Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Desert Trail Column - February 26, 2020

The Salvation Army Food Distribution will take place on Wednesday, February 26 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 11 a.m. until the food is gone. Food is from Trader Joe’s and usually includes meat, bread and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Most events at our community center are sponsored by our non-profit organization 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-Amethysts-and-Violets to Susie Sesma who celebrates her special day this week. We don’t think Susie will mind us telling you that she only gets a real birthday every four years. So happy, happy, happy, happy birthday, Susie!
Karen’s Commentary: My main subject today is my sister Dar! She’s experiencing some serious medical problems, so there will be times when she’s unable to contribute to this column. Today’s one of those times. When she feels like it, she’ll probably write one of her uplifting and positive commentaries. (I call her Pollyanna!) But when she doesn’t feel like it, you’ll just have to put up with my commentary only. We just thought it would be good to let everyone know why Dar’s commentary will sometimes be missing. As for life around my house, hubby Ted is gradually gathering quite a menagerie of friends. He converses with two ravens who have been around here for a long time. Let me tell you, Ted speaks fluent Raven! Then there are the two cottontails that he named Sweet Lips and Sweet Cheeks. And he’s in the process of learning to speak Roadrunner because he needs to converse with Ricky Runner! And now there’s a pigeon who sometimes brings a friend. He hangs around Ted wherever he is in the yard! To add to this National Geographic documentary, I have five friends of my own: Jack O’Lantern, Jack LaLanne, Jack Palance, Jack Spratt and Jack Nicholson. Can you possibly guess what kind of animals these five are?
We want to thank our grader operator for doing such a good job on our roads! If you have a comment, complaint, question, suggestion, compliment or request concerning Wonder Valley’s unpaved roads, go to, or call 760-367-9880 or 909-387-5940.
Handy Hint: Instead of being an early bird at garage or yard sales, go at the very last minute to take advantage of the fact that everything that’s left will be VERY cheap because the seller just wants them gone!
Today’s Thought: Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.