The summer season started a little early in Southwest Florida, and that includes the rain. It has become a daily occurrence and our lawns and flowers are certainly showing it. There are only a few residents left to take care of the newly planted flowers and shrubs in the common areas and this will make their job a little easier. The bocce courts are quiet now but the shuffleboard and tennis courts have a regular contingent of players. The pool exercises are left up to individuals who faithfully swim their laps and perform some aerobic workouts several days a week. Watch for the Friday night movies in the clubhouse. President Ray Cameron promises to bring you some of the newer movies available, and you can probably convince him to bring back a few of the oldie but goody flicks of years gone by
After a rough start last Tuesday, bingo finally got underway. The new computer generated game gave Herb Higgins a little trouble and he was ready to go back to the bouncing balls but Ray Cameron came up to the clubhouse and got things going. There were a few grumbles because people were afraid they were going to miss “Dancing with the Stars.” In the end, it was worth the wait. It is so much easier to follow the game on the large screen. Without the noise from the bingo machine, it was as quiet as a church in the hall. That won’t last long. Faye Ellingwood won the layer cake special and Natalie Balzarini won the ever popular letter X. The two-part 15th game had Arlene Henderson with the single bingo and Debbie Gelinas took the coverall. Dave Edwards took home a pocketful of money when he won the big basket. We all enjoyed the birthday cake that Ron Hatch brought to celebrate Rita Gallagher’s birthday.