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World War II Ladies

Did you know that there are at least eight ladies living at Paradise Valley Estates who played a role in the effort to assist our troops during World War II?


Japanese Girls’ Festival

In early March, we, the Japanese girls at Paradise Valley Estates, celebrated Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival (or Girls’ Festival) that is traditionally celebrated on March 3.


A Trip on Route 66

We recently returned from a trip to the Arizona and New Mexico Indian lands. On our trip, we did not realize that we were also witnessing the centennial of Highway Route 66.


SYZYGY Dizzy

First time in 150 years… and we were not going to miss it! Miss what? The “eclipse of a super blue blood moon!”


Connections as in People Who Know People

A recent connection I’ve wondered about is related to a wine I frequently buy: “Barefoot” — a rather strange name for a wine. Also an unusual name for a person.


Diamond Mining

Firestone Tire International Co. sent me to Sierra Leone to sell earthmover tires to the diamond mines.


Discover U: Searching for Life in the Antarctic and Space

Paradise Valley Estates hosts a speaker series called Discover U, which invites speakers in the areas of science, nature or the arts to visit our Life Plan Community to share their expertise with residents.


Past Memories

"As I sat down at my desk to write the latest episode of my memoirs, I began to think about how to put the experiences of my past life together."


Discover U: Breaking a Leg in the Digital Age

In 2018, Paradise Valley Estates launched a speaker series called Discover U.


From Rim to River and Return

"One of the places we fell in love with was the South Rim of the Grand Canyon."

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