Community Garden Group Guided Tour of Douglas County Master Gardeners’ Discovery Garden Tuesday May 24 11am

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Lunch Is Served and More

By Jackie Deal

Thursdays Home from an exhausting physical therapy: tired, depleted and hungry. And what did I find waiting for me? A wonderful “Meals on Wheels” dinner: beef tacos, corn salsa, refried beans and to top it off a delicious sugar cookie. Douglas County provides Meals on Wheels on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with lunches (dinners) at the Senior Center. Continue reading

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Rabinowitz’s Pork Roll

By Fred Prout

I like beer. Actually, I love beer. I especially love the taste of beer. Bock, Porter, Stout. The thick, dark, stand up a spoon in it, beer. Or, a really hoppy ale. Taste is everything. I know you will call me a beer snob when I tell you that I don’t like the Buds, Millers or Coors of the world. Just my taste, mind you. No reflection on you if that’s your thing. I won’t even mention Light ( Lite ) beer. They are an abomination and an insult to the brewer’s craft. Continue reading

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Thar’s Gold (Music) In Them Thar Hills

By Jackie Deal

“That’s Gold in Them Thar Hills” (thank you Bugs Bunny, actually “Yosemite Sam”). Friday afternoon the gold was music! For the first time in a l-o-n-g time the Timber Valley clubhouse rang with music. With music and about 30 enthusiastic, happy listeners.

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Music Fest Photos and Video

Thanks to all who made yesterday’s Friday Social Hour Music Fest a great success!

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Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

By Cathy Deyo

A great day trip is a visit to the Siskiyou Smokejumper Base museum. It is four miles south of Cave Junction at the Illinois Valley Airport. It is an important part of southern Oregon history.

Our tour guide was a smokejumper at the base and shared a lot of information about the people, parachutes, sewing their own jumpsuits, gear, and many stories about the jumpers and how they got to the fires, fought the fires and walking out when the fire was out. The museum is in three buildings, and there are several planes on the runway. There are artifacts, pictures, and graphs to see.

We were the only two people there that morning and had an hour and a half tour. Visit for more information and a contact number, 541-441-4804, for a guided tour.

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Friday May 13 3pm Music Fest Social Hour


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by Jackie Deal

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary”…. Well, it was more like 7 a.m. but it felt like midnight. And yes, I felt weak and weary as I peered bleary eyed into my smoothie container. I dumped a handful of beautiful red strawberries in and suddenly I wondered. Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Photo Gallery

Thanks to everyone who made the Kentucky Derby event a great success!

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Community Garden Group Events

At our first official educational event, Herbalist Amber Merrifield enlightened us with information about the growing and use of herbs. In a former life, Amber worked in veterinary medicine giving anesthesia, animal critical care, pharmacology and biomedical treatment. Continue reading

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A Slippery Slope?

By Fred Prout

Well, it finally happened this morning. Despite fighting tooth and nail to prevent it for many years, and with every fiber of my being, it happened. Now bear in mind that every terrible event in our lives starts out small. Then, gradually, it gains momentum and mass as it comes to get you. Like a single snowflake gathers its friends and relatives, and, tries to roll over and crush you. Continue reading

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Another Boring Saturday Morning?  We’ve Got the Cure.

Come on out to the Clubhouse for Saturday morning coffee and donuts.  $1:50.  Yep, $1:50 for all the coffee you want and fresh wonderful donuts from Henry’s Donut shop.  Why, a cup of coffee costs $2.  Or $2:50.  And donuts?  Some of ‘em are filled and gooey and some are sugary,  Um, Um.  The laughter (got any good jokes?) and camaraderie can’t be beat.  Come on out, you’ll get your money’s worth.

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Coasting Along

By Jackie Deal

Two L.O.L.s (Little Old Ladies) camping on the Oregon coast for two weeks. Safely parked and now exploring.  The R.V. park was south of town; driving into town they passed a sign, “Darlingtonia ¼ mile”.   LOL #1:  “Sounds interesting.

LOL #2: “Do you suppose it’s a town?  A park?  A Lake. We’ll check it out later.”

Over the bridge and into …… #2:  “Turn!  Turn right here.  NOW!” Continue reading

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Open Workshop on Display of Political Signage – May 04, 2022 at 1:00pm

There will be an Open Board Workshop on May 04, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. to receive the membership’s input on whether the park should consider rules limiting the display of political signage on a member’s lot. This workshop is for information gathering only. No vote or ruling on this matter will take place at this workshop.

The Board

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it came about in the year 2022 after the Covid restrictions were lifted (sort of) that two L.O.L.s (Little Old Ladies) decided it was time to take an RV Continue reading

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In Memoriam, David Arndorfer

David AndorferTimber Valley’s flag dipped to half-staff for the passing of a very active park member.  David Arndorfer had been on the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, By-laws Committee and Audit Committee. David passed away April 17, 2022 after almost 30 years of fighting cancer. He and his wife Linda Zink moved into Timber Valley June 2013.

He was born in Portland, Oregon, attended Portland State College and received his PhD from Louisiana State University. He served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin.  He worked as a branch manager for environmental consulting companies.  He and Linda were married for 35 years and during that time they volunteered at Oregon State Parks, National Parks, Fish and Wildlife, BLM and Corp of Engineers parks.  They RVed all 49 states and flew to Hawaii. Continue reading

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Brain Fa*ts

First of all, my apologies. I know this is not my best work. Last month I had another mini stroke. Continue reading

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Board Members Needed!

Each year the Board of Directors directs the Election Committee to recruit candidates for the upcoming three (3) openings on the board.  All members are encouraged to apply.
Some of the requirements include attending regular and special meetings, participating in strategic planning, and serving on committees.  We need dedicated and enthusiastic people with leadership skills who are interested in continuing our commitment to “Sharing and Caring”.
If this sounds like you, and you are interested in serving on the Board, please submit your one (1) page resume and photo to the office no later than 5:00 pm on April 27, 2022.
Election Committee
  Judi Pambrun,  Chair
  Linda Essex, Co-Chair
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A Jane Doe Story

by Sharon Elliot, lot 36

A really interesting real story.

Yesterday I received a call from an 805 area code with the name of Kylie. I did not recognize the caller and ignored it. Later seeing she had left a voicemail and my phone informed me that the voicemail was 51 seconds long. My thought was that this is going to be “blank” or the largest sales pitch to date. As I listened to it, I was mesmerized and I called Kylie back.  Continue reading

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In Memoriam, Wayne Roberson

Wayne and Donna moved into Timber Valley in 2011 after being on the waiting list for six years. Wayne passed away on April 6, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Wayne was born on August 21, 1941, in El Paso, Texas when his parents were on the way to California. He grew up in Richmond, California, and joined the Navy after high school. He worked on hospital equipment in several places including Eureka, Tahoe, and Placerville.

Donna and Wayne married in 1966 and were married for 53 years. They were enthusiastic sprint car race fans and traveled to many races often staying in their RVs. They started RVing in 1968 and Donna says,” we started little and went to bigger and bigger” RVs. Until about 5 years ago they “snowbirded” to Arizona. Continue reading

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