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Southfork News “FOR THE RESIDENTS, BY THE RESIDENTS” Have a great month!

August 2010

Angel of August She’s regal in splendor, this angel of love. Cascading her flowers from heaven above. To fall from the sky, to land with her peace The angel of August Her heart always seeks The flowers you gather, that fall from the sky Her gift of the spirit That soars way up high. A scent in the air, a petal that lands In velvet she greets you Wherever you stand She touches your soul, with all of her love Sprinkles her softness With joy from above Look up to the sky, to see heaven’s light It’s the angel of August That gives such delight

So far this summer season we have not been threatened by any hurricane’s etc. We are blessed to be living in such a protected area away from all the high waters and the coastal areas that do get hit the most. We have had our occasions of hard rain with thunder and lightning but nothing to speak of. We here at Southfork do have plans in cases of any disasters or emergencies. Phyllis Grossi keeps an updated contact emergency list for our residents. This could be used for any type of emergency whether it be for health or weather related emergencies. If you have not submitted any of this information for updating it is never to late. All of your contact information can be written down and submitted either by mail to Phyllis or can be placed in the suggestion box by the bulletin board at the clubhouse. Please see the form to use back further in this newsletter. Please heed warnings you are given by the media on radio or tv. PS Everyone who lives here in Florida knows that we are the lightning capital of the USA. So if you are in the pool area and it looks like rain or you hear the thunder, we are advising you to get out of the pool area immediately. Also, tell your visitors or family about this situation. The pool area was struck by lightning just a few years back, so please be cautious.

Better to be safe then sorry!!!!!!!!

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Newsletter Information Note, any information to be placed in the newsletter, must be submitted between the 1st and 15th of every month. Please contact the editor ( Phyllis Grossi) at 567-6105 or drop off the information at 11150 Mesquite Dr. All newsletters can be viewed in color on the web site at (click on Southfork at bottom of page) Please contact Phyllis Grossi for any changes, deletions or additions to the calendar by the 15th of each month. Phone number is 5676105


My Mother Taught Me To Value A job Well Done: “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.” Time Travel: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!” Logic: “Because I said so, that’s why.” Foresight: “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.” Irony: “Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.” Osmosis: “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.” Stamina: “you’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.” Weather: “This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.” Hypocrisy: “If I told you once, I’ve told you a million tomes. Don’t exaggerate!” Circle of Life: “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” Behavior Modification: “Stop acting like your father!” Envy: “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.” Anticipation: “Just wait until we get home.” Receiving: “You are going to get it when you get home!” Medical Science: “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.” How to Become an Adult: “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.” Genetics: “You’re just like your father.” Wisdom: “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.” Justice: “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.”

Sick List Dan Shanbeck Chuck Stowe

Susan Kell Joe Clifford

Kenneth Reeves

Get well wishes to all! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

IN MEMORIAM Kathryn Barreca

Mother of Phyllis Grossi

Netta Tierney Myrtle Fowler

Resident passed away Resident passed away

Our condolences to the family and friends! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bingo Bingo is alive and well and still hopping every Wednesday night at 6:30pm. Join us for a night of (maybe) luck and listen to all the complainers who do not win. You will hear many “boos” to the people who win all the time and tell us they never win……..But it is all in fun. Bingo fights the blues! Getting together with friends to play this game every week boosts your social bonds and stimulates your brain cells-----two keys for keeping your spirits high, say Yale University researchers. So come and join us on Wednesday evenings and the doors open at 5:30pm and the game starts at 6:30pm. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank You Thanks to all who sent a tribute, cards, phone calls and emails in the recent passing of my mother. wonderful dedicated mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

She was a

At times such as this, is when your friends and neighbors come forth and the sentiments are truly appreciated. She passed away on Friday, July 9th at the age of 99 years. Again, thanks to all, Phyllis Grossi

from the Association President Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is very sad to hear that Netta Tierney passed away. Many of you will remember that Netta was our editor of the newsletter for many years. She would include funny stories, some real, some otherwise. She loved her family here in Southfork and she will be missed. Choices: August 13 will follow.

