Category Archives: Featured

Everybody is Somebody Else

I just met someone for the first time. As soon as we shook hands, she asked me “Who are you? What’s your claim to fame?

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A Moron Hero???

Heroes come in all sizes and forms. Sometimes it’s the result of the act, rather than the act itself, that is heroic. The “hero” of this story is a moron.

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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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Heroes, Part 2

Hi Laura. You don’t remember me, but our lives intersected for about half an hour the night of May the fourth.

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Honorees at Recent Sutherlin Chamber Event

The Timber Valley SKP Park was well represented at the recent Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce 65th First Citizen Banquet.

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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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Lone Star Corral SKP Park near Hondo Texas Severely Damaged by Storm

Lone Star Corral SKP Co-op Park in D’Hanis, TX near Hondo, sustained severe damage on April 28, 2021 from a storm with 80 – 100 mph winds and softball size hail. Nothing was spared from these flying cannonballs leaving behind … Continue reading

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Heroes, Part 1

by Fred Prout I just spent five days as a guest of Mercy Hospital. They removed a piece of my colon. I now only have a semi. They thought it was cancer. It wasn’t. Yippee !!! I now have a … Continue reading

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Meet Jill and Fairbanks

Hummingbird Lane is honored to have a special woman and an amazing animal located in Lot 42.

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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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The Good, Bad and the Ugly

I promised the good, bad, and the ugly. How about a combo of Good, Bad and Ugly, What could possibly be all three at once. I can’t taste food. Everything is yucky. I have lost a few pounds. Easy to … Continue reading

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Cold Weather III

When you live in Florida there are certain things that seem to be mandated by law. In no particular order, they are sun, humidity, bugs, time share sales, and visitors. Particularly in cold weather. Particularly when you live within an … Continue reading

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Covid Weight Gain

by Ruby Bonham My dog has Covid Weight Gain!  How did my slim , trim and healthy dog expand to over twenty pounds.  We will NOT discuss her owner’s weight gain.  I have heard the chatter around the park of … 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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A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time, by Fred Prout With apologies to Stephen Hawking. Don’t yell. (Sorry,I couldn’t help it.) Time is not measured by day or night. Or months, years, or seasons. It used to be, but no more. The … Continue reading

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His Mama was a Chicken

A Short Story for Kids and Seniors by Ruby Bonham The little Silkie chicken squirmed on her nest.  That one big egg was about to wear a blister on her bottom side and she was sure she was getting a … Continue reading

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ShakeAlert – Earthquake Early Warning System

2 pages… please click above to see page 2

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Singing in the Rain

SINGING IN THE RAIN by Fred Prout There are three different stories here , so pay attention ! Among the many musical performers Rita and I absolutely loved, the very top of the list was Judy Collins. Over the years,we … Continue reading

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Cancer Closet #3

I am not a patient, I am player. We are incredibly blessed to have top notch medical facilities right in our community. Mercy Hospital has been judged as one of the top 20 rural hospitals in the country. And with … Continue reading

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D.S.T., Benson and Lemonade

by Fred Prout This is not the story I was going to write today. In fact, Rita wanted it locked away forever.  Sorry, my love, but daylight savings time is here. The bars are rattling, and the laughter (I hope … Continue reading

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