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Posts published by “Bob Dempel”

$1500 Pig’s Feet

My wife and I are both great supporters of the Junior Livestock Auctions held at local fairs. Recently we attended the pig auction at the…

Let’s Rodeo

Before we get started let’s learn how to correctly say rodeo, it’s  ro-dee-o, not ro-day-o. I never participated in a big-time rodeo venue. One time…

Old Town’s Not The Same

That’s the name of a song which reminds me of Ukiah. I needed to visit an appliance store on the north end of town. When…

Home Sweet Ukiah

Reese Witherspoon is a favorite actress of mine. Next to Kate Winslet who was in the movie Titanic. I loved that scene where she steams up…

Lillie Langtry, Orville Magoon & Bob

I was introduced to Guenoc Ranch in the late 1960s. I was selling fertilizer and Guenoc Ranch would use a large amount of fertilizer on…

Leaving On a Jet Plane

At 85 there are just some things you want to do before you just cannot do them. A case in point was to go to…

Seabiscuit, the VP & Me

The recent death of Walter Mondale brings back strong memories for me, back to when I and many other Mendocino County residents had a first-hand…

The U.S. Mail

Anytime I get mail from the government I consider it important and a little threatening. So, the latest mail is from the U.S. Customs and…

The Great 2020 Ceremony

A year or so ago I received a call from a couple of young friends of mine all excited that they were announcing their engagement…

Oakdale’s Finest

I was fortunate some 50 years ago to be a member of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. I joined 29 other upcoming agriculture leaders for…

He Didn’t Have To Die

I read with horror the article about the murder of James (Jim) Whetstone (69) in the local papers this past October. The article left no…

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