Wow !  This has certainly been an exciting begining to the new year.  Read on, and you'll learn all about what's been going on out our way.  I don't need to repeat what's been said so well by the other contributors to this newsletter, so I won't.  I'll just ask that you read on and check out what the other folks have to say.  I'd also like to remind you that anyone who is a regular chatter in #40-UP is more than welcome to contribute a note for the newsletter.

Having said that, I want to let you all know that I'm recovering nicely from the medical issues that I've faced in the past months, and that I'm actually able to sit up in a chair and use a computer now. I can't type any better than I used to, but at least I can use a regular keyboard now.

Several weeks ago, I asked you to have a look at MrsJammer's page in "People and Pets" and check out her gorgeous fur babies.  I apologise for not being able to get her new page up and running sooner, but things just didn't happen the way I planned. HOWEVER, her new people and pets page is up and running now.  Please take a moment and have a look.

Well, I am back finally. Santa Claus brought me pneumonia on Christmas Eve. I guess he thought I was bad or something. I went into the hospital on December 29th and came out of the hospital on January 10th. I was in rehab from January 10th to January 17th. I am home recuperating. To say the least, Santa did not treat me very well last year. I am on the mend and will have to see how fast my condition improves. Looking forward to getting back into chat. Winter has had a light snow with another one expected. Temperatures are not bad. Just an Artic front or 2 passing by. Spring will be here soon. Hope everyone is getting ready for April. It will soon be here. Have a pleasant Winter!



I am sitting here today contemplating what to write for this month's Newsletter. There has been SO much going on lately that some of you already know but others may not. I'm thinking of those we've chatted with over the last few years who are no longer with us. Cackie, Giffy, Ani, Niteowl, Barcino, Woolfie, Vicki & Gngrbrd. In the past year Bruce had a heart attack, Ruddyduck spent some time in the hospital with pneumonia and Truckr broke his neck and a few weeks later had a heart attack. There may be others I'm not aware of. I don't mean to sound morbid but as Ruddyduck has often said “at our age we don't know what the future will bring”.

Are you really going to let something keep you from the Gathering in April? Let's get together while we can – you never know what another year might bring that would make this Gathering the last one. Please check  HERE and plan your trip to Bullhead City. Annshanks was here in November and we went to several of the places on the list. We had a great time and she's looking forward to coming in April. The weather will be very nice and should be a good break from the bad weather some of you have had this winter. The Gathering starts on Sunday, April 7th but for those who might like to come earlier there's a great air show on April 6th at the Bullhead City airport. Bruce and I have been to a couple of these and this year is going to be even bigger.

Stay well and see you in April.



Wow! Here it is the 1st of February already. That means it's only 2 months until the BIG get togeather. Hope everyone has made their reservations.

I can't believe how fast these months are going by. It seems just like yesterday we celebrated New Years. I wonder if I try re-retiring if time would slow down? It seems like I get tired here lately. Went to the Dr. today to see if he had any insite as to why. He is running a bunch of blood tests. Will find out if anything is going on the 7th of February. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The weather has warmed up somewhat and no rain until late in the week. I have started doing some gardening prep. And no it isn't too early for here. Things should warm enough in a couple of weeks to plant whatever we want. I'm wanting to get some early flowering annuals in early with the hopes of drawing the bee's into our area.

Here's hoping everyone stays away from all the nasty bugs that are going around. We want everyone healthy for the gathering.



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