San Diego Elders Club
2011 Annual Luncheon
Avenue Home Town Buffet was again the site for this hosted TONKAWA
annual event. The date was August 14, Sunday afternoon, from noon-3pm.
This day the
TONKAWA Elders club arrived early and on time. Much as our regular
monthly meetings the members come in smiling and are ready to use
those toothy smiles to set down to eat. Good talk and good food
makes for a good spice when lifelong friends meet. Jerry Starnes,
Rita, along with Celia and Manuel Flores greeted their long time
friend Barbra. Nellie Ruiz and El talked with Verna
and Elizabeth. Marsha and Mary Finny had a lot to say to Rose Davis.
Ben took all the pictures and Roy wrote down the activities. There
were also new faces to add to the conversation and excitement at
the Annual TONKAWA Luncheon. There was an opportunity for song and
excitement when Mary Oyos was recognized as the days
birthday girl. The HTB waitress chorus sang her up a happy tune!
We were pleased
to see Genevieve, Jean Vigneaults Mother, attend the luncheon.
Some of our long time members have been hard pressed by illness
and the accumulation of conditions that result from a life of hard
work and bringing forth life. We realize that our children and grand
children are our future and the true reward for all our efforts
of dealing with what life throws at us. Last year Jane Dumas was
our opening speaker and offered the blessing for the TONKAWA luncheon.
But this year she had earlier obligations and was just too tired
and intention was again successful for all attending to be the welcome
guests at the TONKAWA annual luncheon table. We sincerely wish you
happiness and better health this following year. Thank you all for
the hugs and good wishes. Mehan.
See you all
at the next TONKAWA meeting, 9/11/11!
submitted: TONKAWA Secretary Roy Cook.