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Wednesday, April 11, 2001 Featr~er/or Bull M | ng room for all the new stuff Rex needs to remem continue to add to our histori- overflows. All our brain cells flush it down the drain, mental image of her. I thenwhole process had cal memory base.,But, if this and asso ted neurons, elec- Taking his words of wis- hooked these to an imaginedadditional quantities is true, why can I remember trons, synap'm are in over. dom, I decided to give it a try. anchor and threw the whole in my already the address of a house I lived load. No place td put new in- Back in grade school there kit and caboodle into the wa- bral matter. in 40 years ago, but can't re- formation. So how do you get was this prissy little girltery depths of a river I had Yet, I am still member where I parked my back on track and end up with named Susan Ullman. She conjured up. Suddenly new tempting this one car at the local shopping cen- a bunch of new gray matter was always ragging on me, storage space was available, with Patricia White ter? space? Rex figures you have to getting me in trouble, telling Or was it? nemesis from m If you are like a lot of us, devise a way to dump some of lies to the teacher and the oth- The first thing I recalled af- Possibly might even you can recall names of people the unused, unneeded infer-er kids about things I was sup- ter doing this was that Susan being the fodder for long gone, but have problems mation you now have. Get rid posed to have done.--a realwasn't so bad after all. Actual- Rex tale. But, due remembering the name of an of the old, in with the new. goody two-shoes whose re- ly, she was pretty nice andquences resultin individual you meet 15 rain- Since all this "stuff" is membered deeds would not bemaybe I was a little quick in first visual: utes ago. Why is this happen- imbedded pretty deep in your terribly missed, providing I making my decision to figura- Rex ing? head, you just can't try some- could use the vacated spacetively dump her into the river, to wait until I get the Rex summed it up for me. thing like blowing your nose for more current thoughts and So what now? It really didn't down a little better. The problem is our brains are real hard and get rid of it. No, memories, make much difference, sinceUntil then, about all filled up. He says it's accor:ling to Rex you have to So what did I do? Took Su- in trying to get rid of onethe street and I like a glass of water. You keep visualize it away. Think about san Ullman's recalled trans- memory, I had accrued anoth- nize you or recall pouring water in and eventu- what you no longer want to gressions and visually er. In fact, I realized I still had it is only because my ! ally it reaches the brim and think about and then mentally wrapped them around my the original memories and the CUl One of the neat things about getting older is, even if you never gave a hoot about histo- ry, you now have a history. You can recall things from by- gone years, giving added di. mension to your life. The oth- er day, Rex and I were dis- cussing this, but abruptly ar- rived at some perplexing thoughts. Having a history gives you memories from way back when, and today's experiences Feeling the pr Who were those men that were stringing lines across the river and marking the trees with orange ribbons on Belden's back road? This ques- tion was posed by a caller last SaturdaY April 7. "You're the man," she said, "You're sup- sure to know everything happening in posed to know these things." but a cement slab the garage was gone. The only signs ofcanceled. The challenge was issued, had sat on. Nor was there any- their endeavors were some The work crew? "Oh yeah, Braving the elements--snow thing left of the next-door cab- forlorn orange ribbons hungthey were fish counters," said at my place, rain in Belden--I in. from trees and bushes with no one. "No, they were actually cruised on down to the back You would think there evident pattern in their place- doing some work for PG&E, road, notepad in hand. This would have been some sense ment. measuring the depth and cur- area is familiar ground to me, of loss or nostalgia over the I stopped at Belden to t'mdrent flow of the river," said an- or so I thought. I originally demise of these structures, but out what the folks there knew other. Somewhere between the lived in a small cabin there instead, I was struck by the about the situation. The First two, I decided. I will call when I first moved to the beauty of the area. With the dl- thing I learned was that PG&E next week and find out. Canyon. lapidated buildings gone, the Belden Resort has had to