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Joy Adase is a gardener. We recruited her for the People's Garden Tour 2015.  Blogfinger photo ©

Joy Adase is a gardener. We recruited her for the People’s Garden Tour 2015. Blogfinger photo ©

By Eileen and Paul Goldfinger, Editors @Blogfinger.

We met Joy Adase while she was watering her flowers on a muggy day in July.  She and her husband Mike moved into their home at 97 Heck Avenue  in April, coming from Howell Township.  They always “loved Ocean Grove” and so she was thrilled when she found this house which spoke to her the moment she entered it.  It needed some work, but not much because the prior owner had maintained it well.

The house, which was built in 1885, is a two bedroom.  Just perfect for summer when her ten siblings and their families might want to come to the beach.  The most intriguing feature for Joy is the metal porch roof which she says must be maintained, because if it falls apart “they won’t let me build another.”

The porch with the metal roof. Raindrops won't be falling on her head, but the rain must make a lovely sound on her porch roof. ©  Blogfinger photo

The porch with the metal roof. Raindrops won’t be falling on her head, but the rain must make a lovely sound on her porch roof. © Blogfinger photo

Another special feature which she showed Eileen and me is a quaint and special side yard which begins down the alley and then enlarges into a shady area that is enticing—it looks like a real secret garden.

The Adase's side yard.  Blogfinger photo ©

The Adase’s side yard. Blogfinger photo ©

Joy and Mike, who will live in the Grove year round,  are delighted with their new neighborhood.  The folks near them on Heck had a “welcome party” for them. “The people here are so nice,” she said.

While we were there, we met  the Adase’s daughter Jackie, a schoolteacher who also lives at 97 Heck.  She is working for the summer at the Majestic and at Yvonne’s.

Joy has experience working with the elderly. She says that they are neglected in our society and she loves to come up with activities for them.   Sometimes she puts on costumes such as Santa or Charlie Chaplin. She likes to make them laugh.

Joy, a cheerful and optimistic person,  asked us if we knew of any place around here that might need an experienced activities worker for the elderly.  If you know of a possible opening, send us an email to Blogfinger@verizon.net, and we will foreword your suggestions to her.

FROM AN EVENING WITH ALAN JAY LERNER:   Placido Domingo, Michael Sadler, Peter Fleetwood, and Peter Land.  From “My Fair Lady.”

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