SLR Koffee Klatch Newsletter
May 25, 2009
Coffee and donuts: Greta and Dick Dain, Compliments of Don & Judy Luko in memory of their 53rd Anniversary last week.
Master of Ceremonies: Chuck Seely
Sound: Dick Dain
Marion Morrison is doing very well following her shoulder surgery. They will be going to their northern home shortly.
Phyllis Seely had hernia surgery last Wednesday. She is coming along nicely, but is still quite weak. Cards may be sent to the local address in the directory.
Juanita Westover is not doing well at all. She is still in a lot of pain. Juanita enjoys the cards Saddlebaggers send. We can continue to send cards to the northern address in the directory.
Kay Smith is still in the Life Care Assisted Care Facility in Winter Haven. She is not expected home any time soon. Cards may be sent to her there at 1510 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven 33884.
Joyce Belanger thanks all for the love and support sent their way during her and Roger's illnesses. She also thanks the Saddlebag community for the many expressions of sympathy following Roger's passing.
A Memorial service will be held for Jesse McKnight on May 30th at Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home in Waynesville, Ohio.
Please remember our Saddlebag friends with prayers, cards and phone calls.
Saddlebag Sunshine Lady
863-696-1111 email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
And now for the Good News:
Birthdays: George Lee, Ro Seiss
Anniversaries: Ed & Joyce Angrist, 56yrs and Bryce and Marsha Fuday, 36yrs.
Leaving: A lot of hands went up when asked who were leaving.
New Owners: None
Our water level this morning is 98 feet and 2 and 3/4 inches. Last Week our water level was 97'6 1/4"
Grannies Attic is open on Mondays from 9:30AM to 4PM. Please donate only items in clean working condition that you might purchase yourself. Sorry, no analog TV's of any size. Thank you for your support from your committee and the crew.
Potlucks every Friday at 5PM.
Nancy Balch, 9 Silver Doctor
696-1219 email address: email@example.com
Garden Club: May 26th at the Memorial Garden -- 7AM. A lot of work is being done and everyone should be surprised when they get back.
Post Office: Starting May 9, hours are 9:30 AM -- 10:30 AM
CHUG will be meeting on Friday May 29th, Same time as usual.
Memorial Day Potluck: Contact Madeline Conway, May 25 at 4PM.
Pictorial Directory: The directories are now available for pickup at the Woodruff Residence. This was well done. It has a hard cover.
Michigan Reunion: Frankenmuth, MI on July 30,31 and August 1. Anyone interested in receiving signup information and I don't already have your email or mailing address, please send it to Lori Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 989-652-2853.
High Speed Internet Access: Nothing new to report yet, but it is still being monitored.
We had a nice program this morning, to honor all veterans. This was setup by Judy Luko. An honor guard, consisting of Don Luko, George Lee, and Bob Trombley presented the Flag. Some singing was done with help from Betty Adkins on guitar. The following poem, was written and read by Martha Woodruff.
Memorial Day -- as children we cheered
To enjoy a day off of school
We marched in parades and listened to bands
And picnicked and opened the pool
We'd wave our flags as the bands went by
And helped to plant flowers on graves
But we wondered why sadness was hidden beneath
The pleasurable mood of the day
And so as we grew, we learned the real truth
About what this day should recall
Our history books brought the past to life;
We heard stories from vets who saw it all
We read about valor and brave acts of courage,
Of solidarity and following orders.
We heard stories of friendships and lives that were lost
While trying to save someone's borders.
Our soldiers helped and World War I over there.
In World War 2, they pushed Hitler back.
Then our went to Korea and North Vietnam,
The Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
And throughout it all, living just day to day
They faced their enemies and their fears.
They fought bravely, stoically and courageously;
Left with good and bad memories for years.
America's veterans have all served her well,
Each made sacrifices while they served.
The navy and coast guard, air force and army,
The marines and our local reserves.
So we should remember these brave men and women;
The veterans who each played their part.
On the last Monday in May, each American should stand,
And salute them with hand over heart.
This newsletter is intended to inform everyone with an email address about what is happening here in SLR during the summer.
Until next week: Best Wishes, and God Bless. Anyone having any comments, observations, or email address changes, please emails Bob Trombley at email@example.com.