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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beautiful Flowers

If you like flowers, hopefully you'll enjoy these as much as I did.  My friend Ruby sent this to me and I thought you might enjoy also if you haven't arleady seen. Isn't nature beautiful...
Dancing Girls (Impatients Bequaertii)
flowers that look like something else
 Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bbomyblifora)
flowers that look like something else
 Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
flowers that look like something else
Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
flowers that look like something else
Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
flowers that look like something else
An orchid that looks remarkably like a tiger
flowers that look like something else
Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)
flowers that look like something else
And his friends...
flowers that look like something else
Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
flowers that look like something else
Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
flowers that look like something else
White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
flowers that look like something else
The Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
flowers that look like something else
An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina
flowers that look like something else
Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
flowers that look like something else
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
flowers that look like something else



Monday, August 24, 2015

September Leisure World Activities

Many of you may remember Carolyn Cornelious who bought Marilyn Ward's mobile at 318 Palmetto  Palm.  Carolyn spent her first winter in Leisure World renting Ralph Klenke's park model at 327 Palmetto.  When Marilyn put hers up for sale Carolyn bought it and spent last winter there. 

Carolyn could be seen several times a day walking her dog, Toby.

Last Friday, August 21st, Carolyn took a tumble at her home in Fairmount, Indiana and broke her foot.  X-Rays at the hospital revealed it broken in three places.  She was admitted to Marion General Hospital, Marion, Indiana, where she underwent a 1.5 hour surgery.  Three pins and a plate to repair damage.  Carolyn will be in a boot for 12 weeks and will require rehabilitation.

 You may send Carolyn a card at Carolyn Cornelious, 520 Howard Ct., Fairmount, IN 46928.  She would enjoy hearing from you.
Carolyn is pictured here helping out in the Leisure World kitchen
She is now at home from the hospital and in very good spirits

Sunday, August 23, 2015

High School Graduations

Dick and Phyllis have been back to Iowa quite a few times this summer.  This time was for a grandson's high school graduation. 

Denver is now all settled in his dorm at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa where he will be a medical major.  
Then a trip to Milton, Wisconsin for another grandson's high school graduation. 
Joseph is all set for the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Wisconsin where he will be majoring in Engineering.
We are very proud of our grandson's. 

Dolls for Africa

Dick and Phyllis's daughter and grandson have been going to Africa every summer for a few weeks doing missionary work.  Every year we have collected different things that they can take to help out the village people.  This year 70 dolls that Phyllis made with the help of Dick and her sister Barb, was sent along with 100 tooth brushes, 100 flip flops and medical supplies.  Phyllis has now completed another 37 dolls ready for their  trip in 2016.  Thirty-seven dolls don't sound like a lot, but when you have to stuff two legs and two arms for each doll - 148 parts - now that is tiring.   But, the enjoyment of those receiving the dolls is well worth all the work.

Some of the children getting a doll, our daughter Carrie (the blond) and our friend Maddy in background.
And some of the ladies want a doll for themselves also.  As this lady is heading to collect water, you can see the doll hanging beside her tub. 
This gentleman wanted in on the action also and clutches his doll.  In the background is our grandson Denver with friend Maddy.

High School Alumni Banquet

Dick and Phyllis traveled back to Runnells, Iowa where they attended the High School Alumni Banquet.  Phyllis (on left) graduated with a total of 16.  Out of the 16, there are only 11 living.  This was our 54th class reunion.  Six of us were able to attend and enjoyed the evening.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mam-Ma  Mary holding Damon Emric Jones.  Damon was born July 18th to Bobby and Chelsea Jones.
Chelsea is our granddaughter.
Stan, Matthias Gordon Ritter, Mary
aka Pap-Pa Stan and Mam-Ma Mary
Matthais' High School Graduation from Hagerstown High School
Matthias is attending Indiana University Richmond Campus where he is running Cross Country and Track

I visited with my grandson Zachary Duane Jones and my great grandson Jackson Duane Jones in Elwood, Indiana. 
Stan and I visited with our youngest son, Barry Ritter and our great granddaughter Lynley Alexa Jones.  Lynley now has a brother.  Lynley 's 1st birthday was July 9th and her brother was born July 18th.  Planned pregnancies.  I asked my granddaughter if she was going to have another one next year and her reply was "No, I'm going to take a year off and then have another.  To which I just laughed or more like a groan.  (-:

Don't let the blog end...

Let's put our thinking caps on and start writing some articles, so Dave won't delete this blog...

We'll see you all in about six weeks...
Dave, I am sorry that you have decided to discontinue the blog.  I am very guilty of not posting much this summer.  My last posting was Stan's birthday party.  I am on Facebook but do not post very much there and have not been looking at it much lately because it has too much insignificant  material on it that takes so much time to read.  I hope you will reconsider your decision to discontinue the blog.  Come on Leisure World let's use the blog to keep it interesting enough to be worth Dave's time to maintain it.

I'll try to do my part and let you know what has been happening with Stan and me through the summer.  Not a lot that is very interesting but I'll give it a shot.


Just with comments on the annual Iowa Leisure World Summer Reunion.  Thanks to Cindy Dorsey for this report!

Hi from Iowa!

I told them to smile.

Styrl Little has a BIG smile.

Ron Hersom dressed up for the Round Up.

Jo Hersom happy to see Duane Gunderson.

Catching up since we last saw each other.

Tom and Cindy Dorsey hosted this at Community Church in Hudson.

Lots of good food. Doing what we do best - EATING1

Still eating!

Thanks for the report Cindy. It is good to see our winter friends and neighbors (and a few "formers" as well. We were all there with you in spirit!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Farewell to the Blog

This is a very difficult post to write. It is in many ways like saying goodbye to a special friend, knowing that all your sharing and close interaction is to be only a memory from now on. After much thought I have decided to discontinue the Leisure World Community Blog. This electronic newsletter was designed to be A social blog for residents of Leisure World in Weslaco, Texas. Just another way to stay in touch, with comments, conversation, pictures, or ? and is no longer functioning to serve that purpose. It was always meant to be a “sharing” of news, with contributions from all our residents. Those who were uncomfortable posting to the blog as an author were invited to email their contribution to me and I would put it on the blog to share will all our friends and neighbors. This is no longer happening. It seems that most have now come to rely on Facebook as their means of sharing with “friends”. I personally have a very limited list of friends on my Facebook page...and even then I find myself unhappy with the extreme amount of “chaff” consisting of “likes”, “reposts”, “dozens of photos”, “help get a million likes for …”, to be more of an irritation than of interest. But then, I'm 83 years old, from a different generation, and set in my ways.
I am asking for your comments....either publicly by using the comment function on this post, or privately if you prefer to my email

Unless I find reason to change my mind, this blog will go dormant as of September 1, 2015. Dave Slater.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lucy's New Address

We've heard from Lucy!  Moved in to her new home she reminds us she still loves Leisure World! You can reach her as follows:
Lucile Ruonavaara
777 E Woodward Hts. Blvd.
Apt. 204
Hazel Park, MI 48030

Phone: (248) 850-7144
Cell:  (517) 282-6056

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thank you everyone for prayers, cards and condolences. We had a beautiful service for my husband Don today. Losing our son just three weeks earlier was doubly hard but both are at peace now.

2015 Minnesota/Leisure World Get Together

Thanks to Terry Caywood for the emailed photos. Now, if someone would volunteer to provide some narrative?