On Feb. 20, we attended a luncheon at Beef O’ Brady’s in Dade City.
The 11 women who attended seemed to have an enjoyable time. There was much to choose from the menu, and we had an area in the restaurant much like a private room.
Barb Sullins hosted the luncheon, and she did a splendid job. There were two door prizes, which made for a delightful time. Our thanks go out to her for arranging this luncheon.
Later the same day, we had a meeting in our community center for new elections to update our homeowners association members. At this meeting we elected one new person, while the others were re-elected. We also verified that we have the appropriate numbers to be considered a 55-plus community.
On Feb. 22, we had approximately 60 residents enjoy a potluck meal. This also was hosted by Barb Sullins, Terry Satterlee, and assisted by Judy Ellsworth. Once again, all had a lovely time. Barb said grace before the meal, and it was a fine grace, as she said what needed to be said.
The potluck then started, and there seemed to be enough of a variety to choose from. If you didn’t like one dish, there was always another. Enough food was out there to accommodate seconds.
After the meal, about half of the people remained for a game night that consisted of dominoes, euchre, a marble game, and a game of jokers. It was a fun night, and people had a chance to learn some new games.
Our weeks continue with our regular activities like mahjong, hand and foot, poker, pool, pay me, and many other games including crafts.
Then, before we knew it, March 4 rolled around where we not only have bingo (which is an absolute delight and where everyone thinks that it may be their night to win), but we also have fun with art where we create many kinds of paintings. I find myself trying to create different kinds of outlines. It has gotten to the point where I look at completed paintings in a different light.
On the same day, some of the ladies went out to lunch for the Lunch Bunch. It was a mystery tour that day, and eight women joined in. It turned out that they went to Hooters.
This is the place that the guys go to once a month, and on this particular day the men were so surprised that the women were there. Some of the guys made cracks like, “I sure hope this won’t become a habit,” and other things. The men always come back in good humor. I wonder if it is the food that is so good or what? What do you think?
Tuesday is not complete yet as we had pinochle in our community center. Jim Leitzke is the head of this group and also is an excellent teacher. It is a fun game and keeps you thinking. We are starting to build up a little group, so if you are a resident and are interested, come on down and join us.
The following day, March 5, found many of us at our community center for coffee and doughnuts. In addition we had a guest speaker, Robert Dragan, on the topic of physical therapy. He offered us tips on how to avoid common injuries for the 55-plus population, as well as give us advice regarding dealing with lifting a fallen person, balance problems and much more. This was an informative discussion and we look forward to more like them.
We also had our blood pressure checked earlier in the day, and this is something important to keep track of. We usually have it done two times a month.
On March 6, it was pouring outside, but a nice size crowd showed up for our social club in our community center. Once here, we discussed many subjects that were being worked on. This is a good opportunity to find out what is happening in Grand Horizons and also to voice your opinion.
One of the things that we discussed was our yard sale on March 29. In addition to sales at some of the individual homes, we are going to have a rummage sale, book sale and bake sale in our community center, plus lunches will be sold. The time is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Try to remember this event and circle it on your calendar, and come on down. You may find exactly what you have been looking for.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published March 19, 2014
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