Thursday, January 31, 2019

Desert Trail Column - January 31, 2019

On Saturday, February 2 William Hillyard will read from his book “Welcome to Wonder Valley” at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. Mr. Hillyard will also answer questions and talk about the writing process. There is a $2 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For further information, call our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.
There will be an Artists’ Reception at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, on Saturday, February 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. Featured artists are Marine Walton and Jessie Keylon, with music provided by Damian Tiner. Come to meet the artists while enjoying free refreshments. This show will run through February 24. Call Laurel Seidl at 760-367-3807.
Since the birthstone for February is the amethyst and the flower is the violet, we send out Rainbows-of-Amethysts-and-Violets to Beautiful Downtown George Burgess and Chetara Bevins who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Chetara and Beautiful Downtown George!
Karen’s Commentary: Here’s one more trick that I read or heard about somewhere that falls into the category of “things that really work!” To store an extension cord, loop it into a circle, squish the circle into a straight line so you can then push one end into the cardboard tube found inside paper towels. (Toilet paper tubes work for smaller cords.) No more tangled cords – makes life a whole lot easier!
Darlene’s Commentary: We humans must have clothing! They are a necessity in our culture. Some people buy clothes in fancy clothing stores, others only during sales, others only at thrift stores. Inside my closet and dresser, I have clothes that are too small, too big, not to my liking, the wrong fit, the wrong color or just never worn. What do you think about having a Wonder Valley Clothing Giveaway and Exchange?

Food for Life Ministry prepares and serves 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 have a problem getting to the church, Reach Out Morongo Basin may deliver these meals right to your home. Call 760-361-1410.
Handy Hint: If you’re not the greatest at labeling things, use clear storage totes so you can easily see what’s inside. If there’s something you really don’t want the world to see, just put it inside a paper bag before placing it in the clear tote.
Today’s Thought: What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds.

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