MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MEMORIES
We gathered by the fireplace in the Clubhouse on Sunday afternoon. Nora Yoeman, Ouida Bradford, and Lue Anne Cook regaled us with their memories of Mountain Meadows in its infancy. Such sweet memories. All three of them had come here in the mid a 1990's with their husbands in search of the perfect retirement community. They found what they were looking for at Mountain Meadows.
Lue Anne began the conversation with her memories of the early building projects. When she and her husband, Harry, moved in, there were only four other households in residence. She remembered the groundbreaking of the Hillside neighborhood and the Clubhouse. Lue Anne brought photographs to share with us showing Mountain Meadows at that time.
Ouida and Lue Anne both served on the original Art Committee. Ouida talked about the fun they had decorating the Clubhouse. She also talked about the Back Door Club. Early in the construction era, after a few hardy "pioneers" had moved in, they felt the need to gather in each others' homes to visit, make announcements of local happenings, share stories and food, and build friendships and community. The Friday Forum is the grandchild of those gatherings.
Nora told us about her experiences living on the edge of the pond. Her home was built when the pond was just in the planning stages. Over the years she has been able to step out on her terrace and see an array of animal visitors...