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MILLPONDERINGS Millpond Mobile Home Park – 408-267-9790 2320 Canoas Garden Drive, San Jose, CA 95125

Editor:

Linda Williams….408-599-0336

Email:

Millponderings@gmail.com

Distribution:

Dat & Kim Truong:

Publisher:

John Provost

301-317, 350-379

Pat Olivas

318 - 349

Charley Stephanski

380 - 442

Tex Tyner

443 – 475

Kaye Sawyer

476 – 510

Clara Smith

511 – 554

Dan Boonstra & Beverly Summers

555 – 608

Sharron Tracy

Millpond II

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Millponderings

April, 2020

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APRIL

11

Social Club General Members Meeting

18

Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show

25

4th of July Planning Meeting

16

GSMOL/MRA Meeting

25

Memorial Day Celebration

13

Social Club General Members Meeting

13

Painting Class at 2:00PM

JULY

4

Independence Day Family Celebration

MSC Board

AUGUST

8

Evening in Paris Dinner/Dance

MSC Board

15

GSMOL/MRA Meeting

GSMOL & MRA Boards

6

Musical on the Green plus Ice Cream Social

Gary Carnes & MSC Board

26

One Act Players

MAY

JUNE

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY, 2021

Millponderings

10

MSC Board Koker/Stewart Cynthia Stewart GSMOL & MRA Boards GSMOL

MSC Board Carol Wieler

MSC Board

Annual Special Social Club Meeting Nominating Committee Presents Slate of Officers

MSC Board

31

Little Shop of Horrors

7

Craft Boutique

14

Social Club General Members Meeting Voting on Slate of Officers

MSC Board

14

Girls Night Out Potluck

MSC Board

21

GSMOL/MRA Meeting

GSMOL & MRA Boards

28

Indoor Holiday Decorating Park Outdoor Decorating

Cynthia Stewart

30

Food Bank Drive thru Dec. 14

Wolpert/Stewart

5

Adult Holiday Cocktail Party

11

Children’s Holiday Sing-A-Long & Santa

31

New Year’s Eve Celebration

9

Social Club General Members Meeting

Halloween Committee

Nancy Stevens

April, 2020

MSC Board Joanne Peyton Cynthia Stewart MSC Board

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SUN

MON

TUE

WED

1

5

12

19

26

THURS

FRI

1

2

3

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Men’s Poker

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise Stitchery Club

9 Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Dance Exercise

10

6

7

8

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Coed Poker Bridge Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Men’s Poker

13

14

15

ODD & EVEN LUNCHEON 16 17

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Coed Poker Bridge Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Men’s Poker

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise Stitchery Club

20

21

22

23

24

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Coed Poker Bunco Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Men’s Poker

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise Millpond Rummy

27

28

29

30

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Coed Poker Bridge Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Men’s Poker

Walking Exercise Sitting Exercise Dance Exercise

Walking Exercise Millpond Rummy

SAT 4

11 MSC GENERAL MEETING

18

LADIES LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW 25

EVENT TIMES BRIDGE… (MONDAYS) BUNCO… (3 MONDAY) RD

DANCE EXERCISE (MON & THURS)

2:00 PM 12:00 noon 6:45 PM

MILLPOND RUMMY…(2ND & 4TH FRIDAY)

12:30 PM

POKER - COED… (MONDAY)

10:00 AM

POKER – MEN…(WEDNESDAY)

6:30 PM

GSMOL MEETING

10:00 AM

POOL EXERCISE…(SUMMER) APRIL1-SEPT 30

9:00 AM

MRA MEETING

10:00 AM

SITTING EXERCISE…(MON, WED, THURS)

9:00 AM

MSC MEETING

10:00 AM

STITCHERY CLUB…(1ST & 3RD FRIDAY)

1:00 PM

WALKING EXERCISE…(MON THRU FRI)

8:00 AM

Millponderings

April, 2020

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COMING SOON TO OUR CLUBHOUSE………

LADIES LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW APRIL 18, AT 11:30 AM

PAINTING CLASS SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH 2:00 pm

July 4th If you want to help out please contact MSC board member to volunteer to help. Many areas need to be filled.

