Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday Night Entertainment, Picklers Give Thanks on Saturday

On Friday night there was musical entertainment, Mike Thomas, at the Meeting House. We had heard that he put on a very good show, so several of us arrived early to make sure we got a good seat. He was excellent, singing and playing both the keyboard and guitar. He sang several of the songs he wrote himself along with some oldies and a little country including medleys from Neil Diamond, Gordon Lightfoot, a little Willie Nelson and dueling banjos. Paying tribute to our country and service men the finale was very moving, with everyone singing along - a few of us with tears in our eyes. Believe it or not - I never took a picture of our entertainer!!!!

Click on picture to enlarge - use back arrow to return to this page.
But here are a couple of pictures of all of us waiting for the show to begin.Posted by Picasa

Saturday mornign, most everyone was back on the courts playing pickleball by 8:00 am. Then it was back to the house to prepare for dinner that afternoon. Jack and Diane wanted to share Thanksgiving with all of their picklabll friends. Since they were with family on Thanksgiving Day, they planned our festive event for Saturday. About 1:00 in the afternoon a small group of us went to the meeting hose to set up tables and chairs, and space for setting out the food. You couls smell the turkey cooking in the oven.
The plan was for all of us to meet at 3:00 for orderves and drinks and some pre-dinner socializing. Then dinner would be ready to serve by 5:00
Enjoy the pictures below of all our pickelball family here at Peace River.

Click on picture to enlarge - use back arrow to return to this page.

Everyone was there, and some brought family with them. Pre-dinner snacking included sweedish and sausage meatballs, bagle bites, cheese and crackers, chips and dips and tortillas and salsa, quiche and even peanut M&M's. I'm sure there was even more, but that's all I seem to remember. A very special Thank You to Diane, her Mom, and Chef Tom and Chef Lou who continued to work through our social hour to complete the final baking duties including the carving of the Turkey and Ham.

Click on Piture to enlarge - use back arrow to return to this page.

The dinner menu included (and again I'm sure to miss something) Turkey, complete with stuffing, Ham, Mashed and Sweet Potato and Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli/Cauliflour, Home made Bread and Rolls, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Rice and Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Ceaser Salad......

Click on picture to enlarge - use back arrow to return to this page.

Everyone enjoyed the day. El'nor, the park manager, stopped by to say hello and extend her holiday greetings, Travis was celebrating a birthday so John and Charlotte presented him with a handmade seat cover for his bike. Many of us are used to seeing the duct taped seat!!
Special recognition was given to Diane thanking her for the time and outstanding effort she made to make this a great afternoon. Everyone knows how much Diane loves her Miami Dolphins so check out the picture above and the Dolphins Hat that John presented to her.
Lots of joking and fun was had by all.
The rest of the crew is pictured below:

Click on picture to enlarge - use back arrow to return to this page.
Oh - Almost forgot dessert!! There was of course the carrot cake that Sally made that read Happy Birthday Travis!. There was a great assortment of pies and cookes and brownies and pudding!
Great Job Jack and Diane - You can plan our party any day!!!
Happy ThanksGiving

No comments:

Post a Comment