Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Desert Trail Column - August 12, 2020

Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at Highway 62, will hold a drive-in style church service on Sunday, August 26 at 7:30 a.m. All attending are required to wear face coverings and to remain in their vehicles at all times. Contact Pastor Max Rossi at or 831-234-6848 or Brother wally Currie at 760-449-8683 for further information.

The USDA Food Distribution will be held outside our Wonder Valley Community Center building, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road on Tuesday, August 18 at 10 a.m. This will be a drive-thru distribution with all attending required to wear face coverings and to remain in their vehicles at all times. Follow the signs and/or directions of the volunteers to enter the dirt driveway just east of the building and follow the line of cars around the building to pick up your food. Please note that the community center building and the park both remain closed.


We send out Rainbows-of-Peridots-and-Gladioli to Chad Fairweather and Alexa who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Alexa and Chad!


Karen’s Commentary:  Did you know that Stater Bros Market sells miracles? Well, they do! I know because I bought one in the dish soap aisle recently. The miracle is called Dawn Ultra Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray and it is a liquid that dispenses as a foam. The first time I used it was on a 9” X 13” Pyrex baking dish that had years of built-up yellowish-brown discoloration; it now looks like new! The initial cost includes the dispenser, but then you only need to buy refills. A product that really works!

 Handy Hint:  How to preserve a pretty bouquet to enjoy year-around. Begin by placing flowers on parchment paper (available at Dollar Tree for a buck a box), taking care not to overlap blooms. Place a second piece of parchment paper on top. Place these “flower sandwiches” between the pages of large heavy books. Gently close books and stack them on top of each other, adding extra weight on top. Do not disturb for at least two weeks. Cut a piece of heavy paper or cardstock to fit inside a picture frame. Carefully remove dried flowers from books and arrange as desired on the heavy paper. Brush a light amount of glue on the back of each flower and gently press into place. Let dry thoroughly. Then put the heavy paper with flower arrangement attached between two new sheets of parchment paper and press in a weighted book for a few days, Open book, remove parchment paper and place your pretty new “bouquet” in the frame, then enjoy!

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