Our lives now include living at one of the nicest senior communities in the USA. Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, CA. We will still travel in the RV but not full time.

Archive for March, 2014

Sweetheart Dinner Masquers and Methodists

When your church is over 100 years old, you are responsible for the historic building lasting into the next 100 years.  For Pt. Richmond people, First Methodist is a labor of love supported by others in the community.  We hold a junktique sale, put on wonderful concerts,  make and sell Christmas cookies, hold tea parties and so on.  Each event is done with humor, fun sharing times and creativity as well as a lot of work.

One event that has been going on each February or March is the Sweetheart Dinner.  Someone wonderful from the Pt. is chosen and if they accept they ask their friends to come to our dinner. We Methodists are there both working it and enjoying it.  It is a roast.  The Methodists led by Fran Smith creator and organizer and the Pt. Richmond Yaught Club put on a wonderful dinner. But the speeches can be hysterical especially if the honoree is involved with the Masquers Theatre Group.  One such person became the new Sweetheart last Friday night.  Tamara acts and she designs clothes and sets and she organizes like nobody’s business.  And of course the Methodists love these skills as she shares them with us-most recently putting on the Christmas story at the Jazz Christmas Eve Service.  Her friends not only roasted her but shared the wonderful ways she has stood beside them.

I am so  happy to be back enjoying working with my Methodist Family and Friends and was glad to be here for Tamara’s  special nite.

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Old Broads Love Oscars, Victor the Cat and Pink singing Over the Rainbow

My friend Nancy who you have seen before as our RV host in Concord CA in the fall, threw an Oscar Party.  There was Oscar Bingo, Trivia and Popcorn and Theatre Candy in the big boxes.  We did  not care that some of had seen none of them, but guessed on the questions, selected the best movies and loved Ellen and the tweeted photos as well as the pizza guy.  I believe the crowd, big stars and all had fun and so did we.

Now you may not know, but teachers can’t stop talking.  Even with my voice, I could often not get into the conversations.  However, whenever Ellen came on we listened, laughed and loved the fun sweet humor.  Nancy was such a good hostess and Victor the Cat, came in and checked for food then sat at the door looking at it for 15 minutes expecting Nancy to let him out.  The on going power struggle between them keep us all laughing.

photo 3Nancy has some cool decorating going on, Art Decco and modern.  All creatively gathered into a Sears house kit mailed out in the 30’s or so.

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We completely stopped talking for “Somewhere over the Rainbow” sung by Pink.  We loved it and were touched.  We also were pretty cool about Whoopie’s red shoes.

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My friend Anita is in town.  So good to see her.
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So Victor moves through the room, checks us all out-very cool, then goes and waits.

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And waits.

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