Allen and Myralyn Gibbs
“We did not know ONE person before we moved into Christwood”, Myralynn Gibbs says. However, the first evening they went to dinner in the Harvest Room, they remember someone calling out to them. “Ya’ll are the new couple- come over and have dinner with us.” This was the beginning of many new friendships for the Gibb’s. Myralynn recalls right after moving in there was a Lucky Dog Concert outside, by the Gazebo, they started dancing with Bob & Jeannie Martin and have been dancing ever since! Myralynn and Jeannie now oversee a weekly line dancing class in the Community Center. Allen recalls it took about one year for him to realize, “I don’t have to worry about maintenance and the things I used to be responsible for at home. I can spend my day doing whatever I enjoy.” They both exercise, take the Strong Bodies Classes and enjoy utilizing the equipment in the gym.
Myralynn and Allen share a love of music, “We have gone to Jazz Fest for 25 years and try to never miss it.” Their apartment features many of their favorite Jazz Fest posters. The Gibbs’ other hobbies include Road Scholar Trips and gardening. The lovely flowers around their patio attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Before retirement, Myralynn and Allen operated a manufacturer’s representative business, selling environmental instruments.