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Shirley Bethke
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Vol. XVI, No. 39 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 4, 2003

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
7:00P Ladies
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Bridge
7:00P Cribbage
9:00A Line
12:00 Ceramics

8:30A Water Ex.
9:00A RT
     Exec Com
9:00A Line
4:00P Jetty
8:30A Water Ex.
1:00P Scrabble
7:00P Euchre
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Meeting

HEALTHLINE:   Rae Burmaster is steadily improving and thanks all for the cards and prayers you've sent . . . . . There is a letter on the bulletin board from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nokomis, thanking us for the memorial gift we sent in honor of Eleanor Norman.           --- Blanche Madden

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   We were informed this week that long-time resident Leonard Griffore passed away on September 29 after a long illness.  He was 86 years old and lived here for 20 years.  His daughter told us that he and his wife, Irene, said their years in King's Gate were the most enjoyable of their lives.  Send cards to the family to:   Carol Mone, 610 Falling Oaks, Medina, OH, 44256.           --- Blanche Madden

BLOOD PRESSURE will be taken this morning from 8:00 to 9:00 in the Video Room.  Retired King's Gate Club nurses will be taking your pressure.  Eleanor Barth is Chairman.

PINOCHLE:   Thanks to all who kept the Pinochle group together through the summer.  We will resume the fall-winter season on Sunday, October 5, 2003 at 7 pm, and invite all pinochle players to sign up on the sheet in the Clubhouse to assure everyone of a partner.                  ---Eleanor Barth

FIRST JETTY PICNIC FOR THE SEASON:   October 9, 2003….Social Hour 4-5 PM, Dine at 5 PM.  Everyone welcome to come to the Jetty Picnic at the North Jetty Pavilion on Casey Key to enjoy and meet new King's Gate arrivals.  Everybody is to bring a dish to share that will feed about 10 people.  Newcomers remember to bring beverage, plate and silverware, and snacks for social hour.                 --- Claire Becker and Gloria Carey

WELCOME COFFEE:   October 25, 2003 at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse.  This will be the first big social event of the fall!    New owners (since November 2002) in residence, will be introduced and honored.  We will also be welcoming all King's Gaters back.  The Welcome Committee and others will be providing and assisting with this event.      Y'all come!                    --- Gigi Conway

NEW OWNERS:   We welcome the following new owners who have purchased homes during the last few months:

We hope you all enjoy many happy years at KGC!

NEWSLETTER CHANGE:   Please put articles for the Newsletter on my clip at 37 King Arthur Dr. by Thursday morning.  You may also e-mail articles to  Thanks to Art Carlson for publishing the Newsletter last week while we were away.            --- Sandy McIntyre

E-MAIL NEWS:   Last Sunday, September 28th, Bob and I drove to Dover, Ohio, to join in the 90th birthday celebration for Doris Darbee.  Doris has a great family, and it was so nice for her family and friends to honour her on such a SPECIAL DAY.  Doris and Howard enjoyed every minute of it all.  Doris was her usually bubbly self, and it was so nice to get to see her and Howard again.  They invited us out to their new residence on Monday morning, and Doris gave us a tour of the facilities there at the Town and Country Retirement Home in Dover.  They are all settled in and happy, thanks to their children.  They will miss King's Gate, and we will miss seeing them too, but they look forward to being near Doris' family, I'm sure.  Howard is progressing with his therapy and hopes to be walking more each day.  They both look great.

--- Margaret Goff

WHAT'S NEW?   We've started a new "Where Are They Now?" page on with current addresses of our friends who have moved away.  Please eMail any other addresses you have to or drop them by the KGC Office.  The page will be under "Members Only" (as soon as Wren adds a link) so you need the password to access it.  Check it out at; it even includes eMail notes from some of our old friends.

--- Wren McMains

PIANO ACCOMPANIST NEEDED FOR CHORALIERS:   Ellie DeWalt is the Chairperson for the King's Gate Club Choraliers.    She will arrive back in King's Gate in early December and would like to start rehearsals with the Choraliers the first week in January.  Please e-mail Ellie at or write or call her at her northern home in the KGC Phone Directory to volunteer to play the piano for the Choraliers.

All hats were off to Don Purkey for the fourth annual hog roast and his helpers who were Don Toland, Red Treend, Jim Ververka, Doc Avery, and Ed Capua (dispenser of Angie's secret sauce which the roasters sampled all night long as they toiled over the hot spits).   Bonnie Purkey, Pauline Mackas, Lois Hill and Ruth Hazeldine handled the luau decorations and serving, and Don Moriarty engaged the Sarasota High School Admiral Stage Band with their Big Band Sound after the dinner.    New King's Gate Club members in 1985 were:   Victor and Betty Kundrot, Austin and Margaret Zepp, Mel and Irene Ranns, Tom and Lois Robinson, George and Verna Tingo, Edward and Alice Higgins, John and Marjorie Hamilton, Arthur and Dorothy Carlson, Ben and Lorraine Quirion, and Jim and Barbara Tatge.  Many will remember Lefty Francis who took charge of the Pancake Breakfasts in 1985 and his announcements on Saturday mornings which were always in the form of "stand up" comedy and might last 10 minutes or more but no one cared.  He ran a bar in St. Paul for many years and his stories came from the heart.                    --- Don Moriarty

GO FIGURE      by J. C. Duffy

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