FOR THE VISTA
Every once in a while someone strolls into your life who makes an impact, quite simply due to the manner in which she chooses to conduct herself. Ellen Flynn is such an individual to us. She and husband, Tom, came here in 2001 to celebrate retirement and let the the games begin. Unfortunately, Tom contracted a rather aggressive form of cancer and succumbed on July 18, 2009.
Ellen is an athlete who can play most any game with no need for apology first time out. She must have a grip on the basics — watch the ball, balloon, bullet — whatever projectile is employed.
She is a retired New York State Trooper and a Fairfield Glade Tennis Center employee.
She is not prone to prying, given to gossip, or big on boasting. She may, however, kick your butt and tell you how well you played.
She is honest, forthright, helpful and, if necessary, curt — one who can as easily show you in or out, once attitude assessment has been made.
Ellen is leaving our area, returning to New York roots. Though many of us are saddened by this relocation, we must respect that her needs have changed; she must follow her premonition as we wish her every happiness. Kudos to Ellen, safe travel, and please know that you have touched many lives.
— FRIENDS OF FLYNN