Living Life fully for the Time God gives us

LifeTimers meet on the third Thursday of each month in Maresh Hall. In addition to their monthly luncheon meeting, this senior adult ministry (55+) organizes group travel, programs and ministry opportunities.

LifeTimers Leadership Team

Co-Directors: Linda Mason & Kay Morrison
Secretary: Carol Hagler
Programs: Debby Bussey, Babs Baugh, John Franklin, Kay Franklin, Barbara Higdon, Ed Twedt, Mary Moses
Treasurers: Melissa Brown & Anna Dillon
Travel & Day Trips Coordinator: Lonnie Shuler
Membership: Edith Geurin & Elizabeth Myers
Food Coordinators: Kathy Barnes & B.J. Wachel
Arrangements: Lois Jones, Annette Butler, & Jeannette McDonald
Photographer: John Myers
Historian: Buddy Wachel
Newsletter Editor: Marilyn Gladson
Staff Representative: Debra Arredondo
Email photos and tidbits to: Marilyn Gladson

Help Wanted

We want to make sure that our LifeTimers group continues to improve and to reflect your wants and needs. With that in mind, we are asking for your input. If you have ideas for future programs or you have contacts with people who have interesting stories to share, please contact Program Coordinator Debby Bussey.

We also want to plan day trips and excursions that are fun, entertaining, and enlightening. Your suggestions for outings would be most welcome. You can contact Lonnie Shuler at to share your ideas for day trips.

Finally, we are always looking for writers for our newsletter. If you are interested in writing for our front page devotional or provide any other content you would like to see in the newsletter, contact Marilyn Gladson.

November LifeTimers Gathering — November 8

Bonnie Lyons, Professor of English, received her B.A. from Newcomb College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Tulane University. She has taught at Newcomb College and Boston University and as a Fulbright professor in Greece, Italy, Spain and Israel. Her primary teaching interests are 19th and 20th century American literature and 20th century literature. She has published a book about Henry Roth, co-authored a book of interviews with fiction writers, two poetry chapbooks and a full-length volume of poems. She has published articles and interviews in many journals,

including The Paris Review and Contemporary Literature . WOW is a collection of interviews conducted by Bonnie Lyons and Deb Field, illuminating the rich lives of local women over 80. Lyons states, “All of us need examples of women who are elders, who have not spent their lives denying their age. The book has 13 interviews with San Antonio women over the age of 80 who have continued to develop and survive.

We will meet on Thursday, November 8th at 11:00 AM in Maresh Hall. A forever membership to LifeTimers is yours for a mere $10. A delicious lunch will be served following the program for $5.

Program Preview

Many thanks to Debby Bussey and her wonderful team of Program Coordinators for another great line up for LifeTimers. Debby, along with Babs Baugh, John & Kay Franklin, Barbara Higdon, Ed Twedt, and (newly added) Mary Moses have done another wonderful job for us this year. Here is a preview of what is to come, and I hope it will pique your interest and rev up your enthusiasm for this year’s programs:

November 2018
Wonderful Old Women (come and find out!)

December 2018
Daniel, Lois & Edie: Our Traditional Christmas Music & Sing-A-Long

January 2019
Aaron Tyler: The Middle East

February 2019
Gene Grandjean: History and Results of the Texas Revolution (Alamo included)

May 2019
Fun and Games with Becky & Barbara: The Tradition Continues

Debby and her team are still firming up the schedule for March and April.

Programs Overview

If you are not currently a member of our LifeTimers group, you are missing out on lots of fun. As LifeTimers, we “live LIFE fully for the TIME God gives us.” We warmly welcome Woodland’s members who are 55+ and their friends (we have a strict “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy where age is concerned, so don’t let that keep you away).

This is a great opportunity for enjoying a delightful lunch and getting to know others while being entertained by guest performers or speakers. LifeTimers also sponsors local day trips and extended destination trips.

LifeTimers gather together on the third Thursday of the month from September through May in Maresh Hall at 11:00 AM.

If you are interested in becoming a LifeTimer, please contact our Edith Geurin at A LifeTimers one-time membership costs $10; our delicious lunch is $5.

Download the current LifeTimers newsletter here or read it below.