Thursday, April 26, 2018

Desert Trail, April 26, 2018

Special Community Meeting to update everyone on “plans for Wonder Valley Fire” will be held at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, on Wednesday, May 2 from 10 to noon. In attendance will be Supervisor James Ramos’ Field Representative Mark Lundquist and Chief of Staff Molly Wiltshire, along with Deputy Fire Chief John Chamberlin from San Bernardino County Fire Administration. This meeting is in response to a request by our Municipal Advisory Council representative Teresa Sitz who may be contacted at 760-367-9880 for further information.

We send out special wishes to Donna and Pappy Parsons this week. Happy anniversary to you, Pappy and Donna!

We also send out sincere condolences to our fellow columnist Fran Becker for the loss of her life partner. We are so sorry, Fran.

Darlene’s Commentary: I am looking forward, as our Wonder Valley Community Center is coming to life once again! In the last two or three months, we’ve had some speakers and presentations that were full of useful information, and these meetings were well-attended! Keep it coming, Teresa. My “I Ching” says (in a booming voice):  “Teresa – You have the gift of connections and follow-throughs!” Darn it, I think I missed my gift – hey, wanna trade for a fulgurite?

Karen’s Commentary: Well, Dar has a short commentary this time – will wonders never cease? So I get to fill up the rest of the column. Today I’m donning my Proud Grandma hat, this time for grandson Austin. He raced in the San Felipe 250 a couple weeks ago, which includes everything from paved roads (very few) to cow paths, plus climbing and descending mountains, and every kind of terrain imaginable. There were nine teams racing in the Pro Moto Unlimited Class that Austin races in, and his team came in third! The race was 321 miles long, and Austin covered 120 of those grueling miles. We are so proud of him, and so happy that he finished with no injuries, even though he went through a fence and almost crashed! By the way, this “little” race had 254 total entries from 25 U.S. states and 10 countries!

Handy Hint: If you’re having trouble opening a lid, wrap a rubber band (the thicker the better) around the lid and twist. This should improve your grip enough to open the lid. It might also help to wrap a second rubber band around the bottle or jar to improve the grip of your other hand.

Today’s Thought: Putting something in a safe place doesn’t mean you can find it again when you need it!

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