Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Village People


We have begun to meet some really neat folks in the Village.  Today we visited a church of a new friend who too hails from Memphis.  We were pleasantly surprised with the church.  It has the most friendly and happy group of folks ever.  The grounds look like a botanical garden equipped with fountains, fish ponds and a rose garden. This labor of love, mostly by volunteers, is a good indication of the care for each other.

There is an internet café behind our playhouse.  We have wanted to try it out but they are only opened for breakfast and lunch. Today we dropped by after church and ran into a neat couple we had just met at church.

They explained they were both widowed and hung out with each other all the time.  He said,
“Except, he said, at night….I have to go home.”  She said, “Yes, he has a curfew.” We found them both funny and sweet. Even though we were hoping to leave early, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. They had much information to share about The Village and their lives with their spouses. The time flew by.  We look forward to visiting with them again soon – if they have the time.

Today we learned to identify where we hail from by state. Everyone hears is from someplace else.  Few folks are from Arkansas.  As a retired military family expressed, “The Village is very much like a military base. Since everyone is from another place, we look after each other.  We are a close knit group.”   We are finding that to be true. With each visit, we look forward to our life there as Village people!

There are many activities and clubs.  One caught my eye in the paper today.  It is called ROMEO with stands for Retired Old Men Eating Out.  I thought that was a perfect fit for Dan.  They meet once a month just to visit.  In keeping all things fair and balanced, I think I should start a RODEO group—Retired Old Dames Eating Out. What do you think?

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harms.  Proverbs 13:20


1 comment:

Jada's Gigi said...

sounds like a lovey way to live...I think you are going to like ti there.