By Peggy Chandler
Have you met the Wilsons? If not, let me tell you about Cathy and Bob. They transplanted from Connecticut about five years ago and now reside in Royal Pines on Wade Hampton Drive. They met in New York City while working in advertising. Bob and Cathy married, had three children — Christopher, John and Abby — and they now have three little granddaughters: Caitlin, Mackensey and Morgan. Cathy refers to them as her “dollies.”
Bob is a volunteer at the Verdier House on Bay Street, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and The Knights of Columbus. While Bob can be found most days at his computer working on
Ancestry.com, he has many other topics that interest him. If you need a trivia answer on most topics, Bob is your man. He has a wealth of knowledge on a variety of subjects stored up and is able to recall immediately. Amazing.
Cathy’s interests differ from Bob’s. She loves to watch tennis (live at all hours of the night), dine out (at any time, any place) and gardening. She is especially fond of her cat “Puddy Pie” that she treats like a princess. Mrs. Wilson is known for her unusual sleep pattern and can be found taking her morning constitutional around 4 p.m. when the rest of Royal Pines is winding down for the day.
Cathy and Bob have been dinner guests at our house and at the homes of other Royal Pines friends. They are great dinner guests who keep the conversation going and are always interesting. There is only one topic we avoid — politics! (I still hold out some hope for them!) I have said on many occasions that the Wilsons are the salt and pepper at dinner parties, as they are as important to any meal as salt and pepper.
Cathy and Bob have many long time friends and there is not doubt why. They are a wonderful couple whom I am happy to know.
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