Lunch & Games 11/17/22

Today, I think, was a great success!

We had 35 members and 2 new members, Paul and Diane.  Paul was a school superintendent and Diane was a teacher. 

The kitchen committee did a superb job.  Everyone pitched in, there were a few little stressful moments, but everyone pulled together and we got’r’done!  Everyone seemed to have a great time.
Thanks to Josie for providing the turkey.   ALL the food was just delicious.

Bingo was well attended and six of us played 5 Crowns until 4:30.  Gayle and Anna played Scrabble too.
 
Gary Spivey’s Men’s Coffee Group came in the morning for coffee and they even made breakfast!  There were 7 of them, then several of them came back for lunch and brought more!
 
Merle made a flyer of our activities for those who live in apartments so they can post it and maybe get more people interested. 

OTHG 11-17-2022

Welcome every one, has everyone signed in? Need to sign in to win the door prize. Please continue to keep Tom and Ella in your prayers, they are doing well and are missed.

COUMMMITY ANNOUNCEMENTS: 
Operation Liberty Hill donation barrel is in the front hall til the end of November, you are encourage to bring
a can or more of food if you can . Money or checks made out to OLH please.

OTHG ANNOUNCEMENTS:

On December 1st, Precinct 2 Constable Jeff Anderson will be joining us for lunch and to give tips on safety and will alsobe providing some literature. 

Christmas Potluck Party has been suggested being changed to Thursday Demember 15th’s luncheon due to people not wanting to drive at night. Was voted with almost all in favor. So that change will reflect on our website, calendar etc.

Again we are still in need of vounteers to assist on our Kitchen Commity with the meal planning and preparation.
Please see Merle before you leave. Thank You.

Help with the clean up is always needed and appreciated. So we can get started with the games.

Ask Gary to share about the men’s Thursday mornings coffee. Will be at 8am, which started this with 7 gentlemen in attendance. And a least half came back to join us for lunch, some with other spouses. Welcome all!!

REMINDERS
1) Next Thursday is Thanksgiving and we WILL be closed. 
2) Tuesday December 6th, 9:30am coffee,donuts and Christmas rock painting with Pat Roberts at 10. 
3)  Friday December 16, 6:00 in the evening our potluck Christmas Party!!! Has now been changed to Thursday December 15th lucnheon. Christmas music, wear your Bling and Sequins! White Elephant gift exchange. Wrapped new or in almost new condition. ($10) PARTICIPATION NOT
MANDATORY.

JOKE: A husband in his back yard is trying to fly a kite. He throws the kite up in the air, the wind catches it for a few seconds, then it comes crashing back down to earth. He tries this a few more times with no success. All the while, his
wife is watching from the kitchen window, muttering to herself how men need to be told how to do everything. She opens the window and yells to her husband, ‘You need a piece of tail’ The man turns with a confused look on his face and says, ‘Make up your mind. Last night, you told me to go fly a kite!’


PRAYER:  Lord we come before You with Thanksgiving for all we are blessed with today and everyday food and fellowship time to spend together. We ask that you bless this food, nourish our body and always consider those less fortunate. In Jesus name we pray. Amen 
 
 
 

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Lunch 11-10-2022

VETERANS DAY

The head count today was 25 people,

Terry’s stew and cornbread was a big hit.  Everyone seemed very pleased.  I called and told her that and to thank her very much.
2 tables were moved together with red tablecloths in the middle of the room for veterans.  We had 7 of them.  They each spoke briefly about their service. 

Lots of members helped out with kitchen duty so that went well.
Next week:
Turkey by Josie, green bean casserole by Jannett, candied sweet potato casserole and stuffed pumpkins by Margie, dressing and dessert by Joy, we have a large jar of cranberry sauce, rolls by Merle, corn and dessert by Janet.
 
Dec. 8 we thought we would have spaghetti, salad and fixin’s, and garlic bread

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome everyone, hat day yeah. As everyone signed in?? Can’t win if you don’t sign.

Please keep Tom and Ella in your prayers as they will not be with us until after the hoildays, 

Stana duty!!

Want to let you know that our veterans that are here with us today will eat for free today in honor of veterans day. 

All veterans please stand, let’s give them a round of applause we Thank You for your service.

