It is with great sadness that I report the passing of friend and fellow Prime Timer, Walker Meade. Walker passed away peacefully in early February after a short illness.
He joined Prime Timers Sarasota in November of 2004. He jumped right in, attending most of our activities. He joined the board and served many years as our group's secretary, doing a great job. Many of us will also remember him for the great conversationalist he was. He was tall with a booming voice and held a commanding physical presence!
On Saturday, August 22, 2015 of Washington, DC. He is survived by his brother, Lloyd Cox, Sr.; nephews, Dr. Lloyd Cox, II and John Cox; his honorary grandson, Mukunta Mazimba; and other relatives and friends. He was an accomplished author, political blogger, mentor, organizer and an avid comedian. No formal services will be held at his request. Memorial donations to his favorite charity Save the Children, 501 Kings Hwy. East, Fairfield, CT 06825 or online at savethechildren.org. Interment private. Services entrusted to RALPH WILLIAMS II FUNERAL SERVICE, (301) 262-2387.
Time has a way of moving quickly and catching us unaware of the passing years. It seems like just yesterday that I was young and embarking on my life. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have some faded memories (and exaggerated ones too) of how it was back then and a few pictures and mementos of the events of my life.
Landing at the tiny Des Moines airport and seeing the Southwest ticket counter next to the ground floor baggage claim made us wonder about our decision to travel here. The drive to the hotel was a little more reassuring seeing peonies blooming. We passed a lake with towering Locust trees and great Cottonwoods starting their release of cotton snow.
Joe and I first met former SAPT member Robert Logan when we walked into the hotel lobby. Our travel fatigue was beginning to leave us. Our room overlooked the Des Moines river walk. We could see the runners, walkers and on Saturday, marathoners along the river.
"GLAAD Presents: State of Change – South Carolina" is GLAAD's short documentary film looking at the lives of LGBT people and allies living in South Carolina.
The church featured in this documentary is where our chapter, Columbia, SC Prime Timers meets for our monthly meetings. Also some of our chapter Prime Timers feature in the documentary. It was released on June 16, 2015.
Please click the [Read more] button below to watch the video.
Columbia, SC Prime Timers
Jesse Lee Williams
July 4, 1934 – May 23, 2015
Jesse Lee Williams was born July 4, 1934 in Covington, Alabama and attended school there. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee and worked as a bookkeeper for the Baptist Sunday School Board. At age 30, Jesse married Marjorie Ellen. Their son, Steven was born in 1965. Steven married April in 1989 and their daughter Morgan is their only child and Jesse's only grandchild.
A world that accepts and celebrates all human diversity.
Bringing together mature gay and bisexual men for friendship, personal growth, activities, and support.
Prime Timers Value
- The right for all people to live authentically and with dignity.
- Personal enrichment through service to others.
- Families of choice as well as families of origin.
- Healthy aging through supportive relationships.
- Healthy physical, emotional and sexual living.
- The blending of all generations.
- Personal growth through education and mentoring.
- Collaboration with other organizations that share our core values.
For the best times of your life
by Jim W
I kept putting this task further down on my never-ending To Do List, but now 7 days before Christmas, it has moved to a mission critical slot. When I was younger, multi-tasking was second nature.
As one nears the three-quarters-of-a-century mark, it is so easy to talk about aches, pains, operations, and tribulations –these harpies control much attention and remind one that time is limited and fleeting. Since I plan to live to 100 or more, I will chose to focus on the good and happy aspects of life that will give me a resolve to complete this journey.
Members of the Charlotte Primetimers play Volleyball at the chapter's annual picnic. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Primetimers.
It's going to be a great Celebration this July. Last year, we had four hundred and ninety-two men registered for the ACOF weekend. Currently, we have more people registered than we did at this time last year from more areas around the world. Being just a simple man, I feel truly blessed to have so many friends coming to Orlando this July. (Note: The cutoff date to make hotel reservations is 30 June 2014.)