'Summer into Fall' weekend was gorgeous with perfect weather; not very hot
and a beautiful moon to view each night!
Steve and Sharon Cormier were the host and hostess for the weekend. We thank
them for a great job along with thanks to everyone who helped them
throughout the weekend.
We danced and camped at Theme World RV Resort in Davenport, FL the 3rd
weekend of the month (9/20 - 9/21). Early birds arrived on
and after many yellow rocks* and updates on our lives, some of us traveled
to Applebee's for dinner.
Friday, the rest of the group arrived, more yellow rocks* and
updates! Sharon Cormier had lunch ready for us: sausage sandwiches with
onions and green peppers along with desserts...and after socializing away
the afternoon....some of us traveled off to Applebee's once again for
night dance was fun as always...the fact we were few in number did not deter
us from having a grand time dancing. Just around the time the dance began, a
young couple came in to watch us with their 3 daughters and son (his age, 5,
the girls were 6, 8 and 9). The excitement these children showed for what we
were doing was just overwhelming. Even more overwhelming was the fact that
when Ron asked the children if they would like to dance, all four of them
were excited to try! They did so well and were so proud as were all of us!
Check out the September photos to see them in action! Thanks, Eddie, for
taking the pictures.
Next morning, Steve, along with Phil and Tom H., served up pancakes along
with Sharon's contribution of little sausages, all very delicious. When we
were all finally sitting down the group sang Happy Birthday to Deanna....she
The afternoon was spent socializing for most and resting for some! I noticed
while sitting out one of the little girls coming out of her home with
crayons and paper....I thought she was just going to color....but I did
notice how she kept looking over at us every so often while she
working at a nearby picnic table. Well, just before we went to set up the
hall for dinner, she came over and gave us 6 drawings she had made; on one
she had drawn our camping logo! They can be seen on our website. We took
them with us to the hall and taped them up as our decorations for the
evening! They will now be given to our historian to keep with all our other
Our thanks to Steve and Sharon for providing most of the food for our
dinner. We had baked potatoes, salad, food brought by other members and we
did food on several grills. Our dessert was a beautiful cake in honor of Ron
and Sue's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
dance was also a super time, especially since we danced to 'Beautiful
Noise'! That song should be made mandatory at every dance! Thanks to Ron for
all he does to make our time fun, fun and more fun!
Thanks to John and Phil for filling in for our traveling President. They are
so smooth while getting the job done!
We were glad to see and have the company of former members Dick and Nancy
Fournier for the weekend. We look forward to having them visit again.
On a personal note: I have been a square dancer since 1986 and I never have
or would dance the man's part, my feeling being I have never been taught how
(especially the courtesy turn, twirling and promenading). Well, for the
night tip we were short of men so Ron filled in the patter call. When he
went to put on a singing call, I thought here is my chance! I asked the
square to help me and they, along with Ron, were all so great! It was fun
but I felt like a beginner - I may try again another year! My biggest goof
was forgetting to turn left for a left allemande! Thanks to all in the
square for your help!
Check out our 'See us in Action' segment for this months photos!
*Square dance term for 'hugs'.