Scavenger Hunt. More landscape edger painting.

Leslie
Leslie Nielsen announcing winners at the Scavenger Hunt

The Royal Palm Social Club had a Scavenger Hunt event tonight. There were 8-10 teams competing to collect 45 items on a list prepared by Leslie Nielsen, the event organizer. We could only collect from residents in the Park, could not get any items from our own houses, and had about 45 minutes to an hour before we had to turn our collections in. The most challenging item on the list for everyone except the winners was a Domino’s napkin, though a 1¢ stamp was very hard to find. We got most of our items at one residence; the lady there was excited to dig around her house to dig up things for Elaine. I think we stopped at about ten houses and were able to collect items at all but maybe one. Continue reading Scavenger Hunt. More landscape edger painting.

A couple of hours in World War II. Electrical problem fixed. The Blood Whisperer.

Forrest
Forrest Sessions, WW II veteran

I spent about 2½ delightful hours this afternoon interviewing Royal Palm resident Forrest “Scotty” Sessions for the Royal Palm Spotlight section of the upcoming newsletter. This 95-year old gentleman was excited to share his history with me, after wondering on the phone why anyone would be interested in hearing his “uninteresting” story. Forrest was part of an Honor Flight from Phoenix in 2015 and brought out a wonderful photo album prepared by this grandson Jared and went over all the memories those photos entailed. Continue reading A couple of hours in World War II. Electrical problem fixed. The Blood Whisperer.