United Presbyterian Home
The Washington Fire Department made a visit to the United Presbyterian Home on Friday with the fire truck to allow the Up with Day Care children a chance to climb on the truck and learn about fires. Parker Tschantz learned that you should go to the neighbor’s house in case of a fire at home. Brady Krantz knew to stop, drop and roll if you are caught in a fire. Climbing on the ladder was the favorite part of the fire truck for Tyrese Ross. All of the kids were fascinated with the siren and horn as the firemen drove away as if on their way to an emergency fire.
Gerald Hoyle celebrated his birthday in the Town Center on Wednesday by treating friends and neighbors to birthday cake. There was a special piece of cake smothered in frosting for Gerald’s friend, Bill Stewart.
Nineteen residents of Kerr Hall enjoyed lunch at the Frontier Family Restaurant on Tuesday with Dorothy White as hostess this month. Kerr Hall residents organize a gathering once each month in which they dine at various places and enjoy their time together. Some of the Kerr Hall Snowbirds will be leaving soon for warmer winter climates and will join the group again in the spring.
Brownlee residents enjoyed outside wheelchair rides and walks on Tuesday for what could be the last enjoyable weather of the season. We tend to treat each beautiful fall day as if we may not get another one until spring now.
Tiffany Whisler from Simply Spa spoke with residents on Wednesday about the health and wellness benefits of massage. Proper massages may help relieve pain and tension, improve circulation and create a feeling of rejuvenation.
The Classics Et Cetera for Oct. 18 included an Overture to “Orfeo” by Ferninando Bertoni; “6 Écossaises” for piano by Beethoven, & the same number transcribed for concert band; Suite from “Coppélia” by Léo Delibes; “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof” by Jerry Bock; “Maskenball-Quadrille” by Johann Strauss, Jr., played by “Brassissimo Vienna” brass quartet; 1st Movement of Symphony No. 4 by Franz Schubert; “H. M. Jollies,” march by Kenneth J. Alford
The years of 1815 and 1816 were most remarkable for the teenage Franz Schubert (1797-1929). He composed four symphonies, two string quartets, about 200 songs and many other works, during all of which time he had a day job as teacher in his father’s school of up to 300 pupils in his family’s modest two-story home, living upstairs in the cramped family quarters. He soon thereafter quit his teaching job and spent his life of only 30 years as a composer, usually under poor conditions, and much of his huge output of glorious music he never heard performed.