Our Labor Day holiday weekend was so nice. We started early with our August birthday party on Friday. Jim and Shirley Brown shared a wonderful afternoon of music and laughter with us. We really enjoyed the variety of songs that they shared, so many favorites. We love that old time country music that we have enjoyed through the years.
Saturday brought our Ladies Club Social with a fun time of reminiscing. The topics ranged from celebrating family times and reunions at the holidays to the upcoming autumn season, which is quickly approaching. We are looking forward to the lovely aromas and colors that autumn brings and it is right around the corner. With the kids going back to school and the passing of Labor Day we know that it won’t be long.
On Monday we were happy to see many visitors who stopped by to enjoy time with us. The weather was so nice and we were able to be outside and enjoy all of the scenery. We commented on how tall the corn is and it won’t be too much longer before the harvest starts. The seasons surely come and go very quickly.
We are wishing June Eich a very happy, blessed birthday. She will be celebrating on Sept. 7 with her family and friends and she shares that she is looking forward to special time with everyone. We hope that you will drop a card of greeting in the mail to her.
The girls are trying some new activities for the month of September. On Tuesday we were treated to hand massages. We soaked our hands in warm water with some aromatic oils. Then we were given a choice of several delicious smelling hand lotions. It felt so good to have our hands massaged with these wonderful creams and we hope that we can do this again soon. You should try it sometime, we highly recommend it.
This week we are welcoming Eileen Swingley from Rochelle, Del Supler from Franklin Grove and Bette Kyler from Rochelle. It is so nice to have the opportunity to make new friends and share special times together. We look forward to making memories.
One of the new opportunities for making memories will be on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., when we welcome Robyn Piper. She will be sharing a lovely time of music selections. We have heard so much about her and we can hardly wait to welcome her and we invite you to come and enjoy with us.
We are sending congratulation to Evelyn Millard who completed her Express Rehabilitation and returned to her home this past week. It was so nice to get to know her and we shared much laughter during her stay. She has promised to come and visit often.
There are some special upcoming events this next week. Our Red Had Club will get together on Saturday at 2 p.m. This is always a very fun time and very appropriately this week our topic will be “Hats of all Kinds.” We are looking forward to this and several of us are bringing our special hats for the afternoon.
And we are all looking forward to our Annual Family and Friends Picnic this next Sunday, Sept. 9. We have so much fun planned, delicious treats and food for everyone. Our friend, Jim Wolber, will be here with his Lariat Band and all of the great country music that we so enjoy. Cargill’s will be bringing their wagon and beautiful horses. They make the day so special with the opportunity for so many to go for the rides. There will be exciting games for the children, balloons animals, face painting, the bounce house and Furry Friends Petting Zoo. Everyone loves to see and pet these unique animals, they bring so much joy.
There will be snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn to delight everyone’s taste buds. Plus, balloons, bubbles and prizes for the children. And, our friend, Rena Coy will be taking family and fun pictures to preserve these memories. The fun all begins at 3 p.m. and a delicious supper will be served for all at 4:30 p.m. We hope that you are planning to come and join in the festivities. We look forward to seeing you.