Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Arthur Carlson
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Vol. XVI, No. 20 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 24, 2003

Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day Potluck - YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP THIS MORNING!
Thursday, May 29 - Solos Dinner at Marker 4 Oyster Bar

HEALTHLINE:   Robert and Vivian Wahrer, 198 Squire Ct., are at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville where Bob is undergoing radiation therapy.  They will return to King's Gate on June 26.   They would enjoy hearing from their friends in King's Gate:   Robert and Vivian Wahrer, 90 Mayo Clinic, 4400 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32234.
Bill Ostergaard, former owner of 81 King Arthur Dr., fell and broke his ankle on May 10th.  He is in a nursing home recuperating.  Cards would be appreciated.  Grace and Bill Ostergaard, c/o The Harbor Campground, 1021 Highway 32, Three Lakes, WI 54562.   
On May 12, Jeanne Winget, 328 King Arthur Dr., joined the King's Gate knee replacement club.  She came home on Friday, May 16.  She is getting along fine and wants to thank all for the cards she has been receiving.

--- Ellie Lambiotte, 486-1749

DEAR FRIENDS AT KGC:  Thank you for being so kind and thoughtful during the time of my Mother's death.  Every card, prayer and kind words is deeply appreciated.           Sincerely,    Betty and Tom Dowling

KING'S GATE SOLOS CLUB meeting at Marker 4 Oyster Bar at Fisherman's Wharf, 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:   Now have eight reserved for "Back Woods", eight for "Branson" 11/13, and 25 for "Rockettes" 12/16. Still room to book on these, but don't expect them to be available come October!!!!!!!   I will have info soon on the Holland America Veendam cruise from Tampa November 8th. Send me an email at if you are interested in this cruise.   Lowest rate should be $399 plus.  I will email you when we have the cruise setup with VIP.      --- Nip

MARY WHO?   Mary Ann Lyford was omitted from the list of Block Captains in the front of the KGC Phonebook…..and Mary Lou Richmond is listed twice.  Sorry for the omission, Mary Ann.  It must have been the word processing gremlin.

--- Sandy McIntyre

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES:   Please give articles for the Newsletter to Art Carlson at 137 Camelot Dr. or e-mail them to him at, and type "NEWS" and the date(s) you want the article to be printed in the Subj. blank of the e-mail.   Please submit articles prior to Thursday morning.   Art will send the Newsletter to Wren McMains to post on the internet for all our northern readers.  Chuck and I are going on vacation.                       --- Sandy McIntyre

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE:   June 1, 1881 - The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida sold 4 million acres of land of which the King's Gate Club was part, to Hamilton Disston of Philadelphia for 1 million dollars.  In 1910, Adrian C. Honore became title holder and sold it to his sister Bertha Honore Palmer of the Chicago Palmer House fame.  Her home still stands at Spanish Lakes in Osprey.  On April 22, 1927, Doctor Fred Albee purchased 448 acres which included our site.  After several transactions involving mortgages, foreclosures and estate settlements, the land of which we are a part passed into the hands of Edith R. Hurt.  Upon the settlement of her estate it passed into the hands of her children.  The land that the two King's Gates are on was purchased by Lynn C. Morey from Carlton Hurt in the name of King's Gate Campers Holiday in 1975.  The Hurt children still own the property south and east of our parks and just sold 50 some acres at Laurel Road and I-75 to the Sarasota County for ? million dollars for the extension of Honore Avenue named after Bertha of the Palmer House.  (Excerpts from the King's Gate Journal in our library.)                  --- Don Moriarty

MEMORIAL DAY:   This holiday marks the beginning of summer and is traditionally a time for celebration and outings with family and friends.  Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember the U.S. men and woman who lost their lives serving their country.  Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in 1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. Over the years it came to serve as a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in all wars.   Venice isn't having a Memorial Day Parade, but there will be a special program at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Patriots Park at Venetia Bay, U.S. 41 Bypass N., Venice.  All veterans, families and friends are welcome to attend.  Bring a lawn chair.  Also, sign up to join your fellow King's Gaters at the Memorial Day Potluck Monday evening.

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