Colombe Remick will be hosting a “Appetizer Pot Luck” at 5pm at her home….music and games

August 18 Paula Campbell will teach us how to make bracelets. Sherrie Glatfelter will host the refreshments. There will be more information posted. A phone committee has been set up for “out to lunch” events. Please check the bulletin board. It is important to sign up so that plans can be made. Remember, Choices is open to all residents who live alone and those who have spouses who would rather stay home. Aren’t we lucky that we have central air conditioners……..Our Northern friends wish they did! Dot Cady ____________________________________________________________________________________________

From Norm’s Desk

I appreciate the compliments on the trimming of the hedges. Tommy has been doing a great job on them. You probably have noticed all of the attention to speeding in the park. Please pay attention to the speed limit of 15 mph. I would like to thank the Men’s Club for the portable signs. Please advise visitors that there is no parking on the grass. And that also do not flush foreign items down the toilets and that we roll up the streets at 9pm. Thank you for your co-operation and consideration for our residents. Enjoy your stay but please abide by park rules. Norm Spence, Manager

Tribute to Netta Tierney I don’t know where to start with this tribute but for those who did not know, we lost a well known resident of Southfork, Netta Tierney who passed away on Sunday, July 18th. Before I became editor of this newsletter, Netta published and wrote the articles for the newsletter for a few years. She had everyone laughing and looking forward to the next newsletter with all the latest gossip in her “Netta’s News” column. When we were bored, many of us would look back on some of her columns for a laugh and some humor. Netta was always interacting with people here in Southfork and she loved her Bingo and all the little practical jokes played on Wednesday nights. She loved the “Hand and Foot” games on Monday evenings and when the first tournament for Hand and Foot was had, she was afraid to open her mouth for fear of being penalized and losing points. I had to reassure her that it was a friendly tournament and to act like she usually did and then she relaxed. She looked forward to the next one and so on. Netta was also one of the many people who befriended me at the game of Hand and Foot and showed me the ropes on how to play the game. Netta served on the boards of both the Women’s Club and the Association. She was always concerned with everything here in Southfork and she made sure to interact when necessary with the boards. Netta also served on the welcoming committee and probably more committees then I am aware of. The one thing everyone will miss are her times at the swimming pool with her grandson. We often seen her running after him and used to be amazed the speed she had in catching up with him. We all got a chuckle out of that. There is so much more that can be said about Netta and I have not even reached the surface of what a wonderful person she was along with her being such a caring person. Please keep Norman and the children and rest of the family in your prayers and that Norman knows what a wonderful person he had with Netta all those years. Netta will be truly missed!!!!! Submitted by Phyllis Grossi

Women’s Club On July 7th, the Women’s Club group met at the Golden Corral for a delicious meal and it was very pleasant. Shirley Rouer mentioned that Bob Williams who sends parcels to the troops is running out of money. So we approved a donation of $200.00. As I am writing this article, the Women’s Club is putting on a meal together for our good friend, Netta Tierney who passed away on Sunday the 18th. Netta was in the Women’s Club since the beginning of the club. She will be missed a lot as she was a good friend and was very active. She had served as VicePresident on one board and she liked to be part of the action and always ready to help in any way she could. I know that all her bingo friends will miss her a lot especially after losing Hattie a few months ago. Life is very short, we should enjoy every minute of it because nobody knows when we will be next. On August 4th our next meeting will be at the pool, please try and be there. There will be refreshments and we can swim if the weather allows it. Marielle, President _____________________________________________________________________________________

Charity Committee We will be collecting school supplies in August. Watch for special school supply sales and tax free days to purchase these items for our donations. We’ve heard that Bob Williams, who sends packages to our troops, is currently running low on postage funds. If you can help him with this, send checks made out to “POSTMASTER,” PO Box 7560, Wesley Chapel, Fl 33544-0110. Mention that this donation is to support our troops and that you are a resident of Southfork Women’s Club or just a resident of Southfork. Supporting our troops is one of our main causes. Thank You,

Shirley Rouer, Charity Chairman

July Potluck

Due to many of the residents being away from Southfork during the summer months, attendance at the monthly potlucks has been down. When only 13 attended the June Potluck, an informal discussion and impromptu vote was taken to hold the summer potlucks at a location off of the property. July’s potluck was held on the 3rd Thursday of July at the Golden Corral in Zephyrhills. Twenty diehard hungry souls braved the impending rain and showed up at the restaurant to enjoy the fare at the Golden Corral. As usual, Golden Corral’s owners the Tuttle Family, held up their usual high standards and treated those in attendance with a large buffet of many choices of entrees and delectable desserts. During the meal the rains did come down in bucket full’s but did not dampen the spirit of those enjoying their meals. Because of the torrential rain many folks stayed a little longer just to visit.

