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Thought for Today

Thought for Today
"Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been."
Alan Alda
all for help. Pope Paul VI
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
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One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin
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Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu
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Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu
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Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu
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Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others

Monday, January 16, 2017

Card Bingo

Every Sunday afternoon, 4:00 PM, Card Bingo takes place in the Leisure World rec. hall.  This afternoon we had approximately 28 who shared the fun.

Bill and Clarice Pratt are leading our card bingo this year.  All you need is four in a group, 14 nickels and 3 dimes, and some good luck to win a hand. 
Ready and waiting for the first card to be called...
Roxy always has a smile, hoping to win this hand...
 Ruth Elliott and Don Kurtenbach waiting on their turn to maybe win...
 Dick, always has a pot of coffee ready for those who might like to have a cup...
If you've never played and would like to learn, come on out and we'll be glad to teach you.  It's a lot of fun and a good time to spend your afternoon.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dave Slater

Please say a prayer for Dave Slater who is in the Renaissance Hospital in McAllen, Texas.  He has some complications but should be coming home soon.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

FUN DAY WITH A FRIEND

Got a phone call one day, "LET'S GO TO MCALLEN", OKAY, So that day, Joannie Miller and Phyllis Connett (Dolly and Diller) headed out on an adventure, mission, whatever you might want to call it and had a great time.  We did accomplish all that we had set out for (boots, blouse, food, and lunch, Plus) and had a great time together.  OUR LAST STOP - even though we were so tired, we had to have a KRISPIE CREAM donut(s).  But, we did bring some back to share with our spouses.... 

THIS IS MY FAVORITE.....
As you relax and "consume" your sweets, you can watch the making of the donuts...    WE HAD A GREAT TIME, GUESS THAT IS WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR.

Red Hat Gathering

On Wednesday, January 11th, the Red Hat Ladies of Leisure World met at the rec hall for a "Birthday Bash".  The purpose of this gathering was to celebrate every red hatter's birthday, even if it wasn't on this particular day.  BUT, there was one lady (Sharon DeCock) who was celebrating this day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHARON...  Ladies dressed as if it was their actual birthday.  Red covering shoulders and purple headgear.

Phyllis Connett made plans for the outing, recruiting the below ladies to help out for the day.  Phyllis went as PHYLLIS DILLER, even dying her hair purple for the day...
Phyllis introduced Joannie Miller as DOLLY PARTON. 
Yvonne Grimmus and Kay Bullard was introduced as BETTY WHITE AND RACHAEL RAY.  Betty White played the role of a chef on the Mary Tyler Moore show and Rachael Ray has her own cooking show. 
Then Minnie Pearl was introduced.  Carolyn Cornelious (better known around Leisure World as CC) played this part.  She was an excellent Minnie Pearl.  You can't see the tag on her hat, but check out the knee highs...
Mary Gainer was introduced as DALE EVANS.  Didn't get a picture of her with the guitar.  Mary did a great job of singing "Angel Unaware" which was written by Dale Evans.
From the left:  MINNIE PEARL (CC), RACHAEL RAY (Kay), PHYLLIS DILLER (Phyllis), BETTY WHITE (Yvonne) DOLLY (Joannie) and DALE EVANS (Mary)...
We told a "little" about our birth names, sang, played some games and all went away with a small gift, and we had the most delicious ice cream sundaes.    


We apologize for those coming late and didn't get a chance to sign up.  Plans were made for the amount of people signing up and personalized cards were made for all who had signed up ahead of the date, therefore, it was not a last minute thing to handle when someone came to the door and wanted to join. 
Phyllis made each of her "Team" red/purple reversible aprons to show her appreciation for the help putting on this outing.  These outings cannot be planned without a great team.  Thanks to all who helped (including some spouses) and thanks to all for coming.  We had a great time.

Illinois/Indiana Breakfast

Wednesday, January 11th was the second Illinois/Indiana Breakfast for Leisure World residents.  Eleven Illinois residents met at Diana's on Bridge.  We had a good visit with all and look forward to more residents showing up next month.  Helen Mott will be in charge at that time and will notify us by the sign-up sheet in the rec. hall as to when and where the February breakfast will be. 
Starting from your left:  Helen Mott, Dick Connett, Dick Babcock, Brent Langman, Larry Snowden and around the corner is Marj Snowden, Rita Langman, Lorraine Babcock, Phyllis Connett, Marj Herbig and Shiela Krammer.  Great breakfast and excellent service.  Hope to see more next month.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Remembering Bobbi Shelton

BOBBI SHELTON HAS PASSED AWAY:
Dick and I came to the valley in 2004.  One of the first ladies we met was Alberta Katheryn Shelton (better known to us as Bobbi).  She was like a mother to Dick and I.  She treated us as if we were her children.... Bobbi also knew a lot of my brothers and sisters - and she was special to sisters/brothers Trudy and Larry Hauserman as well as Carolyn and Larry Richeson and Brother Willie De Joode.

I'm sure many of you will remember her, as she lived in Leisure World for a number of years before her daughter took her to live in Nebraska to be closer to family. 

Bobbi kept in contact with Dick and I over the years by mail or phone calls.  We had sent her a birthday card, then got busy, sent her a Christmas card and then got to thinking that we hadn't heard from her.  I tried to call her but number had been disconnected.  So got ahold of her daughters only to hear that she was no longer with us.  The girls had promised to let us know, but had so much on their minds and so many to notify so it slipped their minds to call us.  We had never met, so that is understandable.

Bobbi was 101 years old last May.  Sometime in July, she fell asleep and went to her final resting place.  She did not suffer.
Bobbi will be one that we will never forget as we were there to play our silly card games, her over night stays, eating at What-A-Burger about every other night, fixing things, Dick driving her (so she wouldn't) and etc.

 FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MIGHT REMEMBER BOBBI SHELTON - I just thought I would let you know that she has passed. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year's Eve in the ANNEX Building

Approximately 30 plus gathered in the ANNEX building to have fun on New Year's Eve.  We played all sorts of games and had three tables full of "goodies" which all enjoyed.  Most stayed ALMOST until midnight.  Fun was had by all. 


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.