Community Classifieds

Community Classifieds and a park map are now posted at the end of the current page. Scroll all the way down to see the Classifieds and a map of Leisure World.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

July 8 we lost our son Kevin.  Yesterday I lost my husband Donald. I know they are in Heaven together. RIP

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

We lost our son yesterday. Only 48. Hardest thing we have ever done

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Texas Trivia

How big is Texas?
1. Port Arthur to El Paso is 889 miles; Port Arthur to Chicago is 770 miles.
2. Brownsville to Texline (north of Amarillo) is 956 miles; Texline to Canada is 960 miles.
3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas.

Saturday, July 4, 2015



Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Next Tip from Terry!

Here are the rest of the tips from Terry Shanafelt that I promised.

Tips for Handling Telemarketers.

Three Little Words That Work!!

The three little words are: 'Hold On, Please..'
Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.
These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting..

Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.
What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call, and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!! 

Junk Mail Help:

When you get ads enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these ads with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away. Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right?

It costs them more than the regular postage, 'IF' and when they receive them back.

It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.

One of Andy Rooney 's (60 minutes) ideas.

Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!
If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.
You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 60 cents.
The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM 
them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!

Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea!
If enough people follow these tips, it will work I have been doing this for years, and I get very little junk mail anymore.