Recent Photo of former residents Forrest & Lucille Johns’  – Karen Emery (1-14-19)

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Caught Santa getting his beard shaved – Jane Hamilton (1-10-19)

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Celebrating Christmas at Betmar – Joan Wernert (12-7-18)
SANTA’S CHRISTMAS EVE LAMENT
by Joan Wernert
For Luman Rockhill, Jr., Betmar Acres beloved Santa Clause
Children waiting Christmas Eve isn’t what it was so many years ago;
anxiously for Santa Claus to show.
They used to dream of Santa coming down the chimney;
And bringing lots of toys and gifts for all the family.
But, now they get them early at a Black Friday sale;
Or they order them on Amazon or other online retail,
They used to send me letters of wishes so sweet;
Now all I get are emails and texts or tweets.
Instead of sitting on my lap in my big red chair;
Now they get on Facebook and tell it all on there.
They got U-P-S and Fed Express to leave it at the door.
It seems they just don’t need old Santa anymore.
My sleigh is in the barn, the runners full of rust;
The reindeer are out to pasture and my suits collecting dust.
The toys we made are sitting there; trucks and dolls galore
And all my elves are working at a big box warehouse store.
I was sitting by the fireplace feeling kind of sad
When a knock came on the door and there stood a lad.
He said,  “Where are you Santa? What are you doing here?”
“We’ve been waiting all night long for you to appear.”
“We have tinsel on the tree and an angel at the top.
We have candy canes and stockings, but there’s one thing we have not;
It just isn’t Christmas without the joy you spread.
So please, Dear Santa, get on your flying sled.”
I could not believe it, they still wanted me;
I got out my suit and brushed it to a tee.
I woke all my elves and got my reindeer from their shed;
And I gathered all the gifts, “We’ve got work to do,” I said
So, Ho ho ho here we go, all around the world;
Spreading peace and joy to every boy and girl.
They have all the gadgets and convenience at a touch;
But, they still need good old Santa, the one they love so much.
Merry Christmas!
Copyright 2018 - Joan Wernert
Balloons over Plant Street – Arleta Grant (11-13-18)

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Betmar winds blow during a recent Tornado Warning – Rita Jones (11-8-18)

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Betmar residents meet with former residents – Gloria Canady (11-6-18)
Shown:  Terry and June Rainwater,  Charles & Brenda Smith,  Ron and Mary McLin

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An evening in Betmar – Daniel Miron (10-15-18)

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Plants blooming in a tree down in the common area on Lakewood, across the pond from shuffle building – Kathy Downer  (10-11-18)

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Rain Tree in Betmar – Brenda Moodyr  (10-11-18)

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Garden Club Photos – Kathy Downer  (9-26-18)

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Mainiac Bet-Martians by the Penobscot River in Bangor, Maine. About to feast at the SeaDog, a local brewery. (8-3-18)
Included here are: Brad and Jane Peakes, Sue York, Becky Spaulding, Pat Norton, Rick Marks; second row, Russ and Dorene Perry; third row, Ronnie and Jerry Ellis, Dottie Whalen.

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Morning Visitors over Betmar – Lorna and Kevin Kreider (7-29-18)

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Betmar Luncheon in Auburn NY – Karan Rhodes (7-30-18)
Marge Karl, Betty Henry Jedra, Maxine Henry, Joan Rooker, Larry Shepard, Marge Brooks and Karl Petrus are a few

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Betmar North Houghton Lake Golf Outing – Joyce Stumpe (7-29-18)

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Baby Ducks by Vera ‘s Garden Pond – Kathy Downer (7-27-18)

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Rainbow Over Betmar – Lynda Jaynes (7-25-18)

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Birds of Betmar – Kathy Downer (July 2018)

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Fire on 8th Ave July 18th – Terry Menard (7-18-18)

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NY – Betmar Picnic – Karan Rhoades (July 2018)

A group of snowbirds from Rochester area, Syracuse, auburn, Oswego, and Saratoga Springs NY All got together all Betmarians!

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Betmar Bridge – Kathy Downer (July 2018)

Taken at the bridge by the Memorial walk

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RAINBOW DOUBLE – Brenda Moody (7-6-18)

This was the double rainbow taken on the Golf Course last week (July 6th) over Holes # 5 & 6.

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RAINBOW OVER BETMAR – Earl Ball     (7-6-18)

On July 6th, Friday early evening after a big rain and wind storm we had a double rainbow over Betmar.  It had very vivid colors.  The picture doesn’t do it justice.

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