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Resident’s Corner

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 »

And from the Henry and Daisy File...

Rocks

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!

History of Our Flag

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 »

Why Brides Wear Veils

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 »

Sports Night

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 »

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