On April 15, Sandy and Al Lindke put together a gathering for neighbors of Grand Horizons, and 32 people attended. I couldn’t attend, and heard from Sandy that the weather was questionable so she prepared her house for everyone. But, it turned out to be lovely, so it was held outside. Everyone had a lovely time. They had Italian sausage with several salads and lots of desserts. Sandy and Al provided the Italian sausage, and everyone else brought a dish. This was a nice get-together to say “goodbye” to the many snowbirds that were leaving.
The following day, 26 more people showed up at JD and Sharon Blair’s home. This was a block party, and we all had lots of fun. There was much conversation, and one such discussion was reminiscing about old TV shows. The block party was put on by Sharon and JD Blair, and also Rox-Anne Lamphere, who arranged the entire outing. There was so much food, as everyone was asked to bring their specialty. Therefore, we had many dishes. There were ham and roast beef sandwiches, cherry salad, Watergate salad, desserts including sugar cookies, lemon cream cheese brownies, and many different kinds of soda. Also on the menu, we had lumpia, which is a popular Filipino dish. It was so very tasty and different. We left this block party knowing that we had a great time.
On April 19, several women met at the community center for a lively game of Bunco. This is a dice game and loads of fun. It was started by JoAnn Fisher a short time ago, and it proves to be a success. Since people are still learning the game, only seven women showed up, but a dummy was put in the eighth chair (as the game is played in groups of four). Not only did we have a good time, but the dummy added to the attraction. All types of remarks were made to this dummy (called several different names) during the two hours that we were there. In closing, this is a cute game, plus it is easily learned. The game will continue on, but I’ll satisfy myself by looking forward to it when we return from the North.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published May 4, 2016