Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 12, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 12, 2022 

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce they are sponsoring a Silent Auction of unusual 
books and magazines held from Friday, November 1-28, 2022 inside the Sierra Madre Library. The 
books may be viewed in the display case in the main room and will be available for closer inspection 
on Saturday, November 5 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Monday, November 14 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Fea-
tured in the Silent Auction will be a collection of nine books published by C.F. Braun & Co, Limited 
Edition authorized Stirling Moss Biography, a limited edition signed Peter De Seve sketchbook, a 
Disney Animation Studios artbook, a famous American Illustrator book and a collection of rare 
Bidding sheets and auction rules will be available in a Friends of the Library notebook, accessible on 
the checkout counter. There will be 15 items for sale; each book or magazine set will be numbered 
and has a corresponding numbered bid sheet in the notebook. Bidders are asked to write their bids 
on the bid sheets with a contact phone number. Thirty minutes before the end of the auction on the 
last day, Monday, November 28, 2022, the bid sheets will be removed from the notebook and placed 
on a table in the library for last minute bids. The bidding will close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Winning 
bidders will be notified the next day and will then be able to pick up their purchases at the library 
within the next 10 days. 
This sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Public Library. All proceeds will be used to 
support programs, services and acquisitions for the library. 
The silent auction will be at the Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre. For more information, please visit us at our web site, our 
Facebook page; or call 626-355-7186. 
We have opened the online sign-up pro-
gram for decorating the Sierra Madre 
Rose Float, entitled “Papa’s Turn”, dur-
ing Deco Week, December 26 to January 
1st (the parade is on January 2nd). Sign 
up through our website www.sierrama-
decorate. Please read the guidelines, 
then sign up through iVolunteer. If you 
have difficulty signing up or have questions, please email us at info@sierramadrerosefloat. 
If you have a group of 8 or more, you need to schedule a time by completing the Application 
for Group of Volunteers form (there is a link at the bottom of the Volunteer Guidelines page) 
and return it to See you at the barn! 
JULY 12, 1936 – OCTOBER 28, 2022 
Dorothy A. Jerneycic passed away peacefully the afternoon 
of October 28, 2022, at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, 
CA with family. She fought a fierce battle with metastatic 
esophageal cancer, never giving up. 
Dorothy was born in Cleveland, OH and grew up in Fern-
dale, MI, a suburb of Detroit. She received her Bachelor’s 
degree from University of Detroit Mercy, followed by a 
Masters degree from University of Michigan. She followed 
her graduation with a few years of teaching at St Gabriel 
Catholic School, located in the remote town of Balaclava, 
Jamaica. That experience rewarded her with friendships, 
both teachers and students, that lasted a lifetime, including 
ongoing contact into this year. 
When she returned to the states, she headed west with a 
friend from Jamaica, first teaching in a Catholic school, 
then at Garfield High School and finally spending the end of her teaching career at Eagle Rock High 
School. She taught thousands of students many subjects. She ended up spending 58 years in Califor-
nia, the last 20 enjoying retired life. 
Her life was filled with travel, visiting numerous countries and continents, sometimes with friends 
and sometimes making friends. When she became an aunt, Dorothy, or Dottie as many of her friends 
would call her, earned a new nickname and became AD. Then travel included taking her niece and 
nephew to a dude ranch as a trip and a treat. She also traveled with family to many countries, includ-
ing Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey, Greece, Austria and Germany to name a few. In later years, she made 
another trip to Spain following the steps of St Ignatius and made her long-desired trip to The Holy 
Land, again all with family. Dorothy made more than 100 trips back to Michigan to visit family.
She was proud of her Slovenian and Croatian heritage, and did considerable research, including vis-
iting ancestor birthplaces and ongoing local Lodge activities. Dorothy loved art and was a docent 
for The Huntington Museum in San Marino for many years. A devout Catholic, she was active at St 
Rita’s Church in Sierra Madre, a local prayer group, and Mater Dolorosa Retreat House, a carryover 
from her time with the Passionists that ran St. Gabriel in Jamaica. 
Dorothy is survived by her brother Frank (Maureen), their sons Dan (Laura), their children Lucas 
and Kylie, and Dave (Alisa), their children Noah, Zachary and Alexander. She is also survived by 
Theo and Chris Wolfs, sons of her late sister Julie (Vic) Wolfs. 
A memorial mass will be held at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center Chapel, 700 N Sunnyside 
Ave., Sierra Madre CA 91024 at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. A Funeral Mass will be 
held at St Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., in Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 at 10:00 
AM on November 23, 2022, with visitation at 9:30 AM. Inurnment will be at Holy Sepulchre Catholic 
Cemetery in Southfield, MI. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center, 700 N Sunnyside Ave, Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024, Attn: Jeanne Warlick. 

by Deanne Davis 

“I remember when Halloween was the scariest night of the year. Now it’s Election 

“You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us 
know that it’s just till election day. It’s an American custom, like eating corn on the 
cob. And afterwards we settle down quite peaceably and agree we’ve got a pretty 
good country – until next election.” Stephen Vincent Benet 

Well, the 2022 election has been interesting to say the least. It’s election day as I’m 
writing Walking Sierra Madre and we have voted. The mud-slinging has gotten 
more intense than ever and the Roe v Wade decision has thrown even more fat 
into the fire. Has there ever been a time when one candidate could find something 
good to say about another? Not anymore! 

