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Heard over the back fence: Get your flu shot

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DO NOT STAY SAD:
 John Chapman provided the following T-shirt statement: “When I feel sad I stop and be awesome instead.”

FLU CLINIC DATES: 
Are you aware of the following Western Slope Community Flu Clinic dates and locations?:
- Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Garden Valley Fire Station, 4860 Marshall Rd., Garden Valley.
- Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Divide Wellness Center, 6065 Highway 193, Georgetown.
- Oct. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Community Church, 5061 Sciaroni Rd., Grizzly Flats.
- Oct. 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Cameron Park Fire Station, 3200 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park.
- Nov. 7 from 1:30 to 4:30, p.m. at the county Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr., in the Organ Room, Placerville.

49ER BREAKFAST:
 The 49er Flapjack Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gold Trail Grange, 319 Highway 49, Coloma (in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Tickets are $6 or $3 for kids under 10. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, orange juice, coffee, tea or cocoa.

REVISIT THE PAST:
 “Gold Rush Live” takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma. Coloma transforms into an 1850s mining camp. There will be demonstrations of dutch oven cooking, Gold Rush postal delivery, gold panning, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. There is an $8 per vehicle “Park Day Use” fee.

SHOPPING CAN BE COMPLICATED: 
Paul and Wendy Chafer sent the following husband-confusion statement: “A wife asks her husband, ‘Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 6.’ A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asks him, ‘Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?’ He replied, ‘They had avocados.’
If you’re a woman, I’m sure you’re going back to read it again! Men will get it the first time. My work is done here.”

“LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER:”
 Recently, Bob Edwards and his daughter, Laurie Edwards, both received the Energizer Award from their Rotary Club District Governors — Bob for Cameron Park Rotary Club and Laurie for the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club. “The Energizer Award is presented in recognition of their special energy, vitality and spirit to positively impact their club, community, and the world with their dedication and commitment to the Object of Rotary.” I am never surprised when these two people succeed. They are both filled with compassion and kindness for those in need. Wife and mother, Sara Edwards, is quite proud of these two, as she should be. I’m proud to know both of them.

SUCCESS TAKES TIME:
 Clara Neilsen provided the book, “Live and Learn and Pass It On,” which contained the following life lesson: “I’ve learned that there’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” — Age 48

UNIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE: 
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) of the Cold Springs Community Church, 2600 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, are sponsoring “A Unique Shopping Experience” at the church on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can browse goods from over 20 home-based businesses, as well as crafters and artists. There will also be a snack bar and raffle prizes.

CANDY SHACK CELEBRATION: 
Mother Lode Lions will celebrate their 20th year anniversary of selling See’s candy in the parking lot of the Mother Lode Lions Clara Scheiber Hall, corner of Missouri Flat Rd. and Pleasant Valley Rd., Diamond Springs, on Oct. 12. The candy shack will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to selling See’s candy, gift cards are available and special orders will be taken. Credit cards are accepted.

MEET THE NEW BOSS:
 On Oct.16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet in the conference room of the El Dorado National Forest office at 100 Forni Rd., Placerville. If you arrive at 6 p.m., you join the social hour, which features a delicious barbecue. At the meeting, the new Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree will be present, and Mikey Weir will be the guest speaker. The public is invited.

A DALAI DILLY:
 Inspect the “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar, and you will find the following quote: “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.” 

Send your jokes and event items for Heard Over the Back Fence column three weeks in advance to Bob Billingsley at the Mountain Democrat, PO Box 1088, Placerville 95667, or drop them off at 2889 Ray Lawyer Dr. First and last name of contact person are required. Phone 530-344-5036. Follow @BBillingsleyMtDemo on Twitter.

Bob Billingsley

Bob Billingsley writes Heard Over the Back Fence three times a week, keeping his pen on the pulse of the community. He also writes a biweekly column called Billingsley's Bullets, in which he uses “sideways” thinking to make your day a little easier to handle.
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