2022 July 07

We had twenty for lunch today

OVER THE HILL GANG www.OverTheHillGangLHTX.Com  Something amazing is happening at OTHG. We had closed our doors because we feared for the lives of our members. The pandemic ebbed and flowed. We would, with hope in our hearts, sputter and spark trying to bring the membership back to it’s glory days. But the movement just couldn’t seem to catch fire. Many of us have grown timid, hesitant, and fearful. Then the amazing thing happened! We tried something new. We began using social media to invite people. And they came. Nearly half of the people who were there today weren’t members a month ago. It just goes to show that the roots of this twenty-four year old organization are still strong enough to bring new life to this self-funded senior center. We can still fulfill our mission to bring socialization, recreational, and educational opportunities to those folks 50+.

We had a great chicken dinner with potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, dirty rice, beans, cottage cheese, and fruit, plus an assortment of sweet treats.

Many of us learned a new card game, Five Crowns. I believe we had two tables of six players laughing and groaning as they played. We had great coaches teaching us the rules and strategies. And occasionally helping us to rearrange our cards into a better hand.

These were today’s Announcements
OTHG 07/07/2022
This is not a holdup but everybody put both hands in the air.
(Counting fingers)
Well it looks like y’all had a safe 4th of July.

Board members please come up and introduce yourselves. Tell us a little bit about yourselves. Where you are from originally and how long you’ve been a member of OTHG.

Who can tell me the web address for the Over The Hill Gang’s website? www.OverTheHillGangLHTX.com 
Q. Why should visit it?
A. That’s where the most up to date information can be found. And if you scroll down to the first post you’ll find our history.

How many of you were not at the First FRIDAY POTLUCK AND GAME NIGHT? 
We missed you!
We ate ’til we were stuffed clear to the gills. Then we played games that had us grinnin’ like a possum eatin’ sweet taters. Mark your calendars for August 5th 7-9. For the next FIRST FRIDAY POTLUCK AND GAME NIGHT.

Remember to sign in. That gets you registered for the door prize and helps us with record keeping. 

Please. Add your email behind your name on the sign in sheet. Please print both your name and email. So that our secretary doesn’t have to guess what you’ve scrawled. 😁 Your emails will not be shared with the group. It will only be used to notify you of any last minute changes or in emergencies.

We now have new name tags that aren’t disposable. Don’t take them home. Leave them here. We’re gonna fix up someplace to organize ’em so when you come back you can easily find yours..

This is YOUR club and this building is available for your use every day of the week. I’d love to have this building in use by us Over The Hillers all the time. Just let one of the board members know in advance so that we can make arrangements to unlock the building. 

Joke:  Arne and Peder decide to go ice fishing. They head out, find a nice spot, cut a hole in the ice, and stick in their poles.

Suddenly, a loud voice booms from above, “THERE ARE NO FISH HERE!!!” Arne and Peder look around, look
at each other, and look up but don’t see anyone.
“I suppose we’d better move then,” says Peder. They get up and find another spot on the ice, cut a hole, and stick in their poles with great hopes of fresh Walleye. Once again, the voice booms from above, “THERE ARE NO FISH HERE!!!”

They look around, look at each other, then look up. Again, they don’t soo anyone “We best find another spot,” says Arne. So, they gather up their equipment, choose another promising spot on the ice, cut a hole, and stick in their poles.

Once again, the loud voice booms from above, “THERE ARE NO FISH HERE!!!”

They look around, look at each other, then look up, again seeing no one. Peder calls out, “God in Heaven, is that you?”

The voice responds, “NO! THIS IS THE SKATING RINK MANAGER! THERE ARE NO FISH HERE!!!”

2 new members. Say hello to Gwen and Philip.

We ate our fill, took some home, and donated the rest to the good folks at Our Village.

©2022 Over The Hill Gang, Inc.

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