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Aug 10, 2018

Wayne and Nadene Brown celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday with a family dinner at the Ox Yoke Inn in Main Amana attended by all of their children and grandchildren. Wayne and Nadene were married August 7, 1953 at the First Methodist Church in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Spiritual Life Director Andrew Zuehlke holds Bible study each Monday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in the Campbell Room.

He and residents are currently studying the Gospel of John where one main thrust is to reveal that Jesus was and is not just a man but is also God in the form of a man… the marvelous incarnation!

And this Jesus as man and God died on the cross to take away the sins of anyone who would place their faith in Him and accept Jesus as their Savior. Andrew reports that there are usually ten to fifteen folks who join him for lively and interesting discussions and insights shared by all with lots of laughter thrown in.

Resident corn growers Carl Chalupa, Martha Chalupa, Mike McGuire and Sara Bartlett picked sweet corn last week and shared their bountiful harvest with residents at the United Presbyterian Home. Dick Anderson and Darwin Widmer made the deliveries to appreciative recipients.

The Washington Municipal Band gave a special performance on the Kerr Hall lawn Thursday evening prior to their concert in Central Park. UPH residents Wayne Brock and Martha Chalupa are members of the band which presented a lively concert while residents listened from their lawn chairs.

Long-time member of the band, Wayne Brock plays percussion instruments while Martha Chalupa plays both flute and piccolo. The Thursday night band concert in Central Park was the last concert of the summer season.

Classics Et Cetera for August 9 included the overture to “Gervinus, the Fool from Untersberg” by Franz von Suppé; Rondo in D Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Andante Cantabile” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; “With a Little Bit of Luck” from “My Fair Lady” by Lerner & Loewe; “Capriccio Espagnol” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; “Blaze Away,” a march by Abe Holzmann.

“Andante Cantabile” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) is the marking for the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1.

It became so well-liked, however, that he arranged it for cello and string orchestra, and it was soon more popular than the original—and still is. Tchaikovsky, in fact, wondered aloud if he would ever hear requests for anything else.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), seated next to Tchaikovsky at a concert, burst into tears upon hearing the melancholic and beautiful piece.

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