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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 31, 2014

United Presbyterian Home

Jan 30, 2014

Activities assistant Elizabeth Tschantz was pleasantly surprised on Thursday afternoon when her boyfriend, Trevor Hanshaw, showed up where she works. He was on a mission. He found Elizabeth in the Activity Room where she had been painting a wall mural, wearing an old painting apron, paint brush in hand. She had no idea what was to come. Trevor had a very special ring box in his coat pocket and had already been to the home of Elizabeth’s parents to ask her father a very important question. The real surprise came when Trevor dropped to one knee and asked Elizabeth to marry him. It was a moment of pure joy witnessed by only a few in the room who were quick enough to get pictures. Elizabeth said yes and now the wedding planning begins.

Staff members gathered for a potluck luncheon on Friday in recognition of Amanda Bausch’s last day of work at the United Presbyterian Home. Amanda will begin a new job as a dental assistant in a local office. Staff members are sorry to see her leave but grateful for the shared potluck lunch.

Jane Vetter’s family enjoyed a late Christmas gathering on Saturday at the Pizza Ranch combined with an early 85th birthday celebration for Jane. Family members present included Steve and Kathy Vetter of Washington; Mark and Jan Vetter of Columbus Junction; Scott Vetter and sons, Dalton and Dane of Ollie; and Keith and Angie Mahoney and children, Brittany and Jack of Solon. Jan Vetter baked Jane’s favorite Red Waldorf birthday cake for everyone to enjoy. Jane continued to celebrate her birthday on Monday by sharing cupcakes which Jan had made with members of the art class.

Cottage residents met on Monday evening for their monthly potluck supper in the Campus Center. Hosts for the evening were Myron Shields, Bill Stewart, Joyce Huff and Mike and Donna Orris. About 40 residents braved the cold and windy weather to participate. The tables were decorated with valentines and Mary Atwood and Carol Ray led the group in a couple of sweetheart songs.

Tonnie Crile chauffeured residents Marilyn Johnston, Julia Gamon, Mary Atwood, Connie Bauer, Max Smith and Emory and Phyllis VanGerpen to the Washington Community Center on Monday evening for the Ivory and Gold concert.

On Tuesday, Carol Flickinger celebrated her birthday with a birthday cake in the Town Center. Carol was joined by her daughter, Jan Dawson, along with friends and neighbors for coffee and treats. Carol shared family pictures and warm thoughts of her family’s summer reunion at the family pond.

Nine members of the Book Club met to discuss "An Incomplete Revenge" by Jacqueline Winspear. People shared Roma (Gypsy) stories of fires and also the hate for Germans in wartime. Next month’s book selection will be "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. This is a fast-moving, gripping novel about a girl who was an excellent archer. She was able to feed her family and to use her skills in the Games.

The Rev. Kitch’s quote for the day reads, “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.”

Classics Et Cetera for Jan. 30, included the overture to “The Sorcerer” by Sir Arthur Sullivan; 3rd Movement of Double Concerto for piano, harpsichord & orchestra by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach; “Habanera” & “Toreador’s Song” from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet; “Old Dan Tucker” performed by the 1st Brigade Band; 3rd Movement of Violin Concerto in D Major by Beethoven; Hungarian Melody by Franz Schubert; “Corcoran Cadets,” a march by John Philip Sousa.

Carl Philip Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) was Johan Sebastian Bach’s third (and second surviving) son, and is known as the “Berlin” or “Hamburg” Bach because of his long service in those German cities. Although he studied law at Leipzig and Frankfurt, he chose music for his profession. So great was his fame in Germany that as a writer of concertos he was surpassed in fame only by the great, and 53 year younger, Ludwig van Beethoven.

 

 

Comments (1)
Posted by: Glen Peiffer | Feb 06, 2014 23:34

Alone Yet Not Alone (Song) Performed by Joni Eareckson ...

It's doubtful any of the film's critics have seen the movie as it had only a one-week run last September in selected cities to qualify for Oscar consideration. A wider release is scheduled for this summer, but the secular left only has to hear "evangelical," "conservative" and above all "Christian" to set them attacking like rabid dogs.
If anyone cares about the film's plot at this point, the website Yahoo! Movies describes it as "...an alleged true-life tale from 1755 of two young sisters kidnapped by Native Americans after a raid on their family farm." The girls maintain their faith, which helps them endure and overcome their circumstances. The production company, Enthuse Entertainment, based in San Antonio, Texas, describes itself as making "God-honoring, faith-based, family-friendly films that inspire the human spirit to seek and know God." Given this parentage, it's a miracle the song was nominated.
The title song is sung by painter, author and speaker Joni Earackson Tada, a quadriplegic, who is known and respected among many evangelicals. Whether "Alone Yet Not Alone" deserves an Oscar should be up to the voters, not the Academy hierarchy. Whatever its merits, the title sounds more appealing than the 2005 Best Original Song winner, "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."
Maybe the only bad publicity is no publicity. The controversy over this song has lifted the film from obscurity. Regardless, the Academy should restore the song's nomination because of the clear advantage in money, promotion -- and, yes, campaigning -- that other nominated songs have enjoyed.



 



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