North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL


November 12, 2008

Mark holiday events on calendar

Gardendale Seniors by Peggy Hoback Clark

The North Jefferson News

Autumn has arrived in its many colored splendor!

Warm sunshine, falling leaves and cool breezes say it is time to go camping. If you are one of those silver-haired gypsies who roam America in an RV, you know what I am talking about — the smell of campfires burning in the evening, music in the air, cool breezes, smiling faces, grills fired up, and no little kids!

Recently, I spent two weeks at a campground on the Tombigbee Waterway in Demopolis. When I arrived, everything was fresh and green. As the days progressed, the trees turned and even the air smelled differently. The blue herons and white cranes squawked in the evening as we sat around a campfire in jackets, singing old hymns. The mosquitoes didn’t get the message that the air was cooler, though.

For the first time in five years, I have been able to take a vacation and not worry or not even give a thought to the senior center. My volunteers are so well coordinated, willing to work together and efficient, I could depend on them to hold things together while I was gone.

Brenda Dingler, Leslie Gurganus, Humphrey Meeks, Margaret Powell, Charlie Rooker, J. B. Salter, Geraldine Simpson, Elbert Walker, Les and Zenith Williamson and employee Linda Byrne did an excellent job of carrying out the day-to-day programs.

I am sure there were others who saw things that needed doing and just took care of them. I can only say a great big “thank you” to all of them. I am so proud of the cohesive and caring group of people who attend our center.

This time of year becomes very busy, and we at the Gardendale Senior Center will be enjoying the holidays.

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