Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Can we have a contest this Thursday night? I was thinking maybe "two left feet" contest?
August 4th 6:30 PM and I can guess who will win! More lessons, more fun.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Schedule Change

Hey, Life After Fifty!

A change in the day for line dance lessons. Our wonderful teachers said they would come and work with us every Thursday in August, if we could change nights. Wow, so we have changed to Thursday night, the first being 8/4 at the community center beginning at 6:30 pm. We are so grateful to Brenda and Larry Darnell and Bob and Mary Hargrove  for their encouragement and patience in teaching our two left feet which way to go and when to go. Just makes for a fun filled night with exercise and laughter galore.  See you Thursday!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Where to go from here?

What to do next with our LAF group? Do you have something in mind that would be of great fun and benefit to all of us? Let me hear from you.........

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Let's Dance!!!

Hello out there.... time to exercise the fun way and learn a little more on Line Dancing. We will gather July 29th at 6:30 pm at the Thompson's Station Community Center located in the heart of Thompson's Station. I don't think you will have any trouble smiling as we all enjoy and join together for a fun night. If you don't care to dance, then come and watch others give it a try.  We are all learning together.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Walking Club

July  13th and July 27th at 10am and 2pm each date at Longview Recreation Center in Spring Hill. There will be a $1 fee for each walk. This event will be lead by Joyce Tinsley who will greet you at the front door of the facility near the check-in desk. If you have questions you may reach Joyce at joyce@harddeals.com

Riverbend Nursery event July 9th

This event will feature Gwen Mayes with the topic: growing, harvesting and canning veggies in a safe and nutritious way. The program will go from 9am until 10am and will be something we can all learn from. So you will not want to miss it. Riverbend Nursery is located on Lewisburg Pike in Thompson's Station near where Thompson's Station Road ends onto Lewisburg Road.

Report on June 24th event

Well, from all I am hearing the line dance session was a good thing.  I watches as so many of you were laughing. You know laughter is a healthy event and we need to do it more often.  Thanks to all of you who were there and you helped to make it a success. Next lesson is scheduled for July 29th. If you are one of those who wanted a copy of the dance directions and have not gotten it, that means you didn't sign in and give me your e-mail address. So if you want directions, send me that address.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Next Class at Riverbend Nursery

July 9th is the date for the next class at Riverbend Nursery. Sponsored by Life After Fifty, it will begin at 9 am and end at 10 am. This will be an hour of very good information lead by Gwen Mayers. Topic will be: General canning tips and The Do's and Don't for safe and nutritious home-canned vegetables. Classes just keep getting better and timing on this should be about the time gardens in our area are beginning to produce. Please e-mail me at katietwo43@bellsouth.net or call me at 615-791-5835. If I am not home, just leave your name and let me know that you don't want to miss this great class and that you will be there! I can count on YOU.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Next Riverbend Class

July 9th from 9 am until 10 am class at Riverbend Nursery. Subjects: planting, harvesting and canning veggies. Please sign up thru my e-mail for this class.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Next Riverbend Nursery Event

July 9th will be the next LAF sponsored class at Riverbend Nursery. Class subject will be growing, harvesting and preserving veggies.. Should be a really interesting class. It will prepare us for when we start gathering those veggies from our gardens. Unless it rains soon, mine will produce very little. But fun to watch it grow in the heat! Mark your calendar, but don't forget line dance classes June 24th at the Community Center beginning at 6:30 pm until 9 pm. Electric slide and more!! Thank you Larry and Brenda for your willingness to share in a good time for all.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Riverbend Nursery June 11th RSVP Please

A better address for you to enter at Riverbend Nursery is 2008 Lewisburg Pike. This is their retail area.
Don't forget to e-mail me: katietwo43@bellsouth.net or call me 615-791-5835 to reserve your spot on Saturday, June 11th from 9 am until 10 am.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Social for LAF

