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Colfax Health and Rehab – 10-14-2015

Greetings and salutations from our house to your house! Fall is slowly but surely accomplishing its enchanting transformation. Cool evenings and sunny warm days. The assortment of gilded colors is not as flamboyant as they have been in prior years. We do like green better than white since we received 1.5 inches of snow in the first week of October last year. Here at the Big Yellow House we color the days with an assortment of colorful programs.

On Sunday afternoon Tim Jewel enchanted one and all with his musical piano performance. When one resident asked if he tickled the ivories she said, “He owned that piano!” Tim will be back for more concerts in the future. Great Job Tim!

On Monday morning Sue Hill led the devotions, current events and exercise. After lunch many residents returned to the Square for Wheel of Fortune games. Monday’s sumptuous evening meal was sliced turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggies and hot fudge cake.

The evening meal on Tuesday was Lemon Pepper Cod, rosemary potatoes, bacon cheddar dinner rolls and brownies.

On Wednesday the chefs served Kielbasa, dumplings, sauerkraut and a cobbler desert. We did do other things besides just eat.

We played volleyball Thursday morning. Father Nakwah from Saint Joseph Parishes in Elk Mound and Rock Falls was here for Mass. We had planned to have some residents go with us to the pumpkin patch in the afternoon, but due to the rainy weather the “Boys” went and returned with over 30 pumpkins. Residents will decorate many and some will be used for décor in the entry ways. We had a movie and popcorn in the afternoon. “On Golden Pond” is an older movie, but got a good response from every one. It always makes Cathy Davis cry.

On Friday morning Cathy, Tim and Veda got everything ready for Gospel Sing. Loretta led the Rosary in the East resident family dining room. Glen and Julie led the sing and Delores played the piano. Bruce played on his guitar before and during the Sing. Four visitors from the Noreen Family Home were here joining in the singing. Dime Bingo was the afternoon program. Silver was the color it brought as residents won their prizes. Happy Hour followed Bingo. Coffee, cookies, beer, cocktails and chips were served and the shindig hour was a social hour indeed!

By the time the sun arose on Saturday morning the wind materialized as well, but it was a southerly wind and promised a warm Sunday.

That is some of the news from beautiful downtown Colfax where it is becoming more colorful each day. Here at the Big Yellow House every day is an opportunity to enjoy. (Especially the cookies, the bars, the donuts, the pies, the cakes, etc. etc.)