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Vol. XX, No. 21 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida June 2, 2007

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00P Pinochle
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
11:00A Mvmt-Health
1:00P Dup. Bridge
7:00P Billiards (L)
7:00P Cribbage
12:30P Ceramics
1:00P Bowling
3:00P Prayer Shawl
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
11:00A Mvmt-Health
7:00P Poker(L)
7:00P Poker (M)
8:00A Aerobics
8:30A Water Ex
1:00P Scrabble
8:15A Coffee
9:00A RT Mtg

CONDOLENCES:   Our deepest sympathy to Jeanne Canfield and her family on the death of her husband and their father, John Canfield (115 Camelot Dr.).   John was very active in King's Gate.   He was 'Santa Claus' for a number of years and he sang with the King's Gate Chorus in Nokomis when Dr. Ketch Morrell was Director, and he participated in many other activities.   They will be missed.   Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43214  or to Home Ranch Hospice (Kobacker House) 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214  or to Singing Buckeyes' Harmony Camp, 3158 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH 43221 in his memory.   Please visit * * to send condolences to the family.

CONDOLENCES:   Jim Aldridge, 296 Camelot Drive, passed away last Sunday, May 27, in Minnesota.   He is survived by his wife, Gwen, his daughter and two grandchildren.   Jim and Gwen are long-time residents of the Club, having moved there in November, 1982.   Prior to that, they were owners in the RV Park.   Jim took part in many activities at the Club, including the Fair and Music Appreciation.   He played tennis with the KGC group for many years, and was an avid golfer and biker.   Jim's vibrant personality will be missed.   Prayers will be appreciated.   Cards may be sent to Gwen at their northern address (as shown in the KGC Phone Book).

THANK YOU:   Greetings from Michigan… Update:   Gloria Whisonant, 285 Ave. of Queens, is recuperating at home in Michigan, and wishes to thank you one and all for all the lovely cards and your prayers.   She appreciates the big family at KGC.   God Bless You All.       Gloria and Vince

THANK YOU:   Last week, I became a proud and fortunate recipient of a prayer shawl.   Thank you very much, girls.   I appreciate the effort that was involved.   It is truly beautiful, and I will cherish it for a long time.       Thanks again.     Rita A. Orzechowski

THANK YOU:  I want to thank everyone who sent cards, phoned and visited me while I was in the hospital.   I'm so very grateful to be home.       Joan Cherwa

NEW DVD in Video Room - "Letters from Iwo Jima".   Received Four Academy Award Nominations.       ---Jean Ickes

TRAVEL:   Any travel needs give us a call.   We pick up our calls daily even if we are out of town.  Have a great summer.       Don & Mary Lou Richmond  94l-484-6807

REAL ESTATE NEEDS YOUR HELP:   Our real estate office is looking for large pieces of furniture for houses that are empty and we are trying to sell.   Empty houses are very difficult to show & sell.   If you have any large item that you are giving away to Blessings or some other charitable organization, please call the real estate office first and see if we can use it.   We will be happy to have it picked up and put to use in our neighborhood.       ---Cheryl Patricca, 468-1476

LABELS FOR EDUCATION:   KGC saves the Labels for Education that are found on certain food products.   If you have some of these, and are in residence here now, you may put them in the container in the back of the Hall.   If you are up north for the summer, please save them and bring then down with you when you come back next fall.   Thank you.

NEW OWNERS:   Welcome to Michael & Judith Maroney who have purchased 212 Princess Ave. They are from St. Clairsville, Ohio.  
Welcome Chuck and Jan Collins who have purchased 47 King Arthur Dr.  They were formerly at 32 Castle Dr.  They are from Tilton, NH.
Welcome to Jack and Linda Varty who have purchased 51 King Arthur Dr.  They were formerly at 50 King Arthur Dr.  They are from Rose City, MI.
Welcome Charles and Jo Ann Fote who have purchased 50 King Arthur Dr.  They were formerly at 12 Castle Dr.   We hope you all enjoy many happy years in your new homes at KGC.

OHIO CLUB:   Need final reservations, don't delay any longer.   July 9th, 2007 in Columbus Ohio at the Buckeye Hall of Fame.   Any questions give us a call.   Anyone that wants a change of pace from surrounding areas feel free to join us, just give us a call   Don and Mary Lou Richmond 941-484-6807.

MAILBOX UPDATE:   Thank you for all the work of Jim Purkey, Jack Varty, Dick Lyford, Don Richmond, Fred and Joy Funk, we now have cement rings around the bottom of our mailboxes.   This will protect them from the weed eaters from our mowing service.

MEMORIAL DAY POTLUCK:   The Memorial Day Potluck was a great success, and a good time was enjoyed by everyone.   Lots of fun, food, prizes, dancing and fellowship.   Thank you to Betty McDonald and Angie Richards, co-chair.   Also thank you to their committee:   Lou and Arlene Herbert and Jessica Prentice who prepared the ham.   Jim Purkey who arranged for the entertainment.   Mary Ann Lyford, Lucille Anderson, Ellie Lambiotte, and Bev Purkey for their great decorations.   Jim Prentice who was the M.C. and gave away the door prizes.   Father Steve for the Blessing.   Wayne Anderson for making the coffee and putting the announcement on Channel 33.   Dee Hicks for the announcements in the Newsletter. And last but definitely not least to Mike McDonald for removing all the trash after the great party.   Thank you all.   


I'm the life of the party … even if it lasts until 8 p.m.
I'm very good at opening childproof caps … with a hammer.
I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.
I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.
I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over and over …
I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not nearly as cute as mine.
I'm so cared for … long term care, eye care, private care, dental care.
I'm a walking storeroom of facts … I've just lost the key to the storeroom door.

Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!

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