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Vol. XXIII, No. 17 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida May 1, 2010

THANK YOU:   Just a note to let you know I am back on King Arthur, unreal what I had and was very very sick, very complicated case, they pulled the drains Wednesday and I am resting, still have a way to go.   Just want to say thank you to all my friends and family at Kings Gate Club for all the prayers, cards, food, flowers and plants, checking on Donny, and the most beautiful prayer shawl.   It was so much appreciated and came on a day I was really having the chills and cuddled up under it.   Thanks to all of you.       Love, Don and Mary Lou Richmond

BLOOD MOBILE - will be at KGC May 7, 2010, Friday, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM.   Please sign-up in the Club House for your preferred time to give.       --George Agricola 488 8520

CONDOLENCES to the family of Genevieve Hale, 266 Camelot Drive.   She passed away on Saturday April 24th in Ohio.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

CONDOLENCES to the family of Terry Roberts, who passed away Monday April 26th in Maine.   Terry and his wife, Jan were long time renters here in KGC.   Services are today, Saturday, May 1.

FORMER RESIDENT Larry Hawes passed away on April 21st.   Services will be on May 8th at Palmo Sola Church.   Cards can be sent to his wife, Mildred Hawes, 77 Spoonbill Lane, Ellenton, FL 34222.

ELAINE LITTLEFIELD, formerly of 33 Castle Dr., passed away on April 25 in Texas.  She had been fighting double pneumonia for many months.   Elaine and her husband, Lyle, moved here in 1983.   She loved living in King's Gate Club and always supported Club projects.   Elaine was very knowledgeable and clever with arts and crafts.   She designed and constructed two unique floats to represent KGC in St. Patrick's Day Parades in Venice.   One year, KGC won first runner up in the Best Float Contest with her design.   That float included a large scene of Camelot painted by Elaine and a full size paper-mâché horse.   After Lyle's death, Elaine continued to enjoy KGC until moving to her son's in Texas in 2008.   Cards may be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Littlefield, 5109 Kingston Cove Circle, Willis, Texas  77318.   Memorial donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA   22312.

RULE 13 - CLUB FACILITIES:   Club facilities are for the use of Club members and their guests.   Children under fourteen years of age must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or an adult resident when using Club facilities.   When more than 4 guests use Club facilities, they shall be accompanied by at least one Club member.   Members are responsible for their own behavior as well as the behavior of their guests or renters including payment for any damages to Club property caused by reckless behavior or disregard of Club rules and regulations.   Cost of repairs will be charged to the member's account.       --Don Richmond

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to George and Jane MacDonald who have purchased 222 Princess Ave.   They are from Warsaw, IN.   We hope you enjoy many happy years with us here at the Club!

ORCHIDS:   To Sharon Goodman who has volunteered to make coffee for our Saturday morning meetings during the month of May.

CELEBRATING LIFE:   Happy Birthday to these King's Gaters with May birthdays!
May 2 Larry Jones
May 2 Rose Jones
May 2 Marilyn Phillips
May 5 Millie Wanatt
May 6 Vicki May
May 8 Genevieve Hale
May 9 Richard E. Phillips
May 10 George Crobaugh
May 12 Sandra Rundell
May 13 Win VanDeSteene
May 14 Jean Oakley
May 14 Cheryl Patricca  
May 18 Victor Kundrot
May 26 Lydia Johnson
May 28 Elsie Reh
May 30 Joseph "Mike" Reh
May 31 Fran Yaros
If you would like your birthday announced in the newsletter, please fill out a "Celebrating Life" form (in the clubhouse), and give to Rose Jones, 150 Duchess Ave. or Dee Hicks, 45 King Arthur Dr.  

