Third Quarter, 2012
Lynnhurst Homeowner’s Associa3on www.lynnhursthomeowners.com
LHA BOARD OFFICERS TREVOR SELLE, Pres. 6524 N. Post Oak Rd. 691-1988
STACY CAMPBELL, VP 4805 W. Heidi Ct. 693-5551
SCOTT HUFFMAN, Treas. 4801 W. Woodway Dr. 689-1469
DE-DE GABBERT, Sec’ty. 6215 N. Post Oak Rd. 693-8180
GENERAL MEMBERS GLORIA CASSEL-FITZGERALD 6224 N. Talisman Terr. 692-6613
CHUCK GABBERT 6708 N. Post Oak Rd. 692-6748
TIM HICKEY 6906 N. Camelot Rd. 683-3690
TOM MEAD 6510 N. Post Oak Rd. 693-6613
MOHAMED SALEM 6703 N. Post Oak Rd. 981-3170
WILMA SCHUBERT 6223 N. Talisman Terr. 363-5388
GREG SMITH 6403 N. Talisman Terr. 231-5290
Editor: Steve Hyland
Letter from the President Hello Lynnhurst residents! Well, summer 2012 is winding down. Luckily we have had a break from the intense heat, and it truly was great to be outside over the past week. I hope all of you had an opportunity to enjoy the weather. Now I just need to try and get my grass to grow back! I must say that I have been enjoying the neighborhood events this year. I would like to thank all of you who came to the 4th of July Parade, as well as the Ice Cream Social. It was great catching up with many of you who I don't have the opportunity to see on a regular basis. For those Help us keep our who missed the directory up to date! Ice Cream If we donʼt already have them, Social, we were visited by several City Council members including please provide your current phone Councilmen Ryan Spain, Eric Turner and Dan Irving, as well as City number and E-mail address to Treasurer (and former 5th District Councilman) Patrick Nichting. Steve Spain (693-3079) or Chuck Gabbert (692-6748). Members of Crimestoppers, local ﬁremen and law enforcement oﬃcers made a presence as well. Segways and quadracycles were available to ride from World on Wheels as well as a Bouncer house from Fun on the Run. Upcoming events include the LHA Fall Garage Sale and the Lynnhurst Annual Picnic. The LHA Fall Garage Sale is Saturday September 15th from 8 am to 2 pm. We encourage our residents to take part in the LHA Fall Garage Sale, at no charge. In addition to the signs posted around the entrances to Lynnhurst, the LHA also runs an ad in the Peoria Journal Star, further publicizing the event. The Lynnhurst Annual Picnic will be held on Sunday September 23rd from 3:00-6:00 pm. The event will be located at 6524 N. Post Oak Rd. BBQ will be catered from Hickory River. There is no charge to participate and I encourage all of you to attend. For more up-to-date event information, I encourage you to go to the Lynnhurst Homeowner’s Association Facebook page at http:// www.facebook.com/lynnhurstpeoria. Facebook gets better the more participation we have, so “like” us on Facebook! Trevor Selle
LHA 2012 EVENTS Open Board meetings at 6:45 pm every 2nd Monday of the month.
FALL GARAGE SALE Sat., Sept. 15
ANNUAL PICNIC Sun., Sept. 23
HALLOWEEN SAFETY Wed., Oct. 31
HOLIDAY LIGHTING & THEME CONTEST Tues., Dec. 18
Meet Your Neighbor Martha O’Bryan
so you can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd... so what?
