Friday August 5th, 2022

Also Remember

Snacks, games, book club, crafts – what do you want to do?

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OTHG 08/04/22

Fried chicken, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, coleslaw, mixed fruit jello, and ham and Navy beans.

The new BINGO game was a success.

• As of August 2nd the Morning Coffee Club began. These will be every Tuesday starting at 8:30. Jannett, do you have anything to announce here? 

• For those days when it’s too hot to be outside, pick up DVDs at the library and stay inside where it is cool.

• Hat Day next week and Shirt Day on the eleventh. (Please wear a shirt on other days also 😁)  On the 28th Bring a Friend and you and they Eat For Free. Yes we are trying to increase membership …  so the friend has to be a qualifying senior. 

• Speaking of shirts … we need to get your orders in because we will place the order this week.

• When you visit our website, please leave a comment if it’s nothing more than, “Hey, GANG” or “Wha’s up?” 

• Merle, do you have an announcement about bingo? We have a new BINGO game.

• Joke:. A retired man now volunteers to entertain patients in assisted living homes and hospitals. He visited one hospital in Brooklyn and brought along his portable keyboard.
After telling jokes and singing songs at patients’ bedsides, he said farewell and, “I hope you get better.” One elderly gentleman replied, “I hope you get better, too.”

• Prayer:.  Be present at our table Lord. Be here and everywhere adored. These favors bless and grant that we may feast in fellowship with thee. Amen

Let’s eat. Any who need assistance go first.
Door prize went to Pat R.

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30 for dinner

Tuesday Coffee 08/02/22

August 2nd was the kick off of a Tuesdays morning coffee group. It is scheduled to start at eight thirty and last as long as people want to stay.

This, the first gathering, was attended by only two people and they are board members.

Perhaps we need to better define the purpose of the group to attract more people. And we will continue to advertise it through social media.

We are open to suggestions.

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Grocery shopping

Getting the shopping done for this Thursday’s lunch.

The fried chicken is ordered.

Wednesday I’ll begin prepping the navy beans. We will also brew the tea and put it in the refrigerator to cool over night.

Thursday we will arrive early to cook the corn on the cob, Mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, and mix the coleslaw.

Come early and leave a hand, if you want.

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August 4th & 5th

August 4th & 5th events.
Thursday the 4th we will gather for lunch* at 11:30. This week we will have Fried chicken, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, coleslaw, and ham and Navy beans. And, of course, games and conversation afterward. *we ask a $6 donation
Friday the 5th will be out FIRST FRIDAYS POTLUCK AND GAMES NIGHT 7pm. to 9? Bring food and games to share.

What Happened in July

From the time we reopened on June 2nd, many of our long time members have returned. We have also added many new members. Please say howdy to: Philip A., ‘Charlie’ A., George B., Margie B., Gwen B., Gloria C., Nancy C., Diane F., Anna G., David H., Diane M., John and Connie M., Pat N., Bea R., Pat R., Gracie R., Peggy R., Carla S., Lisa S., Jannett and Craig T., Isabel V., Joe and Kelcie V., and ‘Josie’ W. And in August we added Odena J, and Bev H.

There was an article about us in the
July issue of Liberty Hill Digest


We had our very first FIRST FRIDAY POTLUCK AND GAME NIGHT on July 1. We ate some good food and had lots of laughs.


We started the month off with the traditional fried chicken and fixings on our first Thursday meeting of the month..


The nice red, white, and blue table
decorations were courtesy of the folks at
Our Village, who share the
building with us.

We all had a good Independence Day with no loss of fingers.


We 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.


Beef stew, red beans and rice, salad, fruit and fresh baked biscuits. Yum!


On July 18th OVER THE HILL GANG officially turned 24. We celebrated on Thursday 21st with cake and ice cream.
Baked potatoes with lots of toppings
Cinnamon Apple slices and lettuce salad
And, of course, some pinto beans.


On July 27th Tom and Ella met with the city manager to discuss the use of the building and in preparation for the new yearly contract which takes effect on September first. 


July 28th we began taking orders for new Over The Hill Gang shirts and hats.

