Category Archives: Humor

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 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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Warning…

by Fred Prout Warning: Some of these words might be considered political. They are not. But if you are one of those who are easily offended by everything, stop now. Continue at your own risk. No offense intended. Rita and … 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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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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Lost Dogs

By Kathy Perry Several years ago, I had gone to the carpet store to pick up a remnant for a project. I went inside and picked the one I wanted. The salesman said he would take it to the car … 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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A Scientific Quarantine Project

A SCIENTIFIC QUARANTINE PROJECT  By Jackie Deal Quarantining does strange things to the brain. Especially if you’re a well-organized, scientifically- oriented, analytical thinker.  (Not anybody I know!) My brain was turning to mush; I needed something “scientific” to occupy it.  … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner – Poised

POISED a poem by Ruby Bonham Lot #127 I knew I was in trouble The minute I started to sing. For I was at that stage of life When my Poise pad I must bring. Protection from a sudden laugh … Continue reading

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Goodbye or Good Riddance . . .

Happy New Year All!      

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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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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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Soap Bubble and Quarantine by Jackie Deal

Yes, I talked to soap bubbles. As I prepared to wash dishes (accumulated from the last month) tiny little iridescent soap bubbles wafted upward. They were so cute. Most of them dashed themselves to death on the cupboard but one … 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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Meet HAL

from the desk of Helaine Hepworth Timber Valley is a safe, secure, comfortable place for seniors, especially for single women, but sometimes it is just not quite enough and we get overwhelmed with life’s little problems. I am proposing one … Continue reading

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