Monday, March 28, 2016

Andy’s Can Party

Here at  Oak Haven  they have a “going away party”, also known as Andy’s Can Party. Andy was a resident of the park for many years, and came up with an idea of collecting all the aluminum cans for recycling and using the money collected to host a going away party for the residents prior to the snowbirds leaving. Andy passed away several years ago, and they have formally named the party as “Andy’s Can Party” in his remembrance.
Adult liquid beverages, along with soft drinks are furnished. Jeff, a resident of the park provided the entertainment.

  His singing and keyboard playing is just wonderful. We at the park have mixed emotions though. Jeff applied for a position in Daytona, FL. to teach music to the blind. As he is blind what better person to teach the blind. He and his wife Sarah, have been anxiously awaiting for the last month to hear if he was awarded the position, and just a couple days ago he was notified that he got the position.

They are so happy to have the position, but have mixed feelings also about having to leave all the friends they have here at Oak Haven.
In past years of the party, it has been known that a few would end up in the pool. This year however there seemed to be a lack of those wanting to go into the pool. We, Wilma and myself, Greg and Cherie, and Kathy decided we would “break the ice” and be the first.

The water was warm, around 83F. the air was warmer, around 90F. So it wasn’t breath taking when entering.

It wasn’t long after that a few others joined in the pool fun.

After the pool, we were cooled down a bit, and returned to our refreshments and good conversations.

 



A few liquid refreshments, a jump in the pool, and one actually starts to feel like you have Palm Trees growing out of your head!

Our days here in Sunny Florida with our “winter family” is coming to an end. We will miss all the fun we have here, but are getting excited for our trip back north to Michigan to see our real family.
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.

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