Letters for Dec. 14, 2016 | RecordCourier.com

Letters for Dec. 14, 2016

Alyssa Albert, 9, of Minden, on Friday was named winner of a new flat screen TV from the Small Business Saturday raffle. (Back row, from left) Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bill Chernock, Main Street Gardnerville Program Manager Paula Lochridge, Main Street Minden Executive Director Connie Billington, NuSystems Financial Manager Barbara Simon, Main Street Gardnerville volunteer Scott Bergan and (front row, from left) Alyssa Albert and Shannon Albert.

Museum proud of its employees, board

Editor:

The Collections Committee, comprised of members with historical and actual involvement in Douglas County Historical Society for decades, is very proud of the professional conduct of the employees and members of the current board of trustees.

Our artifacts are processed and cared for in compliance with museum protocols.

The exhibits are researched for accuracy and authenticity, then produced to the enjoyment of all those wishing to gain some insight of the history of Douglas County.

The money raised to fund two museums, Genoa and Gardnerville, is carefully budgeted with professionalism in mind. The stewardship of funds and collections is the highest priority of the board of trustees and all volunteers.

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We are so grateful for the many men and women who work to keep our museum a place that all would enjoy visiting.

The programs are varied in order to appeal to a broad range of visitors.

We are funded by donations and grants.

Contributions are always appreciated; please call Cindy at the museum, 782-2555.

The Gallery of Trees, Snow Globes, and Gingerbread Houses will put anyone in the Christmas Spirit.

Please come down and see for yourself that things are in good shape at the Cultural Center.

Linda L. Reid

Dorothy Scossa

Patricia Maebe

Lois Brooks

Linda Lechien

Gardnerville

Thanks to Quilt Guild

Editor,

Carson Valley Medical Center and the CVMC Auxiliary want to recognize the Quilt Guild for their generous donation of lap quilts to our Comfort Care program.

The program provides a small box of keepsakes and comfort items for our patients who are at the end of life during their stay at CVMC.

Through this program we hope to help patients and their families feel more at ease during the difficult time.

We are grateful to the Quilt Guild for their contributions in making a small but meaningful impact in the lives of those going through loss.

Becky Hanson

Carson Valley Medical Center

Thankful to be living in Carson Valley

Editor:

I know that Thanksgiving is over, but in the past few days I have realized that I should have said something for which I am very thankful.

Almost three months ago my husband Wayne and I retired and moved from San Francisco, California to live here in Gardnerville.

My husband had taken many, many road trips through Nevada over many years and always told me how nice Nevada was.

During the past 14 years, I have driven with him for three day weekends when work time allowed and stayed here and had gotten to know Minden and Gardnerville well. Our stays here were always lovely.

My husband's dream was to have any house with a swing on the porch with a view of the Eastern Sierra.

A few months ago we were going up the Kingsbury Grade back home to San Francisco and I asked him to find out how much we could get for our place in the city, retire and perhaps move here for our forever home.

He was so happy to hear me ask that question because he always thought that I was reluctant, for many reasons, to leave the city.

I'll tell you why….My grandmother came by ship from France in the late 1800s to San Francisco, married and gave birth to my father and aunt.

I grew up in San Francisco when the population was less than half of what it is now, grew up free to play in the neighborhood with my girlfriends, go downtown to shop at Union Square, get my Master's Degree from SF State University and then go on to get married myself.

Every neighborhood was distinct and wonderful.

With my first husband, I had three wonderful daughters, of whom one of them has two children of her own, now making up four generations of San Franciscans.

I loved, and still love the city. Because of our mortgage, the high price of living in SF and the difficult current conditions in the city including homelessness, the influx of so many technology companies, traffic and unbridled erection of high density buildings, living in the city was no longer affordable nor enjoyable.

We decided to retire and we agreed that the Carson Valley was the place for us. You can imagine what a huge change this was for us.

We were beyond lucky, we sold our home in San Francisco and found a beautiful place here in Gardnerville, with the view and the swing on the porch for my husband in the deal.

Now, my thanks…..to all the people who we have met in Gardnerville and Minden who are so nice, polite and helpful…to all the children who are so respectful…to the state of Nevada for making bureaucratic issues easy and to God for creating a place so beautiful and peaceful.

Every morning I sit on that swing and say out loud the clouds and mountains "Thank you God for this blessing." My grandmother would have loved it. And thank you for the swing.

Christine Curtis

Gardnerville

Trails Association goal $10,000

Editor:

The ​Carson Valley Trails Association has launched our 2016 Annual Year-End Campaign with a goal of raising $10,000.

Donations received before the end of the year will support the association's ongoing volunteer work to maintain ​and continue to improve ​over 44 miles of Carson Valley trails, which are enjoyed by thousands of hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians each year.

Association members appreciate a consideration of a special year-end gift to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience by trail users.

Please help us reach our $10,000 goal by mailing your contribution to: CVTA, P.O. Box 222, Minden NV 89423 or visit http://carsonvalleytrails.org/ to make a ​safe, online​ donation. ​Donations to CVTA may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170.c. of the IRS ​Code ​of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 170.c​.​

Thank you and on behalf of the CVTA Board, we wish you safe and happy holidays. Enjoy the trails.

Sheryl Gonzales

President-Elect & Fund Development Vice President

Carson Valley Trails Association