Author Archives: Jackie Deal

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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To Mask or to Shield by Jackie Deal

“Cover your mouth when you sneeze.” Remember Mom barking that at you? So you sneezed, or coughed, into your hand and then proceeded to spread your nasty snotty germs everywhere you touched. Forgive Mom, she didn’t know any better. Now … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Do Something

  “If you’re gonna get Corona virus you’re gonna get it. Nothin’ you can do.” Right??? WRONG! Wrong! wrong! Did you know it’s your immune system that determines if you get it and how sick you’ll be? And… if you’ll … Continue reading

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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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