We also had plenty of games

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Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the Gang’s building?

Then there is clean up. Doing dishes wash, dry/drain, and put away. Wash or wipe down tables and counter tops. Begin setting up trays and silverware for next week. Give bathrooms a once over. Gather trash and take out to garbage cans.

During the week there is shopping for food, supplies, and prizes.

Your board stays in constant (daily / multiple times a day) touch by phone, email, and text messaging to make sure that we are on the same page and pulling in the same direction.

If you are of a mind to pitch in and help, it’d be appreciated.

2022 July 28 Meeting

Today’s Meal

Meatloaf, mashed potato, gravy, pea salad, and Mandarin oranges.

Extra charge for the steak tartar.
I’m sorry, you had to be there
to understand


Today’s Games


This week’s announcements

Remember your name tags

Ella and I and representatives from Our Village met with the city manager yesterday to discuss the use of the building and in preparation for the new yearly contract which takes effect on September first. 

What is the most under used piece of equipment that the Gang owns? I gave the answer in a previous post. The piano! 
Do we have any musicians in the club? Do you play an instrument and/or sing? Would you enjoy getting together with like minded folks to exercise your gifts? One of our newest members wants to do something special.

Sign up to order your t-shirt and or ball cap. $12 each. The shirts are pre shrunk so there is no need to order a size larger. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: if you want a shirt and or cap, we need to know soon – very soon. Do that, so we can place our order.

Merle has some game ideas for maybe attracting more people or more use of the building. Merle tell us what is on your mind.

Chess, checkers, Chinese checkers? Card game, canasta, spades, bridge, cribbage, rummy, UNO, 5 Crowns, Dominos, Mexican train, 42, chicken foot board games, Sorry, Wahoo, parcheesi, Fast Track, Scrabble, Yahtzee, farkle, …

Janet collecting money for the meal.
Wait a minute … wait just a darn minute … Who’s hand is that in the till?
Merle is that you?

Now for something serious. I want to address a subject that was recently brought up. In years past, when people brought a dessert, side dish, or salad – they could eat for free. 
This is a long answer to that short question. 
As you may have noticed, the price of food has skyrocketed. We have not yet raised the price of the meals. 

I think you’ll agree that $6 is a darn good price for the meal we serve. As a matter of fact, we often lose money on the meals. 
We would need to raise the price for everyone so that a few could eat free. 
So, cutting to the nitty gritty, “no” you no longer get a free meal for bringing something to share. Most of us bring something to share because it is the neighborly thing to do. 

The money that you pay for the meal has to buy more than the food. Plates, bowls, cups, napkins, toilet paper, storage bags, trash bags, dish soap, hand soap, air fresheners, disinfectants, and on and on.
Here is the hard truth, folks, as expenses rise the income has to keep pace.
We receive no government funds. We are self-funded. We are organized as a “Not for profit” organization. But we are not a charity either. The money received for the meals is our primary source of income.

For transparency – We will also gain a little income from the shirts and hats that you purchase. 
But that’s not all gravy either because the club will be purchasing more shirts than you all are ordering because there is a minimum order limit. 
So, until the extra shirts that the club is buying, above and beyond your orders, are sold, it is a net loss and not income. 

If you have a good idea for an additional revenue stream, we’d like to hear them. Keep in mind we are not for profit. Just need to meet our expenses.

But I think we’re a little old for selling cookies door to door or donning swimwear and hosting a carwash. 😁

Here is a JOKE and it’s only a joke: 
While answering a clinician’s questions about my medical history  I was asked, “How’s your love life?” “I don’t know,” I said. “I’ll ask my wife.” I  got up, walked into the hallway where my wife was sitting, and shouted, “Hey, the doctor wants to know if we still have sex.” My wife shouted back, “No, the only thing we have is Medicare and Blue Cross.”

Oh, boy, now I really need to PRAY: 
Blessed are you, LORD, maker of heaven and Earth, Who causes the rain to fall, to water the fields, that makes the grain grow, with which we make our bread. As you have blessed us with this meal, make us also a blessing for the world. Amen

24 in attendance

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