Unit Happenings

Unit 3-S Big Game Tailgate Party

Football fans of unit 3-S got together for a tailgate potluck party on the Sunday of the big game at the home of Ed and Laurie Lynch. To celebrate the winning team, everyone brought their favorite tailgate food or a food that is popular in the team’s home city. After watching the exciting game, the party went on until the wee hours of Sunday night. It’s great to be retired!

Bob and Brenda Seaman were great Valentine’s hosts. Photo by Mary Gelinas.

Bob and Brenda Seaman were great Valentine’s hosts. Photo by Mary Gelinas.

Unit 17 Loves to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Mary Gelinas

Valentine’s Day was celebrated by unit 17 with a potluck supper at the home of Bob and Brenda Seaman. Hearts and flowers decorated the tables to create a Valentine’s setting. After hearty helpings of salads and casseroles, no one could turn down tasting the decadent Valentine’s desserts.

A big thank you goes to Bob and Brenda for creating such a lovely setting. The unit 17 calendar has been filled by owners who are willing to host the potlucks and hors d’oeuvres parties, which everyone loves.

What’s next? In March the unit will celebrate the Life is a Leprechaun hors d’oeuvres party at the Koshaks. On Sunday, April 19, Life is a Beach, our annual spring fling, will be held at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. Details will be sent out in an email flyer.

Unit 27 Activities

Sue Case

Our unit’s Dine Around coordinator, Fira Stout, helped us start the year out right by organizing a dinner outing to White Stallion Ranch. A working dude ranch, the White Stallion also offers a BBQ Buffet. On Jan. 21, 22 unit 27 cowboys and cowgirls dismounted from their cars onto the ranch’s property. First, they moseyed up to the bar, which had actual saddles for bar stools. Then they enjoyed the BBQ ribs and chicken buffet, alongside the ranch’s dudes. After dinner, a real cowboy entertained the group with pistol and rope tricks, even lassoing one of our neighbors, a rider himself. It was a fun night, except for the rain, which kept some less hearty folks away.

The first Snack and Chat of the year was hosted by our chief host couple, Jan and Ron Talbot, on Jan. 25. The weather was brisk, but many folks spent time out on the patio, where the bar had been set up, as well as indoors, where the food was located. Everyone must have returned from holiday vacations, as the turnout was very good. As each couple brought a dish to share, the food supply was ample, as well as varied. It was fun to catch up with our respective neighbors while overeating!

Our unit representative, Jeff Depka, has announced that the unit 27 block party will be held on Saturday, April 18, and will be coordinated jointly by Ron and Linda Bouchard and Glenn and Marty Fisher. They are asking for unit 27 residents to volunteer to help at this event. These events are always lots of fun.

Judy Duran and her elephant.

Judy Duran and her elephant.

Unit 30’s Annual White Elephant Exchange

Joyce Sutay

Libations, dinner, and laughter filled the Sonoran Room of MountainView this past January, far surpassing previous year’s celebrations. All the gifts were wrapped and the hit and miss choices were hysterical. The best draws and exchanges seemed to focus on Jack Daniels and a variety of elephants!

Unit 48 News – Annual Super Supper

Madelaine Salas

What do cold January evenings, “The Big Game,” Valentine’s Day, and Unit 48 have in common? Yes, you guessed it: unit 48’s annual “Super Supper,” held Jan. 31 at the SaddleBrooke One Activities Center. It was cold-ish; it was two days before The Big Game; Valentine’s Day was two weeks away; and unit 48 was hungry for soup. This annual event is always a hit. Many soup-makers volunteered their cooking talents and the Social Committee helped fill out the menu with breads and desserts. Tables were decorated with a Valentine’s theme. (I personally cleared our table of most of its candy Kisses.) A 50/50 raffle was held. We welcomed new residents Bob and Mary Tarney and John and Eileen Hanson. Thanks go to Patti Elgersma and Sandi Cooper for hosting this fun event, to all the soup-makers who helped make it possible, and to the clean-up crew volunteers.

Life is great in 48!