Thursday, December 24, 2015

Desert Trail Column, December 24, 2015

A Recognition Service followed by a potluck will be held at Godwin Christian Fellowship Home Group, 7446 Bonny Dunes, on Sunday, December 27 from 10 to noon. There will be special music, a great message and awards given out to all who have helped further the work of Godwin Christian Fellowship in Wonder Valley.

We send out Rainbows-of-Turquoise-and-Narcissus to Laurel Seidl and Glenda Berndt who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to you both!

We also send out best wishes to Les and Mary Lindsley who celebrate 34 years together this week. Happy anniversary!

Darlene’s Commentary: How cold has it been in your neighborhood lately? I can actually say . . . it is FREEZING here in good old Wonder Valley. Say – what’s happened to global warming? Do we need to be frozen before we can thaw out? I haven’t heard from the Bunwarmers, and imagine that their truck is still in the shop. (The Bunwarmers are the vendors of firewood for HEAP.) Maybe I’ll get a heat pump from Santa. Anyhow, I’m kidding, but I want to wish all of Wonder Valley and the rest of the planet a peaceful, warm and loving Christmas!

Karen’s Commentary: I recently received an email from an old friend regarding the proposed fire tax, and I’d like to share some of his thoughts with you:  
“. . . I believe that everyone deserves to make a living wage, but I don’t believe that we should support a class of people – government workers – who live like elites while the rest of us starve . . . Their salaries come out of our pockets and our pockets are not exactly overflowing. They are not taking away our European vacations, they are taking food off of our plates . . . I hope I’m not sounding too forceful, but I think the salaries and retirement packages are outrageous . . . The union firefighters make Wonder Valley a ward of the county . . . The volunteer firefighters – that was more than a public service – it was who we were.”
We thank Tim Candelaria for doing a great job maintaining our roads. If you have a question, comment, compliment or issue with our road maintenance, leave a message for Tim at 760-367-9880.

Thanks, Tim!
Handy Hint: Stale bread makes divine French toast. Soak slices in a mixture of eggs and milk (with a dash of nutmeg if desired), then toast with a bit of butter in a large nonstick skillet.

Thought for Today: The best and most honest yard sale sign ever reads “Our Crap Could Be Your Crap.”

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