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Social Hour Speaker this Week – 5/3

On May 3rd, the Sutherlin Police will be the speaker for Social Hour (Community Education Hr.) at 3 p.m. in the Clubhouse. He will tell us what a person in his position has as his responsibility. Troy Mills continues to … Continue reading

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Cruise Control

by Fred Prout Sometimes your life seems to go in one direction. Always forward. A super highway. Doing things. Going places. People. We collect people. And places. Like a bee collects pollen. Life on cruise control. New places. Different people. … Continue reading

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The Case of the Kidnapped Housekeepers

One thing’s for certain at The Home For Senior Delinquents. Every day is a new adventure. Breakfast this morning. We have a buffet breakfast that starts at eight am. Some of our folks get there ten to fifteen minutes early, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tale Of Sour Cream, Dinner Rolls And Cranberry Sauce

By John Golden, long-term Summer 2023 renter When a neighbor couple at KOFA RV Park in Yuma AZ asked me would I like to do “something different” this Christmas weekend they did not really say exactly how different the “something” … Continue reading

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Caregiving

CAREGIVING The hardest thing you will ever do in life is to become a caregiver. Whether it happens gradually or suddenly, it is devastating to both the caregiver and the loved one. No one ever expects it to happen to … Continue reading

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Chair Yoga Friday, November 3rd. 10 a.m.

Chair Yoga Friday, November 3rd. 10 a.m. will replace the usual QiGong will be led by Denise Elliott O’Brien. Sharon Elliott’s kid. Denise has studied and practiced Yoga for 25 years. She studied at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and … Continue reading

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Getting Old Ain’t for Sissies

“Getting old ain’t for sissies”. How many times have we heard that phrase? Of course we always thought it applied to someone else – not us. When did we cross that age barrier into Senior Citizen? Just yesterday we were … Continue reading

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Social Hour Speaker this Friday

Social Hour Friday, October 27 This Social Hour is going to be really special!! The Douglas County Sherriff K9 policeman will be our program. These dogs are assigned to a deputy and live with the deputy and his family for … Continue reading

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Psychic Strings

A recent conversation with T Rex. About weirdness, coincidence and who knows what. “I Was never going to tell this story. It is a 100% true account of, probably, the weirdest event of my life. I didn’t want to share … Continue reading

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Stop, In the Name of Love… Before you Break… Someone.

I’m sure most of you have seen this new addition to the intersection near the office.  I’d like to thank everyone who wanted it, who spoke up for it, who voted for it, and who installed it. The intention has … Continue reading

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Support Group for Timber Valley Starting

After a large participation in the social hour on Friday, September 29th, it became evident that many people would like to have a support group at Timber Valley. Many feel alone facing the problems of illness, grief, cancer, memory loss, … Continue reading

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Life is a Circus

Everybody loves the circus. Nonstop fun and excitement. Danger too. There’s a good reason the trapeze artists have a safety net. No matter how many years of practice, pain and sweat trying to be one unit, a team, they are … Continue reading

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Second Chances

Since losing Ed, then DeDe and finally Dolly, I wasn’t sure I wanted to open my heart to future loss again. I was fine, no dog bowls, toys or dog beds cluttering the house. I still got up to feed … Continue reading

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An UnChristmas Story

Don’t worry. No Red Ryder BB gun. No ghosts of Christmas past, present or future. Waking up to the wondrous aroma of turkey and

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A Thanksgiving Story

By Fred Prout John Tucker died. Outside of Ratcheds, it’s not news. You didn’t know him, why should you care? But John Tucker’s life had meaning. As do all lives. The community of Ratcheds loved John Tucker. And it went … Continue reading

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Agenda Workshop

The Board of Directors has changed the Agenda Meeting to an Agenda Workshop held one week before the Board meeting. This is designed to encourage park members to have more significant input while making Board Meetings more efficient. The workshop … Continue reading

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Squirrel Droppings / Pumping Irony

By Fred Prout As many of you know, the light of my life for most of a half century was legally blind. So I am not totally ignorant of the problems and how to get around them as best you … Continue reading

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Technical Help and Guidance for Phones, Tablets, and Computers

We all struggle to improve our ability to communicate. These days, that usually means utilizing a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Using these new-fangled devices can be frustrating at times. And sometimes the problems we’re having can be easily fixed. … Continue reading

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The Clubhouse Bell

In September 1992 when Frank and Cathey Johnson #15 came into the Park the bell was an important part of the Park. The bell rang about 30 minutes before meetings. The Board, Jacks and Jills, or Memorials. Anytime members needed … Continue reading

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David Sawaya, In Memoriam

By Jackie Deal Dave Sawaya lived life to the fullest even after losing a leg to cancer in 1992. We knew him as a man on crutches hopping circles around us and laughingly piloting his electric cart wherever he wanted. … Continue reading

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