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A Fantasy

Use your imagination. Midnight. Full Moon.

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Twenty Four Carrot Christmas

One of our best RV experiences was volunteering in a membership park in Lake Havasu Arizona. We got to run parties, help with entertainment, and do a lot of really fun stuff. Our involvement with this has resulted in many … Continue reading

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Grief

It seems like the whole world resonates with the sound and feel of grieving. It has been nearly two years since the beginning of the “great pandemic” and we are still losing loved ones at an alarming rate. Add to … Continue reading

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Free Tax Advice

To put things in context, the following took place shortly before my recent re-connection surgery. For those of you who are interested, it went well and things are working out ok . And often. And after six months, I can … Continue reading

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THE WISH

by Ruby Bonham The following is a song written, copyrighted, and recorded by Cookie Shannon of the Little Sisters. Cookie and her sister Margaret have performed here at Timber Valley along with our park musicians. Cookie gave me permission to … Continue reading

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WHY

by Ruby Bonham Sometimes I feel like a four-year-old again with my endless “whys”. Most of them are unanswered but I hold out hope that one day I will understand. As a young girl, I didn’t pray for things, instead, … Continue reading

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The Ugly Orange Mug

by Fred Prout I hope everyone involved in this story is reading it. Well, actually, I hope everyone is reading it. I am looking at what is, arguably, the ugliest mug around. No, I’m not looking in the mirror. I’m … 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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Cheerios, Ice Cream, and Hershey Bars

Or a thoughtful lesson in economics. Now, before I get too deep in this arcane subject, a brief glimpse into my qualifications. I do not possess a P.H.D in economics. Nor a M.S . My main qualification is B.S. Lots … Continue reading

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Two Years Later

by Fred Prout September 26th will mark the two year anniversary of our physical move from Timber Valley. I say physical move because mentally, emotionally, and spiritually we never left. We moved because…

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Three Coins on the Dresser

by Fred Prout Well, August 25th rolled around, and my insides are still not put back together. Bummer! As I was walking Kelly that morning, a nurse crossed the street in front of me. “Good morning, rough night?“ “Yes“. As … Continue reading

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Another Bear Story

By Ruby Bonham Seeing the notices of our semi-resident black bear in the park has brought back a lot of memories.  Thus these recollections. My ex was with a friend when he bought two baby black bears.  He said he … Continue reading

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The Incredible Joy of Seeing Her

by Fred Prout Did you ever have to move and leave your friends behind? It’s a terrible, gut wrenching feeling for the adults, but it’s worse for the little ones. “Don’t worry, You will make new friends.” But when there … 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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Face Doesn’t Match

by Fred Prout Rita and I were slow to embrace high tech. We, like many of you, were Luddites. Progress? Who needs it. Of course, all the gadgets on our vehicles were there, so, might as well use them. Satellite … 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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U-Turns

by Fred Prout U-turns are done when you suddenly realize you screwed up big time. You are in the middle of an “Oh S*$t” moment and need to change course quickly. Very quickly. We’ve all had them, we’ve all survived … Continue reading

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Wedding Belles

Rita and I had a wedding photography business. We worked everywhere from the firehouse to the country club. After working one very long day at a country club, we found out that “ the help “ , dj and photographers … Continue reading

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Life Changes

by Fred Prout Our life can change in an instant. Large scale event like Covid-19, individual event like surgery, or anything in between. Many people have handled the Covid change constructively. Having free time and isolation can spur the creative … Continue reading

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