CHOCOLATE WISDOM: Neil Pfafman provided the following diet suggestion: “Chocolate comes from cocoa, cocoa comes from a tree, a tree is a vegetable, therefore, chocolate is a salad.
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SENSATIONAL SINGERS ARE BACK! The Placerville Newcomers and Fellowship Club’s November lunch meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Club House Drive, Placerville. As a special treat, the Sensational Singing Seniors will perform their “Nifty Fifties” program. Their musical presentation will include ’50s songs from movies, musicals, early rock and roll, country classics and popular singers. If you would like to attend, call 530-622-9262.
LINCOLN HIGHWAY PRESENTATION: The Clarksville Region Historical Society will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Don Uelman will be the guest speaker, and he will speak about the “Lincoln Highway,” the first coast-to-coast highway.
GO THE EXTRA MILE: The book “Live and Learn and Pass It On” provided by Clara Neilsen, offers the following life lesson: “I’ve learned that going the extra mile puts you miles ahead of the competition.” — Age 66
GOLD DUST PARTY TIME! The Roots and Gold Dust Genealogy Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m., at the LDS Center, 3275 Cedar Ravine (upper building), Placerville. Because this is the last meeting of the year, this will be a party meeting. Bring your favorite snacks and a non-alcoholic drink. A “show and tell” time will offer some research ideas by members. All newcomers are welcome, too
SPEEDY CAKE AND ICE CREAM: Jewel Blair-Smith sent the following “Maxine” saying:” “Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips.”
COLOMA’S HOLIDAY HOUSES: On Saturday, Nov. 30, you can visit 12 historical buildings, all decorated for Christmas in Coloma. Period interpreters will show the history of each building. There will also be refreshments, wreath making, cookies, music and carolers. The event fee is $5 per person, age 5 and under free. Tour hours are 1 to 5 p.m.
SHOWING UP IS IMPORTANT: Mitzi Stockel of Somerset forwarded the following “Importance of Walking” statement: “I joined a health club last year, spent about 250 bucks. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there!”
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.