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A Close Encounter with a President

Bea Morrow recalls meeting President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Web Thoughts

PVE resident Rosanne Kaufmann shares the joy of letting her mind wander and daydream.

The Way it Works

Liz Wildberger has found that the Recreation staff at PVE can enrich our lives in unexpected ways.

Away from Home Alone

Resident Kimmie McCann remembers fondly weeks spent at summer camp.

Buffalo and Dog Sequel

Resident Bill Green shares stories of the southern Black Hills of South Dakota and its wonderful parks.

Joy to the World

Resident Walt McDaniel reflects on the word joy. While a common word, it's often connected to special memories.

Local Author Hops on a Longtime Dream

In January, Paradise Valley Estates resident Georgia Buehl DeBarr made one of her longtime dreams come true. She self-published a holiday children’s book she’d been dreaming of for many years.


One rarely forgets holidays as they are seared in our brains with a big star

Metaphor for a Love Apple

When it comes to tomatoes, everybody is an expert. And in the Paradise Valley Estates community, there is ample evidence of this fact.

A Buffalo and a Dog

"Twenty years ago, Kay and I were living in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota seven miles south of Hot Springs and about 50 miles south of Rapid City."