||Lunch Bunch Oct. 10, 2006
Lunch Bunch met at 11:30 at the Golden Corral
and had a very good attendance of about 30 people. Nancy Cohen Fawcett
blessed the luncheon with a prayer. Shirley Holdren Smith was present,
looking very young and refreshed after her recent cancer treatments and
cruise of the Eastern Seaboard. Sis and Dave Roberts and Judy Gormley
Matchett accompanied Shirley on the cruise. They didn't have good
weather but enjoyed seeing the cities and coastal regions of the
Shirley read an inspiring poem and later handed out forms requesting
prayer needs of those having ailments or other issues.
We had 5 people attending from out of state: Carl and Becky Factor from
New Jersey, Tom and Mary Ellen Hale, and the Hale's daughter Cynthia
Nicholson from Michigan. Cynthia took lots of pictures, which have been
We were all glad to see Gerald Roberts and hope our company
will help his recovery from his recent loss of Jenilee. MaryAnna Clapper
Fenton was also in attendance and we all enjoy her presence as a friend
and representative of Jack. We consider MaryAnna to be an adopted
classmate, which gives her unique status as member of two classes, ours
and her own class of 1956. It would be wonderful to have more
non-classmate spouses attend. We almost enticed Ron Ketcham, who had
been visiting in Ohio for a few weeks, but he got homesick for his new
home in Arizona and returned before our Lunch Bunch date.
Carl Factor set up dinner for a few of us Tues. evening and it quickly
grew into a wonderful group of about 18 classmates who had a great time
at the Eagle Sticks restaurant. Pictures of the dinner group have also
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those classmates having health
problems. Shirley had very good results from her recent treatment
session, with noticeable shrinkage of the tumor on her shoulder and
reduction of discomfort. She will soon go back for assessment regarding
further treatment. Martha Kay Roberts Cannon was unable to attend
because she is caring for her brother, Ken, who is struggling with lung
cancer. Donna Frame Swope is finishing up therapy for her knee surgery
and preparing to have similar surgery on her other knee. Dave and Sis
Roberts were absent due to a problem Sis is having that may be caused by
internal bleeding. The "gold" in the golden years is certainly tarnished
by our health problems.
As I sit writing this from my home in Michigan and looking out the
window I see a snow blizzard with snow starting to stick on the ground.
Winter will be soon upon us. No problem for those like me who enjoy
winter activities. Time to head for Florida for those who don't.