The Wyndham Commons Greenhouse is now officially open! So far, we have 8 residents who will be using the greenhouse to grow their favorite flowers , vegetable or herbs. There are a few spaces left. If you are interested in joining, please call or email Frani Wartow at 410-654-6768 or email@example.com.
The community herb garden has been planted! So far, we have lavender, basil, rosemary, sweet mint, oregano and parsley. Recipes are also available on the shelf above the herbs. So that everyone can enjoy the herbs, please just take a snipping of the herb. Thank you.
Wyndham Commons Condominium Community is declaring itself a Nuclear Free Zone. Effective May 1st Wyndham Commons will neither be the perpetrator nor the recipient of any nuclear matter, including, but not limited to, bombs, radioactive water, or other fissionable materials. This declaration will be forwarded to North Korea, Iran, Canada, and Mexico on Cinco de Mayo. As other sovereign, solvent, or insolvent states declare their intentions this declaration will then be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.
There is a report currently being circulated saying Wyndham Commons may become collateral damage if other areas are not as forward thinking as our residents. The first area mentioned is Washington D. C., but with some luck the hot air generated here will blow any damaging material out to sea. The next likely spot listed in the report is The Inner Harbor. This would be done under the pretext of saving the tourists and their life savings. The final location would be the Eisenhower Farm outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This location must have been included due to its designation of peace, quiet, and a monument to inaction. With this report and its contents in mind the recommendation is being made for each resident to establish a “safe room”.
As the condominiums are currently configured the best location for this “safe room” would be the walk-in closet off each master bedroom. Each of these safe havens should be stocked with the proper provisions but this would require putting your clothes in the pantry and shoes in the refrigerator (don’t get cold feet now). The proper provisions include lime jello, homemade chewy chocolate chip cookies and a large supply of gin and tonic water. The jello will last forever and so it should be placed in a cool dark corner of the closet. Chewy chocolate chip cookies may have to be replaced every two weeks. The old cookies should be disposed of and upon request any board member, preferably the president, will promptly take care of this for you. The gin and tonic water may evaporate under the right conditions, but at no time should they be combined. This is not a very sobering thought and so any consumption of this mixture with the jello by an individual should be closely monitored.
Wyndham Commons Condominiums has been declared a Nuclear Free Zone but still a neighbor should ready to help another neighbor. This sentiment is best expressed by the President of the Board of Directors when he proclaimed any person was welcome to join him in his “safe room” and have all the lime jello they want, but the chewy chocolate chip cookies are his..
Thunder and lightning storms happen all the time. But did you know that lightning strikes and lightning fires occur most often in the summer? Know what to do to keep you and your family safe when it does strike!
Lightning Safety Poster; provided by our electrician, Sonny Rolfes.
- Play It Smart When It Comes to Lightning (news.health.com)
- Shocking Lightning Show From The CBS 62 Broadcast Tower (detroit.cbslocal.com)
- Restoration Local Offers Lightning Safety Tips in Advance of Severe Weather Season (virtual-strategy.com)
- Invisible Lightning Strikes Could Be Bombarding Planes With Radiation (gizmodo.co.uk)
- True Fact’s About Thunder Storms -Before (southernstylestormchasen.wordpress.com)
- Invisible ‘dark lightning’ gives storms extra punch (thestar.com)
Location: Master Bedroom of Sunview Mansion
Time: August, 1920, 8:00 PM
Scene: Percy (lying on bed in obvious pain), doctor (attending to patient), wife and adult children
Huddle in the background
Percy grabbing lapels of doctor’s coat “Doc, I don’t want to die; save me!”
Doctor, shaking free “I’m sorry sir, but there is nothing I can do.”
Wife runs to bedside crying hysterically while children cling to each other in the background
This scene was a staple of many early movies and was as much a critique on the state of medicine as it was on the state of movies. Movies were just coming out of the silent age and medicine was just coming out of its own dark ages. As the movies developed stars everybody came to recognize, medicine developed tests that were to become standard and the indicator of many diseases and steps to cure them.
