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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 28, 2017

United Presbyterian Home News

Feb 23, 2017

Carla Carter shared doughnuts with friends and neighbors in the Town Center Friday morning in celebration of her Saturday birthday.

Marshal Rose attended the Lions Club Pancake Supper in Crawfordsville Saturday night. The pancake supper originated many years ago when Marshal was president of the Crawfordsville Lions Club. Marshal reports that the pancakes and sausage were just as good Saturday night as they were that first year.

There was no school on Monday so school children and residents collaborated on Presidents Day activities including word searches.

It is February 20-something and the temperature is 70 plus degrees and great for wheelchair rides and walking outside as many residents did this week. Wayne Brock walked around Marr Park to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the unseasonably warm temperatures. Some residents sat outside to put a little color back in their cheeks.

Carol Ray led the discussion at the monthly book club. Five members reviewed the book Watership Down by Richard Adams. It is the story of a group of rabbits whose English warren was in the way of a development project. They left searching for a new place and had a number of adventures before they finally settled down. Next month’s book for the March 22 meeting will be Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin. It is a novel about a woman who takes the roundabout way from her home in Philadelphia to her son’s home in California.

The leaves on the office amaryllis have grown so tall that they now fall over even with the aid of a support stick. No blooms have sprouted from the bulb. It couldn’t be the fault of the caretaker!

Classics Et Cetera for Feb. 23, included the overture to “The Impresario” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel with Ravel at the Duo-Art Reproducing Piano; Luciano Pavarotti singing “M’appari” from “Martha” by Friedrich von Flotow; “Old Timers’ Night at the Pops” medley with Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops; 2nd & 3rd Movements of Violin Concerto No. 1 by Niccolò Paganini; “Peacemaker March” by Karl L. King

In his “Pavane for a Dead Princess,” Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) evokes a slow processional dance that a little princess might, in former times, have danced in the Spanish court. He composed the piano work in 1899 and orchestrated it in 1910. It was one of the works that Ravel recorded in 1922 using the Duo-Art Reproducing Piano roll recording, making a high quality version of his playing available today.

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