It was a beautiful week in our neighborhood. The forecast for the week was temperatures in the 70s with sunshine and the possibility of entertainment every day. That being said the weather outside was less hospitable. Family and friends were seen coming through our front door bundled up in warm clothes and scarfs with only the whites of their eyes visible. Karen, steaming hot coffee, tea and cookies were our welcoming committee.
The chefs in the kitchen were extra busy as they prepared all the sumptuous meals. Every morning residents have a continental breakfast when they get up. They have a choice of sausage, bacon, eggs, fruit, hot or cold cereal, baked goods, pancakes or French toast. On Sunday baked turkey, gravy, stuffing and vegetables were served with a blueberry pie for dessert.
On Monday residents watched The Ed Sullivan DVDs in the afternoon and enjoyed the homemade raisin cookies with their coffee. Monday’s dinner was homemade chili with shredded cheese, crackers and corn bread. A frosted cake was served for dessert.
On Tuesday the dinner was pork roast, mashed potato with gravy, corn and a chocolate éclair for dessert. Bingo in the square kept everyone busy in the afternoon. Eileen Stokke and Veda helped residents and passed prizes. The Wednesday morning church service was led by Pastor Eide from Shepard of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound. Delores played the piano. Linnea and Veda helped with communion.
Wednesday was Ash Wednesday so the chefs offered an alternative meal. The BBQ meatballs were served with pasta, green beans and a gooey caramel-covered bread pudding. The tuna hotdish was the alternate main dish. The Beauty Boutique opened in the afternoon. Dazzling colors covered the well-manicured nails.
On Thursday morning after volleyball, residents went to dinner. The boiled dinner and large freshly-baked buns were served with a raw apple cake and ice cream. Steve Szydell came to the Square at two in the afternoon. He played his guitar and sang for an hour and a half. Of course coffee and cookies were available following the performance.
On Friday morning the residents came to the Square for a Gospel sing led by Glen Edberg and Julie McNaughton. Delores Huber was the pianist. We played Dime bingo in the afternoon. Happy Hour always follows bingo on Tuesday and Friday. To have an afternoon or evening cocktail is something special to many of our residents. The residents set the pace and if it is at all possible we aims to please!
If you are in our neighborhood stop in and warm up, you are always welcome here in the Land of Colfax at our Big Yellow House.