Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Arthur Carlson
News A mother holds her children's hands for a while, their hearts forever.

Vol. XVI, No. 18 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 10, 2003

COMING EVENTS:
Sunday, May 11 - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all KGC mothers
Thursday, May 15 - Ladies Lunch

HEALTHLINE:   Joann Lemonds wishes to thank all who thought of her with prayers, cards, flowers, food, and visits after her knee surgery - the gestures were very much appreciated.
Former owner Gladys Richter recently had successful gall bladder surgery.  She came to King's Gate for a short visit and stayed with Marge Hufford.  
For Healthline items, please  e-mail:   blanche@kgc.cc               --- Blanche Madden

CONDOLENCES:   Our deepest sympathy to the family of Marjorie Primeau, 39 King Arthur Dr., who passed away on Good Friday, April 18, in Providence, R.I.   She and her husband, Ray, who died Nov. 24, 2002, were married 64 years and had four daughters and one son.   The Primeaus were residents of King's Gate Club since 1986.   Cards may be sent to the "The Family of Marjorie Primeau" at the northern address shown in the KGC phonebook.

EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY:   Betty Dowling's mother passed away on April 28 in New York at the age of 98.   Her name was Mary E. Lynch.   Betty and Tom (196 Castle Dr.) celebrated her life with a beautiful ceremony with all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

LADIES LUNCH:   Thursday, May 15, 11:30 AM at Café Amié, Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave., Venice.  Choice of four entrees for $13.50 (includes beverage, tax, and tip).  Please sign up on the bulletin board.

--- Mary Jane Christopherson and Lucille Anderson

KING'S GATE SOLOS' CLUB meeting at Marker 4 Oyster Bar at Fisherman's Warf, 505 N. Tamiami Trail, Venice, May 29th - 5:30 PM.  Order from the menu.  Please wear your name tag and ask a Solo friend to come with you.  Any questions or need a ride, call me.            --- Dick Bartlett, 485-1039

KGC TRAVEL:   We now have six booked on the Happy Heart Tour  "Back Roads & Country Inns" for Oct 16-24.  Deposit $100 - book soon.   Also "Rockettes" at Tampa Dec 16 is selling well.  Now have 21 booked.  Still vacancies on this bus - but you better book at least a deposit of $60 to reserve with the KGC group.  Other dates available.  See flyer.   Many have asked for Branson!! - HHT has Fly to Branson Nov 13-18 with 9 shows.  Flyer at carousel.   Many day tours during the summer, check the schedule, also available at www.kgc.cc/travel           --- Nip Barker

WATER EXERCISE:   Summer hours (start at 8:30 AM) will go into effect on Monday, May 12.

--- Joan Aubry

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to the following new owners:
  - Robert & Evelyn Donovan (Bob & Lyn), 331 Camelot Dr.  They are from West Springfield, MA.
  - John & Virginia Kureja, 68 King Arthur Dr., phone 485-4457.  They are from Plainfield, IL, and formerly resided in King's Gate RV Park.
We hope you all enjoy MANY happy years at King's Gate Club!

DO YOU NEED HELP EVACUATING IF A HURRICANE COMES OUR WAY?
Hurricane Ana, the first Atlantic tropical storm of 2003, formed more than five weeks before the hurricane season officially begins on June 1.  This early storm posed no threat to land, but it's a reminder to start making preparations.  The Sarasota County Emergency Management Department provides evacuation and shelter assistance during emergencies to pre-registered "special needs" residents who have a medical or physical condition requiring special assistance or who must have continuous access to electric power for life support. To register for this service or to obtain more details regarding eligibility, call 861-5932.

Special needs residents will need to complete paperwork and have it signed by their doctor and return it to the Emergency Management Office to be registered. Each year they will be receiving renewal forms that need to be completed and returned to continue their registration. Upon declaration of an emergency by Sarasota County, pre-registered residents will be contacted by the County to arrange for an evacuation to hospital, nursing home, shelter or other suitable site.

KGC residents who do not meet the County's "special needs" criteria, but who may need assistance during evacuation, should make arrangements with friends and neighbors for help during an evacuation. If you know someone who might need County evacuation assistance, please let them know about this service and offer to help them obtain and complete the pre-registration forms.

THOUGHTS:   This morning we are packing to head north, and I can't believe another season has already gone at KGC.  This has been a sad year as we have lost some members to death and moving "back home."  It is a happy year as we acquire nice new residents.  And, as I look at the programs, activities and work that has been - and is being done - here at KGC, it shows what can be accomplished as we all work together.  Till Fall, I say, everyone have a wonderful summer wherever you may be, and most of all STAY HEALTHY!               --- Shirley Bethke




A MOTHER'S WORK IS NEVER DONE

A young couple got married and left on their honeymoon.  When they got back, the bride immediately called her mother.  "Well," said her mother "so how was the honeymoon?"  "Oh, mama," she replied, the honeymoon was wonderful! So romantic."  Suddenly she burst out crying.  "But, mama, as soon as we returned Sam started using the most horrible language -- things I'd never heard before!  I mean, all these awful 4-letter words!  You've got to come get me and take me home.  PLEASE MAMA!"

"Sarah, Sarah," her mother said, "calm down! Tell me, what could be so awful?  WHAT 4-letter words?"  "Please don't make me tell you, mama," wept the daughter, "I'm so embarrassed they're just too awful! COME GET ME, PLEASE !!!"  "Darling, baby, you must tell me what has you so upset.  Tell your mother the 4-letter words!" Still sobbing, the bride said, "Oh, mama...words like:  Dust, Wash, Iron, and Cook.   OH MOM, PLEASE COME GET ME, PLEASE !!!"

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