Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Desert Trail Column - August 19, 2020

Tigger Buskirk, who lives at Amboy and Sandy Lane, received a FedEx package that should've gone to Marguerite Severson at 81242 Amboy. She would like Marguerite to please pick up the package as she is unable to deliver it.
Godwin Christian Fellowship,6389 Godwin Road at Highway 62, will hold a drive-in style church service on Sunday, August 23 at 7:30 a.m. All attending are being asked 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.
We send out Rainbows-of-Peridots-and-Gladioli to Dominick Bruxer and Ted Meyers (83) who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Ted and Dominick!

Speaking of special days, here are some celebrities with birthdays this week. Actor John Stamos (57); television personality Al Roker (66); actress Joanne Froggatt (40); chef, cookbook author and television personality Giada De Laurentiis (50); actress Barbara Eden (born Barbara Huffman, 86); actor Steve Guttenberg (62); actor Sean Connery (90); country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus (59); Hall of Fame baseball player Calvin Edward (Cal) Ripkin, Jr (60; singer and actor Rick Springfield (71); Hall of Fame baseball player Carl Michael Yastrzemski (81); Olympic track athlete Usain Bolt (34); journalist Connie Chung (born Constance Yu-Hwa, 74); actor Peter Gallagher (65); and actor Matthew Perry (51).
Karen’s Commentary: These instructions come from Susan Doggett, a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator who lives right here in Wonder Valley! If you find a wild bird that needs assistance, place it in a clean cardboard box or paper sack lined with a clean towel. Be sure that there are air holes in the box or bag BEFORE you place the bird inside. Keep the bird comfortably warm, but not too hot. For baby birds, you may need to place the box on top of a heating pad set on low until you can find help. Do not attempt to feed the bird and do not force it to drink. You may place a small water dish near injured adult birds, but baby birds should not be allowed near water as they can become chilled easily if they get wet or they may accidentally drown. Contact Susan at 714-637-8355 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. any day of the week, or the State of California Department of Fish and Game at 858-467-4201.

Handy Hint: Even if you have insurance, ask whether your prescription will cost less if you pay for the drug directly. Sometimes that price is less than your insurance co-pay. (Karen’s Note: I paid 57 CENTS for a 30-day prescription at RiteAid the other day!)

Today’s Thought: The “funny bone” is a nerve, “catgut” is made from sheep, “French fries” were invented in Belgium, “koala bears” are marsupials and a “ten-gallon hat” holds only about three quarts of liquid.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.