Millponderings

April, 2020

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MSC President’s Corner Cynthia Stewart

April is here and the pool is open! April also brings the Social Club meeting on the 11th. Please come and see what the spring activities are. On April 18th we will be holding our annual Ladies Luncheon. I’m sorry to report that the fashion show will not be happening this year. We tried to get Chico’s but that fell through, and we tried many other stores. But no stores care to do fashion shows anymore, because they are a lot of work for them. So, we will have BINGO instead. Everyone will get to play for some fun prizes. Plus, we still have the raffle of gift baskets, which I know everyone loves. Lou Lansford is busy putting them all together. Esther Koker is making a wonderful lunch of Fila Chicken Packets, which is chicken with a creamy sauce wrapped in fila dough, plus more. Watch for flyers with more information. On April 25th, will be the first meeting for our July 4th event. This meeting will be held at my house (#341) at 10:00 am. The chair people will be attending this informative meeting, so if you would like to be on a committee or head one up, please call me at 408-624-0096. May brings the Memorial Day event on the 25th. This event is put on my GSMOL. Please watch for flyers with more information so you don’t miss out. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to our veterans. On June 13th is our Social Club meeting at 10:00 am, and that afternoon, is a new event we haven’t tried before. It’s a painting class, plus we will have snacks and wine for those who would like to partake in a glass. There will be a charge of $25 for supplies (paint, brushes and canvases). The instructor is Joyce Feltham. I’ll talk more about this next month, but I’m really excited about this new event. July of course is our 4th celebration. As I said above, our first meeting is soon, so please contact me if you want to volunteer! New residents please reach out to the board members so we can receive your free pass to an event. Also, as P.S. I would like to share that Mill Pond collected 450 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Thank you all!

Millponderings

April, 2020

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Millponderings

6

Greg Descateau

6

Peter Talanay

6

Lee Stormo

7

Kent Trueheart

9

Elfrieda Provost

9

Candy Tyner

14

Forrest Elam

18

Lonnie Speight

19

Don Howell

21

Judy Reuther

14

Forrest Elam & Lynn Fallon

If you would like your birthday or anniversary in the Millponderings, e-mail Millponderings@gmail.com

April, 2020

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ODDS & EVENS LUNCHEON

When: Where:

Thursday, April 9, 2020 Willow Street Pizza 1072 Willow St. San Jose

Time:

11:30am at the restaurant

Menu:

Order from menu, separate checks

Hostesses: RSVP

Carol Wieler

408-899-2490

Kathy Maronde

408-297-1427

By Monday, April 6, 2020

If you need a ride, call Mary Talanay 408-472-3147 or 408-278-1993.

Millponderings

April, 2020

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Emergency Response Program Coordinator, Tammy Blair

2020 Drill and Fundraiser I feel it is important to get information for you on the Corona virus. First please do not panic! Yes, you need to be cautiously concerned but do not panic. And yes, by now you know we have postponed the Training, Fundraiser and Drill for a few months. We decided with this virus being very new and until the CDC & medical community get a good understanding of how it is transmitted and the true length of time you of incubation period (Right now it is estimated to be 2 – 14 days), that it was in the best interest of our community. This virus unfortunately is hitting those in our age bracket. Information below is from the CDC.

Get Ready for COVID-19 Now Have supplies on hand •

• • •

Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time. If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications. Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home. Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.

Take everyday precautions and actions • • • • •

• • • •

Avoid close contact with people who are sick Clean your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something. Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc. Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones). Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

Millponderings

April, 2020

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Emergency Response Program Coordinator, Tammy Blair

Continued from page 8

If COVID-19 is spreading in your community • • • • • • •

Take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people. Stay home as much as possible. Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks Have a plan for if you get sick: Consult with your health care provider for more information about monitoring your health for symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Stay in touch with others by phone or email. You may need to ask for help from friends, family, neighbors, community health workers, etc. if you become sick. Determine who can provide you with care if your caregiver gets sick.

