Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

 
From Mary #5:
 
Perhaps you may have read in Sunday’s Parade magazine of the newspaper……………….
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, one of our previous books we read and discussed at book club
has been made into a movie, starring Oprah Winfrey.
It will be on HBO this Saturday, 22nd At 8:00pm E.T., 7 pm our time.


Thanks Mary!

Monday, April 3, 2017

A New Month

What a hectic couple of weeks!  Olympic sports, theater performances, competion on and off site, a scramble to use up our cafe dollars!
 
Several of us have just finished the Annual Joyce Dupor Scrabble tourny, held every year with a prize of immense value.  Chocolate!
 
 
It was a nail biter til the end with a three way tie for first place (and the coveted GIANT chocolate bar) but yours truly pulled it off beating Miss Vicki by a few points and sending rival Jim to the bench.
 
Speaking of Mr. Jim...I am a candidate for sainthood as we've been married, as of April 1st (no joke) for 50 years.

As you travel home, or as summer permits, send your stories, pictures and updates to me so I can keep us all "in the loop". zabrit@eathlink.net will come right to my desk and I'll make you famous!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Taxes, thus rates, are going up!

After spending years updating and improving the quality of life here at Sandpipers Resort we have had our taxes raised by as much as 11%.  To justify this increase, we would like to form a committee to oversee, and adjust and possible offer suggestions for improvements in both regulations and entertainment.  We will need supervisors to cover rule infractions and ideas for new entertainments and perks.

If you would like to participate in our future plans please come by our home, Jay & Karen lot 39. We will need face to face meetings to ensure success and commitment and privacy, so please come see us at home.

Here is a list of possible additives to improve our Sandpiper lives.
 
  Please let us know your preference, if any. 
 
1.Regulation Water Volleyball to be played daily
 7:30am til 8:30.am.
 
2. Curbside trash and recycling pick up.
 
3. All home mowing done by staff.
 
4. A Field Z community garden. Experience helpful but not required.
 
5. Light home gardening, i.e. weeding by resort staff.
 
6. Home delivered meals. Chef skills not necessary.
 
7. On call pet sitting.
 
8. Chickens near the possible community garden for fresh eggs (small animal husbandry experience needed).

9. A sauna for those chilly winter days.

10. A radar gun to ensure 10 miles per hour speed limit for bikes, golf carts and cars. A background in law enforcement preferred.

 
Look over the list and let us know your preference or add an idea of your own, and we will try to add at least one new idea to make life at Sandpipers even sweeter.
 
 Come to lot 39 to confer and/or volunteer with Jay and Karen.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SPNO Final Entry

SPNO Final Entry.
 
 

 
Thursday March 30, 2017

Good Morning Everyone.

Just a short house keeping note to start with.  If you want to return your medals there will be a box at the Cheers bar for the next couple of days. 
 

The 18th Sandpiper's Nude Olympics is done and the final chapter is in the history book.  
It was another great time for these last 2 weeks here at Sandpipers Resort.  The weather was wonderful with no rain to bother with and no worries about competing nude this year.  

There were 114 athletics from 3 countries that played in 38 different events.  The total of all the nude athletes playing in all the events came to 994.  Thanks to everyone who played naked in the sun. 

Carma and myself would like to thank everyone who helped and assisted in this wonderful endeavor.  When we were asked to host this event we had no problem saying yes as we knew we could count on all the great folks here at Sandpipers.  Everyone who stepped up and said "Sure, we can help" made this event so much easier to manage.  In the end we had over 60 folks that came to our aid and did a fantastic job of getting things done.  When someone would come to us and say what a good work we did, all we could say was, it was easy with all the good help we had.  So once again we want to thank everyone for the time and energy they put into this project to get things done.

When it came to getting the information out to everyone, Sue Z with her blog, Steve with K-Nude, Loretta putting notes on Facebook or Maria keep the Sandpipers Calendar updated, there was no finer team.  Thank you for doing that for the group. 

