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Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Arthur Carlson
News Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Vol. XVI, No. 25 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 28, 2003

MORE TROUBLE:  Howard Darbee had a heart attack while in the nursing home. He is now in the hospital in Michigan.

CONDOLENCES to Charlotte and the family of Karl Stears of 67 King Arthur Drive who passed away suddenly Friday, June 20th.  Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.

CONDOLENCES to Alex and the family of Jane Ferris of 289 Avenue of Kings on her death on Monday, June 23.   Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Fund or the Alzheimer Fund.

LADIES LUNCHEON:   We have scheduled a ladies luncheon for Wednesday, July 16th, at 12 o'clock noon at Sharky's on the Pier with doors open at 11:30 am.   You may order from the menu and separate checks will include tax and tip.   "BY THE SEA" will be our luncheon theme.   We have a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board, please sign up by July 13th.   We look forward to seeing you there and having a fun time.   Questions?   Call Ginny, 484-0079;  Dee, 485-2482;  Fran, 484-8681, or  Joanie, 480-9174.

       (From the KGC Journal March 1978)
The week of March 11, 1978 appeared as if it were Christmas or New Years as sections of mobile homes rolled into King's Gate like a train as members lined the bridge.  The long awaited issuance of the occupancy permit signaled the arrival.   136 memberships have now been sold.   The pool and exercise room are now in use with Gisele Johnson and Ruth Bossom helping with these activities.   The Billiard Room was in use.   As of March 1978 the membership fee was $12,000.   Prices for homes at this time ranged from $30,000 to over $50,000.   The Castle Grounds, as of this date, looked like a medieval walled city with the style of King Arthur and Camelot and covers the length of two football fields.   Life is beginning to look very nice for the first members moving in.       --- Don Moriarty

It just wasn't a good day!
     One hour after beginning a new job which involved moving a pile of bricks from the top of a two-story house to the ground, a construction worker suffered an accident which hospitalized him.  He was instructed by his employer to fill out an accident report.
     It read, "Thinking I could save time, I rigged a beam with a pulley at the top of the house, and a rope leading to the ground.  I tied an empty barrel on one end of the rope, pulled it to the top of the house, and then fastened the other end of the rope to a tree.  Going up to the top of the house, I filled the barrel with bricks.  Then I went down and unfastened the rope to let the barrel down.  Unfortunately, the barrel of bricks was now heavier than I, and before I knew what was happening, the barrel jerked me up in the air.  I hung onto the rope and halfway up I met the barrel coming down, receiving a severe blow on the left shoulder.  I then continued on to the top banging my head on the beam and jamming my fingers in the pulley.  When the barrel hit the ground the bottom burst, spilling the bricks.  As I was heavier than the barrel, I started down at high speed.  Halfway down, I met the empty barrel coming up, receiving several cuts and contusions from the sharp edges and slivers of the barrel.  At this point I must have become confused, because I let go of the rope.  The barrel came down, striking me on the head and I woke up in the hospital."  "I respectfully request sick leave."

REPORT FOR SNOWBIRDS ON FLOODING IN SARASOTA COUNTY:   Heavy rains that ended on Monday resulted in flooding of the Myakka and Peace Rivers and Horse Creek.   North Port was particularly hard hit, and Ramblers Rest Resort on the Myakka River was under water.   Officials fear that rain predicted for this weekend may bring more problems.   On Wed. morning, flood waters had decreased 8 inches from Tues. morning, but 291 streets were still impassable and about 850 homes were under a voluntary evacuation notice.   The water level in Cow Pen Slough/Shakett Creek was high, but did not overflow.

Please send Newsletter articles to Sandy McIntyre at or 37 King Arthur Dr. as she is now back in King's Gate.

Eleanor Gregory will be handling Heathline starting 6/28/2003 until either Ellie Lambiotte or Blanche Madden return to KGC. Please keep her informed.

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