Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home, our trip to Branson was a wonderful day.  We got around early and left the home at 8:00 o’clock.  The day was a perfect day to be traveling and sight-seeing.  It had been quite a while since I had traveled highway 76 all the way to Branson, so I was interested in all the progress along the way and Branson continues to grow.

We were at the theater in plenty of time to get our tickets and seated for the morning show at the Grand Country Music Show.  It was very entertaining and appropriate for we older folks.  They had some patriotic songs and ended with gospel music.  They presented a new, beautiful couple from Arkansa, very talented man and wife.  They were master fiddlers.  This was in the grand theater, so perhaps you would want to go see them.

Connie and Darrell Issacs (the driver)  stopped at Wendy’s and got our orders for munchies and we ate coming home, arriving around two o’clock.   We appreciate the home for a nice one-day vacation even in wheelchairs!  Residents going on the trip were Bill Herrington, Maxine Lirley, Helen Allen, Loretta Brooks and Frances Aid.   While gone, my son and wife came to visit, but went shopping then returned and we were home, so we had a nice visit with them before supper was served.

At breakfast this morning I met a new resident, Lillian Currant, a very lovely lady from Brushyknob who came to our home to recover.  She was enjoying a cinnamon roll which is made by Amy Adams. They melt in your mouth.   The dietary department serves perfect biscuits, too.

We are having a special treat of watermelon for our birthday party this month provided by Galen Hall of California who is really a rooter for our Home, a graduate of Ava High School, and Air Force veteran and a brother to Maxine Lirley.

We keep a jig-saw puzzle on the table  in the activity room, in the works for anyone, so try it sometime!

We have been getting ready for the Golden Age Games in Cabool on November 1st.  Our theme is the Heart of the Ozarks Hillbillies.

My reconditioning of our Blue Angel is coming along fine, but it will be a while before she’s ready to place out in the weather again.  I have to let the paint on her set for a week then put three coats of weather proofing spray on her and let it set for a week.  I hope she meets with the majority of approval.  It has been a job to make her nice again.

After game time Bro. Jeff Smith was here for an inspirational time with us.  In fact he spoke to us about how important it is for us to encourage each other, by helping others we really help ourselves.  A smile and a helping hand really makes our day!

Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the family of Herman Prock.   We welcome Lillian Currant to our home.

God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.