Thursday, April 30, 2015

Desert Trail Column, April 30, 2015

We’re sorry to report that Charlotte Williams fell and broke her arm in three places, from her elbow to her wrist. It is a compound fracture and she had surgery at Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. All the bone splinters were removed and a metal harness was put in place. Since her elbow was shattered, she may also need elbow replacement surgery. Good grief, Charlotte! You didn’t have to go to such extremes to get out of washing dishes! Only joking – our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we sincerely hope you’re feeling quite a bit better by the time you read this.

The Well Owners Association meeting will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, at 4 pm. Whether or not you currently have a well, the information brought forth at these meetings is always interesting and valuable. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Since the birthstone for May is the emerald, and the flower is the lily-of-the-valley, we send out Rainbows-of-Emeralds-and-Lilies-of-the-Valley to Marlene Roberts who will celebrate her special day this week. Happy birthday, Marlene!

Anyone wishing to go to the 29 Palms Nutrition Site for lunch can be picked up by Reach Out Morongo Basin on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Palms at 10 am and returned at 2 pm. This is a free service, and if you have a problem getting to The Palms, they will be happy to pick you up and drop you off at your own home. Call 760-361-1410 for information.

How to make your ownweed killer
Handy Hint: This is a “potential handy hint”. Our cousin Annie in Phoenix told us that a sure way to kill weeds is by pouring white vinegar on them. The only problem is that the weed is eradicated, but nothing else will grow in that spot either. So here is our thought: Would this work on mustard plants? At this time, neither one of us has any mustard plants growing in our yards, which is unusual, so would someone try pouring vinegar on a mustard plant to see if this works? Also, if you want to do a little science experiment, try pouring a little on one plant, twice that much on another and a lot on a third plant. See if the amount makes a difference, and how long before each one dies (IF they die). We’re very curious to know if this would work.

Thought for Today:  Many girls like to marry a military man – he can cook, sew, make beds, is in good health, and he’s already used to taking orders.

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.