_____________________________________________________________________________________ August Potluck The August Potluck will be held off of the property also, and has been scheduled to be held at a recently opened restaurant in Dade City. Bubba Que’s located in the same building with Hungry Howies Pizza, will host the dinner on August 19th, starting at 5:30pm. A menu and a sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board in the clubhouse. Their menu is a bit hard to digest, but the food is excellent, the portions are adequate and the prices are fair, according to Petey, Little John, Booger, Boo Boo and Bubba J, (Southfork residents of questionable character who have already dined there.) Please check out the menu and then sign up if you are going to attend so a head count can be phoned in to the restaurant. Bon Appetit, Submitted by, Jim Morvatz _____________________________________________________________________________________ “Life is to short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one’s who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it!!!! Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”

Summer Drinks to Keep Cool PINK HURRICANE 2 cups seedless watermelon chunks 4 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt (regular yogurt can be used) Combine the watermelon chunks and frozen yogurt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Peanut Butter Banana Shake 1 small banana Ÿ cup smooth peanut butter ½ pint vanilla ice cream 1 cup milk In a blender blend banana until smooth. Blend in peanut butter, then ice cream. Add mmilk and blend until smooth. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Berry Punch

1 to 2 liter-size bottles of Sprite or Ginger Ale soda 1 pint of pink lemonade drink 1 pint of raspberry or strawberry sorbet 1 pint of lemon sorbet (optional) 1. Pout soda and lemonade in a large punch bowl 2. Use an ice cream scoop to add scoops or the sorbet to the punch bowl. Mix 3. Serve with a large ladle _____________________________________________________________________________________

Golf Carts Should Not be Used by Children For Entertainment (this was an article taken from the Lake Hammock newsletter that all should read) I simply had to respond to the article “Girl’s Father Seeks Safer Gold Carts,” My sympathy to the Wiegert family for the loss of their daughter in such a tragic manner. I live in a 55 plus golfing community and not a spring or holiday vacation passes that I don’t see the potential for this kind of accident or even something worse. You see, as doting grandparents, our residents absolutely will not heed the advice and warnings of or POA about letting children drive golf carts around the community. I have seen very small children behind the wheel of a golf cart with a grandparent or parent in the passenger seat, and many times it is evident that the child has never driven before. People also sit their very small children or (pets) on their laps and drive. Now, just how quickly can one turn a steering wheel with a child or pet in front of you? On another occasion, a grandparent let a preteen child drive the golf cart alone while her brother was hanging onto the back riding a skateboard. (Accident waiting to happen.) Another potential hazard is the fact that there are many residents who will back out of their driveway in either a golf cart or a car, and either do not look first or just don’t see anything behind them. I am holding my breath for the day when there is a terrible accident. Please let your children and grandchildren know that you care enough to say no to driving your golf cart. Don’t let your community make the newspaper heading because of a terrible accident that injures or takes the life of a child through carelessness. ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Warning about heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a form of heat-related illness that can develop after exposure to high temperatures and not drinking enough fluids. Those most likely to experience heat exhaustion are the elderly, those with high blood pressure and people working or exercising in a hot environment. The warning signs of heat exhaustion vary, but usually include the following: Heavy sweating, Paleness, Muscle Cramps, Tiredness, Weakness, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea or Vomiting, Fainting, Skin may be cool and moist, Fast and weak pulse, Fast and shallow breathing. What to do if someone is experiencing heat exhaustion: Drink cool (non-alcoholic) beverages, Rest in an air-conditioned environment, Take a cool shower or bath. If untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. Seek medical attention immediately if the above symptoms are severe or the victim has heart problems or high blood pressure. Otherwise, help the victim cool off and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer then one hour.

