15th 2011
That’s Life #388 (12-15-11)

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“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:  If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subside it” … Ronald Reagan (1986)



Kids Need Help NOW!



            As dozens of people step up to the plate for the 44th consecutive year to make sure the young and elderly have a truly Merry Christmas season only one portion of the seven-part program lags behind. Folks, it’s cold out there. Many people can’t afford to heat their homes. There are a lot of children underdressed in this weather and for some reason out coat drive is way behind with only days to go. We’ve reached our goal the last few years of between 800 and 1,000 coats to cover the children (and some of their parents) in need of lightly used, clean, warm clothing from newborn to big kid’s sizes.

            As I sat in a duck blind last week to watch the full eclipse of the moon (which was really cool) and the sun rise at the same time it dawned on me…”damn, its cold”.  There was frost on the grass and a thin layer of ice and my pack frosted over. I had the right clothes and was able to go home to a place that’s heated and have a warm meal…Do you realize that many people in this zip code don’t have any of those luxuries?

            You can help, but we’re running out of time. Those coats your kids have out grown can be put to good use if you’ll just get them out, clean them and get them to one of the following places by Sunday: Chevy’s, Travis Credit Union, Solano Baking Co., UPS Store, Kappel and Kappel Real Estate, Safeway, Curves, Ramtown Karate, Dixon Dance Studio, Gymboree, Tractor Supply, Ace hardware, Veteran’s Hall, Buckhorn Bar, Affordable Auto, Cindy’s Place, Bank of America, First northern Bank, California Water Service, Bud’s Restaurant, Dixon Fire Department, Dixon Police Department, First Choice Automotive and Big O Tires.




Get Your Tickets NOW for the last Crab (first?) Feed of the year



            Have any plans for New Year’s Eve yet? I/we’ve got you covered. How would you like to go out and eat and party and still probably be within walking distance of home? Well you can this year if you hurry and grab a couple of tickets to the Dixon American Legion Post 208 “crab feed and dance”…No, the crabs don’t dance; you may or may not. This is the second annual crab do for the Legion and the last of the year and, depending on how slow you chew it could be the first of the New Year I suppose. Throw in party favors, live entertainment, Champaign, etc and you have a party worth attending.

            The entertainment will be provided by “48 Straight” (there I go again I suppose I’ll get a letter about this one) which plays both kinds of music; country and classic rock…The best news of all is the price. There are only 200 tickets available and they’re $45 a person or $75 a couple…first come, first served…Yum…fresh crab, I can almost taste it. It will be held December 31st at the new Legion Hall on North First Street…walking distance for those of you to partied to drive home. Call the Legion Hall at 707-678-6308 for tickets.


Blog Writer Attacks Me?

Sorry (not really) if I offended some guy with what I wrote about California SB 48, the law to mandate all Ca. teachers to teach about gay and lesbian importance in California history. I didn’t mean to insult the guy who flogged me on some blog. I didn’t even know he did it until someone told me about it last week. I want to apologize if I caused him to get his panty hose in a knot but I don’t know him and couldn’t, of course, realize he was so close to the subject…Not only can he not write very good (or at least more gooder like I) but apparently he can’t read because he didn’t even get my point… I don’t care what he and his bunch stick where, when, or how as long as it’s between consenting legal adults and in private…and I support that right.

I was complaining there is no “opt out” for parents not wanting their children to learn about people in California history because of their sexual orientation.

I hear the guy called me a bigot…once again I’ll tell you that not only am I a card carrying Lesbian, Councilmen Mike Ceremello and Thom Bouge confessed to me they have lesbian tendencies too. So whatever this guy is writing on his pre paid blog I’m sure he is popular with all “504” of his kind (he says) lives in Dixon…and I meant no harm to him or them…Most folks probably won’t object to their kids learning about the well known birds and bees that fly slightly off the normal course (for most families)…but those that do object should have the right to educate their kids about this subject themselves and not have it forced on them by the government. That was, and still is my only point. I had some other comments but they were judged to be “over the top.” Better to be over the top than under the bottom don’t you think? So go ahead and flog me on your blog you big silly and suck up to those on other side of the batter’s box…you know, the switch hitters.


Puts You In The Christmas Spirit


 Subject: One of my favorite Christmas stories…There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. 

The letter read: “Dear God, I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had “$100” in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me? Sincerely, Edna”  

         The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman. The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends. Christmas came and went. A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.

It read: “Dear God, How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was $4 missing. I think it might have been those bastards at the post office. Sincerely, Edna”




Subject: Breaking Christmas News

The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States’ Capital this Christmas season. This isn’t for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capitol. A search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.


You Need Water


          A doctor was asked why people urinate so much at night time. The answer from this cardiac doctor was; gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright. When you lie down and the lower body (legs and other things) seeks level with the kidneys it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

You need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body!


Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs

glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion

glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure

glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack

          Please pass this to the people you care about…The physician said water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie horse.






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