I do hope you had as good a week as I did. I was taken to a wonderful dinner at the Jailhouse, lunch at Happy Garden, a barbecue at my grandson’s house, Saturday morning cleaning up the city of Ely (what a wonderful group of people. I had a great time) and to top it off I got taken to the races. I feel very lucky to have so many thoughtful friends.

Things mentally strong people don’t do: Throw in the towel

The biggest weakness in all of humanity is giving up – calling it quits, throwing in the towel. The mentally strong go about things in such a way. Only do things that are important to you; forget the things that aren’t important to you. If they’re important to you, then pursue them until you succeed. No exceptions, ever.

June 6 — Health Fair at the Bristlecone convention center from 6 a.m. to noon.

First Friday from 4-7 p.m.

Northern Nevada fresh food distribution from 2-4 p.m.

June 7 — Ely Rotary club scramble at the golf course 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Eastern Nevada Painthorse show at the fairgrounds 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 8 – Ely Renaissance Village will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rock ‘n roll train at Nevada Northern Railway a 6:30-9:30 p.m.

June 11 – Blood Pressure Clinic offered by the City of Ely EMT / Fire Department. Senior Center 11 a.m.

June 21 – parking lot sale, bring your treasures.

Nevada Northern Railway is beginning their program of kids ride free on regular excursions Monday through Wednesday and all train rides include a tour of the engine house.

Trotta & Ronstadt with James Dalton in Concert. Friday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Cottonelle fine arts Center at 900 Aultman St. Tickets are $10.

Snake Valley Festival in Baker will be held June 20-22.

There will be activities for everyone including an ice cream social, community breakfast, barbecue dinner, bake sale, road art, live auction, silent auction, yard sale, book sale and many more.

Answer to last weeks question — Because in the days of yore horses that pulled the fire engines were stabled on the ground floor of firehouses and figured out how to climb up straight staircases (many of you called with the correct answer).

New question — What did Paul Revere shout on his famous midnight ride from Boston to Lexington on April 18, 1775? Hint: Longfellow had it wrong in his poem.

Fascinating facts — Horses cannot vomit and pigs can’t look into the sky (I know who cares. You have to take the good ones with the bad)


Monday — Chicken Caesar salad, fruit and garlic bread (sounds good)

Tuesday — Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, squash and fruit cocktail

Wednesday — Turkey wrap, chips and fruit

Thursday — Teriyaki glazed pork roast, rice, veggies and fruit

Friday — Baked potato bar with chili and fixings, broccoli, fruit and dessert

The “No Hug” Rule

Suitcases filled the trunk

Of his dirty beat up Ford

He couldn’t wait to get to school

To check out his room and dorm

She opened up his car door

Closed it when he got in

Then smiled proudly at her son

As tears dropped from her chin

She reached through the open window

Wished him luck in school

And then she pulled him close to her

And broke the “No Hug” rule

He felt that freedom greeted him

At last his life was his own

He anticipated fate

Part 5

Cheryl Costello-Forshey