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ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

Friday, April 29, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Charlie Green

Charlie Green is in the hospital. He had surgery a few days ago. He had a section removed from his small intestine. He seems to be doing very well and looking forward to returning to his home maybe sometime this week. If you would like to send him a card, I am sure he would love to hear from his Leisure World Friends. You can send them to his Topeka, Ks. address. Thank You

Monday, April 25, 2011

Robert Lane

We recieved word today of the death of Bob Lane's sister. I don't have any information on her age or name but we all know Bob and Marlene. Their address is 2098 CR 2700 Caney, KS. 67333. I'm sure they would love to hear from their friends.

Ralph Swearns

Ralph passed away Saturday April 20, 2011. He had been in the hospital both in Weslaco and finally in McAllen. Towards the last all they could do was try to keep the pain under control. Vivian made the trip daily some times more than once and many times she stayed with him thru the night. Our prayers and thoughts are with her and the family at this difficult time. Cards may be sent to her at 172 Jefferson St. Crossville, TN. 38572.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Dinner at Leisure World

A nice crowd of residents, family and other visitors, gathered at the Recreation Hall for a ham dinner/potluck at 1:00 pm this Easter Sunday.

The mood was happy and light for all in attendance. The kitchen renovation lended itself to a new convesation friendly arrangement for the tables.

Lucy Ruonavaara enjoyed the bounty on the potluck table. Notice the practiced skill with multiple plates!

And of course, dessert was not to be ignored.

At the corner table you could tell that Jim Edwards and Mel Herrmann were both fully engrossed with their heaped plates.

I guess everyone was happy to tackle some scrumptious victuals.


And post prandial smiles were displayed (along with well rounded profiles) by those trenchermen who were so hard at it in an earlier photo. 

Thelma Watkins gave our special guest Thea Soland a big hug.T

Jewett Powers was pleased to have her youngest child, Sheri, and husband, Wayne, as special guests.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Shirley and Scott Marriner for the organization and preparation of the Holiday gathering.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Black Friday

WHAT IS BLACK FRIDAY??? For one Leisure World Resident, today (Friday, April 15th) was considered Black Friday. WHY?? Because she turned 70 - my goodness...



Is that Mary Gainer? This picture was taken when Mary helped nurse her mother while sick. Mary said - I wonder how it feels having to use a walker?

With dark glasses, all black clothes and a black tie,
She sure doesn't look 70, that's no lie.

As she gathered with friends that made her happy and glad,
She realized 70 really wasn't that bad.

One young chick still left in the park,
And she thought the day would be so dark.

Stan Gainer and Mary (dressed all in black) met at Lin's in Weslaco for a nice noon meal with friends there to help her celebrate her 70th birthday. Mary received many cards (some personal and unique) from her friends. After lunch she enjoyed ice cream and a chocolate cake with black roses. As Mary left she realized, turning 70 wasn't really that bad. After all, she was the youngest in the crowd.

Mary and Stan Gainer
Bob Clark was sure he had found a single 29 year old chick. Sorry Bob, she is already taken.
Styrl and Connie Little
Stan and Sandy Quinn
Lloyd Walker and Mary Casey
Phyllis and Dick Connett
And the friends from Leisure World wishing Mary a Happy Birthday.

HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY MARY.

Cookout

Several Winter Texan's still here at Leisure World, therefore another great crowd turned out for the April 9th Cookout. Pat Lafoe worked very hard at home preparing the potatoes and bread for the hungry crowd. Thanks Pat. Also thanks to all those who volunteered to bring the delicious cakes and pies and those who prepared the grills. Another fun evening.




Monday, April 11, 2011

Gospel Jam

What a pleasant surprise for us on Sunday, March 20 when the last Gospel Jam for the season was held in the Rec Hall.. Last count for the jam was 104 in attendance with a few others coming in later. Many musicians and jammers around the Valley have supported Stan's efforts to bring gospel music to the residents of Leisure World. We would like to extend a gracious Thank You to everyone who has helped make this possible. My apologies for not adding pictures with this posting. My computer skills are limited and it seems that with each posting I have difficulty adding pictures. This time I am unable to add pictures and type the message near the pictures. Hopefully by next season I will get a new inservice from Dave Slater to accomplish this task. We look forward to seeing you next season.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Family Comedy

Leisure World Movie , Wednesday, April 13

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wednesday Night Movie

This Wednesday we kick off the summer movie nights at Leisure World. The curtain goes up each Wednesday at 7:00 pm. If the power is back on there will probably be coffee and microwave popcorn available. We ask that you make a contribution to the cost of those consumables if you partake. This week's movie is Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy. A comedy for adults starring Will Ferrell.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Note from Raymond LaFoe

A word of thanks for all the prayers, cards and concerns for me in my hour of need. Everything turned out fine. Thanks again, and God Bless,  Raymond LaFoe.

Friday, April 1, 2011

In Memorium - Dan Hedlund



Dan Hedlund, son of Bill & Rosemary Hedlund, president of the LWAA this past year, died March 10, 2011. A Celebration of Life Service was held on March 21st.

Dan was born February 23, 1963 in Des Moines, IA. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa. He worked a year on a special project "US 88, A New Road to the White House." As a technical writer, he worked for Des Moines Area Community College and Principal Financial Group. As an author, Daniel Levine Hedlund wrote "The Trouble With Tomatoes", a children's book. In 1987 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Dan also wrote the following poem, which was printed in the bulletin that was published for his Celebration of Life Service.