Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013: The Year in Review

In January, Barack Obama was inaugurated for a second term as president of the United States. Also in January, cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed after years of denial that he had used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France again … Continue reading

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Nevada’s 2013 in Review

From a historic expulsion, training deaths, a school shooting to the approval of drone development, the year 2013 saw Northern Nevada in the spot-light several times. Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-Las Vegas, became the first legislator expelled in Nevada since statehood … Continue reading

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Barbara Jean Smith, 1935-2013

Barbara Jean Smith passed away peacefully, December 10, 2013, following a short illness. At 81, she was the eldest child born to Jack and Leola (Hufford) Olivera, February 14, 1932 in Rohnerville. I knew her best as Aunt Barbara. She … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Christmases Past

As I reflect back on the many Christmases of my lifetime, I recall several that were memorable. From new bicycles, to model airplanes and cars, to the last as a complete family in Klamath, there is something to be said … Continue reading

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The Dog House

A combination dance hall, casino and restaurant, “The Dog House” was named in honor of a wire-hair terrier, named ‘Poochy.’ It opened in June 1935 at 130 North Center in Reno and remained open until April 1944. During it’s time, … Continue reading

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Warning: Sugar Rush Alert!

At least twice a year, my wife make’s her mother’s fudge. She believes it comes from the recipe listed on the back of ‘Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallow Crème’ since the 1950s. The earliest mention of marshmallow crème comes from the … Continue reading

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The Sugar Cookie Recipe

Jeanie is a former neighbor of mine from Klamath. My family moved into the house next to the Arnold’s in January 1965 and remained there until September 1967. She is a retired Professor from the University of Southern Nevada, living … Continue reading

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