Round Table
Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Karen Swanson
Dee Hicks
, Editor
News Some great discoveries are made by mistake.
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Vol. XX, No. 39 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 4, 2008

FLU SHOTS:   Sign up time for the flu shots will begin October 25th, at the Saturday meetings ONLY.   The flu shots will be given November 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Thank you for your cooperation.       ---Eleanor Gregory

HEALTHLINE:   I have had several telephone calls regarding the passing of John Strange, 69 King Arthur Dr.   The address for his daughter is incorrect.   The correct address is: Ginger Wright, 2830 Beneva Rd., Venice FL 34293.   Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.       ---Rae Burmaster, Healthline Chair

RESIDENT HEALTHLINE NEWS:   Just wanted to let you know that Leo is going in for surgery October 7. He had another attack with his diverticula's and they did a colonoscopy and found inflammation and told him he needs to have a piece of colon removed because it could rupture and be very dangerous to his life.  He will be in the hospital at least a week, they told us, and then won't be able to do anything for at least a month.   So don't know just when we will be getting back to King's Gate.       Mary Lou Caron

WATER EXERCISE:   On Monday October 13th the water exercise group will change their start time for the winter months.   The new time will be 9:30 a.m.   All are invited to join the group.

JETTY PICNIC:   The first Jetty Picnic of the season will be October 9th in the Pavilion at the North Jetty.   Social will be at 4:00 p.m. and Dinner will be at 5:00 p.m.   Please remember to bring a dish to share, and your own table service.   Come and join us for our "first of the season".       ---Claire Becker

RESIDENT NEWS:   Emil & Shirley DePasquale had dinner recently with Sue Simmons and Bill Elliot.   We had a pleasant visit and meal with them, they will be returning to KGC in October.
      Also same couple had dinner and spent an evening playing dominoes with Win and Bob VandeSteene and Trudy and Paul Graney.   Win was in the hospital recently with a systemic infection from a Pneumonia shot.   She is feeling much better now.   Paul had cataract surgery on one eye and will have the other one done next week.   He and Trudy plan to return to KGC in October.   They had a pleasant summer visiting with children and grandchildren.
      We're looking forward to returning to KGC in January.   Our weather here has been very pleasant these last 10 days, due for a change next week.   We keep wondering where the summer went, time is passing so quickly.   Hope your temps are cooling off.   Can't believe it's been one year since we celebrated our 50th.   Sunday was our anniversary.       ---Shirley and Emil DePasquale

ROUND TABLE NEWS:   Money Matters:   Angie Richards will be handling the Round Table funds for ten days beginning today, Saturday, October 4th.       ---Jessica Prentice

MORE ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY:   In recent years, Don Paulson was Chair of the Entertainment Committee, followed by Dave Westbrook.   And, we had our usual good programs during these years, too.   Now Emil DePasquale is Chair (for the second year) and he, too, has good programs lined up for us to enjoy.   So - mark your calendars with the dates of these programs during the 2008-09 season and plan to attend.   The programs are excellent and remember - we can stay "right on the reservation" - no traveling to see good entertainment.   And, over the years, the cost per person has been held to a very reasonable level.   We can all be grateful to those who have worked so hard over the years on the Entertainment Committee to plan programs for our enjoyment!   -   SJB

VIDEO:   New DVD   - " Made of Honor".       ---Jean Ickes

TRAVEL:
Tuesday October 7th, 2008, Casino bus will load at 8:15 a.m. at the clubhouse, please remember your players card, $1.00 with your name on it for money game, personal ID, and a jacket or sweater if you tend to get cold, it is very cold in the casino.
November 9, 2008   Best Little Whorehouse in Texas $62.00 payments should start next week.  Wait List.
November 27, 2008   White Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, 2 buses, few seats left, payments can start any time.  
Have a good week, Don and Mary Lou Richmond Travel Coordinators. 484-6807

HALLOWEEN PARTY:   Mark your calendar and be thinking of a costume for Friday, October 31.   If you haven't attended a KGC Halloween Party, it's a fun event and many people come in costume.   Costumes are not required, but it adds to the fun and there will be prizes!   The musicians will be the Wan-Na-Bes, a married couple who play Oldies, Rock & Roll, and some Country at local clubs and events.   If you'd like to help with decorations or food, let us know.   Tickets will be on sale October 18th and 25th.       ---Sandy and Chuck McIntyre

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR 2008-2009:   The first Book Club meeting of the season will be on Monday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Book and Game Room.   The books that will be discussed each month are listed below.   For more information, contact Sandy McIntyre, 412-0107.
Oct. - Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis: A Memoir)
Nov. - Duma Key by Stephen King (Florida setting)
Dec. - Sweatheart Deal by Claire Matturro (mystery by former Sarasota attorney)
Jan. - The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew --Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Pricilla Warner
Feb. - We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth Norman
Mar. - The Storyteller's Daughter by Saira Shah (female journalist's story in Afghanistan)

THOUGHTS:   Now I can actually count the DAYS until our return to KGC.   Right now it seems like there is much to do before that day.   However, this morning I'm just a little nostalgic and thinking of how fortunate we all are to have a wonderful place like King's Gate Club.   Think all of us - myself included - get so used to all our good fortune at being residents at KGC that we kind of take it for granted.   MANY people work to make it such a wonderful place.   And, by the way, Dee Hicks, our Newsletter Editor, is one of those persons.   Each week, she puts in many hours to get the Newsletter ready for Saturday morning.   Life at KGC is wonderful! - SJB


Here are some more things to think about:

*Do you wake up or open your eyes first?
*How do "do not walk on grass" signs get there?
*What was Captain Hook's name before he had a hook for a hand?
*Isn't Disney World just a people trap operated by a mouse?
*Why isn't chocolate considered a vegetable, if chocolate comes from cocoa beans, and all beans are a vegetable?
*If mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?
*If scientists were ever going to figure out how to travel through time, wouldn't we now be seeing people from the future?
*When you snap your fingers, does the sound occur when your middle finger releases from your thumb, or when your middle finger hits the palm of your hand?
*If you are named Will and you are in the army do you get worried when people say fire at will?   
*If you spin an oriental person around in circles, do they become "disoriented"?

May you have laughter everyday!


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