Jay Clayton Wilson
STC is very proud of Rufus Renfrow who is turning 90 (that’s 90) years young and still plays intense tennis several times per week. How does STC honor a guy like Rufus? By having a patio party, of course.
Debbie McGeehan, Tina Huber, Brenda Harried and Nancy Hunter are as avid for the game of tennis as they are for making STC the favorite club at SaddleBrooke. They organized and advertised the Rufus Renfrow birthday party and arranged for Al Bush and Bob Johnson to provide our favorite refreshments at the bar.
Lots of club members attended the party because they knew Rufus as a friend and USTA championship tennis player. Perhaps they did not know that Rufus grew up as a horseman, a cowboy, became a silver medal skier, brewed Coors Beer and evolved into an engineer. Don’t get him started on his flamboyant biography because he’ll just shuffle his feet and grin as if those experiences were ordinary. But glance into his eyes. You’ll see a burning desire for excitement and excellence. That’s the real Rufus.
Now, Rufus couldn’t just meet a beautiful girl and marry her like the rest of us did. No. He had to have a unique story to tell about his wife, Judie. Here is how he describes it. He was on a fabulous cruise ship. Sounds like James Bond. His mother was sharing a cabin with a girlfriend on the very same ship. Rufus expressed no particular interest because the girlfriend was probably his mother’s age. Well, not hardly. His mother’s cabin-mate turned out to be a beautiful young lady, Judy, and Rufus took full advantage of this unique situation by marrying her. Who woulda thought?
Rufus, like a few other STC members who are in their 80s and even 90s, is active proof that STC is dedicated to the health and happiness of all SaddleBrooke residents. What a way to enjoy life. To see Rufus’ birthday party video, follow this link: https://youtu.be/sEGcQtrSsqs
You can join us, even if you are only a 50 year old youngster or something like that. To join us, just call Connie Kacer, membership chair (825-7585) or the STC office (825-0255). It’s that easy.
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