Sunday evening, Feb. 3, several Manor residents got together in the Manor lobby to watch the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers play in the Super Bowl. They watched the game on the big screen TV and had lunch and coffee during the game.
Virginia Burgher enjoyed going to work Wednesday, Feb. 6. It was the 100th day of kindergarten, and they had a pajama party. Virginia took pleasure in seeing the kindergartners in their pajamas. They were so cute. The teachers, Mrs. Bonnichsen and Mrs. Sargeant, dressed up as old women. They had special fun learning activities for the students to engage in that day. In case you’re wondering, Grandma Burgher wore her nightshirt to work.
Wednesday evening, business people from the community had the opportunity to tour the new school. Thursday noon, Virginia Burgher, along with the elementary school children, teachers and aides, had the opportunity to also tour the new school. Virginia heard some of the students comment that they thought the new school was awesome. Virginia especially liked the new library.
Friday morning, Virginia Burgher, Marilyn Blake and Robert and Joyce Meyer went to Aberdeen to attend their first Foster Grandparent in-service meeting for 2013. We had several topics for programs. Our morning topic was information pertaining to programs with the Department of Social Services and with Adult Services and Aging.
Following lunch, Cindy Beard, one of our directors, presented programs on “Tips for Down-Sizing Your Living Quarters,” as well as “Tips on De-Cluttering.” Virginia was so impressed by the afternoon topics especially, that she came home and de-cluttered her kitchen table over the weekend.
Virginia Burgher and Nancy Williams attended the memorial services for Gail Andersen Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church. Gail and her husband, Thom, were Virginia’s neighbors when she was living at her house.
Saturday noon was the Manor’s February potluck dinner in the community room. Twenty residents participated in the potluck.
Bingo was played following the potluck. Fourteen Bingo enthusiasts played, and Lloyd Schwartz called Bingo. LaVonne Puffer was the winner of the blackout game.
Following Bingo, a birthday celebration was held for Dorothy Stevens in the community room. Dorothy, who has the honor of being our oldest resident and who is still quite active, turned 97 on Saturday. Those present at the party included many Manor residents, as well as quite a few of Dorothy’s family members. The birthday celebration was hosted by Dorothy’s sons, Don and Ken Stevens, and her daughters-in-law, Chris and Jeanice Stevens. Homemade ice cream with hot fudge topping, cupcakes and coffee were served. Dorothy received many cards, several gifts and flowers with a birthday balloon. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Dorothy.
There is a correction to make from my news several weeks ago. The Bingo blackout game was won by Wilfred Faust, not Winifred Faust, as stated.
Several residents have taken up playing dominoes in the early evening. Later in the evening, a few are even playing cards.
Mary Alice Vaughn has recently been hospitalized for a week. She is back home in her apartment now, and we hope she is getting stronger and better every day.
Appreciation to the family of Lois Kerkhoff for the beautiful bouquet of flowers, which we received recently.
We have four other February birthdays: Paul Pettit (Feb. 14); Eva Nissen (Feb. 20); LaVonne Puffer (Feb. 22); and Helen Dalton (Feb. 28). We wish them all a great birthday and a wonderful year ahead.
Best wishes to everyone for a beautiful, happy Valentine’s Day.
“Deep faith in action is love, and love in action is service.” ~ Mother Teresa
Birthday party held for Manor’s oldest resident