Glenhaven Happenings – 1-24-2018

Glenhaven News Jan. 14-20

Christ the King was here for church on Sunday, as well as Catholic communion. The Menonite choir came and sang on Sunday evening. 

[emember_protected] The baking club did some cutting out of snowflakes on Monday afternoon, which was followed by Peach Melba, as Peach Melba Day was on Saturday. Since none of us had tried it before, it was quite interesting. It’s peaches topped with ice cream, and a little bit of pureed raspberries mixed with some lemon and powdered sugar drizzled over the top. It was quite good, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. We had to look up its origin, as we were all curious. Apparently it was named to honor the Australian soprano Nellie Melba. This made us wonder about Melba toast, and found that it got its’ name because Nellie became very ill, and was restricted to a diet of dry toast. What we don’t learn at baking club!

Pastor Dahm was here for church on Tuesday morning, which was followed by exercises. The afternoon brought back many memoires as we played Popeye trivia, since Wednesday was Popeye’s birthday. Did you know Popeye’s first comics appeared in 1929? Residents did great at identifying Olive Oyl, Sweet Pea, Brutus, and many other interesting facts about Popeye. The only one they had problems with was the name of Popeye’s pet jeep. Do you know?

Residents made pine cone bird feeders on Wednesday morning, as well as eating a little of the peanut butter! Bingo, which was hosted by the activity department, and assisted by Irene Schmidt, was well attended in the afternoon, and for a treat, we celebrated Popeye’s Birthday with crackers and spinach dip for snacks afterwards. Now everyone has muscles to spare. Thanks for the help, Irene.

Thursday was spelling bee day, and we certainly have a lot of smarties here. They did a great job. We had a discussion, though, of the spelling of Worcestershire. Everyone, myself included, thought it was spelled worchestershire. I guess we all learned something new.

Friday we passed out popcorn, and drew the resident’s profiles in preparation of Ground Hog Day, which will be here before we know it. If you stop in, put your guesses in the the bucket of who’s who. 

Employees and some of our board members gathered at Leaker’s for a holiday party on Friday night. We had M&M bowling, which meant whatever color M&M you drew, you bowled a particular way-granny style, eyes closed, etc. It was a great time, and Cheryl provided the food, which was delicious! Thank You to Leaker’s and the party committee!

Dale Martel entertained the residents with his music on Saturday afternoon.

Visitors this week: Lloyd Holten was visited by Pam, Vicky, and Mark; Bill Bosshart was visited by Jean Bosshart, Dean & Denise Tabor, Rene & Tom Turchany, Shanna Turchany and Jessica Donicht; Doris Herdahl was visited by Bill & Margie Wiseman, Ruth Newville, Doug Herdahl and JoAnne Schroeder; Delaney Mattison  was visited by Brian & Trudy Mattison; Teresa Miller was visited by Tom, Mary and Bob Miller; Carolyn Tuttle was visited by Barb Standaert; Donna Warner was visited by Barb Standaert; Becky Sempf was visited by Mary Lou Standaert and Sydney and Andy Grant; Dorothy Mitch was visited by Bobbie Berends, Dorothy Magnuson, and LaVerne Steen; Ardys Mounce was visited by Dorothy Magnuson; Jo Krier was visited by Makenzi Gehrman.

Upcoming Highlights: Jan. 23-Boyceville United Methodist church; 21st-Activity Professional’s Week; 24-National Peanut Butter Day, Bingo; 25-Clothes Clashing Day; 27-Steve Szydel Music; 28-Grace Baptist Church; 30-Jane and Friends Monthly birthday party; 31-Bingo with St. John’s. [/emember_protected]