MEET VILLAGERS: Scott and Libby Scobell

Scobell-MAV_0614Madly in love:  Scott and Libby married 44 years ago. They met at West Virginia State College, where Libby worked as a reference librarian and Scott was an associate professor of health and safety. They are best friends who share similar interests and maintain a sense of humor — keys, they say, to a successful marriage.

Finding Florida’s Friendliest Hometown: Both retired from West Virginia State College — Scott in 1994 and Libby in 1995. They traveled throughout the U.S. looking for the ideal place to retire before moving to The Villages in 2000. They were amazed by all the amenities as well as the diversity of the people.

Seeing the sites: Scott and Libby have traveled through all 50 states and most Canadian provinces. They have also visited Mexico, London, Paris, and Normandy. Libby’s favorite U.S. destination is San Francisco because of its “fabulous terrain and architecture.” Scott loves Alaska because “each town has its own personality, and I love the state’s diverse terrain.”

In tune:  Both are big fans of music. They have attended performances at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, the Curtis M. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in Gainesville, and the Suncoast Jazz Classic in Clearwater.

Going clubbin’:  Scott and Libby belong to the Jazz Lovers Club of The Villages and the African-American Club in The Villages. Scott, who attained the prestigious rank of Life Master Bridge player, also belongs to The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club. Libby is a member of The Villages Computer Club.

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