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Resident’s Corner

Unforgettable Teachers

September and school seem to go together. So our writers created a wonderful and diverse collection of memories of experiences with teachers. Doug Strole: Consummate Artist/Teacher By JoAnn Mullen A superior teacher demonstrates; a master teacher inspires. Doug was both. He began teaching here at La Costa Glen shortly after he moved into his home… Read More »

Seven Steps to Wisdom

Contributed by Mahendr S. Kochar, MD Wisdom has many definitions. It is a combination of intelligence, expertise, experience, empathy and good judgment. The wise use their wisdom for the betterment of themselves, their family, community and beyond. I suggest those interested in becoming wise earlier in life take the following steps: 1) Get education, find… Read More »

August Celebrations

By JoAnn Mullen Some folks say that August is the longest month of the year because there are no major holidays. I beg to differ. If you are looking for something to celebrate, look no farther than Saturday, August 5, when we celebrate National Mustard Day or Wiggle Your Toes Day on the 6th. S’mores… Read More »

The Simple Life

By Pat Grant Recently my grandson came by for lunch. “How do you like La Costa Glen now you’ve been here awhile?” he asked. I replied, “I love my new home with its view of the nature preserve, and the pleasure of having people around—I’m very happy here and feel safe.” He thought about that…. Read More »

Exotic Animal Encounter

By JoAnn Mullen Armadillos, kookaburras, and alligators, oh my! Provided by a private animal shelter and new for our Fourth of July pleasure this year, we petted the critters, learned about their characteristics and heard their cries and calls. Fanny, the ferret, was albino and a carnivore. She was soft and inquisitive. Larry, the kookaburra,… Read More »

Lights, Camera, Action!

By Pat Grant Nothing to do? How to make life interesting and fun? Never fear. The resident Activities Committee is here. This committee, chaired by Barbara Kimball, makes life better as the residents meet with Michele Chaffee to consider the past, present, and future of LCG Activities. Activities cover a wide range of interests like… Read More »

Three takes on the Fourth of July. This year we celebrate the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Bombs Bursting in Air

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 »

July Fourth

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 »

Budding Patriotism

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 »

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