Thursday, September 27, 2018

Desert Trail Column - September 27, 2018

If you missed the Weed Show presentation with Ted Meyers and are still procrastinating about starting your Weed Show creations, you have one more chance to learn some tricks and tips from Weed Show veterans. There will be a hands-on workshop on Saturday, October 13 at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, just north of the entrance to the 29 Palms Inn, from 9 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Karen’s Commentary: Thanks go to Bob, Joey and Annie for donating coupons. I sent them out this week to U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force bases located in Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Darlene’s Commentary: Fall has finally arrived and I’m looking forward to nice days and gently blowing breezes. I don’t think I could’ve survived much more baking, and I’m not talking about pies either!
The Food for Life Ministry does a wonderful job of preparing and serving delicious hot meals every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 72603 Juanita Drive in Twentynine Palms. If you do not have transportation to town, Reach Out Morongo Basin may deliver these meals to your home. There is no charge for the meals or for the delivery. Call 760-361-1410 for further information.
Handy Hint: Here are some clever hiding places around your home for cash, important papers, jewelry, hard drives, keys or other valuables. 1. Put items in an envelope and tape it to the back or underside of a drawer. 2. Tape items to the back or inside any open cavities of a wall or mantle clock. (Just make sure the clock isn’t worth stealing!) 3. Store a container of items inside a larger bin full of unappealing stuff, such as winter clothing, making sure there is an easily-read label on the large bin. 4.  Empty out a new tub of cat litter, put small containers of items in the bottom, then replace the cat litter. 5. Hot glue a magnet to a spare house key & place it up out of sight inside a metal dryer vent. 6. Many wooden dining chairs have space under the seat for an easily-made drop-down hinged panel in which to stash items.

Today’s Thought: Seahorses are the slowest fish in the ocean, traveling only five feet in an hour. But they are able to watch their surroundings from all angles because their eyes move separately. In a reversal of traditional roles, the female lays eggs in the belly pouch of the male, then the male rocks back and forth by grasping a piece of seaweed with his tail until the eggs hatch!
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.