This April Wyndham Commons will be holding the first annual Health Fair for all the residents, family and invited guests. An attempt has been made to present every standard non-invasive test used to predict future health issues in an individual and also to manage these issues if they are already present. These services range from taking an individual’s blood pressure to an eye screening and will only take a few minutes in each case. To stay healthy the health fair will also be demonstrating different forms of exercise. This will range from the demonstration of using the existing equipment in our exercise room to Tai Chi and yoga fitness. There will also be a fire engine available for any child or adult to inspect while they learn about fire safety. As an added bonus healthy food and drink will be provided to quench a thirst and to power up the body to start a new life style.
It is the opinion of this author everybody should take advantage of this health fair and all it is offering. Over 55 means each of us has experienced several medical setbacks, minor or major, and this may give each of us the opportunity to prevent future health concerns. Not all screenings and demonstrations may be of interest, but with the variety offered nobody can say they were not given the opportunity of better health, or to learn about the options available.
In conclusion it should be noted if Percy was in pain and pleading with a doctor to save him today, the doctor probably could. By reviewing Percy’s medical history, seeing what tests were available, and what medicines to prescribe the doctor could givePercy many years to live, his wife would not need to cry and his children would have more years to enjoy his wisdom and companionship. It should be noted though the following scenario could be played out in the current version of this classic scene.
Location: Master Bedroom of Sunview Mansion
Time: August, 2014 8:00 PM
Scene: Percy (lying on the bed in obvious pain), doctor (attending to patient), wife and adult children huddle in the background
Percy grabbing lapels of Doctor’s coat “Doc I don’t want to die; save me!”
Doctor shaking free “My pleasure sir,but let me check your tests first.”
Wife runs to bedside crying hysterically “Die damn you! I need the insurance
Money to pay for your health care!”
The children just stay in in the background shaking their heads.
The Baltimore County Public Library is opening a new branch in Owings Mills on March 21st. The address is 10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. Take Painters Mill Blvd and turn right into Grand Central Avenue. You can park in the parking garage (yes, the one you can see from 795!).
Written by Bill Gardner.
The crack of a bat against a ball, birds heralding in the day, and girls wearing skimpy clothing, all portends the advent of spring for many people, but not for me. These are but distractions in my spring. The crack of the bat is an interruption to my sessions with Dr. Phil, the sunrise serenade disrupts my ritualistic slumber, and the parade of young ladies is the only thankful thing of my double vision. My spring is a spring that projects hope for the future and melancholy for hope forgotten.
It was in the spring of my youth I decided I wanted to become the greatest writer since Theodore Dreiser, but it was not to be. I now measure my success on how many people will finish this essay. It was in the spring when I met Ellison “Teddy Bear” Baron and his dream of becoming the next great integrator of all things still white. Teddy Bear did integrate my White-Westinghouse with an army of brown bottles which displayed a red and white banner; the blue only came when the army was depleted. It was also spring time when Zach “sleepy” Stone announced he was was going to replace Perry Como as the most relaxed singer. Shortly thereafter the new phrase was “Sleepy puts you to sleep.” As described, many a dream begins in the spring only to go unfulfilled, but hope can also come and change a life.
It was in the spring time when I met my bride of now almost a half century. Our love has been tempered by the winds of March; been strengthened by the showers of April; and blossomed stronger than ever in May. With each spring our love continues to grow and when I am old and gray in a wheelchair our love will still blossom. Along our way we have met many Ellison Barons and Zach Stones and with each we wish them a spring of success.
Yes, spring is fast approaching and with it a rebirth. It may be a dream yet to be fulfilled or it may be the continuation of something beautiful but spring is showing all of us how good and exciting this life can be. This can be the time to dream of what can come or to continue the spring started so many summers ago. All I can request though is as my wife and I descend down our remaining springs please remind her to hold tight to my wheelchair.