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Humanity

By Ruby Bonham Is humanity progressing or regressing? Technology has had a major impact on the way we perceive things The media stirs the pot, keeping people in an agitated state and prone to violence. Truth and fact finding are … Continue reading

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Dryer Shrinkage

By Ruby Bonham Over the years my clothes have mysteriously shrunk in the dryer.  One day they fit then surprise, they don’t.  After much investigation I concluded it must be the dryer.  To prevent this anomaly, I have kept two … Continue reading

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NEW YEARS AND RESOLUTIONS

The oldest calendar was a mesolithic arrangement of 12 pits and an arc found in Aberdeanshire, Scotland. It was dated roughly 8000 BC and was a lunar calendar. The twelve months related to the lunar cycles. The first recorded celebrations … 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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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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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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In Memoriam – Dolly

By Ruby Bonham Although we remember the lost lives of our park members, there is another loss that we don’t usually share – the loss of a beloved pet. As I was working on this I read Fred’s loss of … Continue reading

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Grief

It seems like the whole world resonates with the sound and feel of grieving. It has been nearly two years since the beginning of the “great pandemic” and we are still losing loved ones at an alarming rate. Add to … Continue reading

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HOW – A Sequel

by Ruby Bonham After exploring the Whys, I got to thinking about Fred’s Why Nots. Which brought me to HOW. How do we cope with all the Whys. Each of the whys is an event in our lives that has … Continue reading

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THE WISH

by Ruby Bonham The following is a song written, copyrighted, and recorded by Cookie Shannon of the Little Sisters. Cookie and her sister Margaret have performed here at Timber Valley along with our park musicians. Cookie gave me permission to … Continue reading

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WHY

by Ruby Bonham Sometimes I feel like a four-year-old again with my endless “whys”. Most of them are unanswered but I hold out hope that one day I will understand. As a young girl, I didn’t pray for things, instead, … Continue reading

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Another Bear Story

By Ruby Bonham Seeing the notices of our semi-resident black bear in the park has brought back a lot of memories.  Thus these recollections. My ex was with a friend when he bought two baby black bears.  He said he … Continue reading

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THE MISADVENTURES OF L’iL TOOT

By Ruby Bonham L’il Toot is a Classic Bell Boy boat.  Ed found her in a field with a gaping hole in her side.  After approaching the farmer he bought her and hauled her home where he lovingly restored her. … 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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His Mama was a Chicken

A Short Story for Kids and Seniors by Ruby Bonham The little Silkie chicken squirmed on her nest.  That one big egg was about to wear a blister on her bottom side and she was sure she was getting a … Continue reading

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CHOICES

by Ruby Bonham When we look at our world today the words that most often come to mind are: Chaos, Horror, Hopelessness, Fear, Anger, Pandemic. Of all these words Fear is the root that triggers the rest. Fear of the … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING

by Ruby Bonham March 1, 2020, the day one life ended and another went into a tailspin of grief. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and others a long time ago. The mind fluctuates in its ability to cope. Looking back. … Continue reading

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ALZHEIMER’S AND ME

by Ruby Bonham The frail wrinkled body slumps forward against the restraint tied to the wheelchair.  Her eyes are vacant, empty of response to the activity taking place around her.  She is my mom. I stand there watching unnoticed.  The … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner – Connections

CONNECTIONS by Ruby Bonham #127 Lives mingle, touch and intertwine A chance encounter on a jagged line Fleeting glimpses of life run amok Was it divine or just dumb luck? A child meets another, a connection made Through God’s wisdom … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner — Autism

THE FACE OF AUTISM a poem by Ruby Bonham Lot #127 A young boy stands by the window Lost in a world only he can know. His hand flaps in rhythm to an inner beat His eyes unfocused, his song … Continue reading

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