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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Another Red Hat Outing

On February 24th, seventeen members of the Red Hat Ladies of Leisure went to the Schlitterbahn on South Padre Island for a Red Hat costume party. Some of the group dressed like the 50's.  All attending received a door prize, and Betty Dixon was the lucky winner of a throw! 
Poodles on our skirts or jeans and our socks, our painted up saddle (canvas) shoes, and scarves around our neck - what the heck we did had a great time. 
 Canvas shoes from the "dollar store" was purchased and painted to look like the real saddle shoes.
Everyone had a great time.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Phyllis Connett's Birthday

Last Sunday, February 15, 2015, was Phyllis Connett's birthday.  We won't tell how old she is, just that she will be older than Mary Gainer until April 15th. :)
Several friends and family celebrated in the card room before playing Pegs and Jokers.  Cake, nuts and mints were served and fun was had by all.
Hubby Dick Connett helps to celebrate Phyllis' birthday

What is the birthday girl saying to Mary Bass that is so funny.
Probably saying I'm not telling how old I am, let everyone guess

Phyllis looks at the gifts she received and was very appreciative
We had so much fun, Phyllis, that I can't wait until your next birthday
How about you?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Leisure World Illinois/Indiana Breakfast

February 19th, twenty-one Leisure World lllinois/Indiana residents met for breakfast at El Rancho Grande Restrautant
318 Pike, Weslaco, Texas.
Hukill, Snowdon and Langman (Rita had to leave early for an appointment)
Dixon, Chandler, Cantu and Lewis
Lawless, Langer and Herbig
Connett, Lawless, Langer, Herbig and Babcock
Thanks to Jerry and Diane Cantu for hosting this month.    

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Here is the picture of your Leisure World Olympians for 2015. Our team garnered 2 first place finishes, 3 third place finishes and one fourth place finish. That gives our park 15 points. And this year Ken McPhee and Wally Bentt got Gold in Men's Shuffleboard which is the first time ever from my knowledge.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sunshine Activity

Cindy Keesee, Sunshine Lady, reports the following cards sent from January 15 to February 15:
1/18 - Lee Anderson - Hospitalized
1/20 - Joyce Duncan - Ill
1/20 - Peg Bloom - Fell
1/28 - Alvin & Frances Johnson - Son (Arthur) passed away
1/28 - Joe Lamash - Hospitalized
1/28 - Kathy Dalton - Hospitalized
1/31 - Don Eichten - Bleeding Ulcer
2/1  -  Styrl Little - Hospitalized
2/1  -  Mike Myers - Hospitalized
2/1  -  Gen Taylor - Sister passed away
2/4  -  Donna Colstrom - Hospitalized
2/4  -  Al Seberg - Hospitalized
2/4  -  Stanley Lasik - Hospice
2/13 - Jack Ruger - Chemo Therapy

Monday, February 16, 2015

RGV Killer Bees vs Lone Star Brahmas

February 13th, six Leisure World couples had a great time watching the hockey game. It was the first time for two of these couples, now I think they are "hooked".  This night was a two for one ticket, hot dog tail gate party in the parking lot, and all the beer and Krispy Cream donuts you wanted with dancing in the street, and spinning the "wheel" for money or free coupons.  It was a great night.
Dick Connett, Jeanette Thompson, (wiener boy), Jack Napier, Dan Anderson, Myron Ferguson, Jerry Cantu, FRONT - Bob Thompson, George Napier, Alice Anderson, Mary Ferguson, Phyllis Connett and Diane Cantu.
 The game was very exciting as it was a tied score, so the team had to do a "shoot out" and the Killer Bees won.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Grace Heritage Ranch

February 12th, fifthteen Leisure World Red Hat Ladies, left the park for an all day adventure.
 But, along the way, we had to yet stop at another great place, the Longhorn Steak house in Harlengin where we enjoyed a delicious meal together before heading on down the road.

Some (like Pat) enjoyed it more than others and somebody ate their share of peanuts.
 C’mon over to Grace Heritage Ranch
Howdy! The Schalks - a Christian homeschooling family introduced us to their homesteading ranch life. At Grace Heritage Ranch they offer unique educational tours of the 100-acre homestead located in deep South Texas. The tour is a fun adventure as we set out to interact with some very special animals.
Why is it called Grace Heritage Ranch? GHR actually has a double namesake: the first is God's amazing grace towards us, and the second is their first donkey named God's Grace. Though she was blind, she worked faithfully guarding the animals and raising her little foal Mercy until she passed away from cancer in 2012.
 DID YOU SAY SNAKE...A BOA... and yes you guessed - the other  ladies were standing back about 20 feet from these two crazy red hatters.
The Schalks say they have an ever-increasing passion for sharing the wonderful things they are learning, doing, growing, and enjoying.  We saw how they raise and naturally pasture their heritage breeds of animals.  The family learned how to organically grow heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. We got a glimpse of life on a homesteading ranch and learned some "new skills" gleaned from the past.

  We had the opportunity to feed the animals...
 Mother with her 4 day off spring...
Who you looking at??? 

  And we had a lesson on the Honey Bees...

 And the cotton...
   And the animal fibers.  How to weave yarn - and yes, the goat fibers are dyed after taking fiber from the animal.  Some of the group had a little knowledge of the farm as they grew up that way, but others were quite amazed of the work living out in the country.  What a great day.