The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 12 September 16, 2005


Issue 12
September 16, 2005
Not Necessarily News for Fawnskin, California
Priceless when posted! Otherwise .25¢

GG’s Notes
This week has been tough for a lot of reasons. Mainly I’ve been mourning the loss of my friend and neighbor, Yvonne Nunez. Her memorial service will be held later this month.

This week is also the memorial golf tournament for Evan Conroy and a few others. So, I am guessing lots of people are reflecting on the losses in their lives.

Nothing makes the grief process easier. I wish it did. As I watch my own process, I also send out prayers to my neighbors and friends whose wounds are deeper and whose losses are more intense.

My sister, who professionally deals with families, friends, and various agencies during human loss, works with grief on a daily basis. So, I asked her what the best thing is to do.

Her advice, “Shut yur trap.” (My paraphrasing.) She said that the best thing you can do for any friends and family who are in the grief process is to just sit down and listen, put your hand on their back or hold their hand and see if they need anything. Maybe even give them a hug? Makes sense to me.

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G.G. (Gossip Girl)

TOWN TIPS
Public restrooms are located in the triangle area of town. Look for the deer statues and you’ll find the facilities in the building nearby.

Necessary Numbers:
All are (909) area code unless listed otherwise.

Fire Station 49 866-4878
Arson Line (800) 468-4408
Forestry Officer 866-3437 x2810
Fish & Game Tips (888) 334-2258
Solar Observatory 866-5791
Discovery Center 866-3437
Camp Whittle 866-3000
Serrano Campground 866-8550
Fishing Licenses 866-9464
Fawnskin Market (Bait & Adventure Passes) 866-9543
Moose Lodge 2085 866-3013
Post Office 866-3245

Fawnskin Flyer Tip Line:

Fawnskin Flyer Sponsorship: 1-800-818-7387

Fawnskin Events
There is a whole lot going on here in Fawnskin. Visit the online issue for links to a more complete list with additional details/times.

September 16, 2005
Memorial Golf Tournament at Bear Mountain Golf Course

September 17, 2005
Moose Lodge Luau

September 20, 2005
Book Signing at Inn at Fawnskin

September 25, 2005
Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

September 28, 2005 (11am)
Memorial for Yvonne Nunez
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

October 22, 2005
David Gonzales Memorial at Fawn Park

Wacky Weather
So, is winter really here? Hard to speculate–but as usual everybody is. Maybe we should be a pool going over what kind of weather we are going to have and when.

Some speculate that we are going to have another hot spell. I might like that! You know I really just got into kayaking over the last couple of weeks and would love being out on the water over the next couple of weeks–if is warm!

However, I kinda doubt that it is going to get really warm again. Maybe I am wrong, but I have been building a fire to take the nip off the house every morning for the past three. I even turned off the automatic watering system.

The early morning temps have ranged from 27 to 32 degrees every day for a week at my house and I’ve been feeling the cold snap for weeks prior to the drop.

I’ve been watching the leaves change on the Aspens and have been getting reports from across the nation (for weeks) that the leaves have already been changing.

Usually I call for wood toward the end of September or beginning of October. The prices are still up–surprisingly since there is so much wood around. I don’t have the gumption to split and haul this year. Jose down the hill still offers the best deal with delivery and tax included in his pricing.

Anyway, I’ve bundled up each morning for my walk and am NOT the fashion model–so don’t laugh when you see me–it is COLD!

During my walks I’ve noticed that the coot population has soared and yesterday the squirrels began messing up my garden with their attempts at storing nuts and other snacks.

The birds were quiet for a few days but now are back at it. I can’t bear to think that I’ve been out and about before they are up. But maybe they have more sense than I do and stay in their perches and nests until the air temperature gets above freezing.

I am anticipating that the birds will let me know when the weather is really going to turn by disappearing. I didn’t see many out yesterday when I went kayaking. Just ducks, coots, a raven and a couple of kildeer.

However, when I ventured out onto my deck yesterday, one of the hummingbirds screeched at me because I let their nectar run out. Silly me. I thought they left already.

Needless to say I let the little bully have his way because I really do like to watch them. I’ve noticed that lots of animals tend to boss me around.

Anyway, I made the mistake of filling up the bird feeding tube again. And the mice, not wanting to miss a free meal, promptly moved in upstairs and have been having parties in the ceiling over my head around 3am. Sheesh.

Colleen had computer problems this week and is taking off on a trip this Saturday. I hope she will send in a road journal but you never know about those folks who venture outta Fawnskin.

I hear that Rick and Tina will be leaving town soon. Damn shame–we will miss you. Their work is winding down. However, the upside is that they might find it nice to visit their home up in Washington for a change!

There are a couple of rumors circulating around town. I’ve heard ‘em. However, I think ignoring them is the best because printing them could cause as much harm as spreading them is.

Good Behavior
We are truly blessed by our guys at Station 49. I just wanted to give them some KUDOS for the way they handled everyone at the Nunez house last week–with compassion and humanity. Thanks guys.

Also, AAA Tree Service has been in the area and graciously giving out wood to locals. Cool.

Bad Behavior
Speaking of AAA Tree Service. I got a complaint that one of our “prominent” locals called the sheriff and complained about the wood gifting. What is the story?



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    David
    September 18th, 2005 12:11

    This reminds me of a town meeting where one guy was arguing against the plowing of berms for seniors and disabled. He was in the Snow Removal business of course. What a gentleman!