Thursday, June 18, 2015

Desert Trail Column, June 18, 2015

Desert Trail Column, June 18, 2015, by Karen Meyers and Darlene Parris

The second Meet & Greet with Teresa Sitz, our Basinwide MAC Representative, went very well with twice as many people attending as the first one. Thoughts on how to make more available to the people who come to Wonder Valley for the Art Tours every October were discussed, with suggestions ranging from having a show at the Glass Outhouse to holding a swap meet. Also, Teresa left postcards and Neighborhood Watch signs with Star at the community center. They may be picked up on Mondays from 8 to noon.

We have been told that the tai chi classes are no longer meeting on Wednesdays. We’re sorry for the misinformation. We will let you know if the classes start up again at a later date.

We send out Rainbows-of-Pearls-and-Roses to Jerry Peek who is celebrating his special day this week, and some belated wishes go out to Pastor Garry Brooks whose birthday was last week. Happy, happy birthday to both of you!

Darlene’s Commentary:  I would like to commend all of the caregivers on this planet! Besides washing dishes, making beds, doing laundry, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors, vacuuming carpets, and making and serving meals, a good caregiver actually cares about their client and does all this for about $9 an hour! The next time you see a caregiver helping a client gently and lovingly, you will know that you have seen a guardian angel right here on Earth.

Karen’s Commentary:  At 72, not too many things surprise me, but something sure did last week. You cannot go to the Social Security office armed with a ton of ID and get any kind of proof in writing of YOUR OWN Social Security number! It doesn’t matter if you know it by heart or have it tattooed on your forehead, the best you can do is apply for a replacement SSA card which takes two weeks to process.

Did you know that our Wonder Valley Fire Station #45 is staffed with at least one Firefighter and one Firefighter-Paramedic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? We are very fortunate to have this level of service in our small rural community. If you see the bay doors open when driving by, stop in and say hello to these men and women who are willing to put their lives on the line for you.

Handy Hint:  Prevent delicate necklaces from knotting by opening the clasp, feeding the chain through a straw (cut it in half if necessary), then closing the clasp.

Thought for Today:  No one ever says, “It’s only a game,” when their team is winning.

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

WV postcard available at Monthly Monday Meeting