St Augustine South Improvement Association
unique community wth dissimilar homes
by Audrey Allen
committed to improving quality of life in the South
Quality of Life
conducive to retirement and family living
minimum restrictions on property use
Safety and Security
non-gated yet functioning like a gated community
a blend of homes with nature
The month of October was a sad one for the members of SASIA (as well as many other people from St. Augustine South,) as we saw the passing of our dear friend, Augusta Gertrude Zimmer, better known as Gussie. On October 29, Gussie left this world with her children by her side and went home. Gussie was both the oldest member of the association as well as being the longest active member.
Gussie was the founder of the scholarship fund, which is given each year to deserving students to help with college expenses. She was a quiet-spoken person but her words carried a lot of weight.
Gussie loved her bingo! When she lost some of her eyesight, she didn't stop playing bingo. She just got bigger cards! She will be missed, but she left us with a lot of love around her.
Once again, our neighborhood has been invaded by unknown persons who are set on stealing from us. A neighbor purchased two ceramic tables for her front porch. It took two men to place them as the weight was around 100 pounds each. Needless to say, they were quite expensive. She is not sure when they were stolen, but when she returned home, they were gone. We have tried many times to create a neighborhood watch, but without much success. It may be time to rethink this. Without the watchful eyes of those who live around you, don't be surprised if you come home and a sheriff walks up to you and says, “Sorry but you have been robbed or your home has been broken into.
On the 22nd of October, we had our annual Oktoberfest, which turned out to be one of the best. Theresa did all of the cooking herself, so everything was prepared just perfect! A hint of what you missed – our menu consisted of bratwurst, pork loin, rouladen, sauerkraut, red cabbage, green beans, German potato salad and several homemade desserts. The gathering just had fun as Herb sang with ice tea in his hand and wearing his lederhosen. It was a very enjoyable evening.
On November 11, as we celebrated Veterans Day, I do hope that everyone took time out to remember them as so many gave their life for our freedom. And also, I hope a thought or two was given to those who serve our country today.
A big heads up to Keith for the great job he did painting the back of the clubhouse.