Mother’s Day Tea held at Good Sam Good Samaritan Society 5-22-13

Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Mother’s Day Tea held at Good Sam

The annual Mother’s Day Tea was held Sunday, May 12. Beverly Letsche and Rosemary Moeller served three different teas: green, black and peach. Strawberry shortcake and other desserts were also served. Ron Blachford provided piano entertainment during the event.


Good Samaritan Society, Miller

Steve Simons, New Beginnings Worship Center, held Sunday worship service after the Mother’s Day Tea. His message was on, “Watch What You Say!” taken from Proverbs 18:21 and James 3:2-10. Sue Jones played piano for the singing portion of the service.

Pastor Mark Johnsen, Miller United Methodist Church, served Protestant Communion Monday morning.

Miller elementary fourth graders, under the tutelage of Karen Gesinger and Terice Ketelhut, came Monday afternoon and planted petunias and geraniums in the planters out front. Residents enjoyed the warm weather while watching them and were also impressed with the variety of songs the class sang for them: “American Rap Song,” “School Songs,” “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” “Simple Machines,” “Good Morning,” and “Character Counts.” They also recited a poem, “Me,” in which they used sign language.

Beth Fawcett, Miller United Methodist Church, led Monday evening hymn sing. She was accompanied by Janice Palmer on piano.

Joanne Lockner told about her experience at “Antiques Road Show- Rapid City” Tuesday morning and showed us the “Old Glass Dish” she took. It was her mother-in-law’s, was made in the 1920s and came from Czechoslovakia. She was told it’s worth $65.00.

Bingo games were played Tuesday afternoon. Helpers included Darlene Cox, Kay Fawcett, Pauline Lynn, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer and Janice Wilbur.

A Nostalgic Dinner Supper was held Tuesday evening. The meal was delicious: bacon wrapped sirloin steak, grilled potatoes, strawberry orange salad and Homemade Ice Cream. Special appreciation goes out to Curt Spangler who grilled the steaks; to Robin Sporrer who helped prepare the potatoes and to Darlene Cox, Shirley McFarlane, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, and LaVonne Puffer, who helped serve the meal.

Kevin Hofer gave a welcome and opening prayer, followed by the evening’s entertainment: “Nostalgia John” from Houston, Texas. His presentation was on “Smiling Memories and Melodies of 1945.”

Special appreciation also goes out to McWhorter House Museum, which loaned us “nostalgic items” that were used to decorate each table. It was a great evening and brought back good memories to many.

Wednesday morning activities included Rosary, led by Agnes Kolda, and Men’s Coffee.

Pastor Mark Johnsen led a Bible study Wednesday afternoon on “Discipleship” using Scripture from I Thessalonians, Chapter 2. Sue Jones played piano for the singing portion of the activity. Homemade ice cream was served afterwards.

Card games were played Wednesday evening.

Women’s Coffee was served Thursday morning.

Residents played “Shake Loose a Memory” Thursday afternoon.

Scrabble games were played Thursday evening.

Stories from the 2013, May/June South Dakota” magazine were read for Reading Time Friday morning. Two of the stories read came from “South Dakota State Secrets” (“Hunting Wild Asparagus”) and “Love For the Game” (“Patience is the King” – a story about Jim Wilbur, former Millerite, who is in his 13th season as a manager for the Dell Rapid’s Mudcats baseball team.

The May/June monthly birthday party was held Friday afternoon. Miller Right to Life Group provided the cake. Darlene Hammer provided singing entertainment.

With Memorial Day fast approaching we take time to thank all the veterans for your service. We appreciate and honor you.

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“I am certain that, however great the hardships and the trials which loom ahead, our America will endure and cause of human freedom will triumph.” –Cordell Hull