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United Presbyterian Home News

Aug 11, 2017

Esther Bordwell’s granddaughter Marilyn DeLaure and her two daughters of Fairfax, California, spent last week visiting her parents, Rick and Virginia Bordwell. They shared several activities with Esther. A family picnic was held Saturday in an Iowa City park, where all five great-grandchildren posed with Esther for pictures. Esther’s great-grandchildren include Naiya and Oreana DeLaure; Zaan and Sylvia Quackenbush; and 9-month-old Rose Youngquist.

Dorothy White served birthday treats in the Town Center Friday morning before leaving for a weekend visit with her daughter, Barb Barhamand and husband Fari at their farm near Mendota, Illinois. Pat Goff, Kathy Knutson and Pat Minneman surprised Dorothy on Saturday, arriving at the farm at the invitation of Barb for a birthday lunch and fun afternoon.

Larry and Sara Bartlett enjoyed a weekend visit from their son Andy and his family, Jennifer and twin sons Christopher and Clayton Bartlett of Mahomet, Illinois. They shared relaxing quality family time together.

Pat Bagley attended the reunion of her mother’s family on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at the Wooden Wheel Winery east of Keota. The winery is owned by her cousin Mike Vincent and his wife, Connie. Families who attended came from Virginia, Texas, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota as well as Iowa. On Saturday a memorial graveside service with military rites was held for Pat’s uncle, Cleo Sellers of Sigourney, at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney. A remembrance was also held for her aunt, Ruth Ann Bowers Kephart David at the same cemetery by family members. Both Cleo and Ruth Ann had died earlier, but no services were able to be held until this date. Following the services, food and fellowship were enjoyed at the Christian Church in Sigourney. Pat’s mother, Kate Kephart Sheetz, had four sisters and four brothers who were raised in the Sigourney area.

JP Adam performed in his first horse show on Saturday in Brighton. Twenty-three-month-old JP attends Up With Day Care and is the grandson of UPH staff member Brenda Lyon. Dressed in a purple plaid shirt to match his saddle blanket, JP was all smiles as he rode the miniature pony, led by his great-aunt, around the show ring while waving to his fans in the stands.

Joanna Hall and Kiley Roder of Aegis Therapy presented “Wrapin with Aegis,” a workshop on the different types of therapies, exercises and problem-solving techniques people can use to help with urinary incontinence. The presentation include a video of the anatomy and how the muscles and brain work together to control continence. People don’t always have to suffer with this issue.

Alberta “Teddy” Tedford enjoyed a birthday lunch with three of her nieces this week. Following lunch, the women shared birthday cake while reading the numerous birthday cards sent to Teddy.

Thanks to Larry Bartlett, Mike McGuire, Vickie McGuire, George Fulton, Dick Anderson, Carl Chalupa and Martha Chalupa for picking the sweet corn and sharing the bountiful harvest with residents at the United Presbyterian Home this week.

Classics Et Cetera for Aug. 10, 2017, included the overture to “The Girl from Utah” by Jerome Kern; “6 Variations on ‘Nel cor piu’” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from “Orpheus and Eurydice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck; “This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie; 1st Movement of Cello Concerto No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn; “Hoch- and Deutschmeister March” by Dominik Ertl.

Antonin Kraft (1749-1820), was the principal cellist for Joseph Haydn’s (1832-1809) Esterhaza Palace orchestra in 1783 when Haydn dedicated his new Cello Concerto No. 2 to him. The manuscript disappeared soon after the concerto was published in 1804, and in 1837 Kraft’s son claimed that his father, who had taken composition lessons from Haydn, had actually been its composer. Many musicologists accepted this idea until 1951 when the manuscript, dated and written in Haydn’s hand, was finally rediscovered, proving Haydn’s authorship.

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