Saturday, March 30, 2019

This and That

We were sorry to have missed the gathering for Don Louks but it was time to head home. I'm so glad Barb posted the information along with the photos. Don was a great mentor for everyone in the pool hall and it's not the same without him.

We left before the first of the mobiles were moved in but Irma has been keeping us informed and I think there are now six of them with four being on Pecos and two on Cottonwood. I am guessing there will be more.

Safe travels to all of you who are on the road or will be on the road shortly. For those heading north in Missouri and Iowa I29 is closed about five miles north of St. Joseph and all traffic is being detoured over to I35 until Des Moines and then I29 west traffic is put on I80. The traffic was no more heavy than usual on I35 even though theoretically there should have been more. In fact, traffic was pretty light all the way home. We had good weather and a tail wind some of the time.

If anyone has something they want on the blog please feel free to send it to me (Deon).

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Don Louks Celebration of Life

Michelle Louks, a granddaughter of Don Louks, hosted the celebration in the pool hall at Magnolia Park. The pool hall was the most perfect place for that celebration as playing pool was what Don was most known for in the Rio Grande Valley.
I am going to make this a little more personal than I usually do because Don made such a big difference in Butch's life. Butch learned so much from him. Don was always the one everyone wanted to beat and now his student is the one to beat.

Many of Don's friends were in attendance. He would have enjoyed the gathering.

Michelle Louks

Butch Brooker

Virginia Archer Obituary




CEDAR FALLS — Virginia L. Archer, 94, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, March 25, at Willow Garden Care Center in Marion.

She was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Fort Dodge, daughter of Fred and Cecil Hazel Heman. She married Jesse “Bud” Archer on Feb. 17, 1946, in Fort Dodge. He died on July 28, 1988.

She was employed in the office at Iowa Sports Supply for 23 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls.

Survived by: two sons, Craig (Diane) Archer of Marion and Todd Archer of Gillette, Wyo.; six grandchildren, Gabe Archer, Leah (Andrew) Franck, Sara Hawe, Kiel (Gena) Archer, Jonathan Archer, Max McGee; and six great-grandchildren, Sylvie, Ronan, Reyna, Nolynn, Ava and Grant.

Preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Franck; four brothers, Sumner, John, Robert, and Richard Heman; and a sister, Anne Pearson.

Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at First Presbyterian Church, with private inurnment in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation for one hour before services at the church. Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family.

Memorials: may be directed to the church.

Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Dorothy Rollins Obituary

Friday, March 22, 2019

Trivia

Here are just a few pictures from Sunday night Trivia. We had a couple of young people play along as you can see in the photos. There will be Trivia Sunday night I think for the last time.







Monday, March 18, 2019

Scotch Doubles

Our in-park Scotch Doubles Pool Tournament ended last Thursday evening. I was hoping to get a picture of the winners but I don't think that is going to happen so I will just list the winners.

Men
Coming in first with 21 games was Don Kiel followed by Keith Gilbertson and Al Gehman both with 19 games.

Women
Coming in first was Deon Spangler with 14 games followed by Darlene Jansen with 9 and Barb Kent with 8.

We all had a good time and the evening was topped off with cake and ice cream. We also want to thank Polly Pruitt, Leslie Cleaveland and Charlotte Nigh for helping with the drawing of numbers, assigning tables and keeping score.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy Birthday to Fred

I think Fred is not going to soon forget his 94th birthday celebration. He came back down here to Magnolia Village after moving up to the northern part of Texas by his daughter in January. Last Friday he and some Magnolia friends celebrated in Mexico and this evening Chris baked a cake to go along with the ice cream. He looks like he is enjoying himself!





Friday, March 15, 2019

Men's Pool Shoot-off

Today was the annual men's pool shoot-off. It was a double elimination tournament so it took quite a while but at the end of the day, Dick Cleaveland took 1st and Dave Greening came in 2nd. There was a great deal of awesome pool shooting by all those involved and we want to thank all who participated and say Congratulations to Dick and Dave.




Monday, March 11, 2019

Officers, Board Members & Doug Black


I took these photos last Tuesday at Coffee but have been working on other things until now. Below in the first photo are the officers and the board members for our Association. We want to thank them for giving of their time and expertise in guiding The Magnolia Senior Citizens Association.

 Board members Don Harper - three years, Kay Stilson - two years and Deral Rogers - 1 year.
 The officers who have agreed to serve are 

Mary Bruun - President, Susan Van Houweling - Vice President, 
Irma Johnson - Secretary and Margaret Schmaltz - Treasurer






 Doug Black who is the Regional Manager for the new owners spoke briefly last Tuesday morning. He talked about moving in $50,000-$60,000 homes to fill in some of the empty spaces in the park and also mentioned several other topics of interest to the residents. It would seem that most residents are taking a wait and see attitude to see what develops for the future of Magnolia Village (Park).


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Baby Pictures

I was asked to put the baby pictures on the blog. I hope I got them all as it was hard to keep track of everyone. I took multiple pictures so have done a fair amount of cropping trying to get them big enough so you can see them and read the captions that were on them. If I left someone off, let me know so I can put them on.








Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Memorial Service

Our annual memorial service for residents who have passed during the last year
 was held Tuesday morning. Mary Pierce and Leslie Cleaveland led the service.
























Don Louks Memorial on March 27th

POOL MEMORIAL AND LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF
 DON LOUKS

FUN POOL TOURNAMENT
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH AT 12 PM
MAGNOLIA POOL HALL
IF YOU’RE ABLE TO PROVIDE A DISH TO SHARE
IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
PLEASE CALL MICHELLE LOUKS
@810-305-3687
DON WAS A LEGEND IN THE GAME OF POOL
IN THE VALLEY AS WE ALL KNOW.
AS HE HAS SHOWN MANY OF US HIS SECRETS.
 I AM SURE HE WILL APPRECIATE US REMEMBERING
HIM IN A WAY THAT WILL MAKE HIM SMILE
WITH US GATHERING AROUND THE POOL TABLE
AND HAVING SOME GOOD EATINGS.
HOPE TO SEE ALL HIS FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES
THAT WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A FEW HOURS
IN HONOR OF MY GRANDFATHER/FATHER.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.

MUCH LOVE FROM THE LOUKS FAMILY!

Monday, March 04, 2019

Ropa Style Show and Announcements

It's been a busy day but I finally have been able to get back to my computer. As a reminder, tomorrow morning, Tuesday, the Memorial Service will start at 9:15 and after that is concluded, we will have our usual Tuesday announcements and the new regional manager for our park is expected to be at our meeting. We hope to see everyone there.

Congratulations to all the officers, board members and chairpersons of each committee/game/event who were elected for the 2019-2020 season. We thank you for agreeing to serve our Association and we also thank the Nominating Committee for their hard work in getting people for all the positions and last but not least, thanks to Gerold Goetz for running the election process. I thought it went exceptionally smoothly and was completed in a timely manner.

Now, on to the style show!

Deral and Linda Rogers lending their musical talents


 Sue Greening showing off her classy denim outfit

 Mamie Havelka in her pretty ropa dress along with a bag that she made

Dave Green telling his fishing "story."







 Notice the pile of clothes on the floor. He had all of those on!

Caroline Eichor in her hooded jacket. It would have been a good thing to have on today.

 Chet Johnson petting his mink stole.

 Larry Ergen - 1, the cable guy.

Shirley Benner in her new duds! Take a close look at the cuff on the pants - really pretty.

 Now, I wonder who this stylish chick is, well I'll be, it looks like Mary Bruun.

And, not to be outdone by his wife is Dave Bruun with a big smile on his face.

Take a close look at the embroidered jacket Cathy Toms is carrying, it's so pretty.

 Goldie Scott found this pretty outfit in the "pile" and the jacket still had the price tag on it.

Well, now I'm not quite sure what to call Abe Wolfe's outfit. How about unique and that rifle he is carrying was handmade by Duane Ergen. It is certainly real looking.


Darlene Jansen shared a reading with us.

 Larry Josie, the cable guy - 2. Funny, both Larrys, the cable guys were looking for a TV to fix.

 Max Pierce found this lime green shirt. If he wears it when out on his bike, no one will hit him because they will be able to see him clearly. I like the hat too!

 I think Polly Pruitt was the "belle of the ball" and look at that big smile on her face. She was having fun and it made me smile just to watch her.

Irma in her Quacker Factory outfit. Irma likes sparkles and she especially likes Quacker Factory sparkles. Take a close look at the bottom of her pants. Lots of sparkles and on her shirt too!

Barb Kent modeling her new ropa outfit. Everything we find in the ropa piles is new to us even though someone else tossed it out.

Well, if you hadn't figured it out, this is Kenton Salmon. I'm not exactly sure what he is!!

Abe Wolfe singing us a tune.

Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Larry Ergen and Chris Pearce





Lil Droogsma makes black and white look spectacular.

Always stylish, Mary Pierce in her lovely red dress.
 
Roxy Wolfe showing us what she found in the ropa pile Roxy really likes the ropa trips.

Leslie Cleaveland in her butterfly top. It's really beautiful!

Marty Harper's outfit and this afghan came right out of a ropa heap. It is amazing what all you can find when you go hunting. It's cheap shopping too.



Dale Eichor and Jay Kelly entertaining us.  You can tell they are old pros at this. It was wonderful.

And then, guess what, Joyce Kelly joined them. More good music from all three. Jay can really play that fiddle and Dale and Joyce were great on the guitars. They can do that again any time.



Darlene Jansen in her beautiful "new" top. Red looks good on you Darlene.

Vera, you are one classy lady in that outfit!

Chris Pearce found a new outfit for an upcoming wedding.

Mary Pierce found another dress, this one yellow and it looks just as good as the red one did.

Let's call this LEGS! Looks like they are all having fun.

Here come the rest of each pair, all blindfolded. They had to find their better half's legs. It seemed to be a struggle for some of them!



Kay Stilson found a pair of pajamas, yes a pair and a pair of booties too.


And then, Kay had one last thing to say and that was . . .Good Night.







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