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The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye Jimi Hendrix

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Nov 18, 2016

Reasons To Love Pharr, Texas [Infographic] ...

  From the tropical climate year-round, to the historical downtown, to the shopping and dining, there’re so many reasons to love Pharr, Texas! The city won the National Civic League All-America City Award in 2006 which recognizes “civic excellence, honoring [...]

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Oct 11, 2016

Fire Prevention Week and Retirement Communities ...

  National Fire Prevention Week takes place October 9 through October 15, 2016. The National Fire Prevention Association chooses the week that includes October 9 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.   Safety First Unfortunately, fall is a [...]

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Aug 31, 2016

Activities To Do In Pharr, Texas ...

  Friendly people, inviting weather, countless attractions and activities await your arrival in Pharr, TX. This lovely border community boasts a rich history and vibrant energy that resonates through the region, making it an exceptional place to retire and call [...]

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Nov 20, 2015

Making Dreams Soar with Joanie Galliard ...

World Traveler | Ambitious Dreamer | Giving Spirit Joanie Galliard (1933-2015), was a resident of Creekside Oaks, Folsom, CA Q: Where you born and raised? A:… I was born and raised in West Englewood, New Jersey Q: What was your childhood [...]

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Nov 06, 2015

Taking Risks with Louise Dennis, 91 ...

Entrepreneur | Teacher & Mentor |  Optimist Q: What’s the most interesting thing that’s happened to you? A: I… would say when WWII was over. I was overjoyed! I thought, this is it, there will be World Peace — I wanted [...]

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Oct 29, 2015

Living Courageously with Lorrie Henderson, 91 ...

Lives at The Clairmont in Austin, TX Veteran | Trailblazer | Accomplished Scholar | Humanitarian Q: Tell us about serving in the WAVES. A: I joined… the WAVES in 1946 — and learned to be a draftsman there, then went to [...]

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Oct 23, 2015

How to Live Life How You Want it with Virginia ...

Lives at The Continental, Austin, TX Loving Matriarch | Southern Belle | Fashion Icon | World Traveler Q: Where were you born? A: I was… born in St. Angelo, TX. It’s a small ranch town in West Texas near Sweetwater. [...]

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Oct 16, 2015

Looking Back at Butch Cassidy, Early Aviation and the First ...

Lives at Waterford Terrace, La Mesa Amatuer Historian | Proud Veteran | Aviator | Family Man Q: What was your childhood like? A: I grew up… in Western Colorado — Grand Junction, Colorado. On a farm and it was during the [...]

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Sep 24, 2015

The Value of Laughter with Lillian Hoffman, 93 ...

Lives at Waterford Terrace in La Mesa, California Born Adventurer | Loving Matriarch | Entertainer | Free Spirit Q: What do you like to do… with your days? A: Twice a year I get together 30 ladies — no men [...]

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Sep 06, 2015

Life Lessons from Hoyt Alford, 92 ...

Lives at The Continental Retirement Community in Austin, TX Resident Ambassador |  Loving Patriarch |  Southern Gentleman | War Hero Q: Where you born and… raised? A: I was born in Birmingham, Alabama. I spent my childhood there, until I [...]