Time goes so fast. It will soon be time for gardens - vegetable and flower. It's good for the brain to be outside in the sun and fresh air.
Saturday night at bedtime, it was raining. When we got up Sunday, it was still raining outside my window. Saturday night, it was so peaceful and quiet.
On Saturday, Vera Turner's guest was her daughter Linda. She stopped by for a short visit. Vera enjoys having her family stop by. She always makes me feel welcome when I visit for a short time. Vera is doing great.
Friday's Palace Brain Game and Luncheon scheduled for 1:00 had to be canceled. Connie Gann and Golden Oaks residents would like to tell you nice people - Glenda Browning, Linda Sutton, and Doris Powers - how much we missed having you over for our happy time. Golden Oaks residents are so blessed. Sorry about the people being too ill to come. We wish them well and hope they feel better soon. Take Care.
On Friday and Saturday, I was out talking to residents who were out doing what they needed to get done. I would like to say that we think of the residents who can't get out. Residents here at the village would like to say hello. Hope things will get better for our friends and neighbors. Wish each and everybody good health. Have a nice week from all of us. Connie, residents, and Rondal Flippen. Have a great week!
I talked to Connie Cothron on Friday. She was doing fine. Her wrist was doing great.
The news was that Mennie M. Browning was not feeling well. Golden Oaks residents and your friend Juanita White would like to wish you good health. Remember all the good times as residents here at the village we had in the craft room when you and your late husband, Mr. Browning, were the managers of Golden Oaks. Everybody had a great time. Thank you so much. Take Care.
Suncrest Home Health and Leigh Taylor, LPN hosted a luncheon for Golden Oaks residents on January 13th. Those who attended were: Juanita White, Beulah Murray, Ann Lawson, Ethel Becker, Alma Dallas, Sylvia Laycock, Joseph Cothron, Connie Gann, Spencer Cornell, Joyce Cox, Chris McClard, Leigh Taylor (LPN), Louise Spivey, Jason Draper (Suncrest), and Amanda Stinson. We had a delicious lunch of soup, sandwiches, cake, and drinks. Everybody had a great time. Leigh always makes us feel better. She makes us smile. Thank you, Leigh. We appreciate you so much. Connie Gann and Golden Oaks residents would like to make our guests always feel welcome at our luncheons.
On Friday, the weather was great! Residents were out doing things they had to do. I also was out doing laundry. Estell Whittemore came up. We had a nice visit. Oakley McClanahan came up. She had cooked Connie Gann some beans and cornbread.
On Saturday, I was back at the laundry again to wash two more loads. Then Hazel West stopped by. I also talked to Beulah Murray. She was in a big hurry. I also talked to my friend Carolyn Bradley. They all were doing great. It was so nice to see people out in the village. Then I talked to my neighbor Rita Vaughn and her friend.
It was nice to see Dwight Gregory out. He had a tooth pulled and had to stay inside when it was so cold. Now he is up and out again. Dwight is a nice person. He is so kind to all the residents. Have a nice week Dwight!
At this time, Connie Gann and residents' thoughts are with Ann Whittemore and her daughter Melanie Wilson who is not feeling well. Then our thoughts are also with her son, Barry Newberry, who had a hard fall from his truck while he was helping people when the weather was so cold. When the news came that Barry was doing better and was home from the hospital, everyone was so relieved. Everybody was praying that he'd be okay. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Ann and her family.
At this time, Janice Jones has returned home to Golden Oaks from Stonecrest Assisted Living. Connie Gann and Golden Oaks residents are happy to have her back home at the village. We wish Janice the best of health. Take Care.
Time goes so fast that we don't have the time to get done what all we need to get done. This month is already half gone.
My friends and I miss the Titans. It helped us so much. It helped just to think of the game and a win. They still did good. Hope they will be back the next time around.
On Sunday when the rain slowed down, my pretty little birds went to my feeders. They enjoy the food so much. Those little house wrens are still here. I think they are here to stay. They're the first one to have been here in 19 years - just like back on the farm. We still enjoy the bird houses down on the light pole that Eva Meador and Elizabeth Blankenship left for us to enjoy. Wayne Meador, Eva's son, made the little house for his mom. When it rains or is cold, the birds sit in the little doorway. We enjoy the birds still.
When we turn on the t.v., we see all those people in Haiti that have lost so much because of the earthquake - their homes and family members and friends. The little children don't know what to do. You just can't believe all those people are dead - so many with nowhere to go. Those people that have to take care of whatever has to be done because of this disaster have a hard job. It just makes us wish that we could help give them some food or water or a place to sleep. We pray things will get better soon. It is so sad that it won't be over soon. They are still finding people in the rubble. We just can't believe what we see. Sometimes, I just can't watch it. It makes us be more thankful for what we have.
On Sunday night, I had a nice call from Joanna Roark. She was doing some better. At this time, she can do more for herself and that is great. Maybe she will be back to going places soon. It just takes time. We had a nice visit. Time went fast. Joanna is a nice lady who loves life. We wish her good health.
I guess it's time to say goodnight. I wish everybody to have a great week. Hope it will be whatever you would have it to be. Take Care
Hot Chicken Salad & Casserole
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
2 cups chopped celery
1/2 cup blanched, chopped, salted almonds
1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
2 Tablespoons minced onion
2 Tablespoons chopped pimento
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups crushed potato chips
1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
Blend chicken, celery, almonds, bell pepper, onion, pimento, salt, lemon juice, and mayonnaise. Alternate layers of chicken mixture and crushed potato chips in a buttered 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Top with a layer of crushed potato chips and shredded cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yields 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy!
Juanita's Baking Tip
When measuring shortening or butter, first dip the spoon in hot water and the fat will slip out more easily.