Hoosier first lady entertains East, West

Doing a little research on the flaming colors of trees in the fall, I came across quite a few interesting facts about the reason trees do what they do, why they are quite adept at doing it and how they are much smarter than you think.

In the meantime, enjoy the beauty and hope and pray that nature cooperates with the necessary elements to advance the process.

Fun experiences

On a visit with Gov. Mike Pence to Columbus, first lady Karen Pence spoke briefly to the group at Zaharakos about their recent economic mission trip to Japan, where she sang a Japanese Sukiyaki song, “Ue o Muite Aruko,” learned many years ago, to a large gathering of business executives. The crowd was so thrilled that they all stood, clapped and joined her in their favorite song. She then honored us with the song that was beautifully rendered.We had the time of our life at a mystery dinner party given by Bob and Judy Gayle and Paul and Sandra Nolting. Those in attendance were to honor the Great Chef Alan Davies, only to find that he was murdered in the afternoon. Amid great consternation, it became apparent that he was quite the philanderer, with yours truly as his demure first fiancée and his very brazen mistress as his second fiancée. Guests dressed in appropriate costume were served a delicious dinner and experienced cocktails and questioned by the police. The gum-chewing murderer was found out, and a great time was had by all.We attended the graduation of our grandson, Michael J. Pence, from The Basic School for United States Marine Corps officers at Camp Barrett in Quantico, Virginia. He is now a second lieutenant in the Marines. This was a very moving experience to see more than 200 of our finest young men earning this degree, standing in perfect formation and then singing the Marine Hymn a capella.

While there, we visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps, manned by well-informed and retired Marines. The building is a replica of Iwo Jima in stone and steel and a site to behold.

Congrats to winners

Let’s look at who won the Harrison Lake Country Club men’s champions:Mike David, clubDavid Lacey, senior club

John Vogel, super senior club

Frank McDonald, platinum flight

Jim Turner, championship flight net

Jerry Moore, platinum flight net

Tom Heller, senior flight net

Dick Wigh, super senior net

Dr. Bob Woodruff and Rick Crossman, Ol’ Buddy

Harrison Lake Country Club’s women’s club champions are: Laura Woszczynski, gross division; and Carol Pennington, net division. Also, David and Moni Lacy won first place in the Couples Fall Finale. Congratulations to all winners!

Good winds and nice weather set the sailors of the Grandview Yacht Club on their way for the last race day of the season on Sept. 20. “Banking off the northeast winds, sailing on the (last) summer breeze,” Tom Schroeder said.

Thanks go to Jim Riffle for setting up the race, solo, and to race chairman Kevin Preuss for organizing with help from Beth Auld, Lisa Duret and Mimi Riffle.

First race winners were: Lazer class, Jim Voelz; butterfly class, Laura Garrett; international class (on handicapped basis), Schroeder.

Second race winners were: Lazer class, Jim Voelz; butterfly class, Peggy Voelz; international class (on handicapped basis) John Auld/Bob Orben.

Third race winners were: Laser class, Jim Voelz; butterfly class, Garrett; international class (on handicapped basis), Schroeder.

The Grandview Yacht Club Labor Day Breakfast was held at the home of Harry and Sandy Meshberger to celebrate and recognize the effort of the association and sewer utility members for their safe keeping of all properties. Their spacious, shady lawn and dock makes for a great way to enjoy the doughnuts, fruit and biscuits and gravy served to the crowd who arrived by paddle boat, kayak, boat or down the hill.