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Bob Dunning: You’ve reached the wrong number, possibly

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From page A2 | June 13, 2013 |

JUST ANOTHER CALL FROM THE MAYOR … I guess when you’re trying to run for a seat in the California State Assembly at the same time you’re trying to run the Most Relevant City in America, mistakes will happen … either that or I’m the victim of a crank caller who can do a perfect impersonation of Joe K. … I came home one day last week to find “one new message” on my answering machine … this would be the same answering machine that greets you with a wonderfully kind female voice saying “You’ve reached the Dunnings — please leave a message.” …

I hit “1” to play the message and here’s what I heard: “Uh, Hap, it’s Joe Krovoza, uh, checking in on my Assembly run.” … now, last time I checked, there is no “Hap” in this happy household … and, truth be told, I doubt there’s a “Hap” anywhere on this side of the tracks … the mayor continues, with a bit of hesitation in his voice: “Let’s see, uh, although it doesn’t sound like Hap Dunning’s house. I’m wondering if it might be the wrong Dunnings.” … did you hear what he called us, dear? … he says we’re the wrong Dunnings … and he wants us to vote for him for Assembly? …

Regaining his bearings, and apparently not wishing to waste a perfectly good phone call just in case he really had reached a “Hap” Dunning, the mayor concluded “Anyhow, Hap, if it’s you …” … he then he left his phone number … out of respect both for the office of the mayor and for his personal privacy, I will not publish the number, but I have the tape … if you wish to verify the accuracy of what I’ve reported, contact the Obama administration … they have the tape, too …

LOSS OF A LEGEND … sad news from British Columbia, where Howard Colston — beloved for years as the “Famous West Davis Mailman” — passed away June 8 at the age of 85 … Colston retired from the military after 22 years of service and came to Davis to walk the same West Davis streets for more than 23 years, touching the lives of virtually every family on his route …

A native of Albemarle, N.C. and the father of five, Colston retired in 1992 and was honored by more than 600 admirers at a special sendoff at the Veterans’ Memorial Center … it was at that gathering that he allegedly received a congratulatory phone call from President George H.W. Bush, though no one seems to know for sure … his hometown newspaper on his adopted Gabriola Island (B.C.) noted that “Heaven has a new angel” and that Howard called Gabriola his “Heaven on earth.” …

It also said that “Howard was a friend to all and had a natural gift of being able to touch those who knew him with his beautiful spirit and gentle soul. He was a deeply kind and generous man who always had time to lend a helping hand, and could brighten one’s day simply with his warm smile.” … many, many Davisites will echo those very words … in lieu of flowers or gifts, we are asked to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia … so long, Howard … you left this world a far better place than you found it …

LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD … in a town that has produced a number of great tennis players, Phil Cello stands alone after being named to the United States Tennis Association’s Northern California Hall of Fame … Cello will be honored at an induction brunch July 25 on the Stanford University campus … Cello played varsity tennis at both Davis High School and UC Davis, taught lessons as a teenager for the city of Davis and eventually was named the top teaching professional in Northern California … in the year 2000, Phil was named as the “Best Coach of the Decade” in Northern California by Inside Tennis Magazine …

In addition to his many accomplishments both as a coach and player, those of us lucky enough to have followed Phil’s career will always remember him for his competitiveness, his love of the game and his enduring sportsmanship … the Hall of Fame honor is much deserved …

— Reach Bob Dunning at bdunning@davisenterprise.net

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