Sunday, January 29, 2017

Johnny Ray Gomez performed at our park yesterday afternoon and it was wonderful! You might suppose because of his name that he was a local boy but actually he is from Omaha Nebraska. He is an accordionist/singer/comedian and is proficient at all three.
My husband, Butch surprised me with the fact that we had seen him perform before in Aurora Nebraska at the country club. I did not remember it at all. We lived in Nebraska from 1975-1979. Gee, I wonder why it slipped my mind! 40 years ago!
Another surprise was we paid $12 to see that show 40 years ago.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

New Managers

 Bob and Sherri Lynn Caudle are new managers of Magnolia Village. We offer  them a warm welcome to our Magnolia family.

Calendar of events

There is a calendar of events at the top of this blog. Would you please look it over and let me know of needed changes? Thank You.

Elmer Will died

Elmer Will, long time companion of Gail Lubinsky and a resident of 201 Pecos last season passed away last night in Minnesota. I will post more information as it comes to me.

Friday, January 27, 2017

2017-First Steak Fry

Dick and Leslie Cleaveland chaired the first steak fry of the season. It went off without a hitch and everyone was served in about 5 minutes time. Here are pictures of the event.
Eldon and Patty finish up their conversation with Margaret

Butch brings in one roaster full of finished steaks.

Duane, Don and Jim tend the steaks.

Dave B. And Dave G. assist.

Myron hands off a roaster full of finished steaks to Butch.

Phyllis B. and Don H. are waiting and wondering what I am up to in taking their photo.

Don and Carol Kiel along with Lil are getting their table setting ready.

Char W. and Karl and Carol Kapke are ready and waiting with a smile.

The volunteers who take on this event do a wonderful and amazing job. They all work together very well.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New managers.....And other stuff

We have a couple in the park who are considering a manager's position here at Magnolia Village. We hope it all works out and if it does we should be getting a formal introduction soon.

Things are always lively around here and now is no exception. The Jam was this afternoon and it brings many people into Allen Hall to listen to the music makers. They can enjoy lunch before it starts and then they get a treat part way through.
And if you plan to burn up all those calories by walking around the village I can tell you the mileage. To walk around the perimeter 2 times it adds up to 1.2 miles. Or if you prefer walking one time on every street you will rack up 1.2 miles. I prefer the every street one. Every bit helps.
Confucious says: It does not matter how slow you go, it only matters that you do not stop.
It is difficult to keep up on all the activities in the park but when you are on your walk you can stop in Allen Hall long enough to check out the whiteboard and see the activities of the day. If there isn't something on that board to interest you, you are not trying!

I am still working on a slide show for Show and Tell Sunday. Watch for the announcement. It will take place in early March.
And here are a couple of photo's from years past.
Taken in Monterey Mexico. Not sure of the year but guessing 2009? If anyone knows for sure let me know.

Quilting has been going on in this park for a long time. None of these ladies are currently in the park but we remember them and their wonderful work. Taken in 2010

Saturday, January 21, 2017

From 2007

I am remiss...

I have been remiss in my blogging duties. But I will tell you what has had my attention. Butch and I have been coming to South Texas and Magnolia since at least 2000. I like to take pictures and in that 17 year period of time, I have taken a very large number of photos. I have been sorting them in preparation for Show and Tell day that happens the first part of March each year. I am preparing a slide show that I will display on a 26 inch (?) TV in Allen Hall. I am looking forward to it.
I may not get to show them all in one day. We are getting older and we lose our attention and even doze off sometimes so we will see how it goes.
I picked out 3 pictures to give a tiny preview and I will continue to do that every week or so until the big day.
Chet taking Chico for a walk.

Sugar cane that has been harvested.

 One year as we were coming south on HWY 281 this HEB truck passed us and we said, "OKAY!!".

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


I know these are blurry but wanted you to know there are always a few giggles during coffee hour.

Many ways to stay...

There are a variety of ways to travel south and stay for the winter and here are a few choices that are staying in our park. The long and the short of it.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Weather report from Greene County Iowa

Weather report from Jefferson Iowa. The Bell Tower made us nostalgic.

This and that

This is the time of year when things settle into the winter South Texas season and people enjoy their activities of choice. The list of things we can do is simply too long for me to tick off here but you can trust that if you land in our park you will find something you like to do.
We are aware that our friends and neighbors we left up north may be experiencing an ice storm this weekend and it reinforces our reasons for being here. Even more so when we learn of falls on slick streets and sidewalks and fender benders with cars and trucks. It has been so long since I have walked on slick surfaces I am not sure I could do it! And what's more, I do not want to!

The weeks fly by with ever increasing speed and soon many of our residents will be participating in the winter senior Olympics. The events are spawned from the activities we all take part in like shuffleboard, beanbags, darts, pool and several different card games. There are playoffs to see who will be representing our park and then the week in February when all the events take place will be when we see who comes out the winners.

And now for something completely different.

I am hoping this link works for you.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vera's Birthday, Part 3

As you can see from all the pictures we've posted, Vera's party was a rousing success. Check them all out and enjoy.

Pics from Sunday-Barb

Peggy is checking in on what Vera wants.

Gold Wing express and Vera. Vera provided the entertainment and they were wonderful.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Vera Salmon's Birthday Party, Part 2

 The next set of photos are of the group as they were performing. They certainly seemed to be having a good time and so was the audience. Stay tuned tomorrow and you will enjoy seeing Vera as she watched and listened.

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