Saturday, December 11, 2010


The Christmas CHS'54 Lunch is TUESDAY!
...and this one is SPECIAL!

 By Jerry Gaudet

We have a Special Project for December... Mary Sue has arranged an opportunity for us to honor the memory of Shirley Maynor. Please bring simple Christmas gifts that we can share with residents of Avanté at Charlotte, the skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center that cared for Shirley.

Following is a list of possible items that we can bring. Other items can always be added. The gifts should NOT be wrapped except for maybe a bow or ribbon (the Avante staff would have to unwrap any gifts to know who should receive each gift).

We hope everyone will want to participate as a way to honor our friend, Shirley, and to bring a little Christmas cheer to some nursing home residents. As Mary Sue expressed, “at Christmas we always think about children, but we tend to forget about those who are older, ill and alone”.

Here’s are some suggestions:

Candy such as jelly beans, gum drops, mints, chocolates

Christmas decorations for the bedside tables or room bulletin boards

Cookies and other snacks

Crossword puzzle books



Hand lotion

Hats, baseball caps

Pens, pencils, paper


Small games


Stuffed animals

Throws or small blankets


In the meantime, Merry Christmas everyone!  -JG

(.....that goes for me too! -Ed)

This month's "LDL" (Let's do lunch) will be held on
Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 11:30 AM
at "Jimmies" in Mint Hill.

Spread the word! Invite other classmates to come! Even better, bring someone with you! Be sure YOU, come!

Plan to join us...there's plenty of room.'ll be glad you did!