Golden Goalies – A spot of tea

Diane Eddy (right) with Goalie fans Carol, Debbie, Betty and Dimple

Diane Eddy (right) with Goalie fans Carol, Debbie, Betty and Dimple

Bea Loozer

Do you ever have trouble with names? Almost all of us do, which is why I appreciate seeing folks wearing a nametag, even when I already know their names. And when you hear our group referred to as “Golden Oldies,” don’t take it personally or seriously. Some of us are pretty young and spiffy looking. Whether we’re young or think of ourselves as oldies, believe me, we work at losing weight, as a group and individually. And members find the support they need. Those who have joined are finding that this experience helps them in many ways, including health benefits of losing weight.

And sometimes we have a speaker. This month, Diane Eddy of the Global Tea Market taught us some international history of tea, as well as some health benefits. She covered something about various kinds of teas and even showed us a teapot that has no lid. You actually fill it from the bottom. Some of us will be visiting her shop across from Safeway to check out her teas. She really is the local tea guru, as evidenced not only by her shop, but also by her tea classes at Country Club and her monthly article in The Splash. Clearly, Diane Eddy loves introducing people to the world of tea. Don’t you just love people with a passion!

If you leave the area for the summer, you might want to make a “new summer resolution” to return happier and healthier. We know that membership in Golden Goalies can help. Remember, it’s not too late to join Golden Goalies, whether you stay with us during the summer heat or not.

Join us for support, motivation, shared wisdom and some good laughs. Weigh-in is from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. in Room A-8, near the Cottonwood library. The meeting starts Saturday after weigh-in. Contact Rita at 895-2559 for more information.