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Important Chapter 9 Meeting – July 11 @ 9am

If you want to come to breakfast, please be in the Clubhouse by about 8 a.m. After breakfast we will have the most important meeting in the history of Chapter 9. Will someone step up and lead the group? Will … Continue reading

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CLEAN THE CAT’S BOX, STUPID

There are important decisions to make. World shaking decisions, I must decide what to wear, where to go, when to——whom to——. Clean the cat’s box, Stupid Things to do, places to go. The societal demands on my schedule are stupendous. … Continue reading

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MEMORIAM KRISTINE GODBEY

The Escapees flag at Timber Valley Park was dipped to half-staff on Friday, May 17 as members mourned the passing of Kristine Godbey.  Kristine was an active, caring, helpful member of Timber Valley since Nov. 18, 2015 and will be … Continue reading

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FORTY SHADES OF GREEN

There’s a song extolling Ireland’s “forty shades of green” by Johnnie Cash. Look around us; doesn’t it seems like we have forty shades of green or more? Look very closely at the hillsides surrounding us. The grassy hills are a … Continue reading

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OPEN OTHER END

The half-pint carton of milk reposed innocently on the kitchen counter. Aha! Just enough for my breakfast smoothie. I grabbed it up, pushed, pulled, pried, cussed

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Yesterday’s Social Hour Recap – Chapter 9 Presentation by Jackie Deal

Thank you so much Jackie for your superbly entertaining and informative presentation on Chapter 9 at yesterday’s Social Hour. Thank you Richard for the slideshow, and thank you Sharon as always for scheduling such fascinating speakers! Below is a summary … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Shirley Barris

Timber Valley is saddened to hear of the recent passing of member Shirley Barris, Lot #195. Shirley passed away on September 10, 2023. Leon and Shirley Barris moved in to Timber Valley on November 12, 1998 from Havasu Lake, California. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam, Keike Johnson

Her name was “Cake-ee” not Kee-key and with gentle good humor, she would let you know. Few of us knew her real name was Virginia. Keike and her husband Bob were well known in the park; attending many functions including … Continue reading

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When Did Timber Valley Begin?

By Jackie Deal

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Chair Volleyball

Wheelchair volleyball? Not necessarily. Generally just plain ole chairs. A nasty hard volleyball? No. A nice soft squishy beach ball. And a low net. Put six or so folks in those chairs, add the big ball and fun begins. Some … 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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Jerry Hatch, In Memoriam

One of the more colorful members of Timber Valley left us on August 23, 2022. Jerry Hatch passed away in his sleep August 23. He would have been 90 years old October 23, 2022. Jerry and Darlene Hatch moved into … Continue reading

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From Both Sides Now

By Jackie Deal (Blame Fred Prout, he started this!) I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down and still somehow It’s clouds illusions I recall I really don’t know clouds at all. Joni Mitchell was 23 … Continue reading

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Amber and the Prescription RX

By Jackie Deal “Just insert the syringe (no needle) into the corner of the cat’s mouth and squirt in the medicine.” Amber has been prescribed an appetite stimulant one ml. twice a day. There’s no way to camouflage it like … Continue reading

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A Relative of the Common Cold

By Jackie Deal Ahh-chew! “Doggone cold.  It’s my third one this year”.  We can send a man to the moon, why can’t we find a cure for the common cold?  Did you know that your common cold is related to … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Strawberries

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 … 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?  … Continue reading

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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:  … Continue reading

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