Desert Messenger

October 5, 2011

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Page 22 PERSPECTIVES FROM PAGE 15 religion, attitudes or politics, we live together as a small intertwined community all independent yet dependent on each other for sup- port (churches, Senior Center, Medical), for aid (Police, Fire) and mostly friendship and growth (schools, clubs, organizations). Whether you have a spouse, chil- dren, grandchildren, or think you are alone, Quartzsite for many of us is now our "extended family". DEADLINE is WED. OCT. 12 for Oct. 19 th issue of the Desert Messenger Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 Yes, families have arguments, have stubborn or even rebellious ones, but, we ARE family. We are all together to support, sit with, talk with and just be there and let each and everyone know someone is here and for your benefit uncon- ditionally. If you know of anyone who is alone or secluded, please reach out to them, check in on them once in a while. No one wants to feel they are alone or not be able to reach out in an emergency. And, like all large 'families': we open our arms when our out-of-town members (or friends) come to visit. Come stay awhile, we love for you to visit. Quartzsite is the "Rock Capitol of the World" and on its own, yes, we can get 'rocky', but for the most part, as all 'rocky' terrains, it has a beautiful, majestic heart. Make your time here as special as it can be, as you want it to be. Just a smile, a grin, a wave can mean so much. Sweet memories are made of these little moments of time. Strange but True by Samantha Weaver It was noted American wit Groucho Marx who made the following sage ob- servation: "There's one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says 'Yes,' you know he is a crook." When the city of Los Angeles was founded, it was given the name "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de los An- geles de Porciuncula," which trans- lates to "The Town of Our Lady of the Angels of Porciuncula." Back then, in 1781, there were just 52 settlers to start what is now the second most populous city in the country. ¥ When speaking of dead languages, Latin is the one that probably comes to mind most often. It's not quite dead, though; it's the official language of Vatican City. Those who keep track of such things say that a professional ballet dancer goes through about 130 pairs of toe shoes in a single year. October 5, 2011 The yo-yo became popular in the United States after it was marketed by Donald F. Duncan Sr., a businessman from Chicago, but he didn't invent the toy. In 1928, Duncan was on a busi- ness trip to San Francisco when he saw Philippine immigrant Pedro Flores, who had gotten financing to manufac- ture the yo-yos and had trademarked the name, demonstrating how to use the toy. Duncan realized that the toy had the potential to be a huge success, so he paid Flores $5,000 for all the rights. Incidentally, the name "yo-yo" means "come-come" in the native lan- guage of the Philippines. If you're like the average American, showers account for nearly one-third of your home water use. *** Thought for the Day: "Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full ar- mor and attacked a hot fudge sundae." -- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. CAN‛T FIND "THE MESSENGER"? JOIN THE THOUSANDS READING IT ONLINE! Sign up for FREE VIP alerts when the next E-edition of the DESERT MESSENGER is available @ From June 29-July 28, 2011 there was 23,028 page views! PUZZLE PAGE (page 20) ANSWERS

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