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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

Yuma, Arizona             High 65 low 51

Today it rained all morning and into the afternoon. When it finally quit raining, the wind blew hard for a while. After about sunset the wind and rain stopped. It is still a lot better than all the cold and snow back in Utah.

We both have been busy here in our Park. We had another concert and we both help with the quilt class every Wednesday.

We also had what they call open Mic night where anything goes. I have told jokes and others have done skits. We all have fun with this.

This afternoon we went over to our neighbor, Carla's, for a pre-Mobster Dinner. It was for the people dressed in costume for the dinner and for those of us that weren't going. There were a lot of couples that stopped by that were going to the dinner.










This is Tom and his wife Barbara dressed up for the Mobster Dinner. Tom is the one in our Park that thinks up all the new activities. The Mobster Ball has been going on for quite a while (long before Tom).


There were snacks for all and those of us that weren't going stayed around and talked for a while. We all had a good visit and the food was good.

We all had a good Valentines Day and I hope you did as well.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Concert and Craft/Show and Tell

Yuma, Arizona              High 69 Low 51

Last week we went to a Little Richard tribute concert here in the Park. The entertainer went down and chatted with the audience prior to his concert.



He also talked to us during the show. He sang several Elvis songs along with Little Richard. He also sang some Beetles songs.



While he was talking to the audience, he pick on one man, telling him he looked like Kenny Rogers. He also sang some Kenny Rogers songs. Because he told us he lives in Hawaii, some one asked him to sing a Hawaiian song and he sang Don Ho's "Tiny Bubbles".

This is part of our ball room. 
He was a very good entertainer and everyone had a good time.

Saturday there was a Craft Show scheduled at which the things were for sale. Cindy asked a month ago if we could have a show and tell of all the different hobbies and they were put together on the same day.

We had a lot of people there to see what we had on display.

Cindy had asked for two tables (we don't have any way to hang our Quilts). I told her she needed more tables but she thought she could get by with two. She had so many quilts that she could have had her own quilt show and ended up taking 3 1/2 tables. Some of the quilt ladies had signed up and asked for a table and then only had a few quilt to show.



Some of the Craft Items for sale were Wooden bowls, Jewelry, photography, Paintings, and even jams and jelly.







Along with the quilts that weren't for sale, there was pottery displays, stained glass, knitting and jewelry all of which were there to show off.



We had fun showing off what we can do and I hope they do it again.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, January 28, 2019

USA Parade

Yuma, Arizona             High 76 Low 54

The weather today was perfect, not too hot, no wind, and clear skies. It did cloud up later in the afternoon but was still very nice, a lot better than the snow predicted back in Utah by this weekend.

We had a USA parade in our Park. Anyone that was from the USA could be in it.








We had all kinds of costumes if the person or dog wanted to dress up for it.



There was and old VW Beetle and a 1956 Chevrolet in the parade.





Cindy and I (and of coarse Penny) rode on the float. I started out with Penny in her bag, but she got scared of all the commotion, so Cindy had to hold her to calm her down.



We went all the way around the Park and lots of people were out watching.

We all had fun doing the parade. Where else can a bunch of old people have so much fun?

Thanks for visiting. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trivia With A Twist

Yuma, Arizona       High 71 Low 46

Tuesday the wind blew very hard. As a result the air was filled with dust. We couldn't see the nearby mountains. I guess thats because we are in a desert. Today was still a little cool but we are supposed to get a warming trend.

We went to an activity called Trivia with a twist. The Hosts were Tom and Lilly. The theme was the  60s and a lot of the questions were about things that happened in the sixties.


Our flower children.

Tom is the one in the Park that thinks up all the different activity's. Lilly usually help him put them on. The audience seems to enjoy this kind of thing as much as the participants.

There were 9 teams of 3 that were dressed up in some kind of costume and the premise of the first part was based on the TV show Jeopardy.






After answering the question part, the teams were given other tasks to perform, like Pictionary but they drew pictures of a song and the team mates had to decide what song it was and then sing the first part of the song.



One task was to keep balloons in the air without them hitting the floor. They started with 2 balloons and kept adding one more to keep in the air until they had one hit the floor. The person with the most in the air was the winner.


Notice the white balloon going to the floor.

One group had to use a straw to pick up an M&M and place it on a straw placed through  the bottom of a cup and balance the M&M until they got 4 of them balanced.



This was catching ping pong balls in a cup and stacking up the cups untin you used all your cups without spilling cups.

This was one of the outlandish costumes.
Tom's and Lilly's costumes were also pretty wild.

The picture below is a different version of Pictionary. Notice the shows judge dressed up like Judge Judy.


We all had a good time either watching or participating. Tom is always coming up with something new and different.

Thanks for visiting.