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October 31, 2019

Rosenthal also got to have his photo with DiMaggio, Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra in the dugout during a game

October! What a glorious gift to us all. Our family has recently returned home to See Off Mountain after a two-week trip up to Maine and back. We've had the prettiest October imaginable – winding our way through New Hampshire and Vermont, visiting the Emily Dickinson House in Amherst, Mass. (Cora's request), and then Gettysburg, Penn., for Jamin's Civil War studies. We visited friends in Orono, Maine, where the wood stoves were already cranking (our goal at home is always to wait until Nov. 1 for our first fire of the season). We also stayed a night in Ogunquit, Maine, an adorable little seaside town where we walked a path above the rocky beach just after a big storm. We took the long way as often as possible, driving through small towns that were picture postcard perfect. And then we came home to even more autumnal delight. A dream come true.

Hard to believe next week is time for our monthly community potluck already. Just a few short weeks ago we were gathered together to hear Michael Rosenthal share stories of his childhood and early career, his professional accomplishments and his "how we met" story with his wife, Nancy. A crowd favorite was Michael's story of childhood appendicitis gone wrong, which lead to an extended hospital stay after infection set in, but also brought about a visit from Joe DiMaggio who promised to hit a homerun just for Michael in the next Yankees game. And he did! A dream come true for 10-year-old Michael, who was later invited to join DiMaggio, Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra in the dugout during a game.

Our next potluck is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4. We will meet to socialize at 5:30 p.m. and supper starts right around 6 p.m. It is a great time to get to know new neighbors, learn something new about folks you've known for years, and share plenty of laughs over a meal. It is also time to start thinking about new officers for the See Off Homesteaders. Doug Poad has kindly agreed too stay on as secretary, and Robin McCain is willing to keep her role as treasurer, but we will be electing a new president and vice president. Harold Sheets and Rod Chandler have served our community well in these positions, and we are thankful for their commitment to our group. If you would be interested in one of these roles or know someone in our community who would be a good fit, let Doug know at the next potluck.

We had several new neighbors join us for our October potluck. Simmons and Hank Walter have recently moved to Eagle Lake with their son, John. Penny and Sam Christian are new to the mountain as well. Galen and Lou (whose last name I didn't catch, so sorry!) have just moved in on Green Hill Road. Welcome, new neighbors!

We've had some losses in our See Off Community as well. Deb Pruitt of Mystic Mountain Drive and Nancy Sorrells of Las Praderas both recently passed away. We hold their families in our hearts.

As always, send your news to seeoffnews@gmail.com to see yourself in The Transylvania Times. See you at the potluck next Monday.

 
 

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