Round Table
Sandy McIntyre, Editor
Shirley Bethke
Alma Dupuis
Arthur Carlson
News Be sure and learn from the mistakes of others, because you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

Vol. XVI, No. 26 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida July 5, 2003

HEALTHLINE:
Bob Wahrer came home from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville last Wednesday.  After 40 radiation treatments, he is tired but glad to be home.  Bob and Vivian wish to thank everyone for their prayers and cards.  They were much appreciated.
Mary Jane Christopherson had knee replacement surgery last week at Venice Hospital.  She hopes to be home this week.
Bud Porzio had a knee replacement on Thursday.  He expects to be in Bon Secours Hospital for four days.
Howard Darbee is back in the Rehab Center in Michigan after further surgery on his hip due to another fracture discovered while he was hospitalized having his heart checked.    Doris also spent a night in the hospital last week for some tests.  They are making plans to move into assisted living in Dover, Ohio, near two of her daughters.

REMINDER:   For those of you who haven't yet paid the quarterly maintenance payment due July 1, remember that you won't be receiving an invoice because we've switched to a payment coupon system to save mailing costs.

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.

ONCE UPON A TIME AT KING'S GATE
  (From the KGC Journal March 1978)
Considered at one time, but never happened:
· Ladies and men separate gazebos for exercise out of the sun.
· Barber shop and beauty shop on a one-day-a-week basis so that "everyone could get gussied up for the dances."
· Croquet plans were included in the facility but never completed.
· Your very own chauffeur.  Sit back and leave the driving to us on a scheduled route in the King's Gate van.  Never happened….
Did you know about the following that did happen?
· A putting green was completed and used in the area north of the Clubhouse for several years until the weeds grew up through the imitation grass surface.
· Planters Patch.  Owners could do their own gardening in the area where the tennis courts now sit for the first five years the park existed.
The Trustees of the King's Gate Club, prior to the membership taking over the park were:  
· Cheryl Stanzone, an instructor at the Ringling School of Art.  They owned lot 107 in 1978.  
· Ed Hart, came from Danville, IL, and was Sales Manager for International Harvester in Sarasota.  
· Pam Hart, was a teacher of children with special needs and owned Hallmark Cards in Venice.  She owned Lot 109.
· Bob Duston, a King's Gate Park snowbird from Muncie, IN, who was a real estate salesperson.
· J. W. Blade, construction and property management background.  He retired from Vermont, and he and his wife, Virginia, owned the first membership in King's Gate, Lot 151.  
· Cyrus Bispham, a dairyman and large land owner in Sarasota County, Sarasota County Fair Chairman, Board of the National Milk Federation and on the boards of several banks.  
This board governed the construction until they turned over Park to the membership in 1987.  

---- Don Moriarty

THANKS to our Historian, Don Moriarty, for the series of articles he's contributed.  They've been an enlightening glimpse into King's Gate Club's past.

Animated Cow

THE PURCHASE
by a Farmer

A farmer had been taken several times by a local car dealer.  One day, the car dealer informed the farmer that he was coming over to purchase a cow.  The farmer priced the unit as follows:

Description Price
Basic Cow

$999.95

Shipping and Handling

35.75

Extra Stomach

79.25

Two-tone Exterior

142.10

Produce Storage Compartment

128.50

Heavy Duty Straw Chopper

189.60

4-Spigot/High Output Drain System

149.20

Automatic Fly Swatter

88.50

Genuine Cowhide Upholstery

170.80

Deluxe Dual Horns

59.25

Automatic Fertilizer Attachment

339.40

4 X 4 Traction Drive Assembly

884.16

Pre-Delivery Wash and Comb

69.80

Farmer Suggested List Price

$3,336.26

Additional Dealer Adjustment

300.00

Total List Price (including options)

$3,636.26

Tax and Ear Tags

418.00

TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE

$4,054.26

--- Contributed by Lois Dievendorf

WHAT ARE KING'S GATERS DOING UP NORTH?   Share your summer fun with all your King's Gate friends by sending a short article to Sandy McIntyre, 37 King Arthur Dr., Nokomis, FL 34275 or e-mail sandymac@comcast.net.


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