Watch for symptoms and emergency warning signs • •

Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*: • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest • New confusion or inability to arouse • Bluish lips or face *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.

What to Do if You Get Sick • • • • •

Stay home and call your doctor Call your healthcare provider & let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you & other people from getting infected or exposed. If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow CDC instructions. Know when to get emergency help. Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed above.

Millponderings

April, 2020

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Millpond Social Club’s Fall Boutique We still have tables available if you’d like to be one of our boutique vendors! We love to see new vendors get on board and, as always, look forward to and appreciate those vendors who have previously participated in this event. If you are interested in being a vendor, please complete the application below and return it to Nancy Stevens @ #707 in Millpond II ASAP! Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Early submission is best to reserve your spot and gives you a better chance to get the # of tables you desire. Knowing the # of vendors early on is very helpful in the overall planning of the event. There needs to be plenty of lead time to secure enough vendors for the event’s success. Items you are selling must be homemade. No Estate/Garage Sale or Store-Bought Items are to be sold. If you have any questions about the boutique, please give Nancy Stevens a call at #916-316-7856 or you can send her an e-mail to My.y.sale@gmail.com.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Millpond Resident Application for Fall 2020 Boutique Saturday, November 7, 2020

Last Name: _______________________________ First Name___________________________ Millpond House # ___________ Phone No: _________________________________________ E-mail Address: ________________________________________________________________ Cost: $25 for 1 table / $45 for 2 tables (NO PAYMENTS SHOULD BE SENT AT THIS TIME) # of Tables Requesting (1 or 2): _____ (Note: If you are requesting 2 tables, we will do our best to accommodate your request. Due to space availability and depending upon the # of vendors that sign-up, we may be limited to the number of 2 table stations we can accommodate. Will you be bringing a clothes rack to set-up next to your table (Yes/No)? _______ Please write a brief description of the crafts you are selling: No Professional Products ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Millponderings

April, 2020

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President, Gary Smith

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 GSMOL led the effort to get the San Jose City Council to approve a new designation in the General Plan called Mobilehome Park. This designation would specify the parks as residential and delete any other classification, such as commercial or industrial. The change would give added protection in the case of a park closure or conversion, as in the instance of the Westwards MHP announcing their intent to redevelop the park into condos. Mountain Springs MHP is also threatened.

On July 1, 2020 homeowner may file a MRL (Mobilehome Residency Law) complaint with HCD, who will be required to select the most severe, deleterious, materially and economically impacted alleged violations of the MRL for evaluation. AB 74 was passed in 2019 resulting in the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act (MRLPA). The new statute is supported by an annual $10 fee assessed on every mobile home in the state.

Residents of a local MH park received a letter from management stating the clubhouse would be locked during non-office hours, M-F and all-day Saturday, Sunday and holidays. This action interfered with access to an official U.S. postal box, as well as the park library, puzzle areas television, DVD player, newspaper and kitchen facilities. Residents were not able to meet informally with friends and family. One resident filed a charge with the U. S. Postal Service and GSMOL Attorney Bruce Stanton, Councilmember Pam Foley and others.

One day later, all residents were informed by the manager that the clubhouse was now open during regular hours. Several residents had expressed their concerns to the manager to no avail. One person stood up for their rights and overturned the manager’s action.

If a park manager or owner fails to address a concern, there are other agencies to go to for help. This is an example of an action that can be referred to the new MRLPA.