Here's what I have to say…mercifully, there won’t be any more political advertising. 
There won’t be any more things hanging on my door advising…exhorting…
pleading to vote for this person or that issue. There won’t be any more TV ads 
extolling the virtues of or casting shame on this candidate or that one. My phone 
won’t ring with a recorded message on the other end telling me the world will 
end if I don’t vote YES on this or NO on that. No more stuffing my mailbox with 
shiny cardboard junk that goes immediately into the recycle bin, self-promoting 
of one candidate and assassinating the character of another. 

No, we don’t know for sure who’s going to be elected or what propositions will 
pass, but gratitude abounds that we don’t have to endure any more campaign 
anything. Now we can get back to the important issues ahead like what are we going 
to do about Thanksgiving. Can we have the whole family over for turkey and 
cranberry sauce, or just some of the family. How will we manage the dining table 
where we have put in extra chairs, the piano bench, the stool from the kitchen and 
borrowed folding chairs in order to seat everybody. 

But before we get into Thanksgiving, we need to do some remembering. Yesterday 
was Veteran’s Day and I’m sure the Walk 
and Learn Exhibit in Memorial Park, sponsored 
by the Sierra Madre Kiwanis and Rotary 
Clubs was a wonderful time. The picture today 
is my grandson, David Davis, at basic training 
when he first entered the Army. He eventually 
served in Afghanistan and the whole time he 
was there, he never felt safe, never rested, never 
felt secure. He lives in Germany now where he 
is happy and close to his daughter, Erin, and 
his son, Jamison. The time in Afghanistan, 
though, is not easily forgotten. I expect all our 
veterans feel pretty much the same way. All I 
can say is: Thank you for your service. I expect 
we all are saying that. 

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life 
to something bigger than oneself.” 
Joseph Campbell 

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K. Chesterton 

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those 
men who goes into battle.” Norman Schwarzkopf 

Thanksgiving will be at our throats in less than two weeks and I want to share 
my mashed potato recipe. You need this, friends and neighbors! Well, actually, it’s 
Jackie Olden’s mashed potato recipe that I clipped out of the Los Angeles Times 
about thirty years ago and adjusted over time to this current version. This is so 
incredibly good that I’ve made it every year and there are seldom any leftovers. 

8-10 good sized russet potatoes, peeled and cooked in salted water just till 
tender. Don’t overcook as then your potatoes will be watery and pathetic. 

1 cup sour cream6 TB butter 
8 oz cream cheese 
1/3 cup finely chopped chivesSalt and pepperGrated Cheddar Cheese 

OK, drain your potatoes well and immediately add the butter and the cream 
cheese as the hot potatoes will melt these. Gently stir in the rest of the ingredients 
and when you get to the cheddar cheese, put in as much as will make you happy. 
In this glorious age where you can get grated cheese in a bag in a variety of flavors, 
just put in as much as you like. If necessary, add a little milk to get the consistency 
you want. Grease a large casserole dish and put in your mashed potatoes 
and cover. You can make these potatoes a couple days ahead and then reheat them 
in a 350-degree oven. Trust me, these are no-fail potatoes! 

Just one more word on the election…if you find you’d like to celebrate, or if you 
want to drown your sorrows, have I got a champagne punch for you! 

2 bottles reasonably decent champagne1 28 oz. bottle club soda 
1 28 oz. bottle ginger ale1 bottle white wine 
1 12 oz. bottle apricot brandy 

If you start with all your ingredients already chilled, you won’t need too much 
ice. Put all this in your punch bowl, throw in a few ice cubes, stir, and serve. 
These sizes of bottles may not exist anymore, but approximate, dear friends and 
neighbors. Serve in small punch cups. It’s delightful and pretty strong. Perfect for 
celebrating or drowning. 

Christmas is coming and my book page: Deanne Davis 
Is a great place to shop.
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.
“Star of Wonder – A Christmas Story” is on my page, too, for all you Kindle 
And friends of Kindle readers! 
A beautiful Christmas story about a mysterious star that appears on Christmas 
Take a look! 

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