Weather warning terms to know Tropical Depression---An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 38 mph or less. Tropical Storm---An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph Tornado Watch ----- Weather conditions favor the development of tornadoes. Stay home and be on alert for severe weather and prepare to take shelter. Tornado Warning ----- Funnel shaped clouds have been sighted nearby or detected by radar. Take shelter immediately! Don’t linger outside or go about everyday business. Hurricane---An intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph Hurricane/Tropical Storm Watch---Hurricane/tropical storm conditions are possible in the specified area, usually within 36 hours. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information. Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning---Hurricane/Tropical storm conditions are expected in the area usually with in 24 hours Hurricane Scale Category 1 ----- Winds are 74 to 95 mph with no real damage to building structures. Category 2 ----- Winds are 95 to 110 mph. There might be moderate damage to roofing, doors and windows Category 3 ----- Winds are 111 to 120 mph. Damage can be extensive with some structural damage. Category 4 ----- Winds are 131 to 155 mph. Some extreme damage will take place. Massive evacuation of residential areas inland as far as 6 miles may be required Category 5 ----- Winds are greater than 155 mph. Damage can be devastating. Some buildings may be blown over or away. Massive evacuation may be required of residential areas on low ground within 5 to 10 miles of the shoreline. Eye of the Hurricane The eye of the hurricane is located inside the circular region of maximum winds and is in many ways the most spectacular part of the storm. Strong winds may extend as much as 200 miles from the eye of the hurricane and tornados often spin off from these storms. As the eye of a hurricane approaches, winds diminish with amazing rapidity, from extreme violence to 15 mph or less. Rain ceases, and the middle cloud vanishes, low clouds often remain, but with breaks through which the sun may shine. As the eye moves past - usually in about an hour, the sequence of events is reversed, and increasing winds blow from the opposite direction. It is very dangerous both before and after the eye hits.

Southfork Emergency Disaster Planning % Southfork Homeowners Mobile Home Association 10852 Tumbleweed Dr Dade City, Fl 33525 This letter is being sent to all the residents that we do not have any emergency backup information for in case of a home being destroyed by some disaster. Try to use a contact not living here in the park in case they are in the same situation. This also is to be used if any other emergency occurs. This information will not be shared and will be kept by only the board. Here are a few questions we would like to ask you and for you to think about:   

If your home was destroyed etc and you were either up North or on a vacation and the Park Manager was not available, how and who would you like to contact you and keep you updated? What do you expect Southfork to do in your case? Do you want the association to help out in any way?

The Association is putting together a plan in case of disasters/emergencies hitting Southfork and below is some of the information we need to get in contact with you or family. So please take a few minutes to fill this out and send back to the above address. You can also place it in the suggestion box in the hallway of lobby at the clubhouse or drop off at 11150 Mesquite Dr, to Attn of, Phyllis Grossi who is putting together a directory of Northern address and Emergency contacts. Name_______________________________________________________________________________ Spouse/Friend_________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________ Phone #______________________________________________________________________________ Northern Street Address_________________________________________________________________ Northern City and State/Zipcode__________________________________________________________ Phone#______________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact_____________________________________________________________________ Address of contact______________________________________________________________________ Phone of contact________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact_____________________________________________________________________ Address of contact______________________________________________________________________ Phone of contact________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact_____________________________________________________________________ Address of contact______________________________________________________________________ Phone of contact________________________________________________________________________ Directory update needed for the Northern State that you moved from and you would like listed. State___________________Phone # Correction if needed_______________________________________

Thank you, Phyllis Grossi, Treasurer 11150 Mesquite Dr Dade City, Fl 33525 352-567-6105

ACTIVITIES Women’s club Meeting is the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30am Watch newsletter for any special event time change. Men’s Shuffleboard Summer hours are 9am Monday through Saturday. Fall/Winter hours are 1pm. Come and join the fun. Women’s shuffleboard Fall/Winter hours are on Tuesday and Thursday’s at 3pm. No summer hours Mixed shuffleboard players Tuesday and Friday’s at 9am Pancake Breakfast Every 1st Saturday from October to April @8am to 9am Potluck’s Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm. Bring a covered dish to serve at least 8 people. Hamburg’s/Hotdog’s Every Wednesday at 4:30pm at the poolside. Watch for announcement’s at the clubhouse.