Community Announcements:

Operation Liberty Hill donation barrel is in the front hall way, we encourage you you to bring at least one can of food 

or more if you are able. Through November. You can also donate money/check made out to OLH

OTHG Announcements:

Next a suggestion was made about getting a TV and DVD for the club. Not to use at our current meetings but for an additional use of the building on other evenings or weekend to plan a game or movie watching.

Again we are still in need of volunteers to assist with meal planning and preparation. Merle is putting together a kitchen commity, rasie your hand if you are willing to be on this committe. Please see Merle after you are done eating, 

thank you.

Also help with clean up is always appreciated, so we can all get a chance to start to play games. 

There is a survey on the tables if you can please read and fill out, that will better help us with the meal planning.

Reminders 1) Next Thurday is our Thanksgiving luncheon we will be having a Thanksgiving menu and the next Thursday 

Nov. 24 is Thanksgiving so we will be closed.  2)Tuesday Dec. 6 9:30 am coffee, donuts and at 10:00 Chrismas rock painting

by Pat Roberts. 3)Friday Dec. 16, evening 6:00 our Christmas Party!!Christmas music, wear your bling and sequins! White 

Elephant gift exchange, provide a wrapped gift new or gently used in new condition.($10) Participation NOT Mandatory!

JOKE: Ducks in heaven

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven, When they get there, St. Peter says, We only have one rule here in heaven: Don’t step on the ducks!

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck.

Although they try their best to avoid them, The first woman accidentally steps on one.Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck And along comes St. Peter, who doesn’t miss a thing. With him is another ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is VERY careful where she steps, She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St.Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on…. Very tall, long lashes, muscular, St.Peter chains then together without saying a word,

The happy woman says, I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all eternity?? The guy says, I don’t know about you, but I stepped on a duck… 

Prayer: Lord, we Thank you that we can gather together with family and friends to share in food , drink and enjoy time together. Bless our Veterans that are with us here today, and those around our nation, We thank them for their service because without them we would not to be to enjoy this beautiful country we live in! Bless this food, may it nourish us and the fellowship we share. Be with us always in our hearts, In Jesus name we pray. Amen   

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Crafts Gnome Fall Wreath

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Lots of busy hands

And fun was had by all

Self-Funded Senior Center
Recreation, Socialization, and Education
for Liberty Hill Area seniors 50+.
3407 Ranch Road 1869
http://www.OverTheHillGangLHTx.com

We gather every Thursday for food, fellowship, and fun. We eat at 11:30 but many people begin arriving between 10:30 & 11:00. We ask for a $6 donation to cover expenses. You may also bring a side dish or dessert. Plan to stay for games after lunch.

On the First Friday of every month
we also host a
Potluck and Game Night from 7-9.

Tuesday mornings at 9:30 for
coffee, crafts, games and more.

Wednesdays Bible Study
2:30 to 4:00

Come on in. Sit a spell

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November’s First Friday Potluck

On the way into Liberty Hill the clouds opened up and tried to drown us. Well that’s a little melodramatic. But it did rain really hard.

I said to Ella, “I wonder how many will be there?” The answer was two: Ella and I were the only ones there. But we had plenty to eat. We had the leftovers from Thursday – chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy etcetera. Plus Ella made pumpkin bars and I had brought beef stew. The chicken I bagged and froze for some future use.

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Thursday lunch and games 11-03-2022

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, pinto beans, sliced peaches, and a variety of desserts. Yum!

The History Corner discussing the
care and feeding of vintage vehicles

Many chose to play bingo after lunch.

5 Crowns card game was
played by four of us.
I was not the biggest loser
and that’s all I have to say about that

OTHG 11-03-2022 SIGN-IN SHEET 
Has everyone signed in? Good, 
Celeste’s daughter contacted me the other day about using the building on first Saturday in December. I told her that we miss Celeste and her hats. Everyone who knows her probably has a hat story 
When is our hat day and shirt day this month? The 2nd Thursday is always hat day. The 4th Thursday is shirt day. Except this month because the 4th Thursday is Thanksgiving and we will be closed.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Operation Liberty Hill food drive. Notice the donation Barrell is in the front hallway.. I encourage you/us to bring at least one can of food (more if you’re able) through November.  If you would rather donate money/check we can do that also. If you write a check, make it out to Operation Liberty Hill, not to Over The Hill Gang. 

