Some enjoy ‘Taming of the Shrew’ in Pierre Miller Manor News 8-7-13

Posted August 7, 2013 at 10:59 am

Some enjoy ‘Taming of the Shrew’ in Pierre

Lloyd Schwartz and Paula Davis attended a ball game at the Target Center in Minneapolis with Lloyd’s son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Jennifer Schwartz, and Jennifer’s mother, on July 4.

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From July 11 through July 19, Lloyd Schwartz and Paula Davis visited Paula’s sister in Salt Lake City. They also visited Lloyd’s daughter, Teresa McGillick and her family in Idaho. They had a great time with everyone. Lloyd’s great-grandson, Kayden Lloyd Tatum, who was born May 8 and is very special.

Did you know…that artichokes are actually flower buds and need to be treated like flowers? They should be kept cold and misted so they don’t dehydrate.

Monday evening, July 29, we had a chicken night at the Manor in the community room. A lot of the Manor residents attended, and many brought salads or desserts to go along with the chicken. Our appreciation to Donna Engelmann and Dick Palmer for getting the chicken for us. It turned out to be a night of fun, food and fellowship for us.

Earthquakes are mostly caused by geological faults. They can also be caused by landslides, nuclear testing, mine tests and volcanic activity.

Virginia Burgher, Patty Crackel, Sue Jones, SuAnne Meyer and Nancy Williams went to Pierre Friday evening to see the Pierre Players perform the musical, “Kiss Me, Kate.” A treasure from Broadway’s golden age (1948), the music and lyrics are by Cole Porter. A play-within-a-play, the musical combines Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with Porter’s music and lyrics. Some of the songs from the musical include “Another Op’nin, Another Show,” “So In Love,” “Too Darn Hot,” and probably the most familiar song, “Wunderbar.”

It was once again so delightful to see our own Daniel Palmer play the lead male character of Fred Graham/Petruchio. He is such a talented actor, and he did a wonderful job. Dan’s wife, Lindsay (Lockner) Palmer, graced the stage as a member of the chorus. On our drive back to Miller, we concluded that it was a fun, entertaining evening. We also agreed that Dan, as well as the leading female character, Jennifer Peacock (Lilli Vanessi/Katherine), Pierre, were to be commended for outstanding performances.

Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations. Cats are said to detect earthquake tremors 10 to 15 minutes before humans can.

Appreciation to Carolyn Rosemore for the fresh garden vegetables that she recently brought to us. She shared with us beets, yellow string beans and kohlrabi. She also brought a beautiful, colorful bouquet of garden flowers for us to enjoy.

Get well wishes to our maintenance worker, Delbert Jury, who was recently hospitalized. He is home now getting some much needed rest and relaxation. He is missed, and we hope he is back with us soon.

Happy birthday wishes to Agnes Kolda (August 5) and Eileen Russell (August 18). You are both wished a beautiful day, and your best year ever.

“I expect to pass through this 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 or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” ~ William Penn

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