Association member meetings Every 4th Monday at 9am from November - March Exercise Every Tuesday and Friday at 10am Sequence Every Tuesday @ 1pm in the Fall/Winter Yarn Hookers Meet every Thursday evening at 6:30pm Poker Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 4:30pm Women’s Poker Monday & Fridays at 12:30pm Golf There are men’s and women’s teams. See newsletter calendar for times and dates. Bowling Every Tuesday at 12:30pm at the Zephyrhills bowling center Bridge Every Wednesday at 1 pm

Association Board Meetings Every 3rd Monday @ 9am. September - May

Bingo Every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm

Double Pinochle Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

Water Aerobics Every Thursday at 9:45am

Bunco Every 1st & 3rd Sunday @ 6:30pm

Bible Study Thursday’s at 12:30 - 1:30pm

Dominoes Thursday’s at 1pm Morning Coffee Hour Monday’s at 8am. Donuts $.50 & coffee free. Line Dancing Monday’s at 10am Quilting Wednesday’s at 9AM September to April Hand/Foot card game Monday evenings at 6pm Thursday mornings at 9am Euchre Monday evenings at 6:30pm Bid Euchre Friday evenings at 7pm “65” card game Saturday evenings at 7pm Men’s Club Meeting every 1st Thursday of the month @ 9am. **Note** Most activities are at the clubhouse. Always check the newsletter calendar or bulletin board for any changes or updates.


Computer Help Available

A gently used 3 wheeled ladies bike. Doesn’t have to be perfect but must be usable. Please call 727-327-3115 in the evening or leave a message. This is a St Petersburg number and we will get back to you.

Local area resident (father-in-law lives in Southfork) , willing to Tutor and give training, Installation of new equipment , In home service, Computer repair. Call for flat rate fee.

Ed & Jeanne Bittman, 11207 Ewing Dr.

Patrick Barnett @352-521-3234

Pet Sitting Will pet sit, at your house or mine. One on one attention, not a kennel. Paula Campbell

Lessons 38709 Brahman Dr Beginner’s music lessons offered in your home for organ/keyboard/accordion. I have background in music theory and taught for several years. You’re not too old to learn. Reasonable fee. Call Colombe Remick 352-567-5665

352-437-4538 Handyman Available Steve Coker does inside and outside jobs, even hanging curtains or blinds, touch up painting, power washing, yard work, shuttle to the airport, seasonal maintenance, computer training etc.

Avon: Catalogs are available if interested. Please call Tanya or Bobby Hahn @ 567-7125 or email

Call Steve, 813-695-0451

@ License # 081820

For Sale 2000 Club Car, two seater with 48 volt motor, Charger included. $1800.00 or best offer. Call Gene Lane @ 352-521-0379


August 2010

Weekly Calendar of Events

Sunday : Church Of Your Choice … Softball @ 6pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Monday:

Coffee @ 8am…… Line Dance @ 10am…… Women’s Poker @ 12:30 Men’s Shuffleboard @ 9am…… Hand/Foot @6pm……Euchre, 6:30pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday:

Mixed Shuffleboard 9am……Exercise @ 10am……Sequence @1pm Men’s Shuffleboard @9am……Ladies Shuffleboard @ 3pm Men’s Poker @ 4:30pm ……Dbl Pinochle @ 6:30pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Wednesday:

Men’s Golf……Quilting@ 9AM…… Horseshoe’s @1pm Men’s shuffleboard @ 9am…… Bingo @ 6:30pm TRASH PICKUP @ AM ____________________________________________________________________________________ Thursday:

Ladies Golf……Hand & Foot @ 9am……Water Aerobics @9:45am Dominoes @1pm……Men’s Shuffleboard @ 9am Horseshoes @3pm……Ladies Shuffle @ 3pm……Men’s Poker @ 4:30pm Yarn Hookers @ 6:30pm _____________________________________________________________________________________


Mixed Shuffleboard @ 9am……Exercise @ 10am……Women’s Poker @ 12:30 Men’s Shuffleboard @ 9am……Bid Euchre @ 7pm _____________________________________________________________________________________ Saturday: “65” (Card Game) @ 7pm TRASH PICKUP @ am _____________________________________________________________________________________ Special Monthly Events Aug 1st


Bunco cancelled today because the hall is reserved for a party

Aug 4th


Women’s Club 9:30 (meet in the pool area)

Aug 5th


Men’s Club 9am (see sign up sheet for breakfast at “Smitty‘s Smokehouse“)

Aug 8th


Game of “May I” (card game) 6:30pm


Aug 14 th


Aug 15th


Bunco 6:30pm

Aug 19th


Potluck 5:30pm (check details on bulletin board for dining out) (Bubba Que’s)

Aug 22nd


Aug 28th:


Aug 29th


Game of “May I”

(card game) 6:30pm


(card game) 6:30pm


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