On a warm, beautiful summer day we had 21 classmates present at the Golden Corral for a leisurely lunch. 
Shirley Holdren Smith shared with us many ways to stay healthy, and stressed that getting enough sleep is very important.  If you get the sleep that you need you will lose two pounds per year.  I am certainly all for that! 
Shirley Smith is one busy gal trying to keep up her properties, and do a huge landscaping job.  Shirley and two others will be working on landscaping and planting many plants that they just bought for one of her properties.  Remember to get plenty of sleep, Shirley, and don't overdo it.
Gwen Moore Curry led us in the blessing, and then the talking did not stop until I left at around 2:00 PM while others stayed to chat longer.
We learned the sad news that Ron Rickett is suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.  He wanted this shared with his classmates.  We want him to know that our thoughts, prayers, and good wishes are with him and his family.  We all signed a card to be sent to him.  Hang in there, Ron!
Pat and Jim Burkhart had a wonderful time on their cruise to the Bahamas and Caribbean, and Jim continues to love golfing.
We had one-first timer, Shirley Christian Williams.  I didn't get a chance to talk with Shirley, and my goal is to get better acquainted with some of my classmates whom I don't know very well.  Shirley is one.  We hope to see her back many more times.  I haven't had a chance to talk with Margie Robinson McNairy except briefly, Janet Flowers Stableton, Ida Hern Labaki, Sandy Tuttle Adams along with several others attending the lunch bunch.  Sondra Hickman Philip always brings her sister-in-law, Evelyn, and we enjoy having her with us.  Sondra's husband is continuing to do well.
Nancy Carter Gildersleeve arrived from out of state in Ohio last week.  She is staying with Jane Peugh Caldwell on her visit back to Ohio.  We enjoyed having her at the lunch.  Welcome back Nancy.  Barbara Baughman Williamson, Jane, Cornelia, Joann Patterson Cooper, and I are having lunch with Nancy in Worthington tomorrow to do more "catching up."
Bob and Jean Ross were missed today.  We hope that Bob's shoulder is better and they are both out having fun golfing.  We had many not attending today that usually do, and we missed them all.  Gerald Roberts was missed as was Sis and David Roberts, Maryanna Fenton, Judy Gormley Matchett, Nancy and Harold Fawcett, Glenn McCutcheon, Roger McGlade, Doug Palmer, Anita Ropeter Coffey along with several others and all of you "out of town and out of state classmates."
Martha Elliott Pettry entertained us today on her way out, but you have to attend to find out what she did.  Today she was in red, white and blue, looking very chic and was leaving early to play bridge.
Carolyn Balog Waite was not present today but said "Hello" to everyone. 
Martin, my husband, commented on the way home that I have some very intelligent classmates!  Why would he think otherwise?  He was the only male sitting with eight women, and he enjoyed every minute of it.  I can't get him to stay home when I am going to the lunch bunch!  Hummm.
"Remember that a goal properly set is halfway met, but a goal without a plan is little more than a wish."  Johann Reuchlin
I was told by Martha Pettry that this is just for the women to read.
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
The girl said, 'NO!'
And the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, dancing, camping, drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to cook, did whatever the heck she wanted, never argued, didn't get fat, traveled more, had many lovers, didn't save money, and had all the hot water to herself.  She went to the theater, never watched sports, never wore friggin lacy lingerie that went up her ass, had high self esteem, never cried or yelled, felt and looked fabulous in sweat pants and was pleasant all the time.   THE END
Then Martha shared with us that she will not be attending the lunch bunch next month because she is having bridge at her home on that day.  She said she told Chuck two months ago all the woodwork she wanted replaced, and all the odd jobs he needed to get done before the "girls" come over. 
So it kind of sounds like some of us (me included and Martha) need a man around the house for all kinds of things.  And remember guys, no husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes or any of the jobs that his wife wants completed.
Continue to have a fantastic summer and meet back with us at the Golden Corral on Tuesday, August 14 at 11:30 AM.  We hope to see you then.
Martha K. Roberts Cannon