Friday I had an appointment with my doctor so I didn’t go to the center. The report was good and I was told to enjoy the summer. I wish to thank everyone for their cards and concerns since my …
Friday I had an appointment with my doctor so I didn’t go to the center. The report was good and I was told to enjoy the summer. I wish to thank everyone for their cards and concerns since my surgery.
Planting in our area is pretty much done and hay is being harvested, some just cut, some in bales. It’s interesting to notice variety of kinds and sizes of bales. It rained like crazy on the way home Friday and several times since so the crops and lawns will be growing like mad. Its been hot in between times with a lot of humidity; not good “people” weather.
The sun shone on the Rotary’s Annual Smoked Pork Chop Supper held in the north park Sunday evening. I saw several of our regular senior diners there. They had a good crowd when we ate and the food was good.
After supper we drove out on the golf coarse road; now Ginkgo Ave. to see the area where the bridge over the English River is being replaced…it really is closed…3 cars ahead of us had to turn around too. We turned in David Norman’s driveway. He had a highway-type looking sign on his gate post that said “Old Folks Xing” with a silhouette of an elderly couple in black on a yellow background. This was our version of a Sunday evening drive. I suppose Sunday drives just to “sight see” are a thing of the past too, but there was a time when they were popular.
Congratulations to Jeanette Miksch on being honored not only as Washington County’s outstanding volunteer but outstanding volunteer from our entire 7-county area. Jeanette’s picture is in the June Involvement magazine along with a list of her volunteer activities. If you do not get this paper through the mail contact Murval Weidlein or pick up a copy at the drop-off site in your area. The paper’s content is about subjects of special interest to seniors.
We had a new substitute cook Wednesday to help Bonnie in the kitchen, Mrs. John Durst Jr. (Sid). She is the cook at the Keota school. We hope she will help out when needed during the summer.
The month goes by so fast, it’s time to remind everyone Thursday the 17th will be our health day. The county health nurse will be at the center to check blood pressure from 11 to 12 and give a brief health talk after lunch.
Thursday, June 10 was the “Task” meeting in Washington. A reception was held following the meeting to honor Jeanette Miksch as outstanding volunteer from our area, retiring members, and new members of the Task Force. Those attending from our area were Paul Swank, Shirley Van Egdon of Kalona and Murval Weidlein, Max Lewis and Rose Mary Johnson of Wellman. Darlene Burich of Riverside was welcomed as a new member of the Task Force.
The program Thursday was given by Martha Quit an attorney for Heritage on Aging. She specializes in helping senior citizens with legal problems. She spoke on the problem of credit card debt. Her services are available at the Heritage Agency at 1-800-332-5934. Senior citizens with large credit card debts and small or no resources can be helped.
I hope you remember the senior citizen potluck is June 15th, if not mark your calendar for the 3rd Tuesday of the month year round.
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