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8B Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter f :ecession or depression, still a ways to So WORDS OF WISDOM RED PERKETT We keep hearing words like "the recession had end- ed" or "is ending." and it may be true (don't we wish?) No one knows when or how that will happen, but I assure you, it is not yet true. Some say in a "tongue in cheek" way, the recession will end when the depres- sion takes over! Younger people, which includes just about everyone, except "an- cients," have no clue as to what a depression is! We are now just learning what a re- cession is. Believe me when I say depression is a differ- ent animal altogether. Let me explain what it was like to live during the great depression. I was a very young child at the time. All I remember was hearing the word "crash." my knowledge of those early depression days come more from what I learnedby hearing my par- ents speak of it! The crash that I remember was the crash of the stock market. (I felt, at the time, that something had fallen and broken.) I was only four at the time. However, the early 30s I remember quite well. It was an old model T truck that was our home. We trav- eled many miles in that old truck looking, always looking for work. When the money played out--so did the gasl Se we had to camp where we were. We were always look- ing, looking for food. We found food in the wilds. Plum thickets, berry bushes, mustard greens, wild pecans trees, black walnuts, wild turnips. We kept away from starvation by the knowledge of our (part Indian) mother. We asked farmers if we could Work for a watermelon or two. We always asked if we could work for food, there was never a "please gimme" in my parents' vocabulary. We gleaned fields for pota- toes, peanuts, etc. Somehow, in spite of all the discomforts, we endured. Mother always managed to can some things and stocked up as much as possible on nuts and the like. For cloth- ing, shoes and such we did without most of the time. Did you know you could actually go barefoot in the snow? Bathing was creek or lake. Bathroom needs were met by potty -- or chambers, as we called it. Sewage was by shovel (buried each day in the ground.) One thing was absolutely forbidden: thievery. Taking anything that did not belong to you was never allowed and anyone who did was quickly. introduced to a willow switch. So we traveled the country in that old truck and finally ended up in Holdenville, Ok- la., where my younger sister was added to the family -- now the family totaled six children plus parents. Final- ly, the old truck rambled into Edmond, Okla. Here is where we started clawing our way out of the depression. Want to know how we did it? Let me know if this writing is of in- terest to you. ENDEAVOR HOMES 1-800-482-8453 P.O. Box 1947 Oroville, CA 95965 ROUGH PLUMBING at FOUNDATION NOT INCLUDED "'We Help From Finance to Finish" i!i!iiiii!iiiii!iiiiiiiiiii!!ii!iiii!iii:iiiiii!!ili]i!!!i PLUMAS RURAL SERVICES Serving People, Strengthening Families, Building Communities Parent Education Classes Fun-filled, informative, interactive classes to learn and practice positive parenting techniques LEARN HOW TO... Develop better habits, use positive discipline, and be more effective Meet your child's needs for proper health, safety and nutrition Recognize and avoid abusive behaviors Create achievable goals and objectives in your parenting style Child care is available with advance notice. Class size and child care is limited! Register early! CHESTER July 7 tb - August 18 th Wednesdays, 4:00- 6:00 pm ABC Resource Center Leslie Wall PORTOLA July 7 tb - August 18 t Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Portola Resource Center Martin Rosen, MFT GREENVILLE July 6 tb - August 1 7 tb Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Indian Valley Civic Center Leslie Wall QUINCY July 12 tb - August 23 rd Mondays 6:00- 8:00 pm Plumas Rural Services Rhonda Hardy Please call before July 2 nd to reserve your spot! 530-283-3611 ext. "818 or 1-800-284-3340 No new registrations will be accepted once class begins. ts of cold noses, warm hearts are ready to be adopted TALES FKOM THE SHELTER. PLUMAS COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 283-3673 Summer is upon us and Friends of the Plumas County Animal Shelter will be out and about the county this summer! The Quincy Certified Farm- ers Market will begin June 24 and Friends will have a table at all the markets this year. These Thursday night mar- kets will give the community an opportunity to learn about Friends events, our fundrais- ing efforts, volunteer and Need help REPI :ING we find can, ATTY CONSTRUCTION SINCE 184 / General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035  foster care opportunities, and the many cats and dogs that enter the shelter each sum- mer in need of a permanent home. Please stop by our farmers market booth and see photos of the animals at the shelter that week. Our western drawing had three official winners. Kathy Perkins won first prize of the night at Greenhorn Ranch; Chris Batiste won second prize of dinner at Caf6 Le Coq and tickets to the Town Hall Theatre; and third-prize win- ner of Scentscy candles was Dr. Susie--Susie Elkje. Con- gratulations, ladies!! The real winners in this drawing are, as usual, the ani- mals -- as they will benefit from every dollar donated and collected by Friends. Many thanks to Trish and Ralph Wilburn at Greenhorn, Patrick at Caf6 Le Coq, Melis- sa Bishop, Plumas Arts and Champions Pizza for helping us make this such a fun and successful fundraiser! Plumas County Animal Shelter hours are: Monday and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and is closed from 1 - 2 p.m. for lunch. Saturdays the shel- ter is staffed by volunteers and conducts no business, but is open for the public to come and view, walk or play with potential pets. Unfortunately, the shelter has a large assortment of dogs currently impounded, and the kitten and cat popu- lation is increasing. Come into the shelter and check out the four-legged friends who would love to meet you. Call 283-3673 for more information. All monies donated to Friends of the PC Animal Shel- ter go towards the betterment of the impounded dogs and cats. Tax:deducible donations can be sentto K9], Rescue, P.O. Box 182, Quincy 95971. Dr. Larry Holcomb, Ed. D. 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