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United Presbyterian Home News

Aug 25, 2017

Over 325 Resurrection Lilies were in full bloom last week at the Richard and Del Henningfield home for all to see. The lilies were later than normal this year and the Henningfields thought they were not going to appear when they finally popped up in full bloom, thus their other name, Surprise Lily.

Dave Henderson celebrated his Saturday birthday with morning and afternoon treats in the Town Center on Friday.

Soon-to-be residents Randy and Jane Fehr were honored recently by the Lincoln Motor Club Foundation for their donation of a black 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The car is of special significance as 1949 was the first year after the war that Lincoln débuted a new design by famous automobile engineer, Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie. Randy purchased the car from a dealership in which the 80-year-old car dealer had driven it for 10 years leaving the car untitled. Upon the dealer’s death, the dealership and car were left to his son and the car was put in storage for 52 years. All car parts were original except for the radio which had been removed. Because the car had been left in storage and dried out, Randy had to completely restore the car to its original condition, taking four years to complete. Randy and Jane had previously loaned the car to the museum for two years before making the generous donation. The dedication was in conjunction with Lincoln’s 100th Homecoming Anniversary Celebration. Twenty-plus relatives of the Fehr family attended the dedication ceremony.

Joyce Huff enjoyed a busy weekend celebrating the birthdays of her great-grandchildren. On Saturday Joyce attended the first birthday party of 1-year-old Remington Beard in Winfield and Sunday attended the dual birthday parties of three year old Laken Greiner and his one year old brother, Lennox, in Washington. Joyce recently celebrated her upcoming birthday with her daughter Mandy Sommerer and family of Jefferson City, Missouri, and will celebrate next weekend with daughter, Jo Collins and her husband, Gary of Olathe, Kansas.

The Solar Eclipse sent residents outside on Monday with special goggles to view the unusual phenomenon that only happens when the sun, moon and earth line up together creating darkness to varying degrees depending on your earthly location. In Washington it was a good scientific learning experience which turned out to be a bit disappointing when it actually took place with cloud cover in our area.

Rita Du presented her Book One Violin Recital at the United Presbyterian Home on Tuesday. Rita attends fifth grade at Lincoln School and is the daughter of Jing Wang of Washington. Rita knows 25 musical selections by heart, of which she performed 14 for residents in the Health Center. Rita is a violin student of Gwen Ying and we are blessed that she shares her talent with us.

Cowboy Preacher Chris O’Loughlin from Church of the Valley, Texas, visited the United Presbyterian Home this week at the invitation of his Texas friends Bob and Linda Bonar. Pastor Chris is a family man active in Bible studies, international missions, rodeos and much more. He preaches the Word straight from the Bible with a western twist to his Texas congregation as well as his many travels throughout the United States. Pastor Chris brought his wife and kids to help him sing the Gospel to the enjoyment of residents and guests.

Classics Et Cetera for Aug. 24, included the overture to “The Girl of the Golden West” by Giacomo Puccini; 2nd Movement of Quintet for Bassoon and String Quartet by Anton Reicha; “Rage Over a Lost Penny” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “O surdato ‘namorato” performed by Sergio Franchi; “A Symphonic Nightmare: Desecration Rag No. 1” by Felix Arndt; “Polovtsian Dances” from “Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin; “The Joker,” a march by Mayhew L. Lake.

The Russian composer Alexander Borodin (1834-1887) had two main life interests: chemistry and music. Chemistry primarily provided his living, but composition was an important avocation, and he made major contributions to both fields. He composed when he was ill or away from work and musical friends would say, “I hope you are unwell today.” His masterpiece opera, “Prince Igor,” was still unfinished when Borodin suddenly died at age 53, but it was lovingly completed by his friends Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov.

 

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