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Colon Crap-er-nick will be remembered as the Jane Fonda of football… what a legacy. And now he’s a loser QB too… Karma craps on Colon…Yea!
Linda and her mom and 4 grand kids
This Happened Last Week
For over 50 years my first wife Linda has been involved in this community pretty much like no other woman. She has received virtually no recognition, sought none and wanted none. Here is a short list of some of the things she’s done: She was in on the formation of Dixon Little League and was one of the original charter board members. She was a Dixon LL coach and Manager and served on its board. She was an early member of the Dixon Soccer board and went on to become a certified referee and coach and coached teams for six years. She coached the first Dixon Bobby Sox girl’s all-star team. She was a tournament archer and shot in competitions all the way up to the state and national tournament levels. She has hunted with both bow and gun and is an accomplished markswoman with shotgun, long gun and pistol (she never really wanted to shoot any living thing and has done little of it). She has and still does fish with the best of them having recently caught a striped bass and a black bass on two consecutive casts. She has been involved with FFA, 4-H, Dixon Dolphins, and most all school activities for about two decades.
She has been a great Dixon ambassador all over the world in her travels leaving people thinking, “What a lovely place Dixon, California must be to have people like her living there”.
She retired from DSUD after 17 years with food service and has not made an enemy, and all who have met her, and those who know her, have nothing but good things to say about her. (I know you’re thinking polar opposites aren’t you?)
All of that has nothing to do with the photo above. Her 50 years (this year) with Dixon Toys for Tots-Community Christmas Program, where she started the original Coats for Kids program, (Which has expanded exponentially over the whole country) stood out among her many accomplishments. In her spare time she has hand knitted about 15 baby blankets a year to support the program which now issues about 1,000 coats locally to the needy each year.
erH She was selected as one of the 2016 Women of the Year by Congressman John Garamendi with many of her accomplishments read into the United States Congressional Record which will be there for all time. She and other women from northern California were honored last week in Woodland by the congressman and his wife. We arranged for her 92 year old mother, Mary Hagerman, to be there for the presentation. It was nice of Supervisor Skip Thompson and Dixon Mayor Jack Bachelor to come over to the table and meet Linda’s mom and congratulate her. When the congressman’s charming wife found out about Linda being there with her mother she grabbed John and said he should go see them which he gladly did… pretty cool picture for her huh?
Follow Up From Last WeeK
For you loyal half dozen or so readers the graphic here had to be cut last week because of space limitations. But here is the art that went with the essay on the media controlling every aspect of our daily lives and certainly, this election. For those not looking at and listening carefully to the subtle, and sometimes not so subtle manipulations of the news, this illustration proves my point. The major media is slanted the way the owners want it slanted. If you haven’t really noticed before look more more closely at what you see, read and hear everyday from the mass media. It was the mass media that sparked the riots throughout the country (to make news and not just report it, its good TV) and made Colon Crap-er-nick a household name… Can you even name one of the many police officers killed recently… Of course you can’t. they got seconds of coverage while the rioters and Crap-er-nick got minutes and hours… We’ve become a nation of sheep lead by pie-in-the-sky promising liberals that control the thought process of the masses. They firm up their control by giving away things free, paid for by those who work hard to provide a living for their families… Think about it. FREE…food, housing, cell phones, money, dental, medical care, clothing, etc. Not only to millions of Americans, may who chose not to work, but to hundreds of thousands of Muslims now being imported to shore up their political base… Right wing nonsense you say?
Think about it and look, listen and watch with a renewed sense of awareness and what you may learn is disheartening. Clinton may win the election because so many depend on her to do so. All I can do is put this out there and try to make people more aware. Two of the three people we have running for our local election have this left wing disease which could eventually be the downfall of us all.
The national solution is at hand and the right type of person is available to make the change. A political outsider, wealthy enough not to be bought and sold, but unfortunately has a major flaw of not being able to control his mouth. Not enough people I’m afraid will be able to see beyond his political posturing to the real value this man would have for our country. His value is he would have the ability to tell the RCC and the weak kneed professionals like professional Paul Ryan to buck up and do what’s right, not what will get them more votes. Hope I’m wrong and enough people want a change, any change, to get this country back on its feet, stop the importation of hundreds of thousands of Muslims from all over the world (why pick on just Muslims? We infidels haven’t been threatened with extinction by any Christian or Jewish sects that I’ve heard of) and giving them full welfare benefits rights from the get-go. The lecture is over but think about what the future holds for us and our children and grandchildren when you vote… Your vote may or may not make a difference but at least you know you’ll have tried to stop further erosion of our former hard earned American values.
