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Hello from our home to your home. Well, here it is September already. Kids are back in school and it’s time to settle in to our Fall-Winter routine. For us this means our “Golden Age Games” to be held in Cabool this year. We are anticipating a wonderful day October 7th with all the other nursing homes in our district and competing in our various endeavors. We have really been stretching our minds practicing Quiz Bowl. Those pitching horseshoes are doing so well that we are encouraging them to enter the competition-so many say they don’t feel well enough to go and compete, but we know that it would make them feel better and happier. We have to keep doing interesting things to help ourselves realize that life has not entirely passed us by. And winning a medal is really inspiring. We have finished most of our art-work preparations to promote our annual theme of “Camp Hoto”. I am sure this month will pass very quickly and our “Big Senior Olympics” will soon be here.
In our last new article we thought our activites director, Connie Burris, was going to be on vacation, but she had be called back to duty because the state inspectors came this week and she had to be here, vacation postponded! And we rejoiced that we would not be as lonesome as we were expecting to be. In fact, she took us on a van ride that started at Sonic with refreshing shakes and drinks out “14″ and down “O” highway to west “76″ and over to the construction site. It looked awesome with the river all dredged out and all of the old bridge completely gone. It will make us all feel different as we drive over the new bridge. Before returning to Ava we drove over to the Lirley farm and passed the place where Robert Adams lived when he was a teenager and passed Goodhope Cemetary where so many of our loved ones lie. It was thrilling coming down the long, steep, curving Dogwood Hill coming back to Ava. We talked about how exciting it would be, if all traffic could be stopped, during a snow storm and come down it on a sled! Who ee!! Merry Christmas. Residents going on this outing were Maxine Lirley, Taylor Perkins, Bill Herrington (by the way it was his birthday), Robert Adams , Angie Adams and Helen Allen.
We had manicure time this morning. Beautiful nails- any color, clipped and buffed. Pam Snelson was here to do beautiful hair. We had wonderful music, bingo and other games, good food, ( it should say delicious) good fellowship and lots of exercise. How thankful we are! Yes! Siree!
Saturday I went to a baby shower as my granddaughter, Sara, is expecting a baby girl soon. She has a 4 year old Carly, who helped her Momma unwrap the presents and then she carried then around for everyone to see. My son James, provided my transportion and it was nice to get and attend the baby shower.
Norma Stillings was here for Piano Music followed by Saturday Church with Tom Hawkins. Sunday morning our Sunday School teacher, Larry Moore, was here and had a well prepared lesson. We had a delicous chicken dinner then music and church in the afternoon. Sandy General Baptist Church was here for the Sunday afternoon afternoon service and everyone had a wonderful time listening to the music and the preaching. Redbank Church was here for singing until dinner time. Everyone said that both services were very good.
Daryl Knapp and I had a good visit while working on our jig-saw puzzle of Times Square in New York City. It is educational as well as interesting. We thought that we would enjoy a nice stroll outside after supper but the chill in the air was more than we are accustomed to on such short notice, so we soon turned back inside for wraps—a big change from 100 degrees to 70 degrees so soon!
We would to sent our prayers and sympathy out to the family of Glen “Jack” Cottengim and Pat Brazeal. We would like to welcome new residents to our home they are Norman Duckworth, Raymond Tidwell, Bertha Matthijeitz and Virginia Scribner. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO