2022 July 14

The Liberty Hill Digest July issue has a nice article about the Over The Hill Gang.

Text of article is at bottom of this post.*

We also had a reporter from the Independent newspaper interviewing us Over The Hillers about the club. And as a surprise treat, she played some music on the piano for us.

That piano is the most under-used piece of equipment we own. Any of y’all “pie-ana“players that would like to play something that we might sing along to.?

NEXT WEEK’S LUNCH

There were twenty-four in attendance today. And nobody went hungry.  My favorite was the red beans and rice. What was your’s? Do you have suggestions for future meals? Leave a comment

After lunch games were played. Five Crowns has become a club favorite. Dominoes and Canasta were also enjoyed. If you have a game you really enjoy, bring it and invite people to join you.

Tom’s Announcements
In four more days OTHG will be officially 24 years old. So, next Thursday, we will have a Birthday Celebration. At that time we will also recognize all y’all who have July birthdays

Q.  Who is using the Over The Hill Gang’s website? www.OverTheHillGangLHTX.com   This is YOUR website. What can we do to make it better? What would you like to see on the site?

Again I’m asking you to 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. 😁

New name tags. Did you take your’s home with you? Did you bring it back? If you left your tag, did you find it this morning? How convenient is it? Can we make it better? Suggestions?

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. Be aware that the Our Village folks are in the front room on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8 to 2. You can use the building during that time, just be aware that others R in the building also – please be a good and respectful neighbor to them.

Joke:  A priest, a rabbi, and a blond walk into a bar. The blond took a long look around with a puzzled look on her face. Then said, “Um, I think I’m in the wrong … joke.”

Let’s pray.

©2022 Over The Hill Gang, Inc.

*TEXT OF LIBERTY HILL DIGEST ARTICLE.

Participation in group activities and community organizations is believed to be associated with better health status in our senior population. But don’t let the name of this group fool you-this is a lively bunch.  The members of the Over The Hill Gang are never too old for good fellowship, fun times, and even better food.

The gang was founded in 1998 by Carl and Lorraine Williams after Liberty Hillian Chigger Gardner was looking for a good bowl of beans and some cornbread. Lorraine Williams told Chigger, “Next Thursday I’ll have you a pot of beans and some cornbread,” and that’s how this family-reunion-style Thursday lunch began. The thriving group quickly grew, and at one time had 150 members.

In 2020, the group took a hiatus due to pandemic concerns. Last month, they had their official re-opening with 28 attendees and 6 new members. “It’s about the care and feeding of people ages 50 or better,” group president Tom Williams (opposite page) says, “It’s about giving them something to do. We eat, we visit, and we play games like canasta or dominos, With aging often comes isolation, especially for single folks. This group gives them an outlet to come and socialize, We share a meal and break bread together.”

BE A PART OF IT

This fun group is looking to grow. Tom and friends offer a standing invitation to everyone 50 years or older who enjoys good fellowship, laughing until their cheeks hurt, fun games, and good comfort food all in the style of a family reunion, to join the gang.

Tom shared his thoughts on reaching this age of “maturity” at the June 9 meetup, “When we reach this age we finally understand that being over the hill beats being under the hill. Our idea of a hot time is holding a heating pad on our bad back. We and our teeth have decided that a separation is the best idea for our relationship, Getting high means that it’s time to take your blood pressure medication. Finally, we can now trust our friends more because we can’t even remember each other’s names let alone what we did in the past.” And before he put the mic down he reminded the group that their photo might appear in the Liberty Hill Digest, “So, if any of you have any outstanding warrants, let us know so we can blur your face.”

Humor definitely ripens with age.

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