(That’s Jill and Gladys touring Silveridge on Gladys’s bike.)
And on a subsequent visit, Jill began daydreaming of her own place at Silveridge. “I was out walking around the park and I stopped to get fliers from the units for sale. One was By Owner and it had a huge Arizona room and a big storage area and I thought, ‘If I’m going to move all my worldly possession out here I’m going to need a big storage area.’ So I prayed about it. Then, when I talked to the owners, they said it was for sale but I couldn’t have it till April, which was perfect. And then I went home and called a friend who always said that if I was going to sell my house to let her know, and she bought it without it ever going on the market. And while in Kansas packing, I got a call from Sue Arneson, who’d just been promoted to Activities Director, asking me, how would you like to be the Assistant Activities Director?
Shortly thereafter I moved. It was on June 21st of 2011 and it was 110 degrees, which wasn’t easy on the movers from Kansas, but was fine with me, and in October I started work in Activities.”
Even though her back problems caused her to step down from her fulltime role, she remains active, especially during the off-season. She points out, “It’s over the summer that we are truly a family.” So she took over the leadership of summer activities, including putting out a monthly calendar. That’s going to be on hold for a while, but she’s ready to jump back into action as soon as activities can resume.
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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:
We plan to profile other residents in our upcoming issues. If you’d like to volunteer to be the subject of an article, or have someone you’d like to suggest, please let me know.
Or, if you have photos you’ll like to share in upcoming newsletters, please send them.
Dale Dauten, Editor