CHANGE Wednesday Bible study start time moved a half hour to 2:30 hopefully that helps with traffic. 

We need volunteers to assist with meal planning and preparation. This is not a lifetime commitment.Raise your hand if you are willing to be on this committee.  

Also help with cleanup and putting away after lunch is always appreciated. We delay playing games until cleanup is done – that gives everyone a chance to play. 
Many hands make light work. 

This last Tuesday, November first, was to be the time to create the fall gnome wreath. However, Pat attempted to walk on air when she reached the end of the walk way. It will be rescheduled to NEXT Tuesday


And Tomorrow evening, Friday the 4th,  POTLUCK AND GAMES from 7-9ish

Joke: If you are offended by blonde jokes, feel free to change their hair color to any shade you prefer. Feel free to change their gender, in your mind, also.

 A young blonde woman was pulled over for speeding. The traffic cop that pulled her over was also a young blonde woman. The cop asked for the driver’s license. She dug around in her purse for a while and then ask, “What does it look like?”  

The traffic cop said, “It’s  a rectangle and it has your picture on one side.” 

The blonde driver pulls out her compact, opened it, and said, “Oh here it is” and showed it to the cop. 

The blonde cop looked at it and said, “Oh I didn’t realize you were a traffic cop also you may go.”

Prayer: Lord, Thank you for family and friends Thank you for times like these Where we can gather together, Share in food, drink and relax. Please bless this meal, and all that it means. May the food nourish us, And the fellowship enrich our lives. Most of all, may we always invite you into our homes, And into our hearts. Amen.

©2022 Over The Hill Gang, Inc.

Thursday October 20, 2022

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OTHG 10-20-2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPECIAL GUEST
Katie from the Liberty Hill City council for events is here today at 11AM.  To talk about being involved in City events. She has a survey for the group.
Operation Liberty Hill (in case you are unfamiliar with them) their programs support our community in a variety of ways to include financial education, job training, financial assistance, clothing, and food.
I’ve been in touch with Operation Liberty Hill about a food drive. Their shelves are way under stocked at the moment. I thought that this group could help with that. They will be dropping off a collection barrel this week. I encourage you/us to bring at least one can of food now through November. If you would rather donate money/check we can do that also. If you write a check, make it out to Operation Liberty Hill, not to Over The Hill Gang. 

SIGN IN SHEET 
Has everyone signed in? Good, ’cause we want the city to know we are using this building.

CHANGE Wednesday Bible study start time moved a half hour to 2:30 hopefully that helps with traffic. 

We are still asking for your help to assist with meal preparation, just let us know that you are willing to help. 

Also help with cleanup and putting away after lunch is always appreciated. Many hands make light work

Who knows what’s going on here at Over The Hill next Thursday? Right Halloween costumes – not required but encouraged. 

Remember: Tuesday November first will be the time to create your fall gnome wreath. 
Some spots have opened up so, if you are interested, bring your $10, hot melt glue gun and some old panty hose to cut up. 
Those of us who are not making wreaths are still welcome to come and visit. We might even work in a game of some sort. See you from 9:30 until the last of us leave.
Wednesday, November second y’all are welcome to come for Bible study (new time) 2:30 to 4:00
Thursday the 4th we will gather for lunch and games.
And Friday the 5th – who can tell me what’s going on? Right POTLUCK AND GAMES
Did you notice the pothole was filled in? 
Joke:  
The day finally arrived: Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is met at the Pearly Gates by Saint Peter himself. The gates are closed, however, and Forest approaches the gatekeeper.

Saint Peter says, “Well, Forrest, it’s certainly good to see you. We have an entrance examination for everyone. The tests are fairly short, but you need to pass before you can get into Heaven.”

Forrest responds, “It shore is good to be here Mister Saint Peter, sir. I was looking forward to this. Nobody ever told me ’bout no in trance exams. Shore hope the test ain’t too hard; Mama always said, “Life is like a test. ‘Cept you don’t if’n ya passed ’till yer dead.”

Saint Peter goes on, “Yes, I know Forrest. But, the test I have for you is only three questions. Here is the first: What days of the week begin with the letter ‘T’? Second, how many seconds are there in a year? Third, what is God’s first name?”

