Monday, January 21, 2019

Lunar Eclipse

Here are some photos from the lunar eclipse last night. They are in order and you will notice as it progressed, the moon got redder and redder. However, it also got higher and higher and the last picture I took was about 11:03. The total eclipse was at 11:12 but unless I had laid down on the ground I couldn't get my head or camera up high enough to see it so the last picture I got was not quite the total. It was really quite pretty and COLD too!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ice Cream and Trivia

Don't forget Sunday night Ice Cream followed by Trivia, both activities in Allen Hall. For those of you who are not yet in Magnolia Village today was a VERY windy day with gusts supposedly reaching 40 mph. That was the forecast and it certainly seemed they could have been that high. Now this evening they have calmed down considerably. The wind seems to cause the back gate to sometimes malfunction but right now it seems to be working properly.

Here are a few pictures from around the park.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Telemarketers and Robo Calls

This has nothing to do with Magnolia Village but I was reminded today that there are all kinds of nasty people out there and lots of them would really like to take something from each of us whether it's our name or our money, or whatever. We have been hit with a slew of robo calls lately and those are relatively easy to deal with. We just hang up and then block them on our phone. Unfortunately some of them are still able to get through and leave a voice mail but that too is easy to get rid of. The ones that are more troublesome are when someone calls and it is a live person wanting to talk to you. We all need to be really careful not to answer "yes" when they ask a question because they can take that yes and stick it in to another so-called conversation and supposedly you have agreed to something that you have no interest in or have not in fact any knowledge of agreeing to. It is called the Yes scam and if you have inadvertently done this keep a close eye on your financial statements for anything that seems to not be correct.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Pigeon Reminder

Just a reminder, please do not feed the pigeons. They go up and gather around the hot tub to drink and you can imagine what they are doing with their other end hanging over the swimming pool. Lots of times when I look there is a lot of "stuff" in the bottom of the pool and somehow, that doesn't sound very appealing to swim in. Pigeons do carry some nasty diseases so let's try to discourage them from gathering around waiting to be fed.

Sunday, January 06, 2019

January Business Meeting

Don't forget tomorrow morning is the monthly business meeting in Allen Hall at 9:30 AM. Please wear your badges. I believe the Christmas decorations and trees will be taken down in the afternoon.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Lost Pendant

Marty Harper has found a pendant that she would be glad to return to the rightful owner. If you have lost this, contact Marty who lives at the corner of Center and Aspen on the west side of the street. All you have to do is describe it and she will be glad to give it back.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Making Noodles from Scratch!

Yesterday at crafts Edna Nelson demonstrated how to make noodles. The only ingredients are flour and eggs.

After the noodles had dried for a while, she rolled them up in similar fashion as a jelly roll and then with a very sharp knife she cut them into tiny noodles, less than 1/4" wide. Then she kind of ruffled them all up and said they needed to dry more. It was pretty darn interesting and she told us how many she makes for her family sometimes using 18 dozen eggs, yes that's 18 dozen! Heavens, it has to be a lost art. I've never made noodles of any kind and in our house we'd have a hard time finding a knife sharp enough to cut them so finely. Thanks Edna for sharing this with us.

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