Friday, August 24, 2012

Bunco Night

The 4th Wednesday of the month is our usual Bunco night here in Rancho Grande MH Park; except for November and December, then it may be a different night so it doesn't interfere with the holidays. We play in the clubhouse.
Betty is the hostess for August. She decorated the food table with a pretty purple table cloth, lavender napkins and purple flowers.
These four ladies started out at Table number one. From the left is Millie, Lillian, Joan and Marge. Marge and her various partners had a lot of wins, so she was able to stay at Table #1 for a long time.
Starting out at Table #2 is Yvonne, Barbara, Fran and Lorraine.
These four ladies rushed over to Table #3 because they said there is only one way to go from there: UP.
From the left is Betty, Pat, the other Yvonne and the other Barbara.
Of the 12 women who play, 9 of us live in the park. It's a good group of friends. We don't really play for money. It's only $4.00 to play once a month. There are money prizes for the most Buncos, the most wins, (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), the most losses and whoever has Rover at the end of the night. That red blur in Barbara's hand is Rover.
These pictures didn't turn out too great!! Sorry Ladies.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Estate Sale Committee Bar BQ

Earlier this month George and Sue hosted a Barbeque in their back yard in Winton for the Estate Sale Committee from the Atwater United Methodist Church.
Their huge yard was the perfect place to have such a gathering.
We wandered around in the yard and found fruit trees of all kinds, peaches, apricots, nectarines,cherries, several kinds of citrus and even a walnut tree.
The food table was filled with salads, beans, veggies, beverages and a desert table.
Our host, George, in the bright blue shirt cooked the hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill. Al and Don are on the left.
Some of the guests visited in the back yard before the food was ready.
Sitting on the patio by the pool is Lily, Leesa and Kathy. The tall sunflowers were very pretty.
Caught our hostess, Sue as she wandered around making sure everyone was having a good time.
Here is Juanita, Wilene and Diane enjoying their delicious meal.
After eating their dinner, people lined up with bowl in hand to get the delicious homemade ice cream.
And here is Don dishing up the wonderful ice cream he made that afternoon.
A great ending to a delightful evening.
I didn't get a picture of everyone. I think there were about 30 people there. The weather was perfect, not too warm. It was a beautiful setting by the pool with lots of pretty flowers.
We all had a great time.
Thank you George and Sue for hosting the annual barbeque this year.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Winton Tombstone Photos at flickr

This is a picture of the Fountain of Serenity located in front of the office at the Winton District Cemetery. I hadn't been to the Winton Cemetery for about 3 years, so this was the first time I saw this fountain. It's a very nice addition to the cemetery.
For quite a few years I've had pictures of tombstones on my computer that I used to upload to the California Tombstone Project, but they quit updating that website several years ago.
I was disappointed because I still had a lot of pictures to send them.
I thought about doing a website, but decided that was too difficult so decided to upload them to flickr. I have a pro account at flickr but didn't want to mix up the tombstone pictures with the Winton Old Timer pictures and others.
I set up a second pro account under the name of Winton Historical Society and uploaded the tombstone pictures there.
You can see them here. There are more than 350 pictures there so far. More will be added each month. A few of the photos will be replaced with better pictures. (I hope) There is a set (folder) for each letter of the alphabet with surnames beginning with that letter to make it easier to find the name you are looking for.
Here is a link directly to the sets. After clicking on the set, you can click on detail and view them that way instead of clicking on each individual picture.

I may start taking requests, but I would only go to the cemetery once a month. So, it may take a while to get the picture you want uploaded to flickr. The email you can use is

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1, 2012

I couldn't resist this cute cup and saucer flower pot that I found at Atwater's Wal-Mart. The little Begonia plant needed to be
re-potted anyway.
I've been enjoying the Olympics, especially the gymnastics. The five little U.S. girls are so cute and did so well, getting the Gold Medal.
I've been updating my mother's side of the family. Cousins sent in their updated information by email and I typed it into Family Tree Maker; making family group sheets and descendant charts and sending them back out. It's been very interesting. I'm glad a couple of my cousins suggested it. I'm going to send an updated gedcom file to the California Mennonite Historical Society next week so we can get our updated information in the next (Grandma 7) CD. They plan to have the new CD available September first.
Today is a milestone for one of my granddaughters. She got her first Radiation treatment today. Finally. She's had a long wait, partly because her health insurance didn't approve the type of treatment that she needs. Too bad doctors aren't allowed to make these decisions.