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Hello from our home to your home. We have had a wonderful week so far. The weather has been superb both inside and outside, so we can have the doors open and receptive to those coming and going. It feels so good, not too hot and not too cold. But we can’t tell how long this will last because a cold-wind chill could be blowing at any time, but let us not keep this thought from preventing us the joy of the day. As the adage goes” Sufficient unto the day is the evil there of.”
Many things have been done this week to finish the prepararation for the Golden Age Games coming this Friday at Cabool High School.
We have made logos to decorate our wheelchairs for the races. This race has sparked a lot interest this year. Tom Hawkins, Angie Adams, Daryl Knapp, Maxine Lirley and Peggy Jenkins will be racing this year.
Also, we have composed and learned a great group cheer for our team to yell all day. It’s a good one, too. Our group is always “Gung Ho”!
We wish you could all be there.
I mentioned before about our bear climbing a tree, well, it is really something to see! We have a true bear pelt including the head climbing a tree the Ava Art Guild helped us make. We appreciate all the help. This pelt was provided by a resident, Peggy Jenkins. Her son Oliver shot the bear at the age of thirteen. She had the bear cured to hang on her wall. It is going to be in our camp–so realistic- amazing.
And the country store Mike Burris has made for us is totally awesome. Tom Hawkins has made a canoe, and I helped Connie make a tent and I painted our logo on it. We get up and go over there early to set up camp ( which is our theme this year). and we vie in contest all day and are judged in all things and for 6 years we have come home with the traveling trophy and have come up with the most gold medals. But the main thing is we have fun and more fun and even more fun at the games. This is really honorable for our home and for our residents. Our Activity Director is Connie Burris, she is to be commended for our success, but the whole staff is good to lend a helping hand with any project we come up with. TEAM WORK TEAM WORK, that is what we are all about.
We are having sprinkler system installed for fire protection, so today they were working in the day room and in the dining room so we could not have our regular game time. Some of us played cards, games, some watched a movie in the main lobby. The game “Upword” is quite interesting also.
Today we had a bountiful salad bar. Fresh leafly greens, tomatoes, onions cucumbers, green peppers and cottage cheese, ham bits and shredded cheddar with numerous dressings all so good and crunchy—-Yum-Yum we appreciate you, dietary staff.
It is so good to see the assistantance that many residents give to those who need help. Volunteers are awesome here at our home.
Our prayers and sympathy go out to the families of Wanda Silvey and Coy Turner. We will miss them, they both were from Thornfield, MO. and had a lot in common with each other.
We would like to welcome to our home Lawrence Achor and Zelda Graham. God Bless You from Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.