Carl Larsen, a loyal and hard-working former Mutual 14 president, has died at the age of 89.
Carl served on our Mutual board of directors for 12 years, about seven of them as president. He also sat as our representative on the Golden Rain Board of Directors.
Beyond that, he acted as mentor to numbers of newly elected board members, helping them learn the ropes and to understand mutual policies as well as the history behind them. Several current board members were still dropping by to get background information and advice on a variety of issues.
He has their gratitude and respect.
Many of those board members and neighbors also counted him as a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor and a great love of dessert.
“He just cared about people,” his wife, Ellen, said on Monday, (Dec. 8), which was the couple’s 58th wedding anniversary.
Carl died of natural causes shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 3.
Besides his beloved wife, Ellen, who also served as Mutual 14's GRF representative, he is survived by the couple’s three children and ten grandchildren.
A “Celebration of Carl’s Life” was held Friday, Dec. 12 in Clubhouse 4.
“Carl would want everyone to have a good, happy time,” Ellen said. “That would please him the most. Me, too.”
Ellen asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Carl’s name be made to the Golden Age Foundation.
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Welcome to our Mutual 14 website. We hope you find it informative and useful.
This year, your board began tackling our Mutual's problems, needs, and projects quickly. We've fielded an energetic team of seven committee chairs and their committee members plus our new secretary/parliamentarian to work on our Mutual's behalf.
We're taking on everything from timely major infrastructure projects, such as roofing, painting and plumbing to more personal projects such as getting our caregivers registered and ensuring we will be prepared in an emergency.
We also hope to offer a couple of great, social get-togethers, in addition to our recent Mutual 14 picnic.
I'm proud to be part of this team and to support its efforts to the best of my ability.
We hope you will consider visiting at least a couple of our board meetings this year to get a taste of the new, fresh flavor of our community's civic life.
We're here to serve our Mutual and your needs so don't be afraid to give any one of us a call during regular weekly business hours. If you have an emergency at other times, don't hesitate to call me or any of the other board members if I'm not available.
We want to say thanks for this great new website, so ably hosted by Mutual 14 Webmaster Phil Arnold.
And finally, our appreciation goes out to the more than two dozen volunteers who've stepped up to join board committees this year and to our wonderful building captains, the foundation of everything we do.
We are looking for you - MD, DO, RN, LVN, PT, OT, CNA - All of your skills could be useful in case of an emergency. We would like to get together to discuss the role that we might play, then provide Mutual 14 with a personnel resource list for each of our Emergency sheds. If you are willing to be a volunteer or are interested in hearing more of the plan, please call Muriel Luther, 15F (562) 296-8683.
My wife and I had words, but I didn't get to use mine.
Eric is sitting at the bar staring morosely into
his beer. Tom walks in and sits down. After
trying to start a conversation several times
and getting only distracted grunts he asks
Eric what the problem is.
"Well," said Eric, "I ran afoul of one of those women's questions women ask. Now I'm in deep doo-doo at home."
"What kind of question?, asked Tom.
"My wife asked me if I would still love her if and when she was old, fat and ugly."
"That's easy," said Tom. "You just say 'Of course I will'".
"Yeah", said Eric, "That's what I did, except I said 'Of course I DO....'"
The prosecutor began his cross-examination of the witness. "Do you know the accused?"
"How should I know him?"
"Did he ever try to borrow money from you?"
"Why should he borrow money from me?"
The judge interrupted, "Why do you answer every question with another question?"
An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the
waiter, "Want coffee."
The waiter says, "Sure, Chief, coming right up." He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee.
The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts
of the animal to splatter everywhere, then just walks out. The next morning the Indian returns. He has his
shotgun in one hand pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the counter and says to the
waiter, "Want coffee."
The waiter says, "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess From yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"
The Indian smiles and proudly says, "Training for position in United States Congress: Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day."
Couples who have lived together a long time have their own
way of communicating.
A woman overheard her aunt and uncle one day, "What are youlooking for in that closet?" she asked.