When you read this news there will be only twenty days until the first day of spring. That sounds so good, but the truth is we are back in the deep freeze!
On Monday our afternoon entertainer canceled because of bad weather. We went to plan two which was playing Trivia and eating lots of fresh baked cookies. Lee was here to help with the games and the cookies!
On Tuesday morning we had devotions, reading and a little exercise. Then we had more cookies. In the afternoon the Square became our Bingo Hall. After Bingo we had “Happy Hour” which usually lasts longer than the Bingo games.
Our Wednesday morning Church service was led by Pastor Conklin from Tainter and Colfax United Methodists Churches. Pastor Conklin said he had a quiet calling when his 4-1/2 year old daughter had a brain tumor and survived. Prior to his calling to go into the ministry he and his family had Conklin Tree Farm. His daughter Cathy is still at Conklin’s Tree Farm. Pastor Conklin has been a minister for 21 years. He started his ministry as a Student Charge in Boysville. Pastor Conklin has served in Prairie Farm, Neillsville and Pecatonica Valley. His wife Mary Ann is also a Minister. He loves to fish and hunt. Last year he shot an 8 point buck during deer hunting. His biggest deer to date! He said “The tip was broken off one of the antlers, so maybe I should have said it was a 7 ½ point buck”. Our pianist Delores Huber, who is certified Lay Speaker, has been faithfully playing the piano for our Church and Gospel Sings for 18 years. She said “I get much more out of it than I put in”.
On Thursday we watched the misty rain out in the court yard as we played volleyball in the cozy warm Square. In the afternoon many residents gathered in the Square to work on a quilt. The quilts are made by the New Hope Comforters of Sand Creek. Our job is tying them with pretty knots. They will be given to the church missions. Coffee and wonderful macadamia cookies were enjoyed by all. By afternoon giant snowflakes plummeted to the ground. It was very pretty to watch as the three inches an hour snow covered the already snow covered world. This is the winter that just keeps on giving!
On Friday morning the wind blew all the pretty snow. Our faithful volunteers blew in too! Julie and Delores Huber led the gospel sing. Linnea came to help with several activity programs this week. Veda is also a volunteer. She lives in the country and ventured out to help us every day. She even stayed overnight in town on Thursday evening so she could help on Friday. Friday afternoon the Dime Bingo crowd assembled in the Square. When the last number was called and the last dime was distributed residents were ready for beverage and cookies.
We had many fun events this week, we laughed and we ate and we played. Since none know if tomorrow will be, we take advantage of today and enjoy each other’s company (and the cookies!).
That is just some of the news here in the land of Colfax where men are happily removing snow and the women are too!