Bueber, McCartney celebrate their birthdays
Last week’s news:
Annette Snodgrass and SuAnne Meyer, deacons from the Presbyterian Church, visited some of our Presbyterian members at the Manor Monday afternoon, April 22. It was a snowy day, and for one resident, Edith Croll, it was a fun and cheery visit.
Friday evening, April 26, Viola Bueber went out for supper at a local restaurant with Scott Voigt, Iroquois, and Sondra Naber, Braeden and Preston, St. Lawrence. The following morning, Saturday, they all went out to breakfast together as well.
Saturday, April 27, Virginia Burgher accompanied several students on the piano at the instrumental music contest held in Miller. The students did very well. They all received superior ratings, and one youngster, Abby Breitling, was awarded a superior plus rating.
Saturday afternoon, April 27, there was a birthday celebration in honor of Viola Bueber’s 68th birthday in the Manor community room. The event was hosted by Vi’s children, Sharry Hoffman of Aberdeen, Scott Voigt and Sondra Naber. They served cake, ice cream and coffee. Other special guests attending were Vi’s grandchildren, Braeden and Preston Naber, and her great-grandchildren, Chesney and Brenden Hoffman. It was Viola’s first time meeting little Brenden, who is now eight months old. Besides family attending Viola’s celebration there were residents from the Manor who attended, as well as two special guests, Vi’s cousins, Joyce Sanger of Rockham and Doris Slunecka.
Viola received a phone call from her special friend, Jack Trautman. He called to let her know he was sorry that he couldn’t not make it to her special event, and to wish her a great birthday. Vi’s daughters, Sharry and Sondra, called her on her actual birthday, April 29, to wish her a happy birthday.
On April 27-28, Gene and Kathy Stobbs spent the weekend in Miller. They attended the funeral service for Jean Gard. They also took time to visit the Gard families and Edith Croll.
This week’s news:
Saturday, April 27, Gene McCartney, Rock Springs, Wyo., visited his mother, Mary McCartney. Sunday, April 28, Gene and Mary went to Woonsocket to attend AnnaBella Fry’s first communion. From there, they went on to Canistota Monday. Gene left from there Monday, but Mary stayed through Wednesday so that she could attend a dance recital. Her great-granddaughters, Nevaeh and Lillyanna Montgomery, participated in the dance recital.
May Day was May 1, and my day was made when I went to work and found a “Happy May Day” basket in my work basket. Appreciation to Gavin, Hudson, Braxten and Conrad Cain for thinking of me. Hudson is in the kindergarten class where I help out. The basket was filled with sugar-free candy, and it brought me a lot of cheer.
A pizza party was on the agenda Wednesday evening in the community room. There was a great turnout, and there were four different kinds of pizza to choose from. Appreciation to Don Stevens for the pizza.
Dorothy Stevens was blessed with some special visitors Thursday evening. Roxanne Stevens and the twins, Lauryn and Chad, Highmore, and Kris Stevens came to see her.
There was another great turnout Thursday evening when the Blachfords came to entertain for the residents in the Manor lobby. Sharing music with us were Ron Blachford, piano and violin; Dave Blachford, guitar and vocal; Annie Fulton, vocal; and Marvin VanDerWerff, tambourine. They shared two hours of upbeat, toe-tapping music with us. They played and sang “Happy Birthday” to Mary McCartney, whose birthday is May 4. Bud and LaVonne Puffer got up and danced near the end.
Early Saturday morning, Virginia Burgher accompanied Bryan Breitling, Abby and Camden, and Anita Zastow, Highmore, to Redfield for the grade school piano contest. Abby and Camden and Kaia Heilman, piano students of Virginia, participated in the contest, and all of them received superior ratings. In fact, all of the Miller youngsters received superiors. Sydney and Sara Jessen, students of Janelle Jessen, and Maralyn Carder, a student of Desiree Yeigh, all participated as well.
Following their performances at the contest, Bryan, Abby and Camden, Anita and Virginia, along with James and Regina Breitling, Aberdeen, who also came to hear their grandchildren perform, all got together to have breakfast at a restaurant in Redfield.
Saturday afternoon, May 4, there was another birthday celebration in the community room in honor of Mary McCartney’s 86th birthday. The event was hosted by Mary, assisted by her daughter, Doreen Fry, and granddaughters, Carrie Fry and Karyn Montgomery. They served three kinds of cake—vanilla, carrot cake made by Gen Parmely, and chocolate, which her great-grandson, Elijah Fry shared (Elijah’s birthday was May 1, and he turned six years old). Besides cake, they also served ice cream, nuts, mints and coffee. Mary had decorated the tables with pink tablecloths, and then adorned them with light-colored doilies with rose bowls, which had carnations and baby’s breath, in the center of the tables.
Family members who attended the party were nine of Mary’s great-grandchildren—Regan, Maison, Nevaeh, and Lillyanna Montgomery; Abigayle, Aleya, AnnaBella and Elijah Fry; and Tamra Buskohl. Also attending were Manor residents and several members from the community. Regan and Maison Montgomery provided piano music. They shared their recital selections. Everyone present sang “Happy Birthday” to Mary.
We have lost another resident to the nursing home. Mary Alice Vaughn is in the nursing home here in Miller.
There are two other May birthdays: Bev Russell has a birthday May 20, and Doreen Eisenbraun’s birthday is May 27. We wish Bev and Doreen a birthday filled with much joy and happiness.