Millponderings

April, 2020

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Millpond Resident’s Association President, Peggy Lowe

In the first week of March I had the pleasure of meeting with Julia Oleson, Manager of our Community, Ryan Jasinsky, Director of Property Management and Patricia Davis, Assistant Director of Property Management. Our direction was “Communicating and Collaborating” - to work jointly. They listened to many of the concerns brought forth by members of the community and discussed how we could find solutions. Several members ask about having a Dumpster brought to the community twice a year for residents to dispose of various items that will not fit in our recycle bins. This will be scheduled for twice a year in the near future. We will have to be vigilant about not putting items in the dumpster that are hazardous or not allowed. A flyer with all information will come out prior to dumpster being placed. The homeless is our area seems to be a big concern for many. The office here, plus Ryan and Patricia have been diligently working on this with emails and meetings with various officials. It would be helpful for our residents to call the numbers listed below when we see homeless people camping in our area. You can let the office know of problems, but also call. The more calls Caltrans or the City of San Jose get, the more likely we’ll get results. San Jose Encampment Response and Abatement: 408 975 1440 email: homeless concerns @ sanjoseca.gov Caltrans ; https://csr.dot.ca.gov/ After logging in - select type “Illegal Encampment” and then follow prompts. We also need to be reminded that those who walk service dogs around BSM property need to be responsible of picking up after their dog, plus keeping the dog off neighbor’s property. In fact, I’d like to encourage anyone who sees trash around our area, to pick it up. I often wonder why someone doesn’t pick it up – and then realize that I am someone! An African proverb that I came across said: If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to go far, go together If we go together, we can make Millpond the best community to live in.

Alice Orth Vice President

Millponderings

April, 2020

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JADE PLANTS Several Sizes - $3, $5, $10 each Amy Larson 408-807-9421

I do all my own stunts, but never intentionally.

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ADS WILL RUN FOR MAXIMUM OF 3 MONTHS – PLEASE NOTIFY ME WHEN ITEM IS SOLD

COLLECTING

LABELS FOR EDUCATION

Go to www.labelsforeducation.com/earn points/participating products. i.e., Campbell Soup, V8, etc. Great way to earn points for school items and playground equipment for our children.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Clip from items. Each is worth 10 cents and a great way to help our schools and children.

Tex & Candy Tyner 408-249-0051

Need empty, clean egg cartons to provide eggs in food baskets. Baskets provided by Cathedral of Faith for families throughout San Jose. Please deliver to Morena Martinez #720 Millpond II

Morena Martinez 408-445-8707

OLD AND DAMAGED FLAGS

Destroyed with honors.

UNBROKEN FLUORESCENT LIGHT TUBES; CFL’s; CANS OF OLD PAINT; BATTERIES (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V) - Donation to help with gas would be appreciated.

Millponderings

Karen Vogelhuber 408-294-8883

Such as bath soap, shampoo, hair conditioner for the vets and families at the local VA Hospital or clinic.

MOTEL & HOTEL TOILETRY ITEMS EGG CARTONS

Karen Vogelhuber 408-294-8883

April, 2020

Tex Tyner 408-249-0051

Charley Stephanski 408-605-2113

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MILLPOND ACTIVITIES BRIDGE – To all bridge players of Millpond who would like to play together on an informal basis, we meet the on Mondays (except the third Monday of the month) at 2pm in the Clubhouse. Contact John Provost, 408-998-7166 BUNCO – This is a dice throwing game which doesn’t require a lot of skill to play, just some luck. The women meet at 12 noon on the 3rd Monday of the month in the Clubhouse. Contact Nancy Stevens at 916-316-7856 MILLPOND RUMMY – A simple rummy card game that requires little skill to learn to play. Come and have fun with a great group of women. We play the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 12:30pm in the Clubhouse. Contact Lois Fiedler, 408- 294-0981 COED POKER – The group meets every Monday at 10am at the Clubhouse for poker. Contact Rosie Coffaro, 408-295-1978 POKER – The men’s group meet every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm in the Clubhouse. Contact Vinnie Coffaro, 408-295-1978 STITCHERY CLUB – We welcome all women who like to create beautiful things with her hands. We knit, crochet, do needlepoint, cross stitch, or any hand sewing. After all this creativity we enjoy a cup of tea and cookies. We meet the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 1 to 3pm in the Clubhouse. Contact Kaye Sawyer, 408-298-1899 SWIMMING EXERCISE – April 1 – Sept 30, 9am in-pool vigorous exercises, relax in the spa after. Contact Lois Fiedler, 408-294-0981 SITTING EXERCISE – Stretching, coordination, balance and more. October 1 - March 30, at 9am in the Clubhouse Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Contact Joanne Peyton 408-297-8934 WALKING EXERCISE – The 8:00am walking group is open to one and all. Contact Mary Talanay, 408-278-1993 Millponderings