An old Roger Miller song states, “you can’t roller-‐skate in a buﬀalo herd, but you could be happy, if you’ve a mind to”. As I reﬂect on my associaCon with Martha O’Bryan over the years, that silly line comes to mind. Martha has experienced more than her share of setbacks that prevent her from doing everything she’d like, but I know no more upbeat, energeCc and plesant person to be around. She tells her story with a sweet smile and the soI voice of a woman from Louisville. She and Bernie met on a blind date, set up by his sister. AIer they got married, he went oﬀ to Korea, then returned to southern Indiana to ﬁnish college at Indiana University. Bernie began his lengthy career with Simmons MaNress Company, and oﬀ they went to live in some nine ciCes! First to Kenosha, then St. Louis, Peoria. Next, Des Moines, where they adopted their ﬁrst child, Michael, and moved that week to Lubbock, TX! Michael was 21 months old when they adopted brother Jim. Back to St. Louis where they adopted one more: their daughter, Kacey, on Bernie’s 39 birthday, a special Cme for them every year. All those moves! And then to Davenport, IA where, with their three babies, she was inspired to begin selling homes. She studied and got her realtor’s license quickly. They were transferred here, which is when we ﬁrst met Martha in the late winter of ’87, when we were being transferred back, with many families, to Peoria. She was given our name to help us relocate, and then helped many others of us, for which we are all grateful. Steve and I have dealt with many realtors in our married life, but none beNer than Martha. In addiCon to her excellent understanding of the real estate business, she obviously loved working with people. She and Bernie lived on Post Oak at that Cme: he a happy district manager with Simmons, and she busy with her real estate business. Martha esCmates that she has listed and/or sold
by Merilynn Hyland photos by Steve Hyland
25% of the houses in Lynnhurst! Martha and Bernie were v i s i C n g o l d friends in the Quad CiCes one winter day, when they slid oﬀ the highway on some black ice. They were iniCally uninjured, but their car was damaged. While waiCng for help in the median, POW!, a 5th wheel truck/trailer hit the same icey patch and smashed into them. They seemed uninjured at the Cme, but during the night it became obvious that Bernie had been hurt and was hospitalized. A blood clot in his brain produced some stroke-‐ like symptoms that he dealt with heroically. Then there were issues with his heart and a subsequent quadruple by-‐ pass, and eventually a pacemaker. But they never lost their sense of humor. One night, Martha fell, awkwardly, in her bedroom, and was unable to get up. The paramedics took her to the ER, and her odyssey as a quadriplegic began. Martha was intent on re-‐invenCng herself. She will tell you it was tough, but not terrible. It doesn’t take long for her sweet smile to return. She had to accept the fact that 24/7 help for her and Bernie was going to be their life. While she was at the rehab center near Chicago, remodeling began on their home, making it wheel-‐chair friendly. She came home and took up her role as wife and mother and grandmother (and now, great-‐grandmother!) But, of course, from a diﬀerent perspecCve. AIer 58 years of marriage, sorrowfully, Bernie passed away. The love will never leave, and she smiles, with sweet memories on her mind. Bridge clubs are looked forward to, and they take place at her house, or at some restaurants that can accommodate her equipment, or at a friend’s house that is accessible. She enjoys doing crossword puzzles in the morning with her breakfast, before the day gets rolling. Friends drop in. She loves to go to Mass on Sundays, then oﬀ to the grocery store. Trips take place in a special van with a liI for her wheelchair. The van was a special giI from a dear friend.
Martha’s home has a beautiful deck overlooking the lake.
No, you may not be able to roller skate in a buﬀalo herd, but Martha is happy, because she chooses to be!
Our firefighters, Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty and SpongeBob SquarePants, ail participated.
Another Festive 4th of July Parade !
by Steve Spain photos by Steve Hyland
A hot 4th of July didn't keep over 150 neighbors from aNending our annual 4th of July Parade. It's become one of our more popular neighborhood gatherings, and this year was no excepCon. Kids of all ages decorated their bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, pets, and golf carts in patrioCc colors. Even Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty were in aNendance thanks to Pan and Greg Smith. This year's parade Grand Marshall was SpongeBob SquarePants, who got to ride in Steve and Merilynn Hyland's spiﬀy BMW converCble. LongCme Lynnhurst resident Jim Street graciously donated his Cme in creaCng beauCful balloon creaCons for all the kids. Thanks Jim! Of course, the highlight of the parade is always the appearance of the Peoria Fireﬁghters. Kids love genng a close look at the ﬁretruck and enjoy cooling oﬀ under the water hoses aIer the parade. Thank you Peoria Fireﬁghters! And ﬁnally, thanks to Chuck and Lorna Gabbert for hosCng the parade, as they have for many years. Happy Birthday America!
Visit Lynnhurst’s acebook page ‘Like Us’ and become a part of our virtual neighborhood. You can ﬁnd us at www.facebook.com/lynnhurstpeoria.
time to clean out the ole’ castle!
Feel free to post pictures and share stories. Also, look for announcements about neighborhood events and meeCngs.
Congratula3ons to the winners of the Lynnhurst
And the winners are: Wilma Shubert
Green Thumb award.
6223 N. Talllisman
The eﬀorts of these people improve the whole neighborhood.
3 -‐ 6 pm, Sunday, Sept. 23rd
Kent & Lynne Folkerts
Don & Phyllis Crouch
4621 W. Lynnhurst
6609 N. Post Oak
Paul & Sue Mroz
Lynnhurst Fall Garage Sale
Bob and BeRy Counce
8 - 2, Saturday, Sept. 15
6733 N. Post Oak
Join many of your neighbors and take advantage of the hordes who come looking to reward you with cash for taking your junk off your hands. - no charge to participate -
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Please be courteous to all and start your sale no earlier than 8:00 am.
6524 N. Post Oak Rd. Catered BBQ -‐ no need to bring anything.
by De-De Gabbert
The Homeowners’ AssociaCon and Neighborhood would like to extend a warm welcome to our new neighbors, Marcus and Crystal Slaughter on Knob Oak Drive. Summer is a great Cme in Lynnhurst, and we look forward to seeing our new neighbors at some of our upcoming fesCviCes.
Lynnhurst Homeowner’s Association
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6524 N. Post Oak Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
The Lynnhurst www.lynnhursthomeowners.com
3rd Quarter, 2012