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Billingsley’s Bullets: Little blessings create big joy

My granddaughter, Rebecca, called me recently and said, “Papa, I’m in trouble.” It sounded like she had been crying or was about to cry. Like many grandparents, my first reaction was, “Oh my God, what’s going on?” I felt immediately relieved when she told me she had locked her keys in her car. She had […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Senior News: November 2013

Christmas party … plus banana splits  Make your reservations soon while there is plenty of seating. Sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Council, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Senior Nutrition lunch program, this annual Christmas party will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the EDHCSD gym on Harvard Way. Doors […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Bay Delta conservation plan threatens future of Folsom Lake

All Californians have a stake in the outcome of efforts to solve our water crisis and ensure continuous, reliable water supplies for the entire state. Unfortunately, the water proposal that was recently discussed at the State Capitol, more commonly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, would impose upon our region a one-sided solution that […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Random act of kindness

EDITOR: On Nov. 14 some of the homes in Cameron Park were greeted with notes on their mailboxes saying “Thank you for being you” (at least ours did) and there was a flower in the mailbox. I live on Country Club and all the boxes in my sight had them. I have a friend who […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Ask a care manager: Leaving a skilled nursing facility

Do I have to stay in a nursing home? I broke my hip several weeks ago and was sent to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. I have been receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy several times a week and am improving. My family is worried if I go home, I may fall and break […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Billingsley’s Bullets: Should I see a marriage counselor?

Recently our neighbors, Wendy and Paul Chafer, were invited to join us for some conversation and treats. We landed on a discussion about what we would do if our spouses died. Wendy asked Monika how she would handle me being gone. Monika replied, “I would replace him with a miniature French poodle.” Paul and Wendy […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Our fire department is fantastic

EDITOR: We really appreciate El Dorado Hills Fire Department. On Friday, Nov. 8, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Color Guard,  in addition to their Pipe and Drum Corp, sponsored our annual Veterans Tribute held at the Senior Center. Both groups performed amazing, and very touching, ceremonies to honor our veterans. The Firefighter’s Association also […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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