Also, Update From Last Week
Trey Hickman with fresh water caught Salmon from Rio Vista
I whined last week about fishing three days, one in Sacramento and two in Rio Vista seeing many others catching the illusive Silver Salmon on their annual fresh water run. I whined because we couldn’t catch one. On our third day we finally got the weight, depth and lure right and finally caught one. We were trolling along side of another boat (you can’t help from doing that if you want to catch fish) because, believe it or not, the boats congregate where the fish are; duh. So we were poking along and the guy on a boat about 30 yards from us got on his cell phone and said, “We got two on incoming (tide) and one on out going we’re 100 back and two ounces. “ Bingo, we reset our rigs. Then the guy in front of us caught one and yelled over, “Go through that spot they’re stacked in there.” So we did and tad da, we finally caught one from our boat, in Rio Vista… Hallelujah! Fishing for fresh run salmon is kinda like a team sport with boaters showing courtesy to each others and sharing information… kinda cool huh? Tenacity for me has always been a strong point. Stick with it long enough, learn from your mistakes, make corrections and carry on… many times it paid off like it did this time!
*I want this election to be over with so badly you’d think it was one of my kid’s school plays.
*As a kid I always felt sorry for the monster that lived under my bed… so once or twice a week we’d switch and I’d sleep under the bed.
*If you’re using public transportation never give up your seat to an old woman… that’s how I lost my job as a bus driver.
*My wife just looked at an 8″x 8″ picture frame and estimated it to be 12″x 12″… perhaps you can deduce why I think this is a good thing.
*There’s a guy in this Taco Bell bathroom stall next to me who’s so loud I’m not sure if its performance art or a solstice goat sacrifice.
*When I was a child someone accidentally shot me with a flare gun… and I’ve been absolutely fabulous ever since.
*They advertise unlimited soup, salad, and bread sticks… but I can personally attest that after two days Olive Garden will ask you to leave.
*As a kid my mother always told us we had to wait an hour after we finished eating before we could swim… I never realized there was such a thing as an hour after you finish eating.
*The first rule of “double entendre club” is please let us know if you’re coming.
*Do mermaids clean the sea… or how does that work?
*I hate it when homeless people shake their change cup at me… ok, already, you’ve got more money than I do, you don’t have to be an ass about it.
*I just hired a dirtying lady… I’m about to watch her and the cleaning lady fight it out.
*How in hell did Charles Manson get like 16 people to murder for him… I couldn’t even get my kids to clean their rooms!
*Spent a couple of hours at my mother-in-law’s grave this morning… bless her heart! She thinks I’m digging a pond.
*Lake Erie: great lake name… Lake Titicaca: greater lake name.
*Accidentally called out my dentist’s name during my colonoscopy.
*The wife finally got around to shaving her legs… she said blow drying them was taking too long.
*Me: In closing, all of the facts I’ve presented here today show that HRC, as Secretary of State, was derelict in her handling of both Benghazi and the e-mail situation… priest: and now the bride will recite the vows she has written.
*Do Mormon cats have nine wives.
*If you’re shopping at the dollar store for a pregnancy test… then we both know you can’t afford for it to be positive.
*We really are the most blessed generation… we’ve had 7 iPhones and 7 fast and furious movies.
*How can you teach your kids about dealing with adversity if you don’t leave a diaper unchanged occasionally?
*I hate it when I make a list of things to do so I don’t forget something… and then I can’t find the darn piece of paper.
*My wife asked me if I could name all the girls I’d dated. It took a couple of minutes until I got to her… should have stopped there.
*Found out today that you’re supposed to urinate on a jellyfish sting, not a jelly stain… sorry lady at IHop, I was just trying to help.
*Adulthood is like the vet… and we’re all the dogs that were excited for the car ride until we realized where we’re going.
*Our society is better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than an hour without electricity.
*Have you noticed that even the worst hangover wears off by 5pm… coincidence? I think not.
*Just helped a much older man cross the street… by honking my horn repeatedly.
*When Cheech and Chong broke up I wonder if they had a court battle over joint custody.