Thursday, November 22, 2018

Desert Trail Column - November 22, 2018

Dominic and Naomi Bruxer, also known as The Kroms, have recorded a CD of Christmas music entitled “X-mas with The Kroms.” Dominic did the original artwork on the CD, and Naomi did the digital artwork.There is nothing like Christmas music to get people in a holiday mood!
 The Salvation Army Food Distribution will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, at 11 a.m. The food is from Trader Joe’s and bags will be provided. For further information, contact our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.
We send out Rainbows-of-Topaz-and-Chrysanthemums to Sharon Fangmeyer who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Sharon!
Darlene’s Commentary:  Giving my space to Karen today!

Karen’s Commentary:  In 1998 we lost our 37-year-old son Danny. In the months following, I came up with one way of coping that I’ve passed along to many others who are having a hard time with their grief. I keep a diary or journal, and in the past 20 years I’ve “talked” to Danny almost every night and told him all about my day, my thoughts, fears, funny moments and even embarrassing ones! Some nights he gets a couple sentences, some nights he gets a whole page full! I “talk” to him just as if he were sitting across from me, and it’s very comforting. If you are dealing with grief, this might help you.
Food for Life Ministry prepares and serves free hot meals at the Church of the Nazarene every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The church is located at 72603 Juanita Drive. If you have difficulty getting into town, Reach Out Morongo Basin may deliver these delicious hot meals to your home free of charge. Call 760-361-1410 for more information.

Handy Hint:  A good rule of thumb is “Skip organic when you peel it.” Experts say you want organic fruits or veggies when you’re eating the whole thing, but skip it for bananas and other foods that you typically peel.

Today’s Thought:  Over 41 million Americans, including over 5 million who are senior citizens, do not know when or how they’ll get their next meal. Local food banks need three things:  money, your time and food. If you plan on donating food, here are the non-perishable items needed most:  Applesauce, boxed meals, canned beans, canned chicken, canned chili, canned fish (tuna, salmon), canned meat (Spam, ham), canned vegetables, cooking oils, crackers, dried herbs and spices, fruit (canned or dried), granola bars, instant mashed potatoes, nuts, pasta, peanut butter, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew and whole-grain cereal.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.