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Apr 13, 2018

Larry Swailes dropped off a vintage Perfect Picture Puzzle titled Flirting with Fate by artist Joseph F. Kernan. While there is no date on the made-in-America box containing over 375 puzzle pieces the advertisement to buy United States Savings Bonds and stamps for a victory tells us that it dates back to the WWII era. When put together the picture shows a fly fisherman in water up to his waist, fishing pole in hand, pipe in mouth with a smirk on his face as if he feels certain that he can outsmart any fish in the water. The intended recipient of this puzzle is Dave Henderson, an avid fisherman and puzzle artist himself.

John and Geraldine Sproule celebrated 60 years of marriage with a family dinner at the Iowa River Power Company in Iowa City on Sunday. Present were their children Cindy and Karl Krebs of Carol Stream, Illinois, and Steve and Sarah Sproule of North Liberty. Their daughter Kim Hicks and husband Kelvin were unable to attend. The couple met early in their teaching careers while they were both employed at Stewart School in Washington.

Kerr Hall residents met for a baked potato bar lunch Tuesday in the Moore Family Dining Room. Jim and Joy Bennett served as hosts for the event. The Rev. Herb Yoder offered a prayer prior to the meal and everyone enjoyed socializing with neighbors and friends.

The popular monthly buffet breakfast was held Thursday morning. Smells of bacon, sausage, eggs and cinnamon rolls filled the dining room and brought in residents from the entire campus to enjoy the delicious food and the company of neighbors.

Spiritual Life Director Andrew Zuehlke held several sing-alongs this week with kids and adults. The music varies with his singers to include songs ranging from the Mickey Mouse Hot Dog Song to old-time gospel selections. Everyone enjoys the music whether to sing along or just listen.

Classics Et Cetera for April 12, included “Solemn Overture” by Franz von Suppé; 1st Movement of String Quartet No. 53 (“The Lark”) by Franz Joseph Haydn; “March de Nuit” by Louis Moreau Gottschalk; “The Major General’s Song” from “The Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert & Sullivan; 3rd & 4th Movements of Symphony No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Bugles and Drums,” a march by Edwin Franko Goldman.

The operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan had its world premiere on Dec. 31, 1879, in New York, rather than in London where all their other operettas premiered. The duo had sailed to America for the event, which was planned to gain the American copyright to prevent the pirating of the show around the United States. Such pirating had occurred with “H.M.S. Pinafore” the previous year. The attempt was unsuccessful, but it helped to showcase the need to change the world’s copyright laws.


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