Category Archives: Editorial

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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It’s Going to Get HOT!!

Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be 100 plus degrees! Some of us will be tempted to turn on two air conditioners. That is not a good idea as we will be stressing our electrical system as it is. When … Continue reading

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I asked my Doctor “Will I lose my hair?” A definite “Yes” was the answer. There is no escaping it. I will be facing the summer with hats and wigs to cover my very pale head. I wonder if there … Continue reading

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The Silliness Train

First of all, this story is 92% BS and 10% true. So, if you like silliness, hop on. If you have a problem with it, call me and I’ll deliver my Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy. And a few assorted … Continue reading

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Cold Weather II

First of all thank you for allowing me to share our stories.And for the feedback and encouragement. Part I told of our first ski trip.Thankfully we had many others.All of our ski adventures were great fun. No more near crashes,no … Continue reading

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Reflexology

What’s a word meaning a step less than orgasmic? That’s how I describe the experience I had the other day. Imagine this…. You are lying on an oversized recliner covered with a thick warm blanket. In your hands you are … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Part 1

By Fred Prout When you are adopted by a dog you quickly learn that you get many benefits. Companionship, unconditional love and an opportunity to take walks. Sometimes many walks. Rule #1 in the dog parenting manual is the importance … Continue reading

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BLAME IT ON THE ALGORITHM

Get the Covid vaccination?  Where?  When?  How?  Questions and no answers.  Well, you can blame it on the algorithm says “The New York Times”.  I admit I had to look up algorithm to be sure I knew what it meant:  … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS

February is sort of a blah month.  Winter excitement has grown old and spring isn’t about to spring and so here we are.  Bur did you know?  There are some really neat holidays in February?   Come on, let’s take a … Continue reading

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Life Can Always Get Better

a guest post by Fred Prout I am writing this for one person. I don’t know who, but hopefully at least one of you who will have a better day after reading this. Let’s begin with the year 2020 a … Continue reading

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TWO CHOICES?

Two Covid 19 vaccines?  You mean we get a choice?  Nope, not really. Yes, two vaccines have been approved but we better be happy to have one or the other and don’t get choosy. Let’s take a look at how … Continue reading

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The Cans and Bottles Recycle Bin at Timber Valley

The new bin was fashioned by Frank Egbert, a former Lion and owner of a local muffler shop. Lions requested Frank to build the bin to replace the old wooden one that had been damaged by use, the weather and … Continue reading

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PUTTING THE MERRY IN MERRY CHRISTMAS

It had to have started sometime, somewhere, by someone.  But it seems to be one of those mysteries shrouded in time. Nobody remembers when The SKP Park’s involvement with “Toys for Joy” and the Fire Department started. Norm Sherman, one … Continue reading

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Merry Covid Christmas at Timber Valley 2020.

Twas a bit before Christmas and all through the Park, SKPs were preparing goodies (at home) including chocolate bark. Covid could not dampen their spirit, SKPs would not bend They’d not consider abandoning others and especially a friend. Santa, being … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY IS THE DAY !

Wednesday is the day the Firemen pick up our “Toys For Joy”. Wednesday!! Have you been into the clubhouse to see the wonderful toys accumulating? Have you taken your toys in yet? Yes, we can enter the clubhouse “as individuals … Continue reading

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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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Water and Irrigation

a note from the water use monitoring team… Irrigation season is upon us! Just a quick note to remind us that our high water rates have NOT gone down during this COVID 19 situation. It IS ok to use water … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Summer Comes Early

It’s Dry Out There! The dryness of Oregon summers has started early this year. Not only is this looking like another high fire risk year, but also another high water use year as irrigation systems are being turned on early. … Continue reading

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