Dee Hicks, Editor
Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.
|Vol. XX, No. 23||King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida||June 14, 2008|
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Dup. Bridge
7:00P Billiards (L)
2:00P Stained Glass
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Painting /Drawing
7:00P Poker (M)
8:30A Water Ex
8:15A Coffee Social
9:00A R.T. Meeting
HEALTHLINE: Justin Mohr, 88 King Arthur Dr., had a pace maker on May 30 in Syracuse, NY. Surgery went well but bleeding developed and he had more surgery June 1. This was very unusual - a hemophilic at 90?? Factor 8, then Factor 7 was given. As of June 3 bleeding stopped. He is feeling, eating and doing better. He may be transferred for rehab this weekend. He still has the IV antibiotics for his leg infections which are almost healed. They will discontinue after June 18. Keep him in your prayers.
GOOD BYE TO KGC: The TIME has actually come when I am saying "Good Bye" to Kings Gate -- not really Good Bye because I will keep in touch but I am saying "Good Bye" to Florida -- I loved it but it is time to move on. I really am going Thursday, June 12 around 8:00 a.m. I am wordy and all I wanted you to know is that I am grateful for everything and to give you my address. Jane Haggerty, 1395 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476. Phone 781-223-8146. E-Mail as of now firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh! I still can't believe it, but Massachusetts here I come...Jane Haggerty
WE'RE IN A MESS: If you saw the Indiana floods on TV, you might have seen us. Our car was completely underwater and our house had water and mud all over the first and second levels. The Dept. of Natural Resources arrived with boats to rescue people, but when they saw that we had a good pontoon usable to ferry people, they went on to another location that needed help. Some of the men scrounged up batteries and commandeered a pontoon boat, but it would only operate backwards. That's how we got across, after wading thru four inches of slippery muck. That was on Sunday, June 8, and we have been living in motels since then.
On Thursday, we were able to get inside our house. We fought the mud inside and outside of the house for 5 hours. We cannot stay overnight because of developing mold. Also took all the slimy things out of the car and washed what was savable.
Seeing all the other messes in Wisconsin and Iowa, we feel very lucky. Dick is convinced our lake house can be good again. He's always been in love with the place and doesn't want to give it up. We're considering different options, and haven't decided yet what we'll do. ---Blanche and Dick Madden
THANK YOU to the Ladies of the Prayer Shawl group for the beautiful Prayer Shawl. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. ---Carol Myers
MEMORIAL COMMITTEE: Jean Oakley and Ann Kellum have agreed to take charge of the memorial committee if necessary from June 16th--July 20, 2008. They have a list of names that will help with the arrangements. I know everyone will help out where necessary. Wishing everyone good health and happiness. Thank you, Mary Lou Richmond
CONDOLENCES: Our sincerest sympathies to the family of Margaret Craig, 179 Princess Ave. who passed away on June 9, 2008. She was a long time resident of King's Gate Club. She had a very loving family, and they visited her often. Cards may be sent to her daughter: Linda Jameson, 538 E. McArthur St., Corunna MI 48817.
NEW ADDRESS: I am Pauline Ferguson's daughter, Janice, with my mom's new address.
Pauline Ferguson, 1103 S. Scott Rd, Apartment 202, St. Johns, MI 48879. Her telephone will be "installed" on June 17 and the number assigned is 989-224-8973 (subject to change until hook up date). Michigan, and Clinton County especially, experienced severe storms so it is taking the phone company longer for new services as they are working on the power outages first.
We had an uneventful (disregarding construction and an accident that diverted us off the expressway) trip north, thank goodness. We did drive through 15-20 minutes of rain within an hour of St. Johns, Michigan. When we arrived June 7th at daughter's house by 9:30 p.m., her husband was running the generator as their house had no power or telephone service as a result of the storm on Friday June 6th. All services were reinstated by Sunday night.
Pauline is organizing/settling into her new apartment and meeting new people. However, she misses her friends from KGC. She hopes they call/write to her.
LIBRARY ADDITIONS: The Double Agents by W.E.B. Griffin, The Gypsy Madonna by Santa Montefiore, the Whistling Season by Ivan Doig, and The Faraday Girls by Monica McInerney.
Question: How do I find a nonfiction book in our library?
Answer: All nonfiction books are categorized by the Dewey Decimal classification system of 000- 999. You don't need to know what each number stands for, just find it in order on the shelf by the numbers and letters of the authors under the number. If you are interested in sports and recreation, the books are in the 700's; natural science in the 500's; and history and travel in the 900's. Biographies are put under a different category in Kings Gate with a simple B standing for Biography and the first 3 letters of the person the book is about under the B. So George Washington books would be under B and WAS. Got it? If not, ask for help from our staff.
Your Bookie, Barb Tompkins
SUMMER MONEY MATTERS: I am going to be gone from June 8th until September 1st. During this time, Angie Richards, Lois Luther and Jim Purkey will be handling the treasurer duties for the Round Table. They each will be gone at different times during the summer, but you can catch one of them at the back table on Saturday mornings. You can leave mail in my mail box in the office also. Everyone have a good summer. See you all in September. ---Jessica Prentice
OHIO CLUB meeting in Columbus Ohio on June 26th 2008 at Schmidt's German Village, all Ohio people and any guest are most welcome, contact Bob Winchester 614-451-9801. We always have a great visit, it is fun to get together.
TRAVEL: Happy Heart Tours had an electrical fire in their office on Thursday night June 12, 2008, Becky says her office is a mess and she is wearing smoke cologne. Keep her and the staff in your prayers, her email at home is HHTours@aol.com I am sure she would love you hear from you to help lift her spirits. Joan Cooke continues to recover from her lung cancer and doing well.
Shows for 2008-2009 are as follows:
November 9th, 2008 - Best Little Whore House in Texas
November 17th, 2008 - White Christmas (Thanksgiving evening show)
January 18, 2009 - Singin in the Rain
March 1, 2009 - All Shook Up (Tribute to Elvis)
January Cruise - January 29-February 8, 2009 Southern Caribbean Medley 10 days
April 2009 - April 25-May 2, 2009 MSC Orchestra Bermuda Cruise
Please book cruises through VIP World Travel, ask for Sue or Allan. 941-377-0017 or 1-800-323-7448 Nationwide
You can leave a message on our phone or email us at Don and Mary Lou. We pick up messages daily. Don and Mary Lou, Travel Coordinators
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