Colfax Health and Rehab News – 2-18-2015
The Big Yellow house had an expected visitor this week. He beguiled many residents and staff.
On Monday his impending visit was used as the theme for the “Wheel of Fortune” game in the afternoon. Linnea Thompson made a special trip in just to decorate residents’ doors to help make his visit special.
On Tuesday the bingo game was extra interesting with talk of his visit and some of the residents said they were going to save their prizes until he arrived.
On Wednesday morning we had our regular Church Service. Mary Biesterveld was our pianist. Pastor Hall Schroetter from Barum & Big Elk Creek, Elk Mound led the service. He shared some wonderful news with us. Both of his sons had their first children on February 5th and 6th. The birth of two healthy boy babies made Pastor Hal’s birthday on February 7th very special. After the church service the Square was transformed into a dining room fit for the special February meal that had been prepared. Wine glasses clinked and toasts were made while the special food was served. Family members, residents and friends who joined in our celebration gave a resounding “Compliments to the Chefs”. After dinner the Chuck Kirkwood Band arrived. Leona Berg on the piano, Chuck Kirkwood on the trumpet, Ed Thompson on the tuba and Hank Vogel was their vocalist. The Band played music that made everybody so happy that they didn’t want the band to stop playing. The Chuck Kirkwood Band will be performing again June 3 at our location and again on July 16th at “Music in the Park”.
The Thursday morning volley ball players filled the Square still reveling in the day before. In the afternoon the Square was lined with sugar cookies on trays waiting to be frosted by the residents and of course a few had to be eaten to make sure they were up to snuff.
Friday morning Loretta led Rosary for our Catholic residents. Glen, Julie and Deloris made our hearts happy when they led the Gospel sing. The bingo and happy Hour on Friday afternoon were good ways to fill the hours before the much anticipated visit on Saturday.
His official visit in mid-February is celebrated by young and old. He even visited Helen Henderson in Minnesota. You all know him. He is the 3000 year old god in diapers. He is also said to be the Son of Venus called Eros (AKA) “Cupid”. The Red and Pink cookies, Roses and chocolates were seen everywhere one looked. The Colfax Comets 4-H Club delivered Valentines to all the staff and residents. Love was in the air all week here in the land of Colfax just as it is all year but a special visit from Eros’ can’t help but to warm our hearts on these cold winter days!!