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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Leisure World Chapel: Joys and Concerns

Update on Marj Herbig's son.  He has improved, but will be hospitalized for awhile yet and then will continue to require care.  Marj has returned to the park.  We wish him continued improvement.

Betty Dixon was thankful to be back in Leisure World safe and sound.  They were witness to a horrific traffic accident on the way down, involving 2 semis and a small car.  6 people in the car and the 2 semi drivers walked away with only minor injuries.  God is good!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Leisure World Chapel: Joys and Concerns

Please keep the following friends of Leisure World in your prayers.

Marj Herbig whose son had open heart surgery recently, however Marj was called home this last weekend because he is seriously ill.

Ruth Caturia whose nephew is beginning a round of chemo.

Jeanette Greve whose uncle passed away.

Dave Hukill who is home after an extended stay in the nursing home, but is scheduled for surgery Dec 1st to have the plate removed from his foot.

Beth Staton's son who is facing chemo and daughter-in-law who is facing radiation treatments.

Lloyd Walker who is not feeling well and not been able to get out and about.

Bill and Sandy Hudson and family.  Bill is now in Hospice.

Linda Belcher, who continues to struggle to get her strength back.

Eloise Bierman Newspaper Article

Thanks to Pricilla who shared this with us, here is the article that was printed in the Crosby-Ironton Courier on Octoher 19th.  Click on the picture to enlarge it to a "readable" size.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A New Feature

I am introducing a new feature (service) on the Leisure World Blog. I will now provide a link to the web page of any Leisure World resident. This can be a personal web page or a business web long as the content is acceptable I can provide a link to that website. If you click on the link it will load the web page on your internet browser. The first web page to be linked is that of Jim Staton. It lists his schedule for entertaining around the Valley.
If you have any questions, comments, or a web page you would like linked, please email me at

Friday, November 11, 2016

Leisure World Don Johnk Memorial Tournament

The finals in the Leisure World Don Johnk Memorial Shuffleboard Tournament were held on Friday, November 11th. We did have a moment of silence at 11am to honor our fallen soldiers and veterans. Other than the one day delay due to weather it was a big success.Thanks to all of the volunteers in the kitchen and out on the courts for helping out. MaryBeth and Rob Chandler led a team that cooked up some incredible recipes. 

There were only four teams from Leisure World entered and three of them were in the trophies. Jan Larson and John Soetebier cornered a first in the Amateur Consolation by beating out Donis Hanrahan and Mac McCleary in the final giving them the second place. Laverne Soetebier and Wally Bentt took home second place in the Expert Consolation. Three out of four is pretty good!

John Soetebier and Jan Larson
Donis Hanrahan and Mac McCleary 
Wally Bentt and Laverne Soetebier

Now we have that one under our belt we will have an easier time doing the National Tournament which this year will be the week following Christmas. This schedule change will make it easier getting around the Christmas holidays.

Wally Bentt

Veterans Day 2016

(A Soldier Died Today)
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

He was getting  old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won't note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

A different Thought

No daily thought posting today....this post instead.
We have spent a couple of days going through boxes of old photos, weeding, sorting, etc. One item that showed up was a newspaper clipping. No identity as to the source or author, but it rang a loud bell for me. I'll share it here:

I've never longed for wealth or fame
Or of these things a part,
But how I long to share your name,
Hold first place in your heart.
I don't want to live in a mansion grand,
As these things are not for me.
I only ask that where you are
There I might also be.
I don't want to store up silver or gold,
As too quickly they vanish away;
But I do want to store up memories of you
To hold fast against that day.
Nothing the world has to offer
Can compare in any degree
To moments spent clasped close to your heart;
These are wealth enough for me."

I have no clue as to who clipped it or who wrote it, but after 61 plus years together, I do know who it refers to!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Halloween Party

The last official function of the LW permanent residents was an all park party on Halloween. Lots of good eats (and don't we always?), treats, costumes and prizes. The fun night included a delicious hot stew supper and mammoth tennis ball race presided over and organized by Ardy and Gordy Thompson.