By JoAnn Mullen After a perfect summer afternoon with 4th of July games, fun and caricatures at LCG’s Lakeside courtyard and a sumptuous barbecue buffet, our thoughts turn to fireworks. No proper 4th of July would be complete without them. Nighttime arrives and we long to see the magic in the sky: the “Peony” exploding… Read More »
Three takes on the Fourth of July. This year we celebrate the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
By Dave Dana On a July Fourth during World War II, we drove into town to watch the parade. The first things you could see were the flags coming from far away. Our grocer, wearing his World War I Army uniform, carried the big American flag leading a sailor and a Marine who limped. These… Read More »
By JoAnn Mullen Our great granddaughter, Gracie, visited us with her parents. As they headed toward LCG Lakeside lobby, Gracie saw the three flags flying outside our main entrance. “I know what flag that is!” she shouted excitedly. “What flag is it?” her dad asked her. “The flag of our country,” Gracie replied proudly. “And… Read More »
And from the Henry and Daisy File...
By Dave Dana “Hello! I’ve wanted to meet you,” said Daisy to Sandy and Clay Amber, as they sat for dinner. “I hear that you are the team that wrote a famous book about geology.” “Yes, we did,” Sandy said, studying the slate of offerings. “Instead of aquifer, will you share some of our Lodestone… Read More »
Flag Day, Father's Day, weddings - it must be June!
By JoAnn Mullen Flag – a cloth with colors, patterns, etc. used as a symbol of a nation; the history of which tells a compelling story of duty, honor and commitment. LCG will celebrate Flag Day this month with a presentation originally created by the late Les Tenney. Les was a great patriot and collected… Read More »
By JoAnn Mullen My father watched me like a hawk as I grew up. Early on I had put him through his paces. He was there to let some air out of my way-too-ambitious plans. When I talked as if I’d just invented a cure for athlete’s foot, he would cut me down to size… Read More »
By Dave Dana Do you know why brides wear veils? “Here comes the bride” down the aisle, all dressed in white. Her face is hidden behind a veil. Why? Well, it’s commonly held that the groom should not see his bride on their wedding day before they are married. Yes, but there’s much more to… Read More »
By Patty Paulsen Norman Schwartz is a well-known name in the international world of duplicate bridge, but he is also a favorite among LCG residents for directing weekly sanctioned bridge games, arranging tournaments, and teaching bridge classes. As a University of Colorado freshman, he learned to play bridge; at age 17 became the youngest American… Read More »
By Dave Dana In 2007, 40 residents in the San Simeon Room welcomed Major League Baseball Umpire Mike Winters (the son of a resident). He told stories and answered questions about his career over pizza and hot dogs. This kicked off a series of “Sports Night” speakers, which soon was scheduled almost every month. The… Read More »
By Sharon Wood We recently had one of those very special presentations when residents turned out not quite knowing what to expect, but being delighted with what they discovered. It was the amazing Farm-to-Table Food Demonstration, showcasing two fine food suppliers and our superb team of chefs who create the varied menus we all enjoy…. Read More »