Forrest goes away to think the questions over. He returns late and goes up to Saint Peter to try to answer the exam questions.

Saint Peter waves him up and asks, “Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over, tell me your answers.”

Forrest says, “Well, the first one, -how many days of the week begin with the letter ‘T’?” “Shucks, that one’s easy; that’d be Today and Tomorrow!”

The saint’s eyes open wide and he exclaims, “Forrest! That’s not what I was thinking, but … you do have a point though, and I guess I didn’t specify, so I give you credit for that answer.”

“How about the next one” says Saint Peter, “how many seconds in a year?”

“Now that one’s harder,” says Forrest. “But, I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve.”

Astounded, Saint Peter says, “Twelve! Twelve! Forrest, how in Heaven’s name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?”

Forrest says, “Shucks, there gotta be twelve: January second, February second, March second….”

“Hold it,” interrupts Saint Peter. “I see where you’re going with it.”

“And I guess I see your point, though that wasn’t quite what I had in mind.

I’ll give you credit for that one too.”

“Let’s go on with the next and final question,” says Saint Peter, “Can you tell me God’s first name?”

Forest says, “Well shore, I know God’s first name. Everybody probly knows It’s Howard.”

“Howard?” asks Saint Peter. “What makes you think it’s ‘Howard’?”

Forest answers, “It’s in the prayer.”

“The prayer?” asks Saint Peter, “Which prayer?”

“The Lord’s Prayer,” responds Forest: “Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Howard be thy name…”

I get it. I get it. Come-on in forest

Prayer: Father, This meal is the work of Your hands. You have provided for us, again, and we are grateful. We confess our tendency to forget to ask Your blessing upon our lives, through the comforts that You have given us to enjoy. So many people lack these daily comforts and it is selfish of us to forget about them in their need. Show us how to make the most of Your blessing in our lives, for everything we have is a gift from You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

©2022 Over The Hill Gang, Inc.

Thursday October 13, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OTHG 10-13-2022
SIGN-IN SHEET Remember, If you are not on the sign in sheet, you stand zero chance of winning the door prize. 

Women’s conference tonight at the cowboy church …  5 miles westward on 1869. At 6:30.

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning and not sure if I would be here today. So the rest of the board chipped in and shopped and prepared today’s meal. Thank you.

On a similar note, if any of the rest of you would be willing to assist with meal preparation, just let us know. 

Oh yeah, the results of the doctor visit: the CT & bone scan were both clear of cancer. Good news that it hasn’t spread beeping the prostate. I will now begin treatments to eliminate the cancer. 

Take home meals. Thank you to those who brought their own take-home containers. 
If y’all have suitable containers (you know what I mean – margarine and cool whip tubs etc) that you can donate, we’ll try to keep those on hand for this purpose. Take them home and return them next time. 

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By the way, you DO NOT have to drink coffee. Come for the fellowship and whatever else is going on. And even though the first Tuesday in November and December we will be making crafts and limited to fifteen crafters, the rest of you can come for coffee and conversation and possibly a game. 

FIRST FRIDAY POTLUCK AND GAME NIGHT was a success last Friday, October 7th. We ate and talked and we having such a good time, we never got around to playing games.

We are now using the building on
Tuesdays for coffee, crafts, conversations, and more. 
Wednesdays for Bible study starting October 12th e-4:30
Thursdays lunch and games
Friday evenings on the FIRST FRIDAY every month for Potluck and Games 7-9ish 

I’d like to see us do more for the area seniors and put this building to more use. Our in-house neighbors use the building from 8 to 2 Monday, (Tuesday), Wednesday, and Friday and I don’t want to inconvenience them either. So, any additional activities should be planned for after two o’clock. I’m asking for ideas. 

Joke:    If a cookie falls on the floor and you pick it up… that’s a squat, right?

Speaking of cookies, Ella was upset with me for turning the cookie upside down into the lid, which broke some of them. She sees them as cookie crumbs. I see them as breakfast cereal. 

Prayer: Bless this senior center, Lord, and those who gather here. Let it be a place where we can meet to eat and love and laugh and pray. Amen. 

©2022 Over The Hill Gang, Inc.