2 • November 2017 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


Santa Rosa, CA. ~ I walked in to Mel’s Fish & Chips, one of the fin- est tasting fish & chips in the North Bay & was so glad to see that own- ers Mike and Waffa were okay. With tears in our eyes we gave each other a hug.

When I heard that they had lost

everything in the fire in the Coffey Park area I immediately went to see them to see what I could do to help. They are some of the nicest and hard working people I know. What they need the most are a lot of customers! They will rebuild their home some- day too!

What is amazing is that We lost our Home, But we’re Still Open!

K-Mart, McDonald’s, Arby’s and the Security Public Storage center are gone and in view of where their business is, located right across the street. All the businesses in Hopper Square fortunately & miraculous- ly on Airway & Hopper were un- touched! She mentioned something about what arose from the ashes in their charred yard...’Paul, you know what the amazing thing is, even after losing our house?’ Waffa tells me, ‘The bulbs I had planted at the house literally came up only a few days af- ter the fire!’ As she was telling me this,

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Publisher, President & CEO Paul Andrew Doyle

Co-Publisher & VP Valerie A. Doyle

707-494-1767 Writing team:

Barry O’Meara Gabriel Fraire Marcia Singer Ron Skaar

Kimberly Childers Ellie Schmidt

Joanne Mumola Williams Shekeyna Black

Dr. Yolanda Mangrum James Fish Zak Zaikine

Chance Massaro

Distribution team: John Follansbee Don Emerson Paul Behringer Matt Scuteri Paul Quistgard Paul Doyle

Valerie Doyle

Art Consultant Marie L. Doyle


Santa Rosa, CA. 95407 ...and we’ll send you one!

Send Check to: P.O. Box 7312

Jesse Gonzalez of Redwood Empire Tree service on Mo’orea Island, French Polynesia! First Quotes: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the

changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” Saul Bellow

2 • November 2017 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. Upbeat on Mo’orea Island! First Humor

Customer: Waiter, is this supposed to be coffee or tea? Waiter: What does it taste like? Customer: It tastes like gasoline! Waiter: Well, sir, that would be the coffee. The tea tastes like turpentine. ~

At the data-entry company where I work, the other oper- ators and I share a coffeepot. One morning I took it into the ladies room to fill it with water. Then I began preening in the mirror, brushing my hair and reapplying some makeup. I didn’t realize how long I’d been until some- one slid a note under the

door. “You win,” it read. Any ransom demand will be met. Just release the coffeepot.”

Petaluma, CA. ~ 1301 SOUTH- POINT



FRIDAY 8am - 5pm, SATURDAY 9am - 3pm, Current items available: Waters, bedding, shoes, baby blan- kets, food, ziplock bags, canned goods, cereals, chips, new undies for kids and adults, dog beds and food, backpacks, car seats, baby carriers, kids

toys, crayons, diapers, baby

formula, paper towels and products, towels, lotions, shampoos, coloring books, shoes and more... Please, if your life has been impacted, even if your home is standing, we have lots of goods to help you recover. If you would like to donate come by 1301 Southpoint Blvd. Petaluma, CA. Web: www.PETALUMADENTAL. COM/FIRE-RELIEF

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” ~ Walt Disney Company

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