Thursday, November 28, 2019

Desert Trail Column - November 28, 2019

Many people took advantage of the free turkeys that were given out at our community center this past week. This generous distribution was made possible by Friends of Wonder Valley, and we thank them.


On Saturday, November 30, author William Hillyard will be at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, at 3 p.m. to read from, discuss and sign copies of his new book “Welcome to Wonder Valley.” Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Most events at our WVCC are sponsored by our local nonprofit Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.


We send out Rainbows-of-Chrysanthemums-and-Topaz to Carson Bevins who turns eight this week. Happy birthday,  Carson!


Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at 29 Palms Highway, holds church services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Before the service, coffee and refreshments are available from 8:30 to 9:30 and there is a Prayer/Bible Study from 9 to 10:15. Children’s Church for eight years and younger is held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Every third Sunday there is a Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebration Luncheon following the service. On Thursdays, a Worship and Prayer Meeting is held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Memorial bricks are available for $119 each to memorialize a loved one, family name or beloved pet. For further information, please contact Pastor Max Rossi at or 831-234-6848, or Brother Wally Currie at 760-449-8683.

 Handy Hint:  An old deck of playing cards can come in handy. A card can be used as a shoehorn or as a screwdriver for tiny eyeglass screws. It can also be folded and placed under the short leg of a wobbly table or chair to steady it.

 Today’s Thought:  In 1946, bikinis, Slinkys, car phones and Tupperware were all introduced to consumers. The first mobile phone conversation took place in a car in St. Louis, MO. The bikini, named after the nuclear tests in the Bikini Atoll lagoon in the Marshall Islands, went on sale after debuting at a Paris fashion show. Academy Awards included best picture “The Lost Weekend,” best actor Ray Milland and best actress Joan Crawford. In the National Football League Championship game, the Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants 24-14. In the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3. And Karen turned four!

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