Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Biggest News In Years!

Rockport 35 RV Park has been sold!

This note just in from Julee:

Today at the Thanksgiving dinner at the Club House, Allison and Tony announced that the park has been sold to a gentleman from Germany.  Otto Schmidt.  They close on Dec. 4th. 

They are trying to move out ASAP. He owns one other park west of Rockport. He is sending 2 couples in that he works with to manage the park.  She says, he says, everything will stay the same at this time, no changes.  That will be refreshing. Details are very sketchy.  I believe, he takes over in Jan but again, not sure....details rather vague.  Just wanted to get the news out.
Cheers,  Julee



by Keith & Pat

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Fish Called Cliff Back

by Keith and helpers,

We all know people who like to fish. There have been many in the Park.

We also know a few people who live to fish! There have been several of these in the park and we know who they are! Some have figured pulling a trailer down to Rockport just wasn't the thing to do at their age or condition. "Colorado Bob" comes to mind. But he was back to fish anyway, sans RV.

Clifford Calhoun,
Fisher Extraordinary
And then there's Cliff. Cliff was a major contributor to the stash of fish accumulated for the great fish fries we had annually. Often, he was up, out, filled out, and back before many of us were even up. Or so it seemed.

Cliff, too, decided pulling the fiver down was just not the thing to do. He survived a short while, but we understand that the fish were missing him and called him back.

We're happy to report, based on a tip from a somewhat reliable source, that Cliff is back in the area doing what Cliff likes to do: catch fish!

I'm sure he'll enjoy fishing and the friendship of his ol' fishin' buddies.

Enjoy, Cliff!!!!


Richard Passed Away at 94

by Keith

Richard Gregory, 1919-2013
Richard Gregory, former resident of 5th Street, passed away November 4 in Kahoka, MO, his home.

I was told that "Richard Gregory" had died—but I didn't know a "Richard Gregory." To be honest, there are many Rockport 35 RV Park guests whose last names I do not know. With Linda's help, I finally figured it out: It was "Richard," the tall fellow up on 5th with the great sense of humor.

Four-and-a-half years ago, we celebrated Richard's 90th birthday. It was a great gathering and Richard enjoyed it, as he did most happenings, large or small. These pictures were taken at that event.

Some friends thought my trusty camera was part of me, like a hand or a leg. But having a semi-organized file of pictures available sure has come in handy when trying to remember people or events at the park. As in this case. How many would know or remember "Richard Gregory?"

But everyone remembers the cheerful fellow in these pictures, right?

Richard and Mary at his 90th Birthday Party
February 25, 2009

Here is his obituary:

Thanks to Terry and Linda Calhoun for this news tip!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Then and Now

by Keith

I've published a picture of the beautiful tree visible from my office window on these pages before.

Here's this year's version.


Then (6 days ago)


Now (today)

Monday, November 4, 2013

M U S I C A L E R T ! ! ! !

by Keith

Our friends at Rockport 35 RV Park know that Pat and I love music! They also know that we promoted two venues each year: the Rockport-Fulton High School Patriotic Concert and the Cathedral Concert Series at the Corpus Christi Cathedral.

Each year, there was one concert at the Cathedral which especially appealed to us. This year, there are three which we would enjoy greatly. You might, too—that's why I'm publishing this!

Here's the website for the series:

The three concerts we'd enjoy are:

  • The Priests on November 24
  • The Canadian Brass on February 16
  • The Wiffenpoofs of Yale on March 17
Your mileage may vary, of course, so check out the other concerts. The main site has descriptions of all concerts

If you care for music at all, you just might find something in this year's series which excites you! 

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The local Patriotic Concert will be January 27 at 7PM. If you love your country, like HS band music, or like HS choral music this is a not-to-be-missed concert.

The students and staff do a wonderful job of making you feel good about our country and today's students. 

Just remember, you saw it right here on the Rockport 35 RV Park blog first!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy to be Home

by Dianne

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Bev did return home on Thursday as they were hoping.  I spoke with her today and she sounds very perky and very happy to be home.  Her hemoglobin is up to 10 and are waiting for some tests results.

Also, she's been enjoying the phone calls from family and Texas friends wishing her a speedy recovery and catching up on the latest.

She also said Marv is such a wonderful care giver, while in the hospital and now at home. We have no doubt about that. Happy to hear you are feeling so much better, Bev.