Category: Features

In Passing

Francis Gordon “Gus” Gustafson Francis Gordon “Gus” Gustafson passed peacefully at the age of 89 at his Houston assisted living apartment the evening of Nov. 1, 2018. He was survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret Gustafson, whom he married on his birthday in 1953. He was survived by his two children: Scott…

What a Wonderful Life!

Roger Bonngard We have fields of green, expansive skies of blue; Parks, schools, highways for me and you We can say to ourselves, What a wonderful life! The colored flowers in our neighborhoods are beautiful against the sky, As are the colors on the faces of our neighbors and friends passing by. Seeing our people…

What Is Dry Heat?

Dale Fanzo Living in the desert one must adjust, The sun rises early and then goes down at dusk. The thermometer can reach as high as one hundred fifteen, The asphalt can skillet my eggs and bacon that is lean. Humidity can go as low as one percent, My sandals will melt on the scorching…

Rover’s Rest Stops

Most everyone knows that their dogs must walk. It is in their DNA. But most people do not think about engaging their best friend in mental stimulation. What kind of life is it to just hang around the house all the time? Get up, go for a walk, eat, lay around, eat, go for a…

Word of the Month: Contumacious

David Zapatka Sister and reader Judy Haberstroh wrote after reading the June column, “This one is interesting. Initially, I was leaning toward using ‘yet,’ but once I saw the specific definition of ‘still,’ I felt that was the correct word. However, when talking, I would more likely place the word ‘still’ after ‘it’s’ rather than…

Library Services Amid Closure

Jenn Lopez Hello, I’m the new library manager at Ed Robson Library. The library is offering curbside pickup from Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. and Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in order to serve our customers in the Sun Lakes area. Customers may place items on hold using the online catalog…

Artists Who Aspire to Inspire

Vic Hermann

Linda Shanahan Vic Hermann’s the man, our lapidary chair Can make you a handle or make you a bear Can make you a box or a puzzle or knife Discovered this talent in his later life He tells us that “anything made out of wood Can be made out of stone.” He knew that he…