Deach Koch croons tunes at the Manor

Posted July 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Karly Beckett, the “ice cream lady,” made her first stop this summer at the Manor on Tuesday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m. Several of us got ice cream treats from her. She will be stopping here regularly at that time throughout the summer.

Eva Nissen was pleased Friday evening, June 21, when John Vargo from Rapid City, and his grandparents, George and Donna Melber, stopped by to visit. They enjoyed an evening of reminiscing, playing whist and having refreshments.

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Eva and John had an early morning breakfast Monday before John returned to Rapid City. He will be a senior this fall at Stevens High School.

Did you know…that circus performer Jules Leotard introduced the flying trapeze? He also invented the tights we call leotards.

Sunday morning, Dorothy Stevens attended services at the Presbyterian Church. During the service, her great-grandson, Chad Kenneth Stevens, and her great-granddaughter, Lauryn Lee Stevens, were baptized. Following the worship service, Dorothy went to a family dinner, which was held in the Manor community room. Approximately 30 family members were in attendance. Chad and Lauryn, who will be four months old on July 3, were the youngest members at the dinner, and Dorothy, who is 97, was the oldest one there.

Over half a million orange barrels used for highway construction zones are produced each year.

An 80th birthday celebration for Delbert Jury was held in the Manor community room Monday afternoon. A good group of Manor residents was in attendance. The event was hosted by Del’s wife, Doris Jury, assisted by Eva Nissen, who helped serve. The serving table was nicely decorated, and coffee, chocolate cake and ice cream with several different toppings were served. One of the toppings was Doris’ special rhubarb topping. All present sang “Happy Birthday” to Del.

The Australian koala bear is not a bear at all, but a marsupial related to the kangaroo.

Thursday evening in the Manor lobby, Deach Koch provided entertainment. Deach sang and accompanied himself on guitar. Approximately 40 people, consisting of Manor residents and a number of people from the community, attended the event. Deach sang some familiar folk-type songs, including a medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World,” and a Bob Dylan song that is being played a lot on the radio now. He also performed some original songs that he wrote for his late mother, Norma Koch, his wife, Bonnie Koch, and his dad, Harold “Crusher” Koch. Deach has a beautiful mellow voice. It was relaxing listening to him sing. Following the program his dad, Harold, served ice cream treats.

Prairie dogs may bark, but they are not dogs. They are a form of a ground squirrel.

Appreciation to Verna McMahon for the beautiful flowers she blessed us with from her garden. She brought us pink peonies, yellow irises and some miniature daisy-like flowers. I really enjoy my bouquet of peonies and an iris.

“You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.” ~ Henry Drummond

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