We have slipped right into June, the month of commencements and weddings. Many of our neighbors were heading north to enjoy these festivities. Those who stayed behind rounded out the month of May with a Memorial Day picnic in the park. The grill was loaded with hamburgers and hot dogs and attendees brought side dishes to complete the menu. At 3 p.m. the group joined in the national moment of silence in remembrance of those who died while in the service of our country. The festivities continued and everyone had a good time.
Bobbi Adams collected all of my information on bingo, shuffleboard and euchre last week. Tuesday evening Nick Pappas took a turn at operating the new bingo game. By the time the rest of us return, the regular callers will have it down pat. Mary Merchant made a return to bingo and won the first special, the small picture frame. Debbie Gelinas had a very lucky night beginning with the letter X special. Debbie Merchant and Evelyn Norton won the first half of the 15th game. Kay Hadam and lucky Debbi Gelinas split the coverall. Bonnie Gunsallus finished out the night by winning the big basket. That will come in handy when she takes her trip up north this week.
Wednesday evening was a busy one in the clubhouse. There are no regularly scheduled potlucks but Carolyn and Don Owsley and several friends decided to continue on their own and had an enjoyable time. The euchre players had a small group and Edith Davidson was the winner at cards and the door prize. Bob Rehm claimed the booby prize. I missed the results from the 20th and Faye Ellingwood, Don Owsley and Bob Rehm were the winners with Sharon Wright receiving the booby prize.
The Wednesday night shufflers are back in force and had seven participants. Helen Blessing and Edith Rieve joined last year’s group and took the first game. Eileen Eagan and Pat Keener were overall winners for the night. As you can tell, there is no reason to sit home by yourself on Wednesdays.
Next on the Friday night movie list is “Mall Cop,” a comedy. We can all use a good laugh at least once a day, so get your popcorn and beverage of choice ready and join the group of 35 to 40 neighbors who already have discovered this summer bargain. Let’s keep this fun evening on the calendar.
I missed Bert Leipzig’s birthday on June 1. I hope he had a happy birthday.Surely, with all the couples in the park, we have a few June wedding anniversaries. I know of three in mid June. Many couples were married during the WWII years when the month wasn’t as important as the event itself. June became popular as a wedding month again after the war years. Let me know if you chose this month so we can congratulate you.
I received word that Miriam Siegel passed away on May 27. Sadly, she did not have much family outside the park but several SCV neighbors kept her company over the past couple of years. Cheryl Schaub was especially good to her and made sure to include Miriam in many park activities she would have missed. We have lost quite a few residents in the past year; maybe we can plan an old fashioned wake to celebrate their lives when the throngs return. I always hear great stories about these departed friends.
You would think that Sonny and I were traveling by horse and wagon instead of motor home considering how long it has taken us to get back to Ohio. While we are anxious to see family, it is a return to reality including grass mowing, home repairs, doctor visits, etc. Oh, for a quick return to the joys of living in Spring Creek Village. In the meantime I’ll keep up on Bonita Springs local news by reading it online at mybannerhub.com.