Visit Oceansidetogo.com for an updated list of restaurants providing to-go services. Maximize your support by ordering directly from restaurants whenever possible; thirdparty delivery apps charge hefty fees that can be too high for our restaurants to sustain.
Shop the Farmers Market; support local farmers and vendors on market day, from 9am - 1pm on Thursdays, in three socially distanced sections from Ditmar Street to Tremont Street across North
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Tip a little more; embrace the holiday spirit and be generous when you can. Your tips mean a great deal to local businesses financially and emotionally during this challenging time. Experts suggest taking into account the risk workers are taking and add an additional percentage to what was normal prior to the pandemic. Remember our local museums and arts organizations; consider making a donation to support the arts in Downtown Oceanside. Organizations that need our community's support include Oceanside Museum of Art, California Surf Museum, the Star Theatre, Oceanside Theatre Company, Hill Street Country Club, and the Oceanside Historical Society. For more information, contact MainStreet Oceanside at 760.754.4512 or www.mainstreetoceanside.com.
Updates from The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing - Thank you for your generosity! We are so grateful to many donors who have contributed to the Foundation since the Covid-19 pandemic began. We are especially grateful to Evie Currington who launched her own fundraising campaign. Need a new mask? Learn more about Evie's project or donate to order a mask. We have enjoyed welcoming so many seniors to the weekly Friday Coffee Connection conversations on Zoom! Lately, we have been joined by callers from across the country and it has been fun to meet new friends from Oregon, New York, South Carolina, and Florida. If you are a senior and would like to join us each Friday at 10am by Zoom, contact the office to sign up. Please note we will NOT host the calls on January 1 due to the holiday break but we will resume on January 8, 2021, and continue into the new year. We welcome guest speakers
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Message from our Program Coordinator, Becky Noel, with an update on the Information Resource Center (IRC): What a year 2020 turned out to be! Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to support clients; supporting nearly 200 new clients this year and continuing to work with existing one, especially those who are homebound and isolated. Clients contact the IRC for a variety of reasons: inhome care questions, home repair needs, food resources, housing, and many others. We do our best to offer up resources that will help you and/or your loved ones. The IRC is accessible through the hotline: 844654-INFO (4636) Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm. If you should call after hours, please leave a message and we will call you back at our earliest opportunity. Please note the Information Resource Center will be closed through January. 3, 2021. "Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season and we look forward to hearing from you in the New Year." Each holiday season we delight in showingf off our decorated trees and welcoming our communitu to a festive brunch during the Festival of Trees. This year, we knew things had to be different so our committee developed a festive and fun virtual event that was broadcast live online on Saturday, November 21. Thank you to more than 175 participants and donors who made this event a success! We exceeped our fundraising goal and solde out of over 70 auction items. We are grareful to all of you who tuned in, donated an auction item, purchased a party box, joined as a sponsor, or contributed your time or donations. If you missed the fun, contact the office for a way to watch the hour-long recording of the event.
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Contact information for The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing, P.O. Box 1896, San Marcos, CA 92079; phone 760.891.8176, or www.thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org. Holiday Greetings from the EAP Municipal Gallery - Wishing all the best to you and yours this holiday season. The EAP exists because of the passion, support and contributions of our members, volunteers and staff. Warmed up by good cheer we would like to take this year-end moment to thank all of you. We are very honored and grateful you have chosen to follow the path with heart, to be united in creativity with us at the Escondido Arts Partnership. Enjoy, and happy holidays! 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido 92025; 760.480.4101 Chickasaw-produced Documentaries to Air in San Diego County in January - Two Chickasaw Nation Productions documentaries from the Chickasaw Heritage Series will air on UCSDTV, Cox-135, Spectrum-1231 and AT&T-99 in San Diego County, California.
â€œBearer of the Morningâ€? is scheduled to air January 5 at 9pm; January 7 at 11pm; January 10 at 9pm; and January 13 at 6pm. This story follows the life of Mary "Te Ata" Thompson Fisher as she embraces the Chickasaw tradition of storytelling and trransforms herself into the world-renowned performer, Te Ata. By studying and performing traditional First American stories, Te Ata worked to help overturn negative stereotypes and advocate for the preservation of indigenous American cultures. Te Ata kept her Chickasaw heritage close to her heart and shared the unique story and spirit of the Chickasaw people. In this onehour documentary, discover how this dynamic Chickasaw woman successfully navigated the social, geographic and cultural distances to become one of the most successful First American perforrmers in history. â€œFirst Encounterâ€? will be shown January 19 at 9:30pm; January 21 at 11:30pm; and January 27 at
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Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 14 6pm. This story explores the actions taken by Chickasaws in 1541 during their first contact with Europeans. The documentary highlights the encounters, struggles and perseverance of the Chickasaw people throughout the attempted conquest by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. This encounter helped estalish the reputation for which the tribe would be recognized for centuries and remains today - "unconquered and unconquerable."
The Chickasaw Heritage Series is a video project initiative from Chickasaw Nation Productions designed to inform, educate and entertain audiences about the resilient and persevering spirit of the Chickasaw Nation. To purchase online in DVD or Blu-ray format, to find a local retailer, or for more information, visit ChickasawFilms.com. Chickasaw Curriculum: Both Chickasaw Heritage Series “First Encounter” and “Bearer of the Morning” documentaries have been incorporated into an online curriculum produced by the Chickasaw Nation for elementary and secondary school levels. These and other lessons are available to homeschool and public school educators by visiting Chickasaw.net/AtHome. These lessons might also interest anyone looking to dig deeper into the history and culture of the Chickasaw people, with reference materials and photographs presented much like a textbook. Every lesson of the Chickasaw Nation curriculum is aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards as outlined by the Oklahoma State Department of Education social studies guide.
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