Edna Hochhalter’s 92nd birthday was Tuesday, Nov. 27, and she celebrated it by having a party in the afternoon in the Manor community room. More than 25 people came to help Edna celebrate her special day. Cake, ice cream and coffee were served. LaVonne Puffer, Helen Dalton and Dorothy Stevens were the servers. Everyone present sang happy birthday to Edna.
Did you know…that the first city to reach a population on one million people was Rome, Italy, in 133 B.C.? There is a city called Rome on every continent.
Wednesday afternoon and into the early evening, Nov. 28, Manor residents were in the dark. Our electricity was turned off because the City workers were working on putting in underground cable. Most of the residents took it in stride, however. I didn’t hear any complaints. In fact, several of us were talking with one another in the lobby during the afternoon. The weather was pleasant enough that we didn’t get too cold, even though our heaters were off.
With nearly 11 million horses within its borders, China is the leader of all nations for horse population.
Rose Danburg attended the Sounds Like Love/Heaven Bound concert with David and Derla Simons Wednesday evening at the Methodist Church.
How would you like to get by on only two hours of sleep a day? Well, elephants and short-tailed shrews do get by on only two hours of sleep a day.
The month of December has arrived, and although there is no snow on the ground, and the temperatures this weekend have been in the 50s and near 60, we are beginning to look like Christmas here at the Manor. Friday afternoon, some of the residents did some decorating. They decorated trees, put Christmas decorations around and wrapped empty boxes so the trees would have gifts under them. Our hallways on the second and third floors have some pretty awesome Christmas decorations that residents have put out. There are also several window decorations. So, yes, the weather may not seem like Christmas yet, but here at the Manor, we are ready for Christmas!
There are two December birthdays to report. Margaret Steensen will have a birthday on December 6, and on December 15, Virginia Burgher will be celebrating her 65th birthday.
This week’s humor comes from the December/January 2013 issue of “Country” magazine. Entitled “A Hole-y Dilemma,” it was submitted by Edna Rassler, Albert City, Iowa.
A minister loved to play golf, but his busy schedule rarely allowed it. Finally, in desperation, he did the unthinkable: He called in sick one Sunday morning and headed to the golf course instead of church.
Two little angels watched from a treetop as the minister took his first swing from the first tee. As the ball soared high into the air, one of the angels swooped in, caught it and dropped it straight down into the cup for a miraculous hole-in-one.
“What did you do that for?” the other angel asked. “Don’t you think he should be punished for skipping church, not rewarded?”
The other angel smiled sweetly. “Who is he going to tell about the hole-in-one?”
“Getting things accomplished isn’t nearly as important as taking time for love.” ~ Janette Oke