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December 20, 2012

Holiday celebrations have begun

We have decked the halls of the home with garland, the greenhouses delivered a magnificent wreath for the door and the largest poinsettias we’ve ever seen, with pristine white cyclamen to accent the tables. The piano has been tuned and carols are being sung. Frank Miller and Mike Walrath strung thousands of white lights on the outdoor trees so they light the entrance to Cooperstown at dusk.

Most importantly, we have a warm, gracious home that supports a caring family of residents and employees. Throughout the day there is laughter and camaraderie, warmth and vibrant spirit. We are now truly ready for the holidays!

Deanna Gable, Sheila Jones, Darcey Schilling and Sue Walker went shopping for our adopted Christmas family. Residents and staff made generous donations and the shoppers found wonderful treasures to help make a special Christmas for our chosen family.

We’ve hosted several special events and it’s only the first week of December! We thank the Sweet Adelines for a masterful performance with exceptional harmony, lively songs, cute antics, and some opportunities to sing along! It was truly inspirational and there wasn’t an empty seat in the living room! Terry Gorman and Nancy Iversen joined their mom, Janet Gorman, to enjoy the performance. Myra, Tim and Oliver Searles enjoyed the night with their mother, Carrie Jane Watkins. There were delicious homemade cookies and punch which kept us all going strong.

The following night we enjoyed the Small Town Big Band with tunes we all know and love and a few of our favorite Christmas melodies too. We learned they’ve played together for about seven years and they have such a great big band sound! We all enjoyed the performance and saw toes tapping in the audience! Of course Darcey and Chrissy made us more cookies and punch ... food is always a key component of every event. We hosted more guests including Veronica Seaver who attended with Fannie Navarra, and Nancy Iversen and son, Chris, who returned for more fun.

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