Author Archives: Jackie Deal

In Memorium, Rita Prout

Courageous, caring, loving: Rita Prout was all of these and more. Though legally blind she completed a music degree and taught music. She co-directed a Community Theater. In Timber Valley she served on many committees, including Welcome Committee and the … Continue reading

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With Apologies to “Night Before Christmas by Jackie Deal

‘Twas too hot to vacate my air-conditioned house, Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. It’s so hot that the tires on my car want to melt. Yes, I’m sure it’s the hottest that I’ve ever felt. Rattle … Continue reading

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“To Thine Own Self…” by Jackie Deal

“To thine own self be true…thou canst not then be false to any man” (Shakespeare) I presume (no ass-ume for me) that in order to be true, one must know thineself. Of course, those of us who are at retirement … Continue reading

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“Both Sides” by Jackie Deal

Apologies to Joni MItchell for adapting her lovely song. (Thanks, Fred, for the suggestion.) “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up above and down below…it’s clouds illusions that I know, I really don’t know clouds at all.” … Continue reading

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QUARANTINE, SEQUESTER, STAY-IN-PLACE, SOCIAL DISTANCING

QUARANTINE, SEQUESTER, STAY-IN-PLACE, SOCIAL DISTANCING By Jackie Deal Perhaps a laugh, even a giggle, might help us survive the current turmoil. If you feel this is sacrilegious, please, don’t read any farther. And if my sense of humor doesn’t appeal, … Continue reading

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The Three Rs by Jackie Deal

THE THREE Rs By Jackie Deal Readin’, Ritin’, and Rithmetic: that’s what the three Rs used to be. But now? How about Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? Sure, and how do we apply that to the current toilet paper crises? By … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PROTECTION

REAL handwashing is the best defense against Covid 19 but I’ll bet over half of you don’t wash properly. Do you turn off the faucets with your newly washed hands? You’ve recontaminated yourself! Might as well not have washed. So … Continue reading

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Fixing The Hill Above the Wall

By Jackie Deal Weird noises.  Car? Motorcycle? What time is it? 7a.m.!  Stagger to window.  Open shades. And there before me—two humongous, orange pieces of scooper/scraper machinery be-bopping around. Lunch time and an interview request with Randy Bice, Manager, and … Continue reading

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Chapter Nine Crab Rally

Chapter Nine’s Crab Rally (officially known as the Coast Rally) was a whopping success for us crab eaters, probably not so much for the approximately 100 crabs that gave their lives for us. Boats were provided by Jerry Christensen and … Continue reading

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Not Just a Blue Ribbon!

BEST IN DIVISION AND BEST IN SHOW By Jackie Deal Not just a blue ribbon (tho’ those are nice.) but a “Best In Division” and a “Best In Show” at the Oregon State Fair! Val Knowles explains, “My division was … Continue reading

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