Jay Beeler

Normally we would be posting the “Best of Long Beach” winners in this issue but decided to hold off for a couple of months since some of those services are not accessible at this time. The votes have been tallied and we will send out notification letters and certificates at least two weeks prior to posting the winners on these pages.


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Here are a few tidbits that we gleaned from Facebook this past week:

  • So, did you know the average lifespan of an email is 17 seconds, compared to direct mail’s average lifespan of 17 days? Food for thought from Bob Cook (a printer).
  • Valerie Owen says, “If you keep a glass of wine in each hand, you can’t accidentally touch your face!”
  • Kris Gragson posted: “For the third time this week I’m buying booze for the next two weeks.”
  • Lisa Beck is a singer who lives in The Villages in Florida, which is also my sister Margie’s home during the winter months. Lisa recently gave a karaoke concert on her front lawn for properly distanced neighbors, belting out the words to “Proud to be an American.” Upon viewing the performance on Facebook, April Durell stated “My eyes welded up.” Ouch, that must have hurt, but I must say that, in comparison, it caused me to welled up in laughter.”
  • My next-door neighbor, Trent Bryson, observed on Facebook: “It is my sincere hope that everyone knows how to spell ‘quarantine’ by the end of this.”
  • Steve Leos wrote: “I have the most loving wife. Last night I woke up while she was holding a pillow tightly over my face to protect me from COVID-19.”
  • “The drop in petrol price during this lock down is like a bald man winning a hairbrush,” says Dr. Michael Tehrani (who has a full head of hair).
  • Janie Williams says, “We are not stuck at home, we are blessed to have a home.”
  • Jim Lewis wants to know “Does anyone know if we can begin taking showers yet or should we just keep washing our hands?”


Then, on Tuesday, we saw the following tongue-in-cheek items on Nextdoor:

Jeff McDonald in Park Estates, reports “Free boat parking on Las Lomas next to Greenfields. Any oversized vehicles and boats are welcome. There’s one there now; been there for 10 days! No need to pay storage, just park it on this street for free 24/7. Police don’t check, don’t care. Free!!”

Dan Passage of Alamitos Heights responded: “I only park the RV there long enough to dump the black water tank and smoke a little meth. Handy place. Four-star review. Would give five but occasionally a city official pretends they might eventually do what they are paid to do, so causes me minor fear. Once the meth wears off I remember no LB officials or cops care to do their day jobs and all is again well. ”

“Oy vey,” as my Jewish friends would say.



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