Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 1, 2020 


 by Deanne Davis

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills

“Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our 

have trouble remembering how to fly.”

“Parents start you off in life, but friends get you through it.”

Tomorrow, August 2nd, is National Friendship Day, but 
somewhere right around now is National Friendship Week. 
As this week is going to be way too hot for much Walking 
Sierra Madre, I thought, How about something pleasant, 
cheerful and uplifting to read and think about. Sierra Madre 
resident, Dick Witter, who used to be my next-door neighbor 
and made the best Huevos Rancheros and Margaritas we’ve 
ever tasted, sent me a piece some time back written by 
Andy Rooney. As you’ll recall, Andy Rooney, who is now in 
heaven, was an award-winning journalist and part of CBS’ 
Sunday Night 60 Minutes program for many years. Just about 
everything Andy Rooney had to say was worth hearing, 
and remembering, but this piece will make you smile and probably fill you with gratitude. The 
picture is of my granddaughter, Emily, who turned ten on July 22nd. We celebrated with dinner 
at P F Chang’s where the dumplings are just as good as ever. July 30th was our daughter, Crissy’s 
birthday…she was somewhat more than ten and – here’s a hint – just a few days before she was 
born, men walked on the moon for the first time! 

I’ve learned.... 
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. 

I’ve learned....
That when you’re in love, it shows. 
I’ve learned ....
That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. 
I’ve learned.... 
That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. 
I’ve learned....
That being kind is more important than being right. 
I’ve learned....
That you should never say no to a gift from a child. 

I’ve learned.... 
That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in any other 
I’ve learned....
That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone 

needs a friend to act goofy with. 
I’ve learned....
That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. 
I’ve learned.... 
That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights 

when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult. 

I’ve learned....
That life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. 
I’ve learned.... 
That money doesn’t buy class. 
I’ve learned.... 
That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. 
I’ve learned... 
That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. 
I’ve learned.... 
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts. 
I’ve learned....
That when you plan to get even with someone, 

you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. 
I’ve learned....
That love, not time, heals all wounds. 
I’ve learned.... 
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround 

myself with people smarter than I am. 

I’ve learned.... 
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. 
I’ve learned.... 
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them. 
I’ve learned....
That life is tough, but I’m tougher. 
I’ve learned....
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. 
I’ve learned....
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. 
I’ve learned....
That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away. 
I’ve learned....
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because 

tomorrow he may have to eat them. 
I’ve learned....
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. 
I’ve learned....
That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in 

his little fist, you’re hooked for life. 
I’ve learned....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the 

happiness and growth occur while you’re climbing it. 
I’ve learned....
That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

 Call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while this week and see how they’re doing. You’ll be glad 
you did. Take care of yourself, dear friends and neighbors. Wear that mask joyfully and be kind. 
Just be kind. 

My book page: Deanne Davis

Where you’ll find “Sunrises and Sunflowers Speak Hope”

And “A Tablespoon of Love, A Tablespoon of Laughter”

Both of these books are stuffed with hope and a good recipe or two.

There’s a new Emma Gainsworth Kindle novelette on the way but you can

Enjoy “Emma’s Etouffee Café” right now! It’s on, too. 

You can follow me on Twitter:


I’ve always been addicted to KFC’s minced creamy coleslaw. It’s quite simple to make and it 
only takes about 15 minutes to pull it all together. Personally, I don’t care for coleslaw that is 
just fresh mixed. I like to give the final slaw about 4 hours to marry the flavors and discharge 
all the water out of the cabbage. Put mine coleslaw next to the Colonel’s and I bet you can’t 
taste a difference.


Prep time: 15minutes

Chill time: 4 hours or overnight

Yield: 8 to 10 servings




4 cups shredded and as well as diced cabbage 
(about 1/2 of a medium head)

1/4 cup minced carrot

1/4 cup minced yellow onion

For the dressing

1/4 cup whole milk

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup buttermilk (see ChefSecret below on how to make your own buttermilk)

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar



1. Shred and dice the cabbage, carrot and onion—confetti cut is what you are looking 
for. Do not use purple cabbage as it will discolor.

2. Place the cut veggie mix in large mixing bowl and mix well.

3. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.

4. Add the completed dressing to the cabbage mix and stir to combine thoroughly.

5. Cover with plastic wrap and place the bowl in a refrigerator for approximately 4 hours, 
or overnight. That will give your coleslaw flavors some time to blossom

6. Mix and stir your coleslaw before serving.

7. Serve fresh within one or two days for best results.

ChefSecret: This coleslaw recipe calls for 1/4 cup of buttermilk. If you don’t want to purchase 
a whole carton of buttermilk, you can make your own buttermilk by using milk and lemon 
juice. Put 1/4 cup of whole milk in a measuring cup and 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon 
juice into the milk—it’s got to be fresh lemon juice, not from concentrate—that won’t cut it. 
Let it sit for 5 minutes, and it should become a little bit curdled. It’s kind of like magic—it’s 
now buttermilk and is ready to use in this coleslaw recipe.

Tune into Go Country 105 this Sunday Morning at 8 AM for my Food Report


 Support the Sierra Madre Rose Float 

Association by purchasing flowers, edibles, 
and succulents.

Specialty plants including longevity spinach!

Some fertilizer and tomato cages are available.

9 am to 11 am every Saturday 

until plants run out!

Check the website or updates

YMCA Sierra Madre Recreation 

Center Garden 

611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre

(Enter on the east side at the northeast corner) 

Suggested donations start at $5.00

Proceeds benefit SMRFA and the YMCA

Masks and social distancing required

We hope you’ll come support our non-profits 
and go home with some terrific new plants!

Sierra Madre Rose Float Association

587 E Sierra Madre Bl

Sierra Madre CA 91024

(626) 355-7005


July 12 to July 19, 2020

During this period the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to 252 
calls for service.

On-line Scam

A report of an on-line scam was reported on 7/25/20, by a person that stated that she received 
an email from her boss, asking the reporting person to purchase several gift cards and email 
her the information, as the boss has done in the past. Somehow the unknown sender accessed 
the email account of the boss and sent two more mails requesting more gift cards, which made 
the reporting party suspicious. The reporting party went to see her boss and make her aware 
of the on-line scam.

Stolen Property

A man called at 4:32PM on 7/25/20, to report a theft of a recycling bin from a residential driveway 
in the 00 block of S. Mountain Trail Ave. The caller also noted he thought a power tool was 
also stolen. Officers contacted the subject and found that he was in possession of the recycling 
bin and power tool described by the caller. The subject was arrested and taken to the Pasadena 
Police jail for booking. ase to Detectives

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