United Presbyterian Home
Gerald Hoyle treated his friends in the Town Center to doughnuts on his birthday and cake for residents in the Health Center.
Marcella Greiner celebrated her birthday last week with birthday cake on Friday for staff and residents to enjoy. Marcella enjoyed visits from family and friends. Two daughters visited from out of state. Linda Stortenbaker arrived from Washington and Patsy Norenberg came from Florida. A family gathering was held on Friday evening at the home of Ann Tweeton to celebrate Marcella’s birthday as well as two of her great-granddaughters’ birthdays: London Smith and Payton Vanderweide.
Dave Henderson returned from a recent fishing trip to Tennessee where he met up with a fishing buddy from the beautiful retirement community of Fairfield Glades. Dave reports that the fishing wasn’t anything to brag about but he did enjoy his trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park near Pikeville, Tenn., home of one of the largest waterfalls in the United States at 256 feet.
Six Washington High School classmates gathered at the Halcyon House Bistro for lunch on Monday. UPH residents Mildred Meyer Houseal and Dorothy Humston Miller joined former classmates Betty Redlinger Porter, Ione Steele Burham and Anna Wagner Hysel. These women of the WHS class of 1940 meet periodically to reminisce about the good ol’ school days.
Oktoberfest was celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with music, dancing, beer and pretzels. The musical duo known as Keyz and Squeeze featured Jackie Peck on the keyboard and Robbie Sims on the accordion playing festive Polka music for the afternoon dancing and toe-tapping crowd. Activities Director Carol Enfield and assistant Elizabeth Tschantz set the theme for the party with beer steins and pretzel decorations on blue checkered tablecloths. Baker, Barb Zook, had plenty of eye-appealing and delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks for everyone to enjoy.
Classics Et Cetera for Oct. 24 included the Overture to “The Force of Destiny” by Giuseppe Verdi; 2nd Movement of Wind Sextet in E-flat Major by Beethoven; Moments Musicaux No. 3 by Franz Schubert; Waltz from “The Return of Maxim” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “In Old New York” Medley played by Robin Richmond on the Odeon Compton Organ at London, England; 1st Movement of Flute Concerto in G Major by Mozart; “España Waltz” by Émile Waldteufel; “Cavalry Quick Step” & “Cavalry Polka” played by 1st Brigade Band.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and Franz Schubert (1797-1828) were great musical contemporaries in Vienna, but we do not know how often or how much they were together. Beethoven was a famous figure in society, while the younger and shy Schubert existed in his shadow. We do know that Schubert visited Beethoven at his deathbed and was one of the torchbearers at his funeral. They are now interred side by side in a Vienna cemetery.