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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 16, 2018

United Presbyterian Home News

Sep 08, 2017

Esther Bordwell had the pleasure of dinner one evening last week with three of her children and their spouses. Esther’s son John and his wife Martha of Minneapolis, Minnesota, were visiting for one night only which gave the family, an opportunity to dine at Café Dodici for the evening. They were joined by Rick and Ginny Bordwell; Bob and Millie Youngquist and Ted Stewart, all of Washington; and Lynda Bordwell of Cedar Rapids.

UPH Executive Chef, Cory Evans entered three salsas in the Washington Farmers Market Salsa Contest last week—one salsa for each of the three heat levels, mild, medium and hot. Resident Leon Hansen and his granddaughter, Melissa Tschantz, teamed up to make homemade salsa for the contest as well. Leon grows the tomatoes and peppers right off of his deck for his special medium-heat recipe. After sampling Grandpa’s salsa at family gatherings, Melissa asked for instructions and got a salsa-making demonstration from Leon; thus the salsa making duo began. Winners of the salsa contest will be announced at this week’s Farmers Market in downtown Washington.

Betty Beenblossom and Kitch Shatzer celebrated their birthdays in the Town Center this week. The ladies brought treats to share with friends and neighbors.

Classics Et Cetera for Sept. 7, included the overture to “The Sapphire Necklace” by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Nos. 1 & 2 from “4 Romantic Pieces” for violin & piano by Antonin Dvorák; Gymnopédie No. 3” by Erik Satie, orchestrated by Claude Debussy; “The Whiffenpoof Song” performed by Fred Waring and His Glee Club with Bing Crosby; 1st Movement of Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”) by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Jubelfest Marsch” by Johann Strauss Jr.

By the time Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed his 9th Symphony (“Choral”) he was completely deaf. Even so, he helped direct at its premiere in Vienna, and when the music was over, he had to be turned around to face the cheering audience so he could witness their enthusiastic response to the symphony. Contemporary critics and musicians were not all that enthusiastic about it, to say the least, but many now consider it to be one of the greatest compositions ever written.


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