Thursday, December 26, 2019

Desert Trail Column - December 26, 2019

Our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, is closed for the holidays. It will reopen on Monday, January 6 at 9 a.m.

Ryan Brown will be the special guest speaker at the Sunday church service at Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, on December 29 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome! Call 760-391-0480 or 760-401-6128 for further information.

 We send out Rainbows-of-Turquoise-and-Narcissus to Glenda Berndt who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Glenda!


We also send out best wishes to Mary and Les Lindsley who celebrate 38 years together this week. Happy anniversary, Les and Mary!


Darlene’s Commentary:  We’ve sure had some beautiful days and starry nights recently, even though it’s been really cold at times. A few days even had some warm sunshine, giving us spring-like weather in December! Mother Nature sure knows how to turn that dial up or down. And when that dial is down, I have a sudden need for firewood, but mine was all jumbled and jammed into an unruly mountain. I want to thank my dear friend for turning that mountain into a tidy, neat and nicely-placed display. It is actually like an artist’s work of beauty! Since it’s stacked in proper order, it’s so much easier to use. Thank you, thank you, Agent 007!

 Karen’s Commentary:  An article in the November 2019 issue of AARP Bulletin says that many people have an inflated sense of security about the social platform Nextdoor because it’s supposed to be limited to your neighbors. But there have been reports of criminals posting fake car sales or contractors for hire – even pretending to be nannies. They want your information so they can steal your money. So don’t assume you can trust an online stranger, even one who claims a local connection. Use neighborhood apps to keep up with events, not as a marketplace. This sounds like good advice to me. Nextdoor is great, but always be cautious when it comes to matters involving money.

 A group of Wonder Valleyites gathers at The Palms every Sunday morning to discuss the week’s happenings in our area. You can usually find them having breakfast in the diningroom in back. Everyone from “newbies” to “old-timers” are welcome to join in the conversation!

 Handy Hint:  Nuts stay fresh for a year or longer when stored in the freezer. To eat, just thaw at room temperature for about 20 minutes, then munch away!

 Today’s Thought:  “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius


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