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Hello from our home to your home, the weather has been a shock to our physical systems this week as the temperature went from 100 degrees daytime to 70 degrees at night and then the daytime temps being 70 degrees and 50 degrees at night. Now, we have nothing against this lower range of temperatures. It will be great once our bodies get acclimated to it, but the sudden change is, as we can tell for sure, a shock. It made me realize the truth, Fall is here. I have noticed that our beautifully green trees have quite a few yellow leaves on them, though not falling yet, but soon.
Our therapy department is open and convenient for us to use when necessary. We are learning some amazing points of truth as we practice our Quiz Bowl facts. As we said before, we never can tell what will be asked, and we want to be prepared.
After the Golden Age Games is over we have plans for Fall Family Night on October 20th starting at 6:00. Chili, frito pies, cream pies will be served with music by the Rod Humbyrd Band.
Be sure to mark your calander for the annual fall event because we sure want you to be with us at this time.
We have started a new jig-saw puzzle for all of us to be putting together. It is one of Wysocia’s pictures of early Amercian Life-looks very interesting to do and we hope to have many interested enough in it to sit down and put a few pieces together and perhaps get hooked on this activity.
For our outing this week we went sight-seeing around the country and had another look at the new bridge work on 76 at Beaver Creek. They don’t seem to be progressing very fast, but it is good to have a very substantial base for the bridge and this is what they are working on now. We got to see Connie’s beautiful home place as we drove that way. The log cabin effect and her shrubbery and yards looked very nice. She said she still has green tomatoes . We are to have fried green tomatoes in the activity room. Connie’s fried green tomtoes are delicious. The treats from Sonic are very nice, several people enjoyed the Pumpkin Pie Shake. It tastes just like a piece of pumpkin pie. Ruth Evans, Connie Burris, Maxine Lirley, Tom Hawkins, Laura Lansdown, Norma Kennedy and Lena Carline enjoyed this trip.
I was surprised Saturday as I stepped outside for a walk everything was dripping wet. We had a quick, quiet rain shower —a very welcome one I’m sure.
Darrell and Betty Hesterlee donated watermelons for us to enjoy. We had a enough watermelon for lunch and then for several times on the breakfast bar. They were very good. We appreciate you for remembering us . God Bless you greatly.
Norma Stillings was here as usual on Saturday morning to play the piano for singing our good songs before Tom Hawkins’ Bible message. She sits and plays many songs from memory before taking requests from the hymnal and singing. Our voices are not the best in shape, but we enjoy singing. Norma is very faithful to us. We love to hear her just sit and play as the tunes come to her.
Our visitiors have been really abudant this week. Every day I have seen many groups standing in the halls, in rooms or sitting around tables. They are seeing about their loved ones, I’m sure.
Always feel free to come and visit with us. Darlene Sorenson, Reba and Ryder Scobba, Joyce Clinkingbeard and Sophie, Larry Moore, Ruth Evans, Wilda Potter, Judy Kent, Evelyn Harper, Carrie McIntosh and the 1st Sonshine Group are here on a regular basis. We sure appreciate our many volunteers that come each day and many who love it here are able to assist others not so able. It is good to see the caring acts shown for those less fortunate.
Larry Moore had a good Bible lesson for us in Sunday School. We found out that it is good to forgive someone who has wronged you even before they ask because they may not ask and your unforgiving spirit or resentment will harm your own sense of well being. Praise the Lord, We can do it!
Robert and Angie Adams’ family has been visiting with them this weekend. Angie has not felt well. Barbara Shortt had a visit this week by her friend, Syliva Atwood of Ava and Melissa , Ivan and Isaac of Colorado. This visit with Barbara pleased her so much and really brightened her day.
Our new Director of Nursing, Miranda Potter threw a Carribean Party for the staff for all of the hard work they do each and every day. Team leaders decorated the outside patio, Dietary fixed hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Debbie Dade made mixed drinks for the crew, (non-alcohlic) and everyone had a good time playing games and visiting with our new staff.
Sunday afternoon Holly Dry of Proverbs 15 Photograpy was here taking staff family pictures. Holly will be here on November 12th taking group pictures for residents and family members. We appreciate you, Holly!
Also Sunday afternoon Girdner Church was here for an awesome time in the Lord, Ms. Freda spoke a powerful sermon. Everyone enjoyed the good singing. I think all of Girdner Church turns out for this service.
We would like to welcome to our home new residents Ellis Pollard and Maxine Turner. Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Betty Lou Kinyon, she will be greatly missed.
God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.
Written by Maxine Lirley and Connie Burris.