Friday, March 16, 2018

Molly & Elsie had a conversation the other morning when they met up.

Photo shoot

Reggie is headed for the laundry and Duane is backing her up.

Thrashers on Cactus

Parrots in Park

Moving out

Whenever a change happens in the park it creates a crowd. I think they are also called "sidewalk supervisors". We had one go this week. When those mobile homes move it can seem like it isn't even possible. The people who do this for a living are very adept at it and practice makes perfect.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dresses for little girls in Uganda

New idea for pillowcase dresses made from fabric. The middle size and large one will be going to a Uganda orphanage. L to R Irma, Mary , ??, Shirley, Phyllis

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Craft Ladies Luncheon

We lunched at the El Dorado in Weslaco. We really did have more fun than it looks like in this picture!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Zoets 65th anniversary

Mable and Nelson celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary


Saturday we enjoyed the entertainment of LaDawn.

Here are pictures taken throughout the event.

 Doing the Locomotion.

LaDawns family helped her with a song.

 Babe is interested in what grandpa is doing with all those dials and switches

 Joe and Abe doing a YMCA routine

 Eldon , Gerry, LaDawn and Joe

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Annual Memorial Service

Honoring and remembering those Magnolia family members who have passed since the last memorial in March of 2017.

 The memorial committee does a great job of putting the remembrance together each year.

Leslie Cleaveland

                                                                   Mary Pearce

                                                              Nelson Zoet

If you would like to read the obituaries of those who have passed you can click on the link to the 2018 obituaries and the 2017 obituaries.



Wednesday Afternoon 8 Ball Pool League

And the winners are....Magnolia Village.
Dick C., Butch B., Don L., Ray D.

 Don Louks
 Ray Droogsma
 Dick Cleaveland
Butch Brooker

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

FYI- Must Goes

I get a copy of another RGV park meeting report and this was one of the messages. I thought those of you heading back north might appreciate knowing what you can do with your "Must Goes".

“Must Goes” – If you have left-over food items you do not want to take back up north, you may deliver them to the Runn School office. They will accept partial servings of food in disposable containers.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Mary hangs Butterflies

Can I get some help here!!

Larry loves a Little Indian

Ropa Style and Talent Show 2018

Everyone surely remembers that we have some dedicated ropa adventurers in our park. Ropa Usada is Spanish for Used Clothing. There are many warehouses throughout the Rio Grande Valley that clothing gathered in the northern USA find its last landing place before leaving the country. I am not sure about the process from start to finish but we can walk into any one of these warehouses and search through giant mountains of clothing for discarded treasures and pay pennies per pound for them. So our own dedicated searchers find the treasures and puts together a style show in March. It is a big hit. No one wants to go home before the March style show.
The style show and the talent this year was excellent! We all had a very good time.

All of the clothing modeled is from a ropa find.
Kim Hodges

Mary Bruun

Mamie Havelka

George and Jan Panos

Mike J. and George P.


Pat J.

Jan P.

Elaine Misfeldt

Janet Rader

Linda Blees

Jan Brom-Stinchfield

Linda Rogers

Larry E. and Jan P.

Dee Sanford

Leslie Cleaveland

Susan Van Houweling

Linda Blees

Part of the South Texas Whiskey Band-Jay, Dale and Eldon

Duane Ergan and Don Knorr

Chet Johnson

Jan Brom

Mary Pierce

Mike Jordan

George Panos

Pat and Jan

Larry Ergan looking dapper.

Chris Pearce ready for Mardi Gras

Abe Wolfe

Abe Wolfe

Max Pierce

Shirley Benner

 Irma Johnson

Pat Kent

 Gert Trahan

 Dave Bruun
 The Jordan's and the Panos' worked up several features throughout the performance.

Pat and Jan

Insert Butch here : The Women of Ropa gathered 32 hooded sweatshirts for our son who works in an unheated factory in Iowa. Butch modeled some sweatshirts and I became so engrossed in what he was doing that I forgot to get his picture!
Jason says:

"I work at Mid-State Steel in Boone Iowa in an unheated factory.
I wear long underwear and as many as two regular sweatshirts and possibly two hooded sweatshirts.
I am a welder. A big thank you to the ropa ladies of Magnolia Village for stocking me up with 32 hooded sweatshirts. I thank you from the bottom of my warm heart and toasty toes.
Jason Brooker

Roxy Wolfe

Kay Stilson

 A skit with Abe, Larry E., Jay, Dale, and Eldon was wonderfully done!

 Linda and Deral Rogers started us off

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