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By Ted Hickman Feel Free to Email: Tedhick@gmail.com
We Lost Dick Reeser July 10th
Any of these guys look familiar?
Linda and I joined over 160 people Monday in an SRO Methodist Church to say goodbye to another involved citizen, Dick Reeser, whose now winged his way to his final resting place. I had mention Dick and I went “way back” but I forgot how far back until I saw this photo at the service. It was our championship Western Auto softball team a while back. Dick is the far right (in more ways than one) guy in the top row. Can anyone ID any of the others? We’re guessing it was more than a few years ago.
Anyway Dick was a Veteran just short of his 83rd birthday and over the years was involved in about everything. He was probably best remembered from the old days as the “Rainbow Bread” deliverer and then for his involvement in many of the local clubs, like the Lions, and his involvement in Vet organization’s matters and local sports. Whatever. He had a lot of fans and they packed the now 150 year old historic church to say farewell.
We’ve been to too many of these things lately I wish good people would stay with us a little longer and we could let the dirtballs take their places.
Local Products Manages PropertiPictured left to right: Mellissa Williams (a 1999 DHS grad too,) Karlie Ocenasek, Kimi Blaine and AriyanaSmith of Crown Realty property management in Vacaville at their open house Tuesday in Vacaville.
Many of you DHS grads may remember Karlie Costa (now Mrs. Ocenasek with two kids) from her Dixon days graduating from DHS in 1999, how about Mellissa Williams? You regular readers know I like to write things about Dixon folks trying to make a living in the business world today and that I’m really partial to the mom and pop type folks. Karlie is now working for Crown Realty in the Vacaville office doing property management which she has been into for several years. She’s been a Dixon Toys for Tots volunteer for many years.
So if you have a rental, or a bunch of them, and are tired of all the crap, give Karlie a ring at 707-469-0880 Ext 162 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. They take care of everything, all the problems, repairs etc., and just send you a check or make a deposit into an account for you… No more 2 a.m. hassles about the toilet or frantic calls at 10 p.m. about the doorbell not working … they do all of that. If we hadn’t tired of all the petty problems and still had our rentals, I would sure use her and her company… they can even find and screen potential clients for you and have 24 hour emergency repairs service!
Local Product Does Air & Heating Help
Your air conditioner stops blowing cold are and its 200 degree outside and not much cooler inside… who do you gonna call, heatbusters? A lot of companies will send out someone to check your system and then try to sell you a new one… That’s the way the business works… But now comes along Stephen Niemann another DHS grad (1990) who has found a specialty niche providing service and maintenance of your heater and air conditioning without trying to sell you a new one… He doesn’t sell or have them to sell. If he can’t fix it and you need help getting a new one he can guide you to reputable choices. He came out recently when our’s was on the fritz and I was dreading the “Got thousands, you need a new one,” or “Your gadget is warped and we can fix it for only $1,500.”
What we got instead was a big fuse had gone south, he plunked a new one in and hallelujah we had cool air again. You need to have your unit checked periodically for both winter summer use. He is especially tune into senior citizens and their needs… So if you have air conditioning or heater need call him at 707-205-7041 or email at email@example.com.
More Things For Thought
*Mixing up “your” with “you’re” just because they sound similar is like confusing “catastrophe” with “cat ass trophy”.
*If an illegal alien fought a pedophile would it be considered “Alien vs. Predator”?
*Isn’t it amazing how quickly kids learn to drive a car… yet are unable to use a lawnmower, dishwasher or vacuum cleaner?
*I would love to be able to offer you moral support… but my morals are somewhat questionable.
*If dueling suddenly made a comeback some of these politically correct fools would find themselves being a whole lot less “offended”.
*I’m applying for a grant to study the relationship between women who used vibrators… and their children that stutter.
*So it turns out that as an adult you can eat chocolate cake for breakfast if you want… there is literally no one policing this!*I’m applying for a grant to study the relationship between women who used vibrators… and their children that stutter.
*As I admired my naked body in the mirror I thought to myself… “I’m going to get thrown out of this Nordstrom’s any second now”.
*The word “politics” is derived from the word “poly”, meaning many… and the word “ticks” referring to blood-sucking parasites.
*We can only blame ourselves for all the crime and violence today… we removed all the phone booths so superman has no place to change!
*Today I was the only one on the elevator when a real fox got on whilst on her phone. She told her friend, “I gotta go, there’s a really cute guy on the elevator.”… Before I could react she said “Sorry for lying, I really wanted to get off the phone with her”.
*Damn! I’m such a fun, lovable guy the doctor gave me a special jacket so’s I can hug myself!
*I’m not sure how many problems I actually have… because math is one of them.
*If a woman is always right, and a man is always wrong, then if a man tells a woman she’s right… is the man right or wrong?
*The pollen counts are so high this spring the tweekers are all trying to turn their meth back into Sudafed.
*My bank balance is a constant reminder that I’m safe from identity theft.
*Tact is for people who aren’t witty enough to be sarcastic.
*I’ve been informed that recently rumors have been circulating that I am very sexy and just fabulous… these rumors, I’m afraid to say, are absolutely true.
*A woman saying “I’m not mad at you” is the same thing as your dentist saying “this won’t hurt a bit”.
*One way to determine if you’ve crossed the threshold from young to old is to fall down in front of a group of people… if they laugh at you you’re still young, but if they panic you’re old.
*Dipshidiot: today’s word of the day. One who is both a dips**t and an idiot all rolled into one package, with a habitat in any major corporation’s administrative offices.
*As a healthcare professional I would suggest always taking a Prozac with your Viagra… that way, if it doesn’t work, you don’t care.
*A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s… because she changes it more often.
*Why did the Mexican take Xanax…for hispanic attacks!
*My idea to call our weekend bicycling group “the pedalphiles” was not well received at all.
*Every day I worry about getting bit by a spider. I’m not afraid of spiders; mind you… I just don’t want the responsibility of being a superhero.
*There’s a sign posted in this restroom that says to flush nothing other than toilet paper down the toilet… now I’m unsure how to proceed.
*I think I’m becoming more mature, finally… now when I watch SpongeBob I find I identify more with Squidward.
*Sir Isaac newton was the most famous member of the family… until his son fig came along.
*If I could time travel I wouldn’t waste time going back and eliminating a baby Hitler or Stalin… but I would at least be able to use every witty comeback that I thought of 10 minutes too late.
Follow Up From Last Week’s Photo
As a follow up to last week’s photo about me not having sex with this woman and that fact I had “mis-spoken”… word has it she wanted to know what else I had to say…To end this possible illegal texting and conservation I just sent back a two word answer… “Bite me!” …Maybe a bad choice of words looking at those choppers.