United Presbyterian Home
Marion and Helen Turnipseed celebrated 65 years of marriage last week with a dinner in Iowa City. Marion and Helen were married on Aug. 14, 1949, at the Methodist Church in Washington, following Marion’s military service in WW II.
Julia Gamon and her daughter, Lucy Gamon, shared quality time together last week as the mother-daughter duo set out for an adventure in northwest Iowa. They started out kayaking on the Avenue of the Saints Lake in Waverly. It was a first-time experience for Julia and one that she enjoyed immensely. They traveled on to Mason City where they toured Music Man Square, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings including houses, a bank and a hotel, and the MacNider Art Museum. Julia says it was a wonderful trip and good to spend time with her daughter, Lucy.
Joyce Huff is pleased to announce the arrival of two great-grandsons. Rhett Dana Huff was born July 24, 2014, and is the son of Ross and Kate Huff of Crawfordsville. Rhett is the fifth generation with the initials of R.D. Huff and so far the only boy of his generation to carry on the Huff name. Another great-grandson, Laken John Greiner was born on Aug. 17, 2014, to John and Jenna Greiner of Washington. Laken is also the great–great-grandson of Dorothy See. Both boys are close enough for grandma to rock them.
Dave Henderson celebrated his birthday on Tuesday with friends in the Town Center where they shared coffee, cake and a lot of laughter.
A birthday party was held in the Health Center for residents celebrating August birthdays, including Mary Kadlec, Ronnie Milligan, Teddy Tedford, Beulah Temple and Marjorie Overett. Up with Day Care kids helped with the festivities. They joined in singing Happy Birthday to the honorees and then passed out chocolate chip and cotton candy-flavored ice cream cones. The kids also enjoyed cotton candy ice cream cones.
Classics Et Cetera for Aug.21, 2014, included the overture to “Fortune’s Labyrinth” by Franz von Suppé; 1st Movement of Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major by Carl Maria von Weber; Hungarian Dance No. 2 by Johannes Brahms; “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B," with the Andrews Sisters; 3rd Movement of Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy (orchestral arrangement); “The Home Town Boy,” march by Karl L. King.
The French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) started work on his Bergamo Suite in 1890, but did not publish it until 1905. The title of the Suite comes from a city, Bergamo, in the foothills of the Italian Alps and its music and dance. The Suite’s 3rd Movement, “Clair de Lune” (“Moonlight”), is probably Debussy’s best-known work. Originally written for solo piano, it has been arranged for nearly every solo instrument and combination of instruments.