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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 20, 2014

United Presbyterian Home

May 22, 2014

National Nursing Home Week concluded on Friday afternoon as residents enjoyed the toe-tapping music of Keyz and Squeeze featuring Jackie Peck on the keyboard and Robbie Sims on the accordion. The polka music was a delight for the audience.

A new sandbox has been added to the Up with Kids playground area. The much larger, newer model with an overhead tarp was constructed by students of the industrial arts shop class at WACO High School under the supervision of instructor Mark Dugger. Day care director Lisa Clark designed the plans for the sandbox and the United Presbyterian Home provided the materials from which the students built the unit. The children are enjoying this play area now that they are able to go outside.

Pat Jenkins has recently attended ceremonies for two grandchildren. She accompanied her son, Randy, to Miami, Okla., to attend his daughter Randi’s graduation from Northeast Oklahoma A & M. On May 16, Pat accompanied son Rick to Iowa City. Rick’s son Timothy was commissioned a second lieutenant in an Army ROTC ceremony. Tim and his wife, Ashley, graduated from the University of Iowa on Saturday. Later this month, Tim will be going to Arizona to attend officer’s school. Following that time he and Ashley will be stationed with the Army.

Movie and popcorn afternoon included a film on national parks. Residents were able to take a mini vacation to the park of their choosing.

A group of women gathered in the Campus Center on Wednesday morning to do some folding of AG Newsletters for the Washington County Extension Service. Elna Tompins organized the group of women volunteers including, Jackie Bower, Nadene Brown, Carol Flickinger, Julia Gamon, Phyllis Hardy, Esther Hess, Ella May Ruppert, Liz Taylor, Dorothy Miller and Dorothy White.

The weather finally turned warm enough for wheelchair rides on Wednesday afternoon followed by a party honoring health center residents celebrating May birthdays. Those with birthdays this month include, Shirley Clegg, Marion Cuddeback, Mary Ferre, George Grove, Dorothy See, Betty Stephens and Doris Stout. United Presbyterian Church Women Circle 4 members Betty Beenblossom, Julia Gamon, Esther Bordwell, and Jane Cuddeback provided the treats of rhubarb cake and cupcakes. Up With Day Care children joined the party and sang "Happy Birthday" to the birthday honorees and shared cake with them.

Classics Et Cetera for May 22, 2014, included the overture to “Oklahoma!” by Richard Rodgers; 2nd Movement of Grand Sextet No. 3 by Henri Bertini; Quintetto for bassoon & string orchestra by Edouard DuPuy; “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” played by a mechanical music box; 1st Movement of Symphony No. 1 by Robert Schumann; “Spring’s Song” for male chorus by Franz Schubert; “Thunderbolt Galop” by Fred K. Huffer.

Edward DuPuy (1770-1822) was a Swiss-born opera singer, composer, conductor and violinist. After concertizing in Sweden he was given a fine position at the Royal Swedish Opera until he was banished for praising Napoleon. He thereupon moved to Denmark, but was eventually banished from there too for his many affairs with ladies, married or not, including royalty. The Swedish king having died, DuPuy was given amnesty and was allowed to complete his career in Stockholm.

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