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Art Class Suspended until January

Ken has suspended the classes until next year. He will start them up again in January.

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Wonderful News!

THANK YOU, Thank You, thank you. There are not enough ways to say it: THANK YOU-ALL. Through a month of diagnostic tests and uncertainty you have all been supportive, loving, caring and kind. Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts; they’ve all helped. My diagnosis is “benign” and I’m headed south for five months. But like a bad penny, I shall return come April. Have a blessed winter and enjoy the snow for me!

Love, Jackie Deal # 109

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Remember to Sign Up

Sign up sheets are in the Clubhouse. Please sign up by the 19th so we can plan food.

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Adopt a Pet

Have you heard that people live longer if they have a dog.
Don t miss this Social Hour when we will hear from a representative from Saving Grace.
Our speaker will discuss how to choose one of their adoptees November 22 at 3 pm.
When there is interest an employee will set up a Meet and Greet appointment to look at their furry residents, meet and allow an up close and personal meeting to see how the animal interacts with you. The animal will be spayed or neutered when adopted and you may even take the baby home with you the same day. There will even be an opportunity to foster a pet to assess the behavior in a new home or put the application on hold for 24 hrs giving time to decide.
In the event you just love animals but are not able to have one in your home, there are
many who need to take walks or go into businesses to help assure the dog is socialized.
There will be a fee charged with the money being used for vet examinations and the
sterilization process.
A furry friend will accompany the Saving Grace employee so do not miss this Social
Hour.

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Recall Ballot Information

The Election Committee would like you to know,,,

If you are in the Park and for some reason can’t get your completed ballot to the Office by 5:00 PM Friday November 22 they will help. Call Judy Pambrun 928 287-0889 or Jeannie Lyons 503 720-7532 and they will arrange for someone to pick it up and deliver it to the Office.

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It was a Fun Party

Costumes, Mummy Wrapping, Rock Races, 50/50 Drawing, and of course Food. 50/50 drawing netted $40.00 thanks to Jerry & Marilyn for donating their half. Funds went to the Food Pantry. Thanks to all.

Here are some photos and you can see more here: Halloween Pics

 

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Thanksgiving Dinner

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It’s Gonna be a Party . . .

Come join the fun. Rock Racing, Mummy Wrapping, and more. Bring your
favorite beverage and a snack to share. Eight quarters for the rock race. 5 to 9.

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UNCERTAINTY By Jackie Deal

Uncertainty. Is “uncertainty” a basic human emotion? Well, if it isn’t (and it isn’t) maybe it should be. Check out “basic human emotions” on the internet and you get this: love, joy, surprise, fear, sadness, disgust, shame and pride. H’mm.
Right now I’m dealing with uncertainty and it sure feels like it’s basic! Let’s get the story straight before folks start asking “What flowers did she like?” or begin planning my memorial service. (Got your attention, did I?)
I planned to leave Oregon and head for Quartzsite Oct. 22 but my plans were waylaid by an innocent letter that came late Friday evening. “Your recent mammogram…requires additional imaging studies for a complete evaluation.” All medical offices are closed late Friday evening so I waited until 8:01 a.m. Monday and started calling. After much pleading, a repeat evaluation was scheduled for Tuesday morning and it resulted in an ultrasound Tuesday afternoon. A very young and handsome doctor talked with me after the study and the result is I’m awaiting a biopsy next Monday. I won’t know the results til Wednesday.
Uncertainty!! A report of negative (that means no cancer) or positive (yep, cancer) hangs in the balance til then. Making this doubly difficult is my almost insane desire to get down to Quartzsite before the winter snows choke the mountain passes (two of them I must traverse.)
It might be easier to deal with the eight basic emotions listed. But uncertainty? Being a rational person I tell myself that fear and sadness are not appropriate; certainly the other basic emotions aren’t appropriate. So where am I? In limbo.
Limbo? My old dictionary habit, now replaced by Google, rears its ugly head and I check the internet. “An intermediate, transitional, or midway state or place.” Sheesh! Intermediate? I’m a little too old for that. Midway? Between what and what? That leaves transitional; which really isn’t so bad. Every day of our lives is a transition. We move from childhood to adult hood and all the gray areas in between. This is just another transition; the only problem is I can’t see the end of it. But then have we ever seen the end of a year, a week or even a day?
So, Quartzsite here I come…maybe. We’ll see. Uncertain, that’s all.

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