the extension at the State Port, Sylvia says they moved north to Carolina with
hopes of seeing snow, but so far, only flurries. They have two children, a boy and
And a new resident — BRIAN EDWARD COOK bom August l6, DAVIS and HEATHER are
indeed proud parents, and their home on Mimosa is an extremely happy one.
TENNIS,,,,.Did you know a tennis tournament has been in progress all summer starting
June 16 and ending August 11? Those playing in the tournament were WILLIAM and Mri^il
M/J(TIN, BILL and VIVIAN MACDONALD, MILT and CRES YAEGK, PAUL KINCAID, WAYNE CLEVEL/ND,
and JIM REDFIELD, The players were scored on an individual point system. PAUL
Kj-NGAID led, closely followed by WILLIAM MARTIN, then WAYNE CLEVELAND, and MILT
YAE^K, In i/he final match, Paul and Milt played William and Wayne, and the victory
went to William and Wa;>’!ie, The winners were awarded prizes of tennis shirts and
shoes. Then the whole group, including non-playing wives, celebrated with an Aug^jst
11 cookout (menu: steak, watermelon, and salad) on the Mimosa deck.
We just lost a hot fudge sundae betting on the number of houses along the canal. We
bet thirty, and the opposition bet there were more than forty. Counts forty-one.
Would you have believed it? How our community grows.
CAROL HAMI40N and your co-editor, BETTY HAMMON, are on their way to Europe for about
three months. They are going to visit Carl's sister in Fuerth and then go on by
train to Austria, Italy, (Greece, southern France, and Spain, While they are away,
Betty*s cousin, BOB ARMSTRONG, and his wife VERNA will be living in their house. Bob
and Verna are building on Walnut Circle, Bob has just retired from the Budd Company
^ilway Division, He and Verna lived in Langhome, Pa,, where Bob has been involved
in Scouting for more than 20 years. Both of the Aimstrongs are particularly inter
ested in local history and have been working on their contributions to a history of
Langhome which will be published by the Langhome Centennial Committee, They are
looking forward to learning more about Beaufort through its historical association.
And talk of a strange coincidence — BILL and HELEN UEBELE sold their home in New-
;bown. Pa, to friends of Bob and Verna*s from Langhome, These were fellow members of
the historical society, oi-mero of one of the historic homes in Langhome, and people
who knew and appreciated the historic background of the Uebele*s Newtown hone.
Small world, trite though that phrase may be. Bill and Helen are building on Oakleaf
and Yucca Court, Bill has retired from his position as Batallion Chief in the
Philadelphia Fire Department where he served for twenty-nine years. Both he and
jielen are golfers. They are also avid readers, Helen’s hobby is search for antiques
and hunting for treasures at flea markets. They hope to be in their new home by the
pnd of October,
AL WYLLIE called to tell us of Bill Pickett*s death in Burlington, NrC, on Augi:ist 18,
The Pickets had a home on Willow where they have spent vacations for more than four
years and where they had planned to retire. The sympathy of his many friends goes
to his family.
^he beach was crowded; it was the 4th of July, PKS residents and their guests lined
the shore, sunning themselves, occasionally splashing about in the rather choppy
waters, chatting amiably. Suddenly, up on the sit-um (remember? the Mimosa Beach
access deck?), a new figure appeared. He stood there, motionless for a moment, while
all heads turned to gaze up at him. Some cheers went up as he was recognized. It
V£s JIM RAMSEY I This was to be his annual plunge into the sea,
JXM made his way to the sand, nodding, lifting his hand in greeting, moving among the
et.ch-goers, All eyes were on him. He casually threw his towel onto an open low
slung beach chair, removed his shirt, and mwed on toward the water, wearing, strange
ly. ais Bermuda shorts,
,here was a sharp intake of breath from his audience, almost in unison, as he walked
"bravely into the sea, smiling faintly, amusedly. The water dashed up to greet him,
■ohoroughly drenching him. He paused briefly, hesitantly, but a great roar of en-
Eouragement from the crowd kept him from turning back. Soon he was into the waves,
stumbling a bit, his hands reaching out to maintain his balance; then he fell down
father gently, but picked himself up quite regally, and, making a quiet decision,
Jlimbed back out of the water, A standing ovation awaited him. His friends were on
>.heir feet, clapping and shouting. He waved modestly, eased his way carefully to his
cnair and towel, and sat down. The show was over for another yeax. Jim Ramsey should
not put a toe into the water until July 4, 197^, Those present were humbled and awed
to have been at this sobering event.