Charlie and Peggy kept the refreshments flowing at the Cheers bar and Jon and Roy helped with the sound system.  The set up and take down crew of Paul, Judy, Randy, Sue, Ken, Doc, Larry, Ken, Brian, Jim and I am sure I am missing a few more, but they made short work of getting the Pavilion ready and looking good.  Thank all of you for taking time out of your daily schedule for helping.  

Dick made ice cream, Wendy and Jim served Bloody Mary's and meatballs, and the folks that brought dishes to share for the Super Happy Hours and the Cupcake and Cookies bakers for creating their special treats, many thanks to all of you.  

The event hosts were just wonderful to work with and without their efforts and assistance the 18th SPNO would not have happened.  Paul and Judy, Bruce and Sue, Randy and Sue, Lou and Alma and Patty, Jon and Donna, Tom and Betty, Richie and Susie, Doc and J, Bill, Frankie, Elsie, Jerry and Marsha, Roy and Dee, Jim and Anna-Maya, Charlie and Peggy, Ed and Claudia, Dave, Irwin and Margaret, Ken and Loretta, Ken and Freida, Yvon and Lucie, Ian, Linda, Bob B.  Please know that we want to thank all of you and don't be surprised when you are asked to help next year on the 19th Sandpiper's Nude Olympics.

Also a big thank you to everyone on the 400 Row who helped with the 4 o'clock happy hour events.  You had to put up with the big crowd of folks almost every day for the last week and we never had a single complaint.  Thank you all.  

I can't say enough about how much help Jon and Donna were with this entire Olympics.  We had meetings and started planning the whole thing weeks in advance.  We went over schedules and times and tried to come up with a plan of what worked and what didn't.  We tried to make sure events didn't interfere with the other regular calendar events and that as many folks as possible could come and have fun.  Jon was always right there for every event and he is the best co-host ever.  Your energy and efforts to make sure all the fine details were taken care of was a huge load off myself and Carma.  I hope you know how much I appreciate your help, thank you.  

This whole thing could not have happened if it weren't for Karen and Jay letting us have the run of the place for these 2 weeks each March.  They are great to work with and were always ready and willing to take care of anything we needed.  Thanks for the supplies, the prizes, the food and the this wonderful resort to hold all the events.  Thank you, thank you.

And finally I want to make sure I give a very big special thank you to my lovely wife, Carma.  If it wasn't for her keeping track of me and Jon, everything would have become a real mess.  The saying goes that a happy life is a happy wife and Carma wasn't happy until all the details were taken care of.  She was a real trooper and I love her dearly.  Thank you Carma from me and I am sure everyone here at Sandpipers.

That's all for now folks, except to let you know the dates for next years 19th Sandpiper's Nude Olympics will be Wednesday, March 21 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Everyone here at Sandpipers feels like family to us and we love you all.
See you next season and for those traveling back home or on vacation this summer, stay safe, enjoy life and play naked.

Sincerely, 
Bob and Carma
Results for Wednesday, March 29th


PING PONG

Gold Medal - Frankie 104, Jon 36

Silver Medal – Joan 205, Richie 424

Bronze Medal – Lucie 209, Bob 308


COOKIES & CUPCAKES

Gold Medal – Ken 625 

Silver Medal - Claudia 9 White Russian 

Bronze Medal – Lucie 209 Black Forest


 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday SPNO

SPNO Update for Wednesday, March 29th
Good Morning Everyone.
Today the final event will be Ping Pong at 11 AM in the Pavilion....
Awards Presentation will be at 4 PM
Closing will be after the Awards
Super Happy Hour will be after the Closing.
The Cheers Bar will be open.
There will be a 50/50 Drawing.
  You can buy a ticket starting at 4 PM.
Please bring finger food to share. There will be no spoons or forks or electic. Please be aware of the heat and the time your food will sit out without being refrigerated.
There is a box on the bar in the Pavilion for you to put your medals in if wish to return them. 
 
Tuesday was a fun day with the Charmin Plunge, Alma and Patty were hosting that event and did a wonderful job.
Thanks Alma and Patty.

 Thanks to Doc and J for taking care of running the Petanque Skills and to their helper, Dick and Jon.
 
