Chili Verde Street Tacos – Thurs. July 18, 5:00pm, $5

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Not the Same Seattle I Remember…

from the traveling desk of Helaine…

While I was away I had a chance to have a very nice Seattle dinner of crab cakes and salad. It was an upscale restaurant with entertainment provided. Well, not entertainment in the usual sense. When I first arrived at the place I thought there was a concert or at least a stage show about to start. Throngs of people were lined up on the sidewalk. They were standing, facing the street 6, 7, 10 deep. I entered the building and was led to my table by the window and now I could see that all of those people were waiting for one of the buses that would stop just outside my window. Along comes a big articulated bus and opens its mouth wide as dozens slip inside. The bus clamps it big jaws shut, and the signage changes to “Sorry, Bus full” and pulls away. Bus after bus pulls up, gobbles up as many humans as it can digest and pulls away. The crowd stays the same size as just as many arrive as are allowed on the buses. For awhile I fear all of Seattle is destined to be on this street corner waiting for a bus, but slowly, as I finished my dinner, the number of people and the number of buses became less. Dinner was done and rush hour was over.

This is not the same Seattle I left 22 years ago.

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Jacks & Jills Officers elected for 2019 – 2020

Our activity committee, Jacks & Jills, elected their officers for next year at the monthly meeting on June 24th.  Joan Larson, Chair for the past year, passed the gavel to Janice Edwards, Chair for the upcoming year.  Also elected were Trish Hall, Vice-Chair, Pat Anderson, summer Secretary, and Linda Essex, Treasurer.  Congratulations to all.

(L to R) Joan Larson, outgoing Chair; Janice Edwards, Chair; Pat Anderson, Summer Secretary; Linda Essex, Treasurer. Not Present… Trish Hall, Vice Chair

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4th of July Festivities at Timber Valley

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Walt Schak, Lot 127, member since 1993

Walt Schak, Lot 127, died June 26, 2019.  He had been residing at the Applegate Care Center here in Sutherlin.

A member of Timber Valley since October of 1993, Walt and his wife Beverly called Timber Valley their home for many years. Among other interests, they entertained themselves by searching yard sales with their keen eye for good deals on items they could themselves re-sell at a profit.  Walt also loved to read and was a frequent user of the Timber Valley Library.  Oh, and one more thing…  Walt loved attending as many community dinners and potlucks as possible… eagerly waiting in line (but usually at the head of the line) and then savoring the delicious morsels of home-cooked food while visiting with his friends. He knew what was important.

Walt was preceded in death by his wife Beverly in 2015. All of us mourn the loss of Walt, and send our best wishes to his family.

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Hear about the ‘Perfect (Fire) Storm in Paradise’

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Remembering Frank Johnson, Lot 15

Aaron and great-grandpa Frank with their walking sticks.

Frank Johnson passed away the morning of Saturday, June 22, at Mercy hospital in Roseburg after taking a fall the previous Saturday.

He and his wife, Cathey, are long-time active leaseholders in Timber Valley, having gotten their lot in 1992. Frank (with Cathey’s assistance) is the “Johnny Appleseed” of Timber Valley, having planted 27 trees in just one year, as well as many others for the beautification of our park.  He has also volunteered on various projects throughout the park.

One of his hobbies was making walking sticks of varied materials, and always with a special flair. There are several being used by appreciative walkers in Timber Valley. Without a doubt, the most special one was a tiny one made of curly willow for his first great grandson, Aaron, when he was only 3 years old. That’s the two of them in the picture above, strolling across our golf course.

Frank was a man of many abilities and interests. After serving his country in the Navy during the Korean conflict, he worked as a policeman, for the Sheriff’s Department, and as a State Trooper in Alaska, where he also owned and operated a commercial fishing boat.

Cathey and Frank celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 30 of this year.

At his request, there will be no services.

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Emergency Preparedness reminder — Have at least a 3-day survival kit in each of your vehicles


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Reminder: Landscape Trimming and Debris Pickup at Lots This Friday

As a service to members, the Landscape Committee will be picking up landscape trimmings and
debris from member lots this Friday, June 28. Please sign up on the sheet in the office so the
Committee knows where to stop. Place trimmings/debris at the front of your lot by 9am.
Landscape Committee will pick up landscape debris at Member lots once a month on the last
Friday of the month. Be kind to your Volunteers…if you can take your own debris to the burn
pile or dump truck, Please Do! We all appreciate everyone’s help keeping our Park beautiful..
The Landscape Committee
Dar Hoch – Chair

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Helen and Gene Schrader Celebrate 65 Years Together

Big Congratulations are in order for Gene and Helen Schrader, lot 70, who celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary this past Sunday, June 23rd. This energetic and talented couple has been an integral part of Timber Valley for many years.  If you haven’t already done so, extend your personal greetings when you see them around the Park.

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