Archive for Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pinecrest news

October 11, 2007

Fourteen residents and friends enjoyed the potluck dinner Sept. 29 in Pinecrest II clubroom.


  • Dean and Cindy Hinkle, Bonner Springs, visited their aunt Tillie Bichelmeyer the morning of Sept. 29.

  • Tillie Bichelmeyer, Emma Jean Taylor, Julia Polfer and Ellen Moll, Lenexa, went out for lunch one day last week and then played pinochle at the home of Emma Jean Taylor.

  • Felicia Brown, Lawrence, spent last Monday and this Monday morning with her mother, Alta Vorhies.

  • My son Raymond Steffen, Mesa, Ariz., and I drove to Branson, Mo., Sept. 27 and returned home last Monday. We stayed with LaVerne and Sharon Musick and Raymond helped them with their craft show.

  • One day last week while my son Raymond was visiting me, he said he needed some exercise so he took a 30-gallon trash bag and went out on the country roads and picked up aluminum cans. When he got it full, he dumped the cans in the Boy Scout container in the parking lot at C&S Market.

Raymond spent the day last Sunday with his brother David Tuggle and then Raymond and I were dinner guests of my daughter and son-in-law Sharon and LaVerne Musick and Donald last Thursday, Friday and Sunday.


  • Dr. Leo Lauber will speak to the Pinecrest residents about the school bond issue at 7 p.m. Monday in the Pinecrest II clubroom.

  • The Douglas County Health Department will give flu shots from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Pinecrest II clubroom to Pinecrest residents only. Those planning to get a shot are asked to bring their Medicare cards.

  • Southern Care will have a foot clinic at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 18 in the Pinecrest II clubroom.

  • Tillie Bichelmeyer and Emma Jean Taylor met Ellen Moll, Lenexa, and Jan Kelley, Overland Park, and went to Julia Polfer's new apartment at the Sunrise assisted living facility in Leawood where they had lunch and played pinochle in the card room.

  • Jean Wetzel, Westwood, visited her aunt Tillie Bichelmeyer Saturday morning and brought her a mum.

  • My daughter and son-in-law Pam and Wilson Snively, Maryville, Mo., spent the weekend with me. We were dinner guests Saturday evening of LaVerne and Sharon Musick and Donald, all of Linwood.

  • My son Raymond Steffen, Mesa, Ariz., won second place in the longest beard contest Friday during the Eudora Sesquicentennial celebration. He donated his prize money to the Eudora Food Pantry.

He returned to his home in Mesa, Ariz., after spending six weeks with me and other relatives and friends.


  • Relatives and friends gathered in Pinecrest II clubroom Sunday for a dinner and an afternoon of visiting.

My grandson Robert Musick smoked pork roasts for me and brought it over ready to eat. The dinner was in honor of my son Raymond Steffen, Mesa, Ariz., and my niece and her husband Debbie and George Mudrock, Norwalk, Calif.

Other guests were Howard and Carol Belles, Millard and Leola Murray, Dennis Murray, Lois and Emily Mersmann, Okie and Jean Snedeger, Ron and Wendi Dalquest, all of Lawrence; Dudley Steffen, Gravois Mills, Mo.; Wilson and Pam Snively, Maryville, Mo.; Tiffany Musick and son, Salim Smith, Tonganoxie; LaVerne and Sharon Musick and Donald Musick, all of Linwood; Jane Lamb, St. George; and Edna Holmes, Robert Musick and his grandchildren Aftyn, Trinity and Duncun, David and Austin Tuggle and myself, all of Eudora.

My great-great-granddaughter Aftyn Hankins dried the silverware and pans for me after the dinner.


  • The Eudora Sesquicentennial celebration was special for me. I got to visit with Dr. C.B. Johnson's daughter Barbara. We talked about growing up in Eudora and remembering all the special times in our lives.

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