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The Thanksgiving Holiday was enjoyed on the United Presbyterian Home Campus in Washington. A delicious meal was served in the Moore Dining Room on Thursday the 25th.
Families traveled to see each other which has been a great delight to all. Shirley and Dean Garrett had all of her brothers’ children and some grandchildren visit. They came from Texas and Indiana. A good time was had by all including tracing family roots from Crawfordsville, Cotter and Columbus Junction.
Book Club took place on Wednesday, Nov. 24 reviewing the book “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk.” This is an amazing chronicle of a woman who loved to walk and hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in her sixties. Her life had been a hard struggle and when her children were grown, she began her walking adventures.
A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday honoring those we lost in 2019, 2020 and through November 2021. It was quite special with over 80 individuals being honored. Music for the event was masterfully performed by Martha Chalupa on the Piano and Gwen Ying on the Violin. Each individual was honored with an Ornament that was placed on the Christmas Tree in the Moore Dining Room with the tree being lite after all the ornaments were placed. This Service was recorded and can be viewed on our UP Home Facebook Page.
Christmas season is now beginning to be seen around our campus with a tree lighting happening Dec. 1. Residents and volunteers have been decorating around campus with some wonderful results! We are currently enjoying seeing all the creative ideas of UP Home residents with a door decoration competition.
A special treat this year with our own UP Home calendars for 2022. This calendar will feature “Artists of the UP Home.” Simply amazed at the talented artist on campus.
We want to acknowledge Dick Colby for his continued dedication to bringing Classics Et Cetera to everyone on a weekly basis on the UP Home Campus. Thank you, Mr. Colby.
Our weekly Thursday Morning Strollers have been enjoying some great weather for this time of the year. This dedicated group meets every Thursday morning at 8:30. They are true examples to the rest of us as is Mr. Dick Hendrickson who walks three miles a day in the main building.
We do want to remind people if they drive through our campus to observe our speed limit of 10 MPH to ensure the safety of all, as our roads are our sidewalks on campus.
In Brownlee and Garrett Hall, Thanksgiving was enjoyed by a great meal and family visits. Christmas season is now taking over the halls with craft’s and decorating taking place. The fun of the season is being enjoyed by all.
Have a great week everyone!