Saturday, December 31, 2016

Association Business Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Magnolia Village (Park) Senior Citizens Association is scheduled for Monday, January 2, 2017. It is always the first Monday of the month, only Association members who have paid their dues can attend and you must wear your badges. The meeting will start at 9:30 AM in Allen Hall. Please pass this information on and plan to attend.

Happy New Year!

Here we are at the end of another year. One thing we all agree on is that they fly by with ever increasing speed. Most of the winter Texans have arrived by now. A few more will trickle in this next week. A cold spell up north might send more scurrying southbound.
Those who are already here are happily involved in all the activities. It is Saturday morning and a few shufflers (shuffleboard) have walked by on their way to the courts.
It is also New Years Eve and there is a party for all at the pool hall tonight. There will be pool for those who want to play as well as card games or just visiting. People will be bringing finger food too. Look for photos tomorrow...


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016 Part two

Christmas Day:

Christmas 2016- Part one

Christmas Eve:
Linda Rogers volunteers in the kitchen on Christmas Eve

Erv and Hollie Hagen made it to Magnolia in time for the Christmas eve festivities.

 When I took the stage for a reading, I took advantage of my perspective and snapped a couple of photos. Some people from up north like to look over the pictures to see if they can find old friends or family.

The gathering of the Twelve people for the twelve days of Christmas was a bit chaotic but they managed to pull it together.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Day Memories from 2005

This was Christmas snow on Christmas day of 2005. First snow on Christmas day in the 100 plus years of record keeping. It was a very memorable Christmas. Frank, my hairdresser at the time, said he and his siblings had never seen snow so they got up at 3:00 am and went outside to play in it. He said they stood in awe and merely looked at it for the longest time.
Here are some pictures from that momentous day.

 Jim and Kay Voss

62 Peach street

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Coke Truck

These fellas in the park making vehicles from soda cans are becoming very proficient.

Their big car that we all saw in the parade will be featured in the car show in McAllen next month. I will get the exact dates and post them soon. This is a big feather in their cap as not everyone gets accepted.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday is Jam day

And no, we do not mean cherry or strawberry! We mean musical jam. The people who like to musically jam and the people who like to watch, listen and tap their toes to the beat make their way to Magnolia Village and Allen Hall .
In addition, a tasty lunch is offered at a reasonable cost ($5.00). The menu and the chef changes but the same people come and enjoy. Today's chef was Joe Bleess and the menu was BBQ Pulled-pork sandwiches, Mashed potatoes and gravy and either mixed veggies or green beans. Very Tasty indeed!
Sue Greening, Doris Nelson and Joe Bleess.

Three Shiners

These three people have had accidents in the past week! Myron and Bob were in a two bicycle pile-up while the third was a single bicycle accident. Come on guys, "caution" is the word of the day!
Pictured are Bob Dick, Joe Bleess, and Myron Van Houweling

Monday, December 19, 2016

We heard from Eula

"I so enjoy the letters and pictures of Magnolia.  Really enjoyed the parade pictures.  Saw some new faces but lots of ”older” ones. Sounds like your weather has been less than perfect.  It was –14 yesterday but warmed up to 2 this morning.
I am so thankful to be all settled in a nice warm environment.  I would love to see you all again but no that’s not to be, have to stay close to Dr,
We had our family Christmas early so Gwenda could head to Lemon Tree for the winter.  After a rough winter last year she is feeling better this year, especially since becoming a great grandma the 1st of November so you know what that does to me.  We were all together for Christmas all 8 grandchildren, 12 greats, and now 1.  They all live in Iowa so get to see them oftener than a lot of you do.

So enjoy the letters etc.  Merry Christmas to you ALL."

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Decorating

Be sure to read the whole story...

"Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations.
The bad news is that I had to take the dummy down after 2 days.
I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever but two things made me take it down.
First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.
Second, a 55-year-old lady grabbed the 75-pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake person until she climbed to the top (she was not happy).
By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard."

Ray Droogsma's Christmas Present

Snipped from Facebook- Tim Droogsma posted this on Facebook and I thought it would interest Ray's Magnolia Family.

"As many of you know, my dad - Ray Droogsma - was a butcher by trade, who owned a slaughterhouse and meat processing plant. But many times over the years I heard him say that if he hadn't been a meat cutter he would have liked to run heavy equipment.
This year Ray and Lillian Droogsma left their winter home in Texas and came north to spend Christmas with family, and our gift to him was the chance to make his heavy equipment operator dream come true. Thanks to the great guys at Extreme Sandbox, south of Hastings, Ray was able to spend time today learning to run - and then operating - a large excavator. He figured it out right away and in 30 minutes he looked like an old pro. Merry Christmas, dad!"

Crafters take a look

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Parade watchers

Last Thursday we enjoyed our annual Christmas Parade.
Willow Street watchers Dick and Leslie Cleaveland

Karl and Carol Kapke, Char Nigh and Darlene Jansen

Rose street Watchers-Naoma and Eugene Pratt

Max and Mary Pierce

Pecos Street Watchers- Jim and Jan Rader, Mike Jackson, Jackie Dobson, Micky Buckles and Genevia Jackson

Char and Tuffy Wolfrom

Bob Pridy

Randy & Jo Hinkle

Don and Marty Harper, Sharon Hvam, Chris Pearce, Doris Nelson, Joe LaPointe

Elaine and Ron (Spike) Wingert

Karen and Dennis

Deon, Jim and George

A spot of color

Dave Greening, Lloyd Linn, Sue Greening and Lavon Linn

Kay and Bill Stilson, Butch, Donn Gordon, George and Shirley Meirhoff.
Linda Kraft

Jim and Kay Voss sweet potato vine. Jim better heal fast so he can get it cut back before it takes over!

Mary Knorr

New people on Lime Street

Andy Harper

Ron Daigle, Carmen Friesen, Dewayne Friesen, Cynthia Daigle

Pat, Mike and Susan

Chet, Shirley and Irma

Decor on Magnolia Street

Margaret and Don Schwartz

George and Shirley

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