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Tonight’s Tribune has a very nice article about our neighbor Dick Vaught. You can read it here. Nice to learn new things! As another neighbor said, “good neighbor, and a good guy.” Thanks, Dick!
(Posted on behalf of Betty Gladney.)
The Country Lane flower circle needs you! Here’s the story of how the circle of flowers – enjoyed by neighbors and walkers – came to be. The City’s plan was to have an evergreen surrounded by gravel. “Could I plant flowers, instead?”
Now, 40 years later, and many blooms later, I’m asking for neighbors to lend some time to weed, plant, and water. No experience needed! Just stop by and spend some time. Feel free to knock on my door, use my hose for watering. Please bring your own tools and bags for weeds. I have a few favorites, but others can be pulled out, and your favorites planted instead.
Thanks for your help to keep this neighborhood garden spot beautiful for everyone to enjoy!
— Betty Gladney
— 2232 Country Lane
For those of you who missed it, the morning open house and garden party at the home of Randy Kilgore and Gary Smith was lovely. We had perfect weather for it, the scones baked by Gary were delightful, and the back yard garden is an amazing oasis!
Just a brief note about the ‘Keys to the City’ event last night. Our neighborhood was well represented, with myself, Martha John, and Sarah Catlin-Dupuy in attendance. I spoke with several of the City Council members about issues relevant to our neighborhood (more on that later) and we all made good use of the time to gather information and make connections. The ‘Neighborhood Congress’ discussion was very preliminary (as covered here in the Missourian), but I think that more could come of it in the future.
And I also want to tell everyone – if you haven’t recently been by Betty Gladney’s ‘beauty spot’ at the bottom of Country Lane, be sure to swing by soon! The flowers are in full bloom and it is absolutely lovely – well worth a nice walk over, or an extra bit of time in the car.
Remember, this Sunday Pat and Gene Gerke will host the next Open House/Coffee at their home, 2105 South Country Club Drive, from 2 – 5 PM. In addition to being a great opportunity to see another of our wonderful historic houses here in the neighborhood, I will be there to discuss topics of interest relating to our neighborhood. Specifically, I’ll be happy to talk about my experience so far in the city’s Neighborhood Leadership Program, which has gotten a little bit of press coverage. It is still too soon to say with any certainty, but I think that some good things will be coming out of this program, including some structural changes to how the city handles Neighborhood Associations, and how Neighborhood Associations are able to work together to achieve common goals. One of the first things all the attendees discovered was that just about every other Neighborhood Association had similar concerns and frustrations – and a realization that we would have a greater chance of success if we could work together rather than as isolated individual groups.
So, join us Sunday!
As mentioned previously, Pat and Gene Gerke have kindly offered to host the next Open House/Coffee at their home, 2105 South Country Club Drive, next Sunday March 8, from 2 – 5 PM. This is a great opportunity to see another of our historic houses here in the neighborhood, and we hope that you will be able to attend!
I plan on being there, and look forward to seeing as many of our neighbors as can make it. Be sure to note that this is the day when we switch over to Daylight Savings Time, so plan ahead.
If you would like to host a future Open House/Coffee at your home, please be sure to drop me a note. We already have Mary and Russ Still tentatively scheduled for later this spring, once the legislature is no longer in session, but I would love to see this become a monthly activity for the neighborhood.
Pat and Gene Gerke have kindly offered to host the next Open House/Coffee at their home, 2105 South Country Club Drive, on Sunday March 8, from 2 – 5 PM. This is a great opportunity to see another of our historic houses here in the neighborhood, and we hope that you will be able to attend! As Pat noted about their home:
Our home was built in the late 20s by D.B. Robnett. He was owner of the Parker Funeral Home with his father. Mrs. Robnett was owner of Robnett-Putnum Interiors. We will be happy to give tours of the home if anyone wants one.
I plan on being there, and look forward to seeing as many of our neighbors as can make it. Be sure to note that this is the day when we switch over to Daylight Savings Time, so plan ahead!
If you would like to host a future Open House/Coffee at your home, please be sure to drop me a note. I would love to see this become a monthly activity for the neighborhood.
I propose a new “Category” for Neighborhood News that we might call: “Spotlight”. It could be a place to get acquainted with a neighbor; learn something new; share some history about the neighborhood; or highlight a neighbor for something great they’ve done. Once a month we could have a neighbor featured in this section, how long they have lived here, and whatever else may be of interest to our readers. What a great way to get to know a neighbor, and maybe make a new friend.
Feedback readers? Please give this some thought, and respond! I’m eager to hear from you. Let this become a place you come to often…monthly, weekly, perhaps…DAILY!