Archive for 2010

January 2011

A Brand New Year Ahead! Ready or not, 2011 is just ahead!  In preparing this article, several thoughts came to mind about the new year.  First, we all have the opportunity to make “our” new year different than the last one.  Not with New Year’s resolutions that are too easily made and  too quickly broken, […]

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December 2010

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” Have you ever thought about some of the song lyrics you hear around Christmas?  There are a lot of good ones, but we have borrowed this column’s title from one written in 1963 and made popular when recorded by Andy Williams.  The lyrics go on to talk […]

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November 2010

A Time For Thanksgiving What a marvelous time of year this is!  The oppressive heat of summer is past and here and there, the brilliant flashes of fall color are appearing.  It has always seemed very appropriate that the holiday season officially begins with Thanksgiving.  If you aren’t sure you have a lot to be […]

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October 2010

Crucial Election Decisions Ahead – Again! Wouldn’t it be nice for a change if there wasn’t so much riding on the outcome of an election in America?  Long gone are the days when the ideological differences in the governing parties were fairly small, because ultimately everyone wanted what was best for America.  Sadly, we have […]

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September 2010

Re-Inspections Are In Progress Wow!  What a difference a day can make in Oklahoma!  We went from being at 85° at 7:00 am for the last 6 weeks or more to 6o’s in the morning literally overnight.  And we will take it!  Maybe Fall is really on the way.  Now that we are seeing some […]

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August 2010

Community Improvements and Home Improvements – They Go Together! Have you noticed the concrete work going on along Johanna Boulevard?  We have begun the process of removing and replacing some of the park pads in the community that are broken and/or badly cracked.  Every park pad in the community has been inspected and placed on […]

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July 2010

Another American Birthday! Happy 224th birthday America!  As Americans, we enjoy a rich history.  We were founded by courageous men, who had firm convictions and a steady reliance on the one they believed conferred man’s inalienable rights upon him. While you are enjoying time off for relaxation and recreation, please take a few moments to […]

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June 2010

Johanna Woods Salutes…Dads and Grads! Late May and early June bring graduations and Father’s Day celebrations to our calendars!  If you are graduating, we want to congratulate you and wish you well as you look forward to new challenges.  Dylan Morrow, part of our maintenance staff, has graduated from High School and we want to […]

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May 2010

So Far So Good… It’s been a quiet year so far, but we all know that is subject to change—in a hurry.  Before we need to use the shelters, it seemed wise to re-visit some shelter basics.  So this is Johanna Woods Storm Shelters 101:  1)  Pets are not allowed in the storm shelters.  We […]

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April 2010

In Memoriam:  Steven A. Sanditen On the morning of March 9th, our office was stunned with the news that Steve Sanditen had quietly—and unexpectedly— passed away.  Steve was one of the original developers of the Johanna Woods Community.  Over time, he became the primary administrator for our community.  Those of us who had the great […]

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March 2010

“Global…Snowfall???” Well…so much for that “global warming” we have heard so much about!  Where’s a little of that when you need it?  With record snowfall already this year, and the potential for more yet to come, it might be a little early to put that ice scraper away.  During the blizzard of late December, we […]

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February 2010

Oklahoma’s Wild Weather There are probably other places to live where it’s ZERO one week, 60˚ with thunderstorms the next and then back to a major winter storm, but Oklahoma is famous for the variety of weather conditions we “enjoy”.  It’s been a lot like being on a roller coaster lately and most of us […]

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