Gem Estates’ residents recently were treated to some fabulous music of “our era” performed by the Sugarbear Band. Those in attendance were pleased to find two members of the band outside relaxing on a bench greeting folks as they arrived.
Lee Heffelfinger introduced the band, and the music was delightful.
Ellie Brookins and Larry Sharp were the recent Monday evening euchre champs, and
Sy Budzinski was a three-game winner in Wednesday morning shuffleboard.
I would like to thank Dick Thompson who volunteers to teach a computer class, repairs computers and sets up equipment for those of us who need his help. This electronic whiz also is a block captain and works with the maintenance committee.
On Jan. 12, the big red bus was here for our blood drive. That same evening, Jim Nagle’s group served a pancake supper for $4.
On Jan. 31, 24 of our residents will attend a Neighbors Helping Neighbors class presented by Bayfront Health Dade City.
Debbie Myers will present her country music show on Feb. 10.
On a more somber note, Gem Estates residents are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and neighbor Edward Morehouse.
Recently, we have seen a variety of weather, but I won’t complain about our weather — they had snow in Jefferson, Texas!
By Mabel Budzinski
Published January 18, 2017