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Mar 23, 2018

The Irish spirit was evident last week as residents enjoyed celebrating the green holiday. Green ice cream was served in the Garrett Health and Wellness Center and a St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage was served for lunch in the Moore Family Dining Room. Many residents dressed in their Irish green to enjoy the food and fellowship. Bill Dusenbery celebrated his St. Paddy’s Day birthday at this meal joined by his sons.

Mildred Houseal celebrated her birthday with a full house in the Town Center Wednesday morning. Mildred’s son Duane Lewis brought a special cake baked by his wife Ann for everyone in attendance to enjoy. Duane joined his mother for lunch and later in the day she enjoyed a visit from granddaughter Erin Thorius and great-sons Jordan and Jayse Thorius.

Andrew Vogel has constructed a large wooden cross in front of the Brownlee Health Center as a Lenten reminder. It is a simply beautiful wooden structure draped in purple cloth with a bouquet of spring flowers at the bottom. It offers all of the symbolic structures of Easter and a reminder of what Holy Week is about.

Michelle Glatch has been busy baking homemade cookies in Garrett kitchen to the delight of all residents. Their favorite so far seems to be the double chocolate chip.

A birthday party was held in the Health Center Wednesday afternoon for March birthday honorees. Pearl Arnold entertained with piano music prior to birthday cookie treats. Those celebrating March birthdays include Bill Dusenbery and Maxine Carris.

Classics Et Cetera for March 22, included the overture to “Brother Devil” by Daniel Auber; “Spring Song” by Felix Mendelssohn; “Spring” from “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi; “He Was Despised” from “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel; “The Whistler and His Dog” by Arthur Pryor; “Waltz” & “The Russian Sailors’ Dance” from “The Red Poppy Suite” by Reinhold Glière; “The Liberty Bell,” a march by John Philip Sousa

The famous “The Four Seasons” is a set of four three-movement violin concertos by the Italian Antonio Vivaldi (1680-1743). The concertos are early examples of program music, each describing one of the four seasons of the year. Together, they are Vivaldi’s best-known work. The four are, in turn, part of a group of 12 violin concertos that was published around 1721 as “Opus 8.” All of this occurred some 20 years before the composition of “Messiah” by Vivaldi’s contemporary George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).

 

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