  Ian, Linda and Bob ran the Wiffle Ball Golf events and took care of chasing golf balls down. 
Thanks to Ian, Linda and Bob.
 
That's it for today.
 
Thought for the Day: What other people think of you is none of your business.
 
Have a wonderful Wednesday
Enjoy life and play naked
Bob and Carma
 
Results
PETANQUE SKILLS
Gold Medal - Angela 605, Jon 36
Silver Medal – Betty 512, Jim 316
Bronze Medal - Cindy 30, Lucie 209, Real 605, Doc 114
 
WIFFLE BALL GOLF & LONG BALL
FEMALE GOLFERS

 LONGEST DRIVE
Gold Medal - Joan 205
Silver Medal – Cindy 30
 
CLOSEST TO PIN
Gold Medal – Linda 45
Silver Medal - Joan 205
Bronze Medal – Cindy 30
 
MALE NON-GOLFERS
LONGEST DRIVE

 Gold Medal – Jeff 310
Silver Medal – Jon 36
Bronze Medal – Ken 525
 
CLOSEST TO PIN
Gold Medal – Jim 38
Silver Medal - Doc 114
Bronze Medal – Paul 404
 
FEMALE NON-GOLFERS
LONGEST DRIVE
Gold Medal - Loretta 427
Silver Medal - Judy 404
Bronze Medal – Donna 36
 
CLOSEST TO PIN
Gold Medal – Loretta 427
Silver Medal – Sue 310
Bronze Medal – Lois 406
 
CHARMIN PLUNGE
Gold Medal – Bob 308, Carma 308
Silver Medal – Richie 424, Susi 424
Bronze Medal – Brian 336, Nancy 336

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dance Dance Dance...and farewell!



Tuesday SPNO

SPNO Update for Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Good Morning Everyone.
 
Events for Tuesday, March 28th....
Wiffle Ball Golf, 10:30 AM;
Wiffle Ball Long Ball, 10:30 AM;
  Petanque Skills, 1:30 PM; 
 Charmin Plunge, 4:00 PM, 400 Row.
 
What a fun time on Monday. The new Hula Hoop Contest had a fine turn out. Thanks Richie and Susi for hosting that one. 
 
 The Basketball challenge was skillfully handled by Ken, Ken and Fredia, thank you for taking care of making sure there
were shots and shots. 
The Men's 4on4 Water Volleyball was a real challenge. Thanks to Steve, Jon, Larry and LD for calling the lines. 
 
Just a quick reminder for tomorrow. If you are going to bring a dish to share for the Super Happy Hour please remember that it is going to be hot in the Pavilion, most likely in the 90's, so pleaes be mindful of the food you are going to bring and make sure it won't spoil if it sits out for so long. It will be after 5 PM before the food will be available. You might want to bring it in a cooler until it is time to serve. 
 
Today at 4PM is the deadline to sign up for Ping Pong, Site 308.
 
Thought for the Day: 
Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
 
Have a great Tuesday.

 Enjoy life and play naked.
 
Bob and Carma
 
Results for Monday.
 
KERPLUNK
Gold Medal – Loretta 427, Paul 404
Silver Medal - Betty 512, J 114, Sam 221, Tom 512
Bronze Medal -Cindy 30, Sue 409, Bob 30, Dave 230, Randy 409, Derrel 401
 
4 ON 4 MENS WATER VOLLEYBALL
Gold Medal - Doc 114, Richie 424, Tony 40, Dave 230
Silver Medal – Jeff 310, LD 23, Ed 9, Paul 404, Larry 430
Bronze Medal – Randy 409, Ken 336, Ken 525, Bob 30
 
BASKETBALL
Gold Medal - Cindy 30, Ed 9
Silver Medal - Joan 205, Jeff 310, David 230
Bronze Medal - Theresa 118, Ken 525, Richie 424
 
HULA HOOP
Gold Medal – Freida 525, Ken 525
Silver Medal -Frankie 104, Ed 9
Bronze Medal – Sam 221, Paul 404
 
CORRECTION - Silver in Shuffleboard should have said - Bruce 416 & Sue 416