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Guillett couple to mark 52 years

By Jan Liberio

Well, did you try feeding your ants some grits? It really works but sometimes the persistent ones need a second helping. My hubby is not too happy feeding these ants cause he loves grits, but if it gets rid of most of the little buggers, he says he will make the sacrifice.

Feature of the week

It is time again to feature another Spruce Creek North couple who are married more than 50 years! Gosh, I didn’t realize we had so many. This week, Ella and Larry Guillett are the feature of the week. They will be married 52 years on June 24.

Larry was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was one of five children and attended New Bedford High School before joining the Navy in 1943. After the Navy he worked for a gas company in Boston. His job gave him a chance to go to many places like Canada, Holland, New Zealand and Australia. He met Ella Gillispie in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1956.

Ella was born in Indianapolis and had four brothers. She attended George Washington High School and graduated in 1942. After high school she worked for an electrical company for nine years.

She and Larry married in 1958. They had one daughter Marie and later five grandchildren and one great-grandchild arrived.

They retired to Florida in 1971 and Larry went back to work as a sales manager at the Florida Natural Gas Company for 18 years where he was named salesman of the year in 1982.

They moved to SCN in 1997. Shortly after their move Larry organized the Billiard Boys. He still loves the game and plays 3-5 times a week.

Ella loves to play Skip-bo and used to make stain glass objects and she did a beautiful job and made so many!

They both love garage sales and going out to eat. Ella says put the “going out to eat” at the top of the list. Larry likes to exercise and do crossword puzzles. Besides garage sales and eating out, I asked Ella what she likes to do, and she said “loving Larry.” A darn cute couple I would say!

Happy Father’s Day

Don’t forget your dad on June 20. So many of us would give anything to have their dad back, so appreciate him while he is still here.

Human Touch

Human Touch is still on the job with get well cards, medical equipment, respite sitters, and hospital visitations. They welcome new residents and offer emergency transportation to the doctor’s office when needed. Human Touch is for SCN residents only and they are a wonderful asset to our community. Thanks to all they do.

Alligator Sighting

That’s right, a five-foot alligator (not sure who got close enough to measure him or her) was spotted in Spruce Creek North. Can’t figure out where it came from or where it went. Welcome to Florida!

Memorial Day picnic results

Hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade potato salad, baked beans, ice cream, brownies, coffee, tea all for $6 a person. How much more can you ask for? More than 70 residents and guests attended. The entertainer was George Locke and everyone enjoyed him. The cooks doing the grilling were Jack Lepper, Ben Medolla and Ray Landster.

Cindy Hutchins and her Social committee did a super job. Who was her committee that helped with this picnic? They were Doris Scheitlin, Joan McCarthy, Audrey Martin, Fern Eberly, Dot Whiting and Jean Opferkuch.

Additional helpers were Betty Testa, Lori Littleton, Patty Medolla, Earl Whiting and Raynette Colbeck.

They all worked very hard as they always do at these social events.

(If I left anyone out please let me know)

Key West

This past week, hubby and I took a trip to Key West (our first). We took the trip by bus, Hollywood Tours and it was well worth it. It is a long trip so bring a pillow as you will get a sore back side. Our bus driver, Bill, was a great driver. We stopped at two casinos (not too lucky there), went on an airboat ride in the Everglades and a three-hour boat ride on the Jungle Queen through all the waterways in Fort Lauderdale and saw all the fancy homes and yachts. All in all a very nice trip.

Mah Jongg

No new news from the Mah Jongg-ers, but they still play every Wednesday and Friday from 12:45-4 p.m. Residents from other communities are always welcome.

Dan And Ray

Don’t forget to stop and tell Dan the maintenance man how great the SCN grounds look. Also thank Ray, the manager for the clean pool and clubhouse. They both work very hard so am sure compliments would be appreciated

Billiard Boys

Well, Larry Guillet gave me the latest news on the Billiard Boys. They still play Mon-Fri. 2:30-5 p.m. Non-residents are encouraged to come play. There is no charge, just plain fun. Maybe that is why they never argue, no money is involved. Larry said they did come in second in their latest tournament. Nice going fellas!

Be back in two weeks!