TRAVEL:   If you have any travel needs, please remember to at least check out prices with VIP World Travel.   They have a toll free number, 1-800-323-7448; local number, 377-0017.
      January 27- February 6, 2011 - 10 day, Eastern Caribbean Cruise.   We still have room for you on the Emerald Princess; consider joining us.
      Watch the KGC web page for upcoming shows; as we get booked, we will let you know.
Any travel questions, contact:   Don and Mary Lou Richmond, Travel Coordinators.
John and Sandy Eade, Travel Partners.

CHAIRPERSON NEEDED for the Patio Party to be held on Sunday, November 14th, 2010, from 2 - 4 PM.   The entertainment has been booked.   Please contact me via e-mail,, or up until May 7th, at 412-3872.   Thank you, Rosemary Holdway

RECIPE:   At the Jetty Picnic last week, Carole Weber brought Party Jello.   So many of you asked her for the recipe that we decided maybe all of you would enjoy it.

                 PARTY JELLO
This recipe serves 20+.   Use a 9x13 pan - glass pan is best.
Boil 2 cups milk and 1 cup sugar together.   Remove form heat, set aside.
Dissolve 2 envelopes Knox gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water in LARGE bowl for
5 minutes.   Add milk mixture and cool slightly.   Beat one pint sour cream
with 2 tsp. vanilla and add to milk mixture.

Mix each of four pkgs. of jello (3 oz. each) - various colors such as
red, green, blue, yellow and orange - for each layer.   Each pkg. of jello
should be mixed with 1 cup hot and 1/2 cup cold water.   Make 7 layers.
Alternate:   1 jello, 1 milk mix, 2nd jello, 2nd milk mix, 3rd jello, 3rd
milk mix,   4th jello.   Milk mixture equals 1-1/4 cups per layer.

This is a very pretty dish to serve.   Thanks, Carole.

GOOD NEWS:   When our residents have good news to share, we like to hear about it.   This is about "The Brothers Gronkowski," who are Tom and Carole Weber's grandsons (their daughter Diane's sons) and their athletic skills which will scatter them across the U.S.A.

Gordie, Jr. (26), the oldest of the brothers, the first to earn a Division I Scholarship to the University of Jacksonville - playing first base.   He has the charisma and enthusiasm for all his brothers; always calls them before each of their college games to encourage them to believe in themselves and to give it all you have.   After college, he was picked by Los Angeles Angels (2006) as First Baseman, hit .344 with 8 Home Runs in 66 games.   Back injuries led to his release.

Dan (24), 2nd oldest - got a scholarship to University of Maryland as Quarterback, but ended up one of the better blocking Tight Ends in the country.   He graduated from college in 3-1/2 years, nominated for Rhodes Scholarship, had highest grade point average among Maryland football players for three years.   In 2009, he was drafted by Detroit Lions as Tight End.

Chris (22).   The brain of the family - accepted at Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania until Univ. of Maryland offered him a football scholarship.   Spent two years at Maryland, then two at University of Arizona.   He made both baseball and football teams, but decided on football.   Started at H-back and now will be playing NFL football for the Dallas Cowboys.

Rob (20).   Best athlete in the family - biggest character growing up and biggest competitor.   Made all kinds of records for University of Arizona as Tight End.   Drafted by NFL as Tight End for New England Patriots.

Glenn (16) Baby of family.   Very good athlete.   Plays baseball, football, basketball and hockey.   Is a high honors student.

The boys are blessed with height, fitness equipment and the desire to compete with one another.   They're close and support one another.   They say their mother, Diane, deserves a free pass to Heaven for raising them.   Both parents emphasized academics over athletics and the boys excelled in both.   Now that Chris and Rob are in the NFL, as well as Dan, Diane will be flying all over the country.   The Webers say it's been crazy keeping up with it all but it's a dream come true.   Needless to say, Tom and Carole will be watching a lot of football from now on.

THOUGHTS:   There are so many people who do so much for the Club.   Do want to single out Jerry and Claire Becker this week.   Jerry sets up the Regattas.   And Claire is in charge of our Jetty Picnics.   This takes work and time - and we do appreciate it.       --SJB

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