Saturday, July 18, 2015

Marian French obituary

Marian French

1951 - 2015 | Obituary |  

Marian French Obituary
Mrs. Marian French, age 64 years, resident of Thunder Bay, ON passed away peacefully at home on June 25th, 2015. Born January 15th, 1951 in Fort William, ON. She enjoyed camping, grandkids and travelling. Marian is survived by her husband Alan French; children: Neal Chicoine, Brad Chicoine (Krista), Shelley French (Jason), Kerri French; grandchildren: Brandon, Autumn, Riley, Ryan, Cody, Brianna and great granddaughter Thalia; siblings Yvonne Guillet, Shirley, Bill Hughes, Larry Hosanna, Henry and Eileen Hosanna, Stanley and Margaret Hosanna and David Hosanna. She was predeceased by her "bestest" friend Bonnie Carniato. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on June 30th, 2015 at the Airlane in the Madrid Room. Donations to the Northern Cancer Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Can see them now

Every now and then I "discover" a new and easier way to get pictures from email to the blog. They never work, but I am a stubborn sort that learns the hard way.

More of Kay's 4th pics

Grapefruit and lemons- Don't ask me which is which!

Kay's 4th pictures

New manager Elma's two daughters and grandson
 Dorral's daughter and granddaughters

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad
Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad Recipe

1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed
  1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  2 medium peaches, sliced
  2 medium nectarines, sliced
  1 cup seedless red grapes
  1 cup halved fresh strawberries
  1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  2 medium kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
  2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  1 large Granny Smith apple, cubed
  1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients.
 Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Just before serving, stir in bananas and apple. Combine lemonade concentrate and dry pudding mix; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Yield: 20 servings (3/4 cup each).

From Kay V.

This was a draft from Kay that I did not get posted...till now.

Jim and I took our granddaughter to the park for a busy week!  We couldn't stay any longer because our garden veggies were about ready to harvest.

The grapefruit and lemon trees are loaded with fruit.....also I included a few pictures of us enjoying our 4th of July pot luck.  We really enjoyed the meal and opportunity to see people during the summer.

Update from Kay Voss

We arrived home safe and sound around 3:15 PM today!.....lots of hard driving to get here.  I hope the picture comes thru---the reason we hurried to get back home from Texas!  Peas, cukes, green beans and raspberries.   There were more raspberries on the ground (overripe) than in our pans!   So happy we got here for the first picking of the peas;  we were worried about them.

We had a great time in Texas.   Jim and Breanna went fishing, I went to ropa with Linda!  We had a patio sale and a fun time at the 4th of July party!   We met and visited with our new manager;  a very nice lady.  Breanna drove Larry and Linda's golf cart and visited the pool many times.  Breanna played cribbage with Larry and Jim and really enjoyed ganging up on grandpa....lots of giggles about it.  Breanna and Jim also did some trap shooting.  I weeded and weeded. (lots of rain and heat make weeds)  I also weeded for 2 neighbors, but nobody will notice by this fall, I am sure!  Our tiny papaya sprout grew to a good 5 feet tall in just 2 months!  The weather was warm, but that is why AC was invented.  the cotton is blooming, sorghum is being harvested and corn is drying in the fields.    All for now,  Kay

Monday, July 06, 2015

Summertime Magnolia

From Kay V.

Today, Linda and I went to Produce street ropa....for an hour.  It was hot, but with a good breeze....but an hour wiped us out!  We both got a bag.....mine was $4.40.  WITH our winter discount!!! Ha.  Then home to wash the clothes.
I went to crafts.   11 women there, not counting Doral 4yr old ggdaughter!   Breanna was counted.....Marie Flood gave  crochet lessons.   Jim and Breanna went on Danny B for fishing, they got a nice panful and she came to crafts later.   A good day.   Breanna is in the pool now....she will sleep good tonite.   Larry Kraft and his gdaughter will be here tomorrow.   The kids are  about the same age, so they should have fun.  All for now,  Kay

Thanks Kay for the summertime look at Magnolia Park!


This is Irma's papaya trees

and her Cherry tomatoes have run away from home! 

Mary and Dave? Your lawn needs mowed!

From Kay V.
This is a flower growing in the cement behind Carmen's car!!!!  Just a tiny hole that it is growing out of!!!   Did she plant it there?  Venica   (I spelled it wrong)      like what we have in our front.  I know it spreads easily.  I suppose all the rain helped it grow.    Funny

Barb says:
Does anyone else see the "face" beneath the flowers? Especially the lips.

Jeannie Williams new place.

Next to Ambrose's old spot

Sunday, July 05, 2015

From Susan Van Houweling-

These are the people that joined us for the 4th of July- the Misfeldt's, the Ergen's, Bonnie and her children,Warren Stoner and Randy and Cindy that came to visit us in Texas.

Summer seems to be agreeing with everyone!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

RVing Tip of the Day

Losing (RV) weight begins in the galley
by staff
There is a direct connection between reducing the weight inside your RV and increasing the mileage for every gallon of expensive gas you purchase. Gas may be "cheap" now — but hang on, it can change overnight. Storage space is limited but you can make the best use of the space you have by thinking outside the box or can.

When you shop for groceries and sundries for your home, you can take advantage of sales on bulk items without worrying about the weight and space to store them. In an RV, however, weight decreases mileage and storage is limited.

Think light: Round cans create unusable space and add weight.

Think dehydrated: Can you purchase the same item, such as soup, vegetables or fruit in dehydrated form?

Think square: Most of us have a drawer or shelf full of assorted plastic containers. Swap round containers for square with your neighbors or go to the dollar store. They're inexpensive and you can purchase several sizes for under $10.

Think bags instead of boxes: Cereal is light but bulky. Pour the cereal into a plastic gallon freezer bag (more expensive but stronger with less chance of tearing). Remove the air, seal the bag and it can be stacked just about anywhere.

Think envelopes: Gravy, spaghetti sauce, taco seasoning, etc., can be found in packets. Fill any gaps on your shelves with these small, thin items instead of cans or jars.

Think configuration: Most toilet paper four-packs are stacked two-on-two. Open the package and fill spaces on your shelf with individual rolls. You can do the same with paper towels. Both will help eliminate items rattling on the shelves.

Think size: After you have arranged your shelves and drawers to your satisfaction, you can only replace an item with one of equal size.

Think time: Remember to mark the date and cycle food to the front so items with a short shelf life can be used before expiration.

A little time spent planning now can save weight, space, time and money very soon.

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