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Another happy couple, from New Jersey to here

By Jan Liberio

Well is it hot enough out there for all of you? I promised I wouldn’t complain until August and I won’t but it is a little toasty. Not complaining, just stating a fact!

Feature of the week

Not another “over 50’’ couple this week? Yep..this week Lois and Walt Connor are the featured couple who are married over 50 years. 55 years to be exact !

Walt was born in Oldwick, New Jersey, and went to Oldwick elementary (grammar) school. He attended Flemington high school until the second year and left to get a job farming on an estate. Walt had three brothers.

Lois was born Lois Conover (she didn’t even have to change her initials!) in Somerville, New Jersey and went to Oldwick elementary school and later North Hunterdon Regional High School, graduating in 1955. Lois had six brothers and two sisters.

Lois and Walt met when Lois was 15 and Walt 18. They loved going to square dances. Walt taught Lois to drive in his 1949 Ford. When she went to get her driver’s license, the instructor asked her what COWBOY taught her how to drive?

They married on Sept. 11, 1955

Walt worked on the farm estate at Far Hills, New Jersey.

They had three children, one daughter, Cheryl, and two sons, Dale and Bradley.

Later arrived seven grandchildren (but not all at once)

Walt loved NASCAR racing and he and some friends bought an old car to race at the local speedways. It was fun but they never won much money.

After working on the farm estate for many years, Walt went out on his own and became a contractor. Lois worked as a telephone operator in New Jersey. Later she opened up a day care center for children. She still keeps in contact with many of these children after so many years.

They left New Jersey and moved to the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

They used to visit their daughter in Jupiter, Florida, and finally bought a place there permanently. They bought a home in Spruce Creek North in 2006 and they love it there.

They love to travel and go back to see family in New Jersey, Texas and Florida. Walt loves woodworking and remodeling homes plus Lois says he is always helping their neighbors. Lois belongs to the SCN craft club, Bingo and line dancing. She loves to bake and cook.

A big thank you to Lois for all the information she gathered for me to write their article.

Another couple that seem to be blessed to have each other.

Skip-Bo and Bunco

Both the Skip-Bo and Bunco clubs are looking for more players.

Attendance has dropped off in both clubs. Non-residents are encouraged to come and join. Call Karen Peterson (Skip-Bo) and Ruth Barker (Bunco)

Crime Watch

Crime Watch needs volunteers to join their team. Contact Chief L.B. Anderson and he will give you all the information. It is only four hours a month of your time. New residents might enjoy something to do.

Ice Cream social time

This Sunday, July 25, is ice cream time at the Spruce Creek North Clubhouse. Time is 5- 6:30 p.m. The social committee is putting on this event. Price is $2 per person at the door. Last year was a huge success.

Lions Box

Spruce Creek North Clubhouse has a Lions Box for residents to drop off all old glasses, frames, lenses and hearing aids. A big thank you from Len Dockus.

Belated Birthday Wishes

A belated Happy Birthday to Dan, our SCN maintenance man. We all wish him well. He’s a very hard-working gentleman who keeps our grounds looking beautiful.

I will be taking a vacation and my column will be back Sept. 3. Have a great August and stay cool.

Jan resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby Jim. Please e-mail her at Jnliber@ aol.com or drop news and comments in the mail-slot at the SCN Clubhouse.