Foster grandparents attend in-service meeting-Miller Manor News

Posted August 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

Foster grandparents attend in-service meeting

Did you know…that there are about 130 species of owls?


Miller Manor News

Thursday afternoon, we had an all-residents meeting in the community room, led by Dick Palmer.

The first college on record to use the word “campus” to describe its grounds was Princeton. “Campus” is Latin for field.

Friday morning, Virginia Burgher and Robert and Joyce Meyer traveled to Aberdeen to attend their August Foster Grandparent in-service meeting. Rhonda Swanson from Sanford Child Services in Aberdeen led the program. She talked about cultural diversity and teaching children about diversity, tolerance and respect. It was an informative and interesting program. Later on in the meeting, Virginia, Bob and Joyce received recognition and a card for their third-year anniversary as foster grandparents.

Modern mills worldwide produce one-third of a billion tons of paper every year—which is three times the total of the world’s production of motor vehicles.

Saturday noon was our August potluck dinner in the community room. Nineteen residents attended. At the potuck, Mary McCartney showed some artwork of Douglas Bunn, one of our newest residents, from California.

Seventeen residents played Bingo Saturday afternoon. Lloyd Schwartz called Bingo, and Joy Dirksen was the blackout game winner.

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.

Darlene Hammer visited Virginia Burgher late Saturday afternoon.

The brain takes the longest of any organ to develop and goes through more changes than any organ.

Edith Croll has recently moved from the Manor to the Courtyard Villa Assisted Living Center. Although she will be missed at the Manor, we wish her well in her new home.

Appreciation to the family of Carrie Kolm for the beautiful flower arrangement that we received following her memorial service at the Wessington Presbyterian Church.

Appreciation also to Mark and Susan Fulton for the sweet corn that they brought to the Manor.

I am going to share some humor this week, which I received from my friend, Kathy Kreek, Oregon, Mo.

It seems there was this minister who just had all of his remaining teeth pulled and new dentures were being made. The first Sunday, he only preached 10 minutes. The second Sunday, he preached only 20 minutes. But on the third Sunday, he preached for one hour and 25 minutes.

When asked about this by some of the congregation, he responded, “The first Sunday, my gums were so sore it hurt to talk. The second Sunday, my dentures were hurting a lot. The third Sunday, I accidentally grabbed my wife’s dentures…and I couldn’t stop talking!”

“I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer it or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” ~ William Penn