Author Archives: Jackie Deal

NUMBERS

By Jackie Deal Numbers! Big numbers make my eyes glaze over; how about you? Anything over two zeros is just so much blah, blah, blah. Let’s see if we can make the recent Covid numbers come alive. (Current Oregon Covid … Continue reading

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THERE IS A WORD FOR IT

Thank you! Thank you! To those of you who tried to help me find the word I wanted for, shall we temporarily call it, “Corona virus fatigue?”. Many good suggestions, but, of course, the word I wanted popped into my … Continue reading

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I NEED YOUR HELP

I NEED YOUR HELP By Jackie Deal There’s a word, or a phrase, that I need. I know it exists and it’s tucked way back in my mind. I‘ve thought and thought (a hard thing to do with so little … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM, CONNIE SUE ATWOOD

Connie Sue and Jimmie Atwood were Timber Valley residents for over 30 years: well-known, well-liked and active in park activities. Jimmie passed away Sept. 30, 2017 and Connie Sue, Sept 20, 2020. Connie Sue was living in Oakland with her … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM, ANNIE THOMPSON

IN MEMORIAM, ANNIE THOMPSON Most of us remember Annie Thompson, gentle, smiling, along with her husband Mickey and their dog, Minnie, the best friends anyone could have. Annie (Anita Loya Thompson) passed away Sept. 14, 2020 at almost 88 years … Continue reading

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RIGHT NOW

My friend is worried. I’m concerned too. It seems we’ve lost the three Cs. Caring, concern and compassion. We seem to have replaced them with spitefulness, name calling and hatred. Not even of our enemies but of our brothers and … Continue reading

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SUCH A STRANGE SENSATION

By Jackie Deal Such a strange sensation! Really weird. Explanation? Okay. I self-quarantined for a short time and the effects were surprising. You see, a young man, let’s call him John, tested positive for corona virus. I had been in … Continue reading

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FREE!!!

By Jackie Deal FREE! The best word in the English language. Every Tuesday at St. Vincent De Paul’s Thrift Store you can get FREE food boxes. Why? How? Well, it’s simple. Remember when farmers were dumping milk because there was … Continue reading

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Bored? Grumpy? Try This

Getting older by the minute? Try something new. Try Chi Gong. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am there’s plenty of room to “social distance” and still enjoy yourself exercising in the clubhouse. Unless you’ve found the Fountain of … Continue reading

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The Latest Fashion Accessory

Fashion has always demanded accessories. To be “in style” means more than the basics; it means the latest in fashion accessories. You know, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. Remember Mamma Bush and her large white pearls? As teeny boppers … Continue reading

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