close Roberts Savard, former But, I hadn't been down that forest was beginning to take to upgrade the electrical sys- owner of the Crystal Springs way in quite awhile and the back the grounds and estab-tern. The work will take from trailer park and member of shack I had lived in for a year fish its own sense of order, two to four weeks and a num- the Twain Ladies, called me was gone. Nothing remained But, the crew of workmen her of reservations have been from Lompoc, Calif., where she has relocated. She I bubbling over about a | day party thrown for absentia. The ladies met for placed a balloon dumr i,. empty chair to repres q Roberta and had a b er, they packed up a the balloon, presents, a.m sent it down to their uffi to Savard was tickled. @,c they had a blast doing she said. She was very touched by the gestu |y &ll la HtlJl o ous supply of wood waste Indian Valley Editor from the national forests. Although he was unable to In its current form, the land attend the Indian Valley Com- management practices set out munity Forum meeting in the Sierra Nevada Frame- Wednesday, March 28, Plumaswork will reduce the already County Supervisor Robert lowered amounts of wood Meacher did provide a written waste being extracted from report about local and state is- the forests. sues. Congressional officials were During the February meet- surprised with Meacher's dis- ing, he told forum partici-satisfaction. pants about his idea for a co- "All that they heard was gen plant in his district, and that we in California loved that he would be traveling to this new land management Washington D.C. plan," Meacher wrote in his With the power crisis in report. California, this is the perfect He knew his work was cut time to go for this, he said at out for him from the start. thetlme. ,, He met with several offi- bne' t riibiini bloCk' is cials While there, and thought tl e availability of a continu- the trip was successful, over- all. appeal the Regional Forester's out what was happening with "The word is out that we alternative management plan their plans to build a disabled stand ready to do our part in in the Sierra Nevada Frame- children's camp and confer- California's energy crisiswork. The appeal is due inonce center at Round Valley. while creating for our commu- Washington by Tuesday, Although foundation offi- nities a sense of well-being April 17. cials really wanted the camp through meaningful employ-Also, while at the confer-at Round Valley, the plans ment in the resource econo- ence, Meacher represented have been canceled and the my," Meacher wrote, rural counties at the Re- property put up for sale. Then, he was off to speak sources Agency meeting Factors influencing their with members of the State Re- about the Sierra Nevada Con- decision included "developa- source Conservation/rod De- servancy, a state effort to con- bility of the site, its size, the velopment Councils at the an- serve working landscapes and distance from Sacramento nual Biomass and Carbon to protect historical treasures, and its proximity to essential Banking Conference in Sacra- Unlike other state censer-services." mento, vancies, county supervisors Foundation President Len While there, Meacher pre- will have a significant role in McCandliss thanked Meacher sented the "Politics of Bio- the day-to-day affairs of this and Indian Valley Community mass Supply" to the councils, one, according to Meacher.Services Director Don His attendance and presen-Meacher also stopped by the Williamson for all their hard tation were part ofcontlnued Sierra Health Foundation of- work and the people of efforts to build a coalition to rices in Sacramento to find Greenville for their warm re- ception. ' hur, Meacher also first in a series of set s it, conferences for the -" Agreement" lawsuit flcy won in the Supremer- ltion California last year. "The big water con laughed us off," of the action to portions of the state t, nts vest in the watersheds.:Hig] "Now they want ts par what it will take to g#toni their backs," he said. , fron This is a big win forts arq Valley, Plumas Cou ria rural communities ace state, Meacher contin ;'It jqL l _II more money in.0ur ties," Meacher c.onclu$r-''" UUUlAOU AllmCiml Located in downtown Graeagle (530) 836-1234 DOING IT RIGHT? Leah West You've derided to sell your home, but aren't sure how. You've seen so many ads offer- in8 virtual tours on the intemet. You've heard stories about high interest rates contradicted by mirrors what buyers are current- ly paying for homes like yours. Your Realtor can provide the figures needed to make an informed decision. 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