Monday, December 26, 2016
I am sooo glad I asked her what she was doing on Christmas Day. Her plan was to probably go out to eat by herself. There was NO way I was going to let that happen! I invited my neighbors, Gene and Jane Pinson from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Flo for a Christmas brunch.
We sat in my Florida Room with the windows open. The weather was perfect and there was a gentle breeze. The four of us had a wonderful meal, filled with laughter and good conversation.
It was a privilege to help someone through a difficult time after all the times my family, friends, and others have helped me.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Gary likes eating seafood on the ocean or on the water. I like that, too, so we had fun exploring Port St. Lucie, Stuart, and Ft. Pierce areas and the many neat restaurants.
I enjoyed sharing my retirement community and my church with him.
I live about 5 miles from the ocean "the way the crow flies." My 55+ community is called Savanna Club http://www.savannaclubhoa.com/ . It's a blast to be surrounded by 1,900 homes of mostly retired owners who are ready to go "play" at a moment's notice.
My church, First United Methodist Church of Port Saint Lucie. http://www.pslfumc.com/ is about 4 miles away and I've made a lot of friends there, especially with my Good Grief group and the United Methodist Women (UMW).
**COMMENT: Describing Gary as "my new friend" is an understatement. He was my friend but we've moved into the "boyfriend and girlfriend" arena! He is a VERY special man, that's for sure!!
Saturday, November 19, 2016
So, you'll see short posts but that'll be better than nothing. AND you might see more grammatical or spelling errors. If so, PLEASE tell me.........I am not emotionally attached to my work, OK?
Saturday, November 12, 2016
It was great to be a part of this worthwhile yearly project!
Thursday, November 10, 2016
This is always an outstanding meal with oysters, turkey, country ham and ALL the trimmings followed by many, many choices of homemade pies..........MMmmmm...good!
I was a pie-cutter this year and was "plumb wore out" but really enjoyed the fellowship with Gayle Davis, the head pie-cutter, other workers, and guests.
Juanita McMullen has served the oysters for over 50 years. I think it's longer than that but she is modest. When you come to the Election Day Dinner you KNOW Juanita is going to be serving the oysters!
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
My 26-year-old nephew, Levi, had invited me to the Rockingham County Fair. I declined during the afternoon for no other reason than that I had an attack of laziness. Maribeth, my sister-in-law, laid on the guilt by texting, "You turned down a date with my boy? Bad girl!" I replied that I hoped he would give me a rain check. He texted, "Rain check will not be granted." Even though I knew he was kidding, I decided to get moving and I'm glad I did!
A first for Levi was a tractor pull. Although we didn't really understand how this modern version works, we enjoyed watching it for a while.
Levi decided that Aunt Mary should go on a ride. I was finally talked into the ferris wheel. That seemed pretty tame until he moved to my side for that ever-famous selfie! That look in my eyes would be called FEAR!
|Fear on the Ferris Wheel!|
|More Fear. I checked to be sure the emergency squad was nearby.|
One big reason Levi wanted to go to the fair was for funnel cake. I had told him that I only wanted a taste of his but I was glad I got one of my own! It was one of those: "Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we may diet!" evenings.
|A Sinful Supper|
Friday, April 8, 2016
The people of Savanna Club Community give to and support a variety of different charities
For example, our Women's Club has over 300 members and we donate thousands of dollars. We especially like to support local charities, including anything from cancer, to Boys and Girls Club, to the local food bank, to Toys for Tots (and a program like it), to shelters for battered women, to the blind, to veterans, and many, many more.
This giving makes our "fun" have a purpose that is worthwhile. When people work together they can make great accomplishments.
Friday, March 11, 2016
(Wish I had taken a photo of the fruit appetizers added to the table.)
Marcia Tarantino and Signe Lincioni won for most creative.
I shall try my skills to see if I can post this 34 second video. It takes a little time to download and stopped a time or two but finally continued.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The introduction had an illustration that was helpful for me:
The author went on a wild and wet roller coaster ride with his daughters. He didn't want to get his camera wet so bought a throw-away camera.
When he got home, he had to search to find a place to get the pictures developed. He waited impatiently and when they were finally ready, he enjoyed being able to re-live the fun of the ride through the pictures.
So it is that we can study the birth of Christ every year and re-experience this joy.
**Matthew wants us to slow down to confront this hurting world, looking for Jesus, who is already here.
**Mark wants us to trust God - slow down, turn around, and prepare the way for Jesus.
**Luke would want us to sing of the power of this good news.
** John would want us to see the light in the midst of our darkness and become a gift for others.
I thank Rita for opening her home on Monday evenings, for being our leader, and for including me in this special group.
It is always a blessing to share and learn with others who are striving to live our lives in a Christian way.