April, 2020

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MILLPOND ACTIVITIES continued

DANCE EXERCISE – Stay in shape and join the group for evening shape up. We meet Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:45 to 7:30pm in the Clubhouse. Contact Cynthia Stewart, 408-288-6972

ODDS & EVENS – Monthly ladies luncheon group that meet the 2nd Thursday of the month. Each month we go to a different restaurant around the area. Information about the lunches is published in the Millponderings including the contact name and phone number of the hostess for that month. Everyone is welcome. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES – Please refer to the Event Calendar in the Millponderings for a list of activities and join your neighbors for a good time. Contact Cynthia Stewart, 408-288-6972 for information or questions.

SUNSHINE – Get well cards are delivered to those residents who are seriously ill or hospitalized. Sympathy Cards are sent to those who have had a death in their family. If you would like to have a card sent, please contact Elfrieda Provost, 408-832-2897. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEPOT – People can donate equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers, potty chairs, canes, crutches, etc. to the Medical Depot. Residents can check these items out as needed. Then we ask that you return the items as soon as possible when no longer needed so that others may check them out if needed. Contact Alice Orth, 408-391-4850 or Tex Tyner, 408-249-0051 for delivery/pickup. Millponderings

April, 2020

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MILLPOND ORGANIZATIONS MILLPOND SOCIAL CLUB President

Cynthia Stewart

341

408-624-0096

a7emom@yahoo.com

Vice-President

Carol Wieler

531

408-899-2490

wieler@flash.net

Secretary

Helen Steinlauf

607

408-490-4581

helencat@earrthlink.net

Treasurer

Allen Nassau

338

408-259-7706

nassau4@yahoo.com

Parliamentarian

Ester Koker

343

408-568-8248

MILLPOND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM General Coordinator

Tammy Blair

369

408-515-0904 millpondemergency@gmail.com

Co-Coordinators:

Joanne Peyton

558

408-297-8934

Mary Talanay

586

408-278-1993

Betty Harbold

466

408-998-8550

HAM Operators

Betty Harbold, John Provost

GSMOL – GOLDEN STATE MANUFACTURED-HOME OWNERS LEAGUE President

Gary Smith

390

408-975-0950

Vice-President

Beverly Murbach

404

408-292-6235

Secretary

Jan Chargin

523

408-219-4462

Treasurer

Joanne Peyton

558

408-297-8934

garyslighthouse@comcast.net

MRA – MILLPOND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION President

Peggy Lowe

388

408-297-1302

Vice President

Alice Orth

446

408-391-4850

Secretary

Sharon Bergis

467

Treasurer

Charlene Carter

378

408-398-3845

MED - MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DEPOT Delivery/Pickup

Alice Orth

446

408-391-4850

Delivery/Pickup

Tex Tyner

445

408-249-0051

Millponderings

April, 2020

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Puzzles and Word Games you can use

Volcano!

