Shatzer returns from Virginia

Kitch Shatzer recently returned from a trip to Christiansburg, Virginia, to visit family including her almost 2-year-old granddaughter, Ziva. It was the first time that Ziva referred to Grandma Kitch with the endearing term of Mimi. Although no one knows where the name Mimi comes from it seems to be the name that stuck as Ziva used it the entire visit. Mimi and Ziva played house in Ziva’s cardboard structure and Ziva was enthralled with the lifelike cat that Grandma brought along as a gift to her.

Jim and Arbie Reed celebrated their birthdays and wedding anniversary with treats in the Town Center Wednesday morning. Jim and Arbie have birthdays just days apart with their anniversary soon after. They waited to celebrate as there has been many birthdays recently and they wanted to space out the cheer.

Book club met Wednesday morning following a two-week delay due to inclement weather. Five members discussed Caroline by Sarah Miller. This is the story of the first Little House book by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It is written from the viewpoint of Laura’s mother. The group welcomed new UPH resident, Margaret Stangohr. The next book club meeting will be the last Wednesday in February. The group will be reading The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet. Mary was the middle sister in the novel Pride and Prejudice. Mary wanted to save the poor of her 19th century England. Instead she found peril and romance.

Simply Spa treated residents to manicures, pedicures and massages this week so that they may look and feel their best for the upcoming Valentine holiday.