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United Presbyterian Home News

Sep 29, 2017

The Washington High School Marching Band and cheerleaders stopped by the United Presbyterian Home last week spreading a little school spirit during homecoming week. The band performed in front of the health center and the cheerleaders greeted everyone with a cheer. Many spectators enjoyed the music and the opportunity to be included in the homecoming celebration.

Carol Enfield and Elizabeth Hanshaw chauffeured residents to the WHS Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon. Up with Day Care kids tagged along armed with bags to collect the candy thrown to them as the floats went by.

Esther Bordwell and her family enjoyed a visit last weekend with a friend from overseas. He was Yoshi Kanda from Tokyo, Japan. Yoshi was an AFS student who lived with the Bordwells for one year in 1964-1965. Since then, Yoshi has returned to Washington a number of times. He traveled to the states this year to visit his daughter and husband, Junko and Ben Gemmill of New York City and to welcome his first grandchild, Catie, born Sept. 2, before visiting friends in Washington. Because it was Washington’s homecoming weekend, Yoshi saw several of his high school classmates while he was here.

Cottage residents met Monday for a potluck supper with 50 residents and one guest attending. Dan Woodbury is a regional field director with David C. Cook Company and was a guest of Darwin and Dorothy Widmer. Dan addressed the group and gave a brief summation of his job. The September chairpersons included Gene and Judy Driscoll, John and Pat Minneman and Ted Stewart.

Active Aging Week was observed this week with classes for the aging body. Amy Kleese and Stefanie Tschantz of the Wellness and Fitness Center implemented two new programs focusing on nutrition and toning the body. A stretch-and-tone class focused on range of motion, light stretching and easy-to-perform toning exercises for the major muscle groups. They also held a nutrition class, offering basic information to make certain residents are getting enough of the right foods for proper nutrition. One in every two older adults is at risk for malnutrition; the state of being poorly nourished caused by a lack of proper nutrition.

Five members of the Book Club met to discuss Foreign Affairs, a Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alison Lurie. The heroine is in London on sabbatical to do research for a book about folk rhymes for school children. Instead she gets caught up with a Texan she meets on the plane. Her fellow professor finds it hard to spend his time in the British Museum. Instead he becomes involved with a famous actress. The October book will be Still Life, a mystery by Louise Penny.

Local DAR members, Marj Lins and Jeri Klein visited campus Wednesday afternoon to present a short program of vintage jewelry and showcase many spectacular pieces of costume jewelry along with a bit of history of some of the pieces. Some residents wore their own vintage jewelry and had fun modeling.

The big craze on campus seems to be the use of golf carts to cruise the grounds and sometimes around town, which is perfectly legal with the proper hazard sign and flag. Thus far we know whose machine it is by the color: red, blue, white and the newest machine on campus being hunter green and sporting Green Bay Packers decals with the BIG G. Not hard to figure out. Any more machines and we will need to have a licensing system and more parking spaces.

Birthday wishes this week go out to Betty Gipple, Jody Tanner and Jim Bennett.

Classics Et Cetera for Sept. 28, included the prelude to “The Four Boors” by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; 1st Movement of Concerto for 2 Oboes and String Orchestra, Op. 7, No. 2, by Tomaso Albinoni; “Caprice Viennois” by Fritz Kreisler; 4th Movement (“Ode to Joy”) of Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Miniature March” from Orchestral Suite No. 1 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Fritz Kreisler (1873-1962) was one of the greatest and most beloved violinists of the 20th Century. His concerts frequently included many short pieces ostensibly written by obscure composers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and recently discovered by him. He finally admitted in 1935 that most of these had been works of his own and that he had not wanted his name featured too often in concert programs. Many music critics were outraged at this deception, but the public quickly forgave him.

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