Author Archives: Jackie Deal

In Memoriam, Bob Akers, Lot 19

IN MEMORIAM BOB AKERS Robert “Bob” Akers passed away on October 17, 2021. Bob and his wife Mary moved into Timber Valley RV Park on October 1, 2001. He was well known for his cooking ability and was an active … Continue reading

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Ruth Doss, Lot 157; Original Member

The number of Timber Valleys’ pioneer members is slowly dwindling. Ruth Doss, an original member, passed on October 4, 2021. Back in 1990, Ruth and her husband, David, were camping on the Oregon coast when a fellow camper told them … Continue reading

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THE CAT CARRIER

By Jackie Deal It’s a cat carrier, lets’ call it a “cat taxi”. Maybe Amber will like it better; right now she is highly suspicious. Really, it’s probably all my fault. I bought a cheap “Pet Taxi “at the thrift … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM GEORGE UTZ

Christine and George Utz moved into Timber Valley R.V. Park on their wedding anniversary, May 21, 2016. They considered it their anniversary present. They were both very happy with Timber Valley and felt it was “home”. George was born in … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM CLIFFORD WIGLE

Clifford and Bonnie Wigle moved into Timber Valley R.V. Park Nov 2, 2010. Clifford moved to Callahan Care Facility in 2018 and Bonnie moved to ‘Woodland Senior Estates in Roseburg June 2021 to be closer to Cliff and her daughter. … Continue reading

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OTHER

by Jackie Deal We have anOTHER cat in our house. “Other”. That’s the cat’s name that lives in the bedroom behind the mirrored closet doors! I realize that’s what Amber’s been trying to tell me for some time. Amber watches … Continue reading

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From the Front Lines: Covid at Mercy Hospital Roseburg

What does it take? Do you people have to be hit over the head with a shovel? Mercy Hospital, Our Mercy Hospital is overloaded. National Guard soldiers are manning the Admission tables ( I’ve been there, seen it.) Latest statistics: … Continue reading

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Covid is Personal

By Jackie Deal It’s real!  It ain’t funny! Nor fun. Covid 19 is real; it’s worse than it’s ever been.  And, yes, we’re tired of the masks, stay home, 6 foot distance…blah! Blah! Blah! But you know what? We can’t … Continue reading

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Exposed to Covid? Get Tested, Right?

By Jackie Deal It’s so simple, right?  You’re exposed to Covid 19 (Delta variant maybe), so you get tested.  If positive, you quarantine, fret and stew.  If negative, you go out and celebrate.  Right? Nope, it ain’t so simple. We … Continue reading

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JUST $1,000 MORE PER YEAR

By Jackie Deal HELP!  It’s desperate!   You!  Me!  Everybody!  “They” might, yes, “They” might raise our Annual Maintenance Fees by hundreds! Now, stop! “Might” means maybe but not carved in stone. However, a raise in fees is ONE way … Continue reading

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AMBER ‘S SPACY GRANDMA

By Jackie Deal They have to be related! Amber and Felicette! Their markings are identical: symmetrically marked black and white tuxedo cats. Felicette just has to be Amber’s great-great-great grandmother. Grandma Felicette was a stray cat from the Paris streets … Continue reading

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A Good Time Was Had by All

Memorial Day Weekend saw the awakening of Timber Valley social events. And while we were happy to be “sociable” again we recognized that this weekend memorializes those who have fought and died for us to make such celebrations possible.  We … Continue reading

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Amber Attacks the Aliens

by Jackie Deal I am Amber.  The Attack Cat. Hear me roar!  I am alert.  Ready for battle. Ready to protect my home and family.  I lie flat to the floor to escape detection by the enemy.  My paws are … Continue reading

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Do Cats Swear?

“MMWRO-WOW!! FSSST!”  “Amber! Were those cuss words?” “Mrowww!  Fssst!”  “Amber!  I do believe you’re swearing!”  “wrrrorrrw-wow.”  “Amber, lovely little lady kitties don’t swear!”  “rrorwrr-rr.”  “Hmm, my mistake, I guess they do!”

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MORNING ROUTINE

BC: before cat (Amber is her name). Flop out of bed, stagger to kitchen. Make coffee. Open blinds. Sit with coffee and enjoy view. Stagger back to bedroom, get dressed. Search refrig’ for breakfast items. Time elapsed: 20 minutes.

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IN MEMORIAM, CONNIE LANKFORD

Life is fleeting.  And oh, so fragile.  Connie Lankford passed away in her sleep April 24, 2021.  Friday I talked with her on the phone for 30 minutes: she sounded fine, happy, looking forward to being “home” to Timber Valley.  … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM, JERDIS LARSON

“He will be missed”. Jerdis Ray Larson will be missed not only by family but by his many friends in Timber Valley R.V.  Park.  Jerdis and Joan moved into Timber Valley in 1991 after retiring and beginning to travel full-time … Continue reading

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Ailurophile

by Jackie Deal Yep, I’m an “ailurophile.  Don’t call 911 and it’s okay, I’m not contagious.  An ailurophile is a cat lover.  I’m unemotional, pragmatic, blah, blah, blah; no way could I fall in love with a cat. But there … Continue reading

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Into Each Life

By Jackie Deal I’ve been had! Shiny black hair, beautiful golden eyes.  And a sparkling white tuxedo.  Love and spunk in one adorable package.  Yes, I have a cat…no, wait a minute.  The cat has me!  Amber, that’s her name, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam, Gene Fisher

IN MEMORIAM, GENE FISHER When Timber Valley RV Park’s flag dipped in honor of Gene Fisher’s passing on March 2, 2021, it signified the loss of an important, vital member of our community. Gene was an integral part of many … Continue reading

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