Fool's Fun Across 1. ___ and span 5. Parting words 9. Cover up 10. Rant 11. "___ Flanders" 12. On the safe side, at sea 13. Some jokes 15. Lend a hand 16. Pocket pistol 22. Soothing succulent 23. Eagle's nest 24. Stretched 25. Large butte

ASH

MAGMA

CONDUIT

MANTLE

CRATER

MAUNA LOA

CRUST

MOUNT PELEE

26. Myrmecologist's study 27. Squeaks (out) Down 1. Jerk

ERUPTION

MOUNT PINATUBO

FAULT

MOUNT ST. HELENS

3. Not being used

FISSURES

MOUNT TAMBORA

4. Minibars

GEYSERS

NEVADO DEL RUIZ

5. Subject of a trade

HOTSPOT

PLATES

KRAKATOA

THERA

LAVA

VENT

2. Subatomic particle

mark

7. Always 8. Understands 14. Sundial number 16. Computer info 17. Brio 18. Beat badly 19. Nerd 20. Gaelic tongue 21. Scandinavian rugs The headline is a clue to the answer in the diagonal.

6. Brown rival

April Sudoku How to solve sudoku puzzles No math is required to solve a sudoku. You only need logic and patience. Simply make sure that each 3x3 square region has only one instance of the numbers 1-9. Similarly, each number can only

appear once in a column or row in the larger grid. The difficulty on this puzzle is easy.


TRIVIA TEASER

On Your Feet

1. Which First Lady of the Philippines was noted for her enormous collection of shoes? a-Evita Peron, b-Jiang Qing, c- Aung San Suu Kyi, d-Imelda Marcos. 2. Rosa Klebb, played by Lotte Lenya, hides a poisoned blade in her shoe in which James Bond movie? a-"Diamonds Are Forever," b-"For Your Eyes Only," c-"From Russia With Love," d-"Goldfinger." 3. Who starred as George Armstrong Custer in the 1941 film "They Died with Their Boots On"? a-Errol Flynn, b-Gary Cooper, c-Henry Fonda, d-George Montgomery. 4. Who won a record sixth Golden Boot (Ballon D'Or) in 2019 as FIFA's best male soccer player? a-Lionel Messi, b-Cristiano Ronaldo, c-Gareth Bale, d- Zinedine Zidane. 5. Which musical ends with the line "Eliza, where the devil are my slippers?" a-"Cinderella," b-"My Fair Lady," c-"Brigadoon," d-"Gigi." 6. Which fictional character stored his tobacco in the toe of a Persian slipper? a-Popeye, b-Frosty the Snowman, cScrooge McDuck, d-Sherlock Holmes. 7. Which of the Beatles is pictured without shoes on the cover of the "Abbey Road" album? a-Paul McCartney, b-Ringo Starr, c-George Harrison, d-John Lennon. 8. The men who died fighting in the Gunfight at the OK Corral were buried in Boot Hill in which city? a-Deadwood, South Dakota, b-Dodge City, Kansas, c-Tombstone, Arizona, d-Little Falls, Minnesota. 9. Boots the Monkey is the companion of which adventurous cartoon girl? a-Kim Possible, b-Pippi Lockstocking, c-Dora the Explorer, d-Peppa Pig. 10. Who featured birds as newspapermen in his comic strip "Shoe"? a-Will

QUOTES Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C.S. Lewis We are never prepared for what we expect. James A. Michener in Caravans The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. Thomas Henry Huxley

THE LIGHTER SIDE

April guessing game What does it mean when the Easter Bunny arrives late and with melted candy? He had a bad hare day. How does a rabbit make gold soup? He starts with 24 "carets." What do you get if you cross an insect with a rabbit? Bugs Bunny.

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. Herman Hesse

What does it mean when you see 10 rabbits in a row, and they are all marching backward? It means you have a receding "hareline."

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better. Ed Howe

How could you say "rabbit" without using an R? Say "bunny"!

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them Norman Vincent Peale

Which side of a rabbit has the most fur? The outside.

Beyond memory is the quiet existence of Being, simple awareness without content. This is the region of love, the region of yourself entered through meditation. Deepak Chopra

What grows down as it grows up? A duck. When do princes usually become kings? In April, when the "rains" begin.

To change one's life: start immediately; do it flamboyantly; no exceptions. William James Just remember, when you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. Charles Schulz

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