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Another survey party in the works, and some free driving lessons

by Margaret Larson, publishers corner

Yes, I know. There’s a picture of a man’s ‘gluteal cleft’ is in this newspaper, page B6. It’s the poster for the upcoming Truckee Follies. I am not sure who this shapely fellow is, but his mother is probably somewhere shaking her head in recognition.

This year’s Follies will be presented May 8, 9, 10 and 11. As of press time, tickets are still available at Cabona’s in Downtown Truckee.

DSpeaking of the Follies, I made a mistake in last week’s paper. Apologies go to Ted Owens, local contractor and town councilman. When writing the cutline for the photo of Ted’s mock arrest by the ‘Smooth Criminals,’ I called him Ted Olson. You see, I lived in North Dakota for seven years and I had a friend there named Ted Olson, an oddly-brilliant Norwegian bachelor farmer.

The requisite head-banging against the wall has been done and I think it’s now back in order. Sorry about that, Ted Owens.

DIt’s time for another survey party. As you may remember (which is what everyone says when they’re sure you’ve forgotten something), I held my first one a month ago at Wild Cherries Coffee House, my second one at the Another survey party in the works, and some free driving lessons

by Margaret Larson

Truckee Library, and I have about 65 surveys in-hand from which I have inferred good information for the incoming publisher and editor.

The next survey party will be at OB’s Pub in Downtown Truckee on Tuesday, May 7, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. I will buy a favorite cold, hot, fresh or fermented beverage for the first 25 people who show up to fill out the survey.

DA gentleman called me after last week’s speed limit editorial was published, claiming that speed limits are indeed speed minimums, and at that “any good cop allows you at least 10 miles over the limit before he gives you a ticket.” Yeah, right, Pal.

I was driving in what I thought was a right-turn lane near the intersection of Donner Pass Road and Highway 89, I noticed a policeman urgently waving me over to the side of the road. Officer Roy Richner kindly informed me that I was in error, that the right-turn lane there is very short and doesn’t start way back by Pizza Junction.

My big, fat ticket is due June 6, so even though my stint here as interim publisher is almost over, I will be pleased to come back up to Truckee and pay the fine. You guys live in one of the last ‘best’ places.

Margaret Porter-Larson is the interim publisher of the Sun.