Citrus Park: Glued to the television set, cheering for the Phillies

It’s that time of the year, when we put our regular TV shows on hold while we are glued to the baseball games. The card playing in the recreation hall found many eyes periodically checking the scores of the series games on the big screen TV. I wonder how many players had their straying concentration affecting their card playing.

Every time I watch the exuberance of the players as they gather together after they have won a game, I picture in my mind the great picture on the cover of “The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant,” a book that was written by Robin Roberts and C. Paul Rogers III. It brought back many fond memories for me, as I have been a rabid Phillies fan and had some mutual connections. Little did I think that, in retirement, I would have a Phillies player in that picture as a friend and neighbor in Citrus Park. When the Phillies won the series, Paul Stuffel, who was on the pitching roster, was right in the mix of this celebration. It must have been an unbelievable experience to be part of that championship team. Paul received a lot of ink in the book, too. I hope the Phillies repeat this year.

We’re anticipating a greater utilization of the conference room now that a wall was taken out and we have more space. Our bridge instruction class is especially looking forward to meeting there and not having any interruptions to their program. Duplicate and couples bridge will also enjoy the isolation.

If you have ever wondered who was the rich, mellow sounding voice behind the TV ad for Hodges University, it is one of our favorite performers, Joe Turner. We look forward to welcoming Joe at our first dinner dance of the season in the clubhouse on Saturday, Nov. 7. We always appreciate the variety of music he provides with his wide vocal range. Get ready for a hopping good time as you renew friendships and make new friends at our Saturday dinners. We look forward to Skiff’s scrumptious ham, too. Stop by the activities office and buy your tickets. You may as well pick them up for the entire month, as you don’t want to miss out on the good times as well as a real bargain.

The Halloween Spooktacular dinner and dance will be held on Saturday night. Tickets must be purchased for this event at the Citrus Park Grille. Join in the fun, be creative and come up with spectacular costumes. The K-Tones will keep the party rolling. You will add to the festivities, so get your tickets today.

Comcast will be serving up hot dogs on Friday, Nov. 6, so plan on seeing their reps that day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. They will be set up by the ball field.

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