The Good Old Summer Time is in full “Swing” here at the Big Yellow House. With the fair closing on Sunday we were open for merriment and frivolity all week long.
Monday and Tuesday mornings we had devotions, current events and exercise in the Square. Sue always generates merriment in these activity programs. The strawberry rhubarb pie that was served for dessert at dinner on Monday set the pace for a Red, White and Blue week. Flags could be seen in center pieces and on doors throughout the campus. On Monday afternoon music by Dale Martel added to the merriment. He plays several instruments and was incredibly entertaining. The Bounce Ball at 6 p.m. every evening kept residents in the swing of things too.
Bingo and Happy Hour on Tuesday was in full swing by 2 p.m. and the last person didn’t leave the Square until it was practically dinner time!
On Wednesday morning Pastor Schoenknecht from Holden, Holton and North Running Valley Lutheran Church led the Church service. Delores was our pianist. Thank you both for the blessings you bestow on us. Residents gathered in the Square for Resident Council in the afternoon. Merriment continued after supper when the Colfax T-Ball Yellow and Purple Teams played their game in our front yard. The children were 4 and 5 years old and the residents loved watching. The National Anthem was sung by Brea Weiser. The teams lined up and each player ran out on the field as their names were called. When the announcer called “Play Ball” the crowd went wild. Maybe not wild, but the residents and family members did cheer the players on. The Orange and Blue T-Ball teams will also be here on the 22nd of July to play their game in our front yard! Please join us at 6 p.m. that evening.
On Thursday frivolity continued when we played volleyball. By the time residents had eaten their pulled pork sandwiches and corn on the cob for dinner they were more than ready to have a relaxing afternoon playing Giant Cross Word Puzzles. Of course we enjoy hot coffee and lots of cookies after the activity. Sliced Turkey, gravy roasted veggies and tropical fruit for supper gave the residents renewed élan for bounce ball at 6 p.m.
Gospel Sing and Rosary on Friday morning featured many Patriotic Songs which help to remind everyone of the importance of the coming holiday.
Saturday was the 4th of July. Independence Day is a very special holiday for our residents. Despite the fact that many residents have lost much of their former independence they are keenly aware of the freedom they still enjoy. This is still an extraordinary country in which we live in. God Bless America!