Did you know…that George Washington never lived in the White House? The capitol was actually located in Philadelphia and other cities when Washington was president.
Eva Nissen, Rose Danburg, Virginia Burgher and Bud and LaVonne Puffer toured the new elementary school Friday morning. Following their time at the new school, they went to see the hospital. After both tours, their consensus was that the community has two state-of-the-art facilities that we can take pride in.
The world’s largest permanent hedge maze is the Peace Maze at Castlewellan Forest Park in County Down in Northern Ireland. It has a total area of 2,771 acres with a total path length of 2.184 miles. It opened on September 12, 2001.
Allison Nolz, Yakima, Wash., visited Mary McCartney Friday. Whenever Allison is in the Miller area, she always tries to visit Mary. Allison was back for her 40th class reunion, and she rode on the 1973 class float in the parade Saturday morning. Allison’s parents are the late Paul and Charlotte Nolz.
Here’s some trivia for all of you crossword puzzle lovers. The largest crossword puzzle ever published had 2,631 clues across and 2,922 clues down. It took up 16 square feet of space. That would take a while to complete!
Saturday morning, the majority of our Manor residents were in front of the Manor, where they were taking in the sights—and sounds, thanks to the alumni band—of the 4th of July parade. Several commented that it was a good parade.
The five most commonly grown fruits on earth are grapes, bananas, apples, coconuts and plantains. Plantains are a tropical fruit yielding a kind of banana.
Get well wishes to Edna Hochhalter, who has been in the hospital this past week. She is back in her apartment now recuperating, and we hope she is feeling better soon.
My humor this week comes from the June/July 2010 issue of “Country” magazine. It is captioned, “At Your Service,” and was submitted by Albert Schantz, Reading, Pennsylvania.
One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Johnny staring at a large plaque mounted in the church foyer. After a while, the pastor walked over to the boy.
“Johnny, do you know why all those names are on the plaque?” asked the pastor.
“No, sir, I don’t,” Johnny replied.
“These are all the people who have died in the service,” said the pastor.
Soberly they stood together looking at the plaque. After a few minutes, Johnny’s voice broke the thoughtful silence.
“Which one sir…the 8:30 or the 10:30?”
“Look for the beauty in everything, and you’ll stay young at heart forever.” ~ Kathi Manasian