Ok, you asked for it and here it comes. LINE DANCING!
Date: June 24th
Time: 6:30 pm til 9 pm
Location: TS Community Center

We will have 3 or maybe even four great, experienced teachers to work with us. They are experienced and will guide us thru the basics the first night. Light snacks will be provided. Good hint: slick bottom shoes, like leather work the best. Of course we have carpet which will make it a little more difficult to move, but can be much fun.This is also a great exercise for the heart!!! See you there!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Life After Fifty (LAF) Event

A Planned program for Life After Fifty in Thompson's Station

Riverbend Nurseries located at 2850 Thompson's Station Road E. will host an hour long class on "Summer Color--what's new in summer color and our classic favorites. Speakers will be Amanda McCain and Carolyn George. This is a LAF sponsored class and will begin promptly at 9 am and end at 10 am on June 11th. A great time for seniors to get their hands into the dirt or learn more about the outdoors and gardening from those who have been trained in this area. Plus it is a good exercise activity for each of us. So mark your calendar, call me at 615-791-5835 to reserve a place or e-mail me, katietwo43@bellsouth.net. We have enough space for 25 of you so call ASAP and get your name on the list. This will be a very worthwhile hour for all of us.

Plans are for in depth vegetable gardening in July. So you will want to be tuned to your e-mail/newspaper for more information on this class. Get ready for a good learning experience. If you need directions to Riverbend, you can call them at 790-7900 or cell: 615-394-2980.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Walking Club

Hey, does anyone in the TS area have an interest in forming a "Morning Walking Club"? Let us hear from you.


If you have tried to comment on my blog, sorry something is wrong if I am suppose to be able to read the comments. I am trying to contact my tech and see what the problem might be. If you have had problems please send me an e-mail at katietwo43@bellsouth.net and let me know about your experience.  Thanks so much.

TS Farmer's Market 5/18/11

I just came by the market and things seemed a little busy there. Didn't have time to stop, but they will be there until 7 pm tonight and every Wednesday from 2 pm until 7 pm until fall.  Check it out.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Farmer's Market

I understand that Thompson's Station will,this Wednesday have their own Farmer's Market. Location is next door to the BP Station on Highway 31. Believe they will be open from 2 pm until 7 pm each Wednesday. I will give more info when I have it.

Victorian Garden

If you didn't make it to the garden on May 14th, you really missed a treat. No one could imagine the beauty of the place. You have to experience it. Thanks to Martha and Deborah Irwin and family and the Thompson's Station United Methodist Church group  for working so hard and not letting the rain drops defeat them.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Victorian Garden Party May 14th

Don't forget the Victorian Garden Party hosted by Martha and Deborah Irwin. Date is May 14th with a rain date of May 21st from 10 am until 3 pm.  This is also a fund raiser for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  Address of event is 1715 and 1718 Old Thompson's Station Road. For more information call 615-794-8113.

Help the Scouts as they help Thompson's Station Park

Hello out there!

Please be ready to take your car to the McDonalds locatin in front of the old Kroger store, now The People's Church. We have scouts working on  Eagle Scout project for Troop 48. They will host a car wash from 9am until 2 pm on Saturday, May 14th. This event will help raise money to build trailhead  kiosks for the new trail extension between Thompson's Station and Heritage Campus. There may be some rain in the sky but if you can catch a time to get that dirty car or truck washed you would be helping others help others. Let's support them!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


What a great job of cleaning up the highways recently. If only everyone would contain their trash now and put it in the appropriate place, we would make a big difference in the surrounding area. I can't imagine not doing this! Even when our adult children were young. And you know they are passing it on to their young ones! You know it might just be one of those good habits we form along the way.

Anxious to hear how the April 29th trip goes. Comments will be shared I hope.. As of this post there were still 6 spots vacant on the bus.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Trashercise, TS

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Treasure Hunt!
Hello Life After Fifty folks! This looks like a fun way to get exercise, clean up our community and find some prizes!
Gather at 8:30 A this Sat. at TS Community Center. There will be treasure along the side of the road mixed with trash. Treasure: a round trip to a Disney Resort value $2,000. 3-6 flat TV's, diamond bracelet from Waltons Franklin, restaurant free bees from tons of places, signed guitars etc. etc. Help keep Williamson County trash free. Please bring leather gloves, no open shoes, long pants etc. We will have vests & necessary supplies at TS Community Center.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E-mail Address Correction

Sorry folks, I wrote the e-mail address for Steve Allbrooks incorrectly.

The correct address is: steve.allbrooks@mail.house.gov or you can just call Marsha Blackburn's office, don't have that number.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day Trip

LAF, you have a chance to take a day trip on April 29th. Tour guide of lower Williamson County will be Rick Warwick, local historian. E-Mail me if you would be interested in this and desire more information. katietwo43@bellsouth.net.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thompson's Station Post Office Changes

Go to www.37179 and learn more about the P.0. Then send an e-mail to Marsha Blackburn via Steve Allsbrooks@mail.house.gov.


Well, I am not doing so good with this right now, but be patient. Have had some issues this past week that demanded my attention more.

The biggest thing right now is the fact that we, apparently as of 4/9 are loosing most of the staff and carriers at our Thompson's Station Post Office. Apparently the business is downsizing and since our office is leased, it is one to go.

Get in touch with anyone you know who might help us to keep it as it is now.

Friday, March 18, 2011

First LAF Organizational Meetin

We all were really pleased at the attendance we had on the 15th. I believe everyone saw a little of the vision we have for LAF. So many people worked hard to put it together and I have some great pictures of the crowd as soon as I learn how to put them on this page.  Stay tuned, we will have more to come in the weeks ahead.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Today we meet to finalize next Tuesday night. Making sure everything is in place, including that good food. Also making sure we are all on the same page. Hoping to see you March 15th at 6 pm at Thompson's Station Baptist Church.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Relay for Life

 On March 26th the Thompson's Station United Methodist Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a pancake breakfast at Applebee's at 3937 Columbia Pike in Spring Hill. Time is 7:30am until 9:30am . Of the $6.00 ticket, $5.00 will go to the American Cancer Society. WOW what a percentage. Thank you team and also thank Applebee's.

New Name

Did you see the request for helping to name the "new" grill in downtown Thompson's Station? It is located across from City Hall. Will hopefully be opening sometime in April. I believe it will be a welcomed business. Send a name suggestion to City Hall and you just might win a dinner for 2!!!!


March 15th is next Tuesday. Don't forget the time change this weekend and hopefully along with it some warm weather.

Looking forward to meeting so many of you that I have shared with on the telephone and e-mail. We will begin promptly at 6 pm.

The Board and advisors will be meeting this Saturday for last minute details for Tuesday evening. We had a good meeting this week and we have several door prizes that will be given away.  See ya.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Civil War

History buffs, what is the most interesting area of the Thompson's Station conflict in the Civil War? March 5th is the recognized date? I wan't here when it transpired..! So know just a little. "Battle of Thompson's Station"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bridging the Gap

Community Organizational Meeting March 15th
Bridging the Gap with Significance.
Come and learn more about what we are planning for our first active adult group.
Board meeting on 2/22 went well with final touches on survey sheet for seniors.
Discussion of needs for the March 15th meeting.
You will not want to miss this event says your LAF Blogger

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Site Design

With an excellent teacher, named Ben, I am now a blogger! This is to help with our senior endeavors in Thompson's Station, in hope that you will follow the blog, and comment and stay up-to-date on events happening with Life After Fifty.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Much to learn

I hope I have't gotten in over my head here. If I have, you will know it. I desire to use this area to talk to you about an exciting thing happening in our town in relationship to the senior citizens age 50 and above. I will share more on this subject as we move forward with plans and ideas, so stay tuned!  With some patience as I struggle thru this new venture.