Senior News by Marlyne Skramstad
Three tables of whist were played plus 4 ladies played hand and foot
on Dec. 3rd. Whist winners were: 1st - Roy Neuman 2nd - Edmund
Storhoff and Low - Ethel Cramer.
Marlyne Skramstad visited with Sandy and Bob Hanson on
Friday, November 29.
Memorial: In memory of Rienhold Saar by Marlyne Skramstad.
With our Senior Citizen growing older (like the rest of us) there
are some ongoing projects of replacing or fixing the old building.
When looking for a worthwile cause this Holiday Season, remember the
Senior Center, as they continue to offer great programs that are so helpful
to those who are in need of extra help, your generous donations are much
Valley News by Irene Hoenhause
A lot of happy people made a lot of unhappy turkeys.
There is some who decided on a different revenue and went
to chicken and even lasangna. All in all the get togethers were
happy except where there was a sick one struggling to get
health back and we send prayers for a miracle to happen.
Maybe a lot of deer were wishing for a miracle to save them
from the bullet. This rover bitting the trail down the beautiful
redone bridge on the Valley road instead of zipping up sucide
hill or the great pasture trail says, thank you to the ones responsible.
There were 11 deer watching this rover as she skimmed along to
play at Parkside and the hospital LAHS. In comes Pastor Danielson
with great sermon and what we are to be thankful for. He has a
confirmation class in his church at Fort Ransom ao the question was
asked. Different answers came about but one 8th grader suprised
him with being thankful for “salvation”. It seems in everything
we should give thanks. The residents sang up a storm with this rover
trying to keep up and at the hospital Pat, the Chaplain had songs
picked out and Pastor Danielson stated we should do Nick with the
beautiful smile his song “ Joy Joy Joy” which enlightens the room
and gives steam to know we are headed in the right direction.
Thanks to all that came at both places.
Then came the great service at the Catholic church. Father
finnestad and Pastor Norm were greeters and in comes Pastor Swenholm
with his happy smile and gestures. Pastor Jewel from the Presbyterian-
Methodist churches gave a great sermon on a happy heart to greet the world.
It is thanks to all of them as Swanholm, Norm gave their blessings in
prayer along with Pastor Jewel. A lunch was derved below and it was
super so thanks tot he cooks. Pat and Lynn with their steam doing activities
at Parkside and the hospital were all aglow this evening and may they keep
that stamina. They belong to this beautiful Catholic church but are trying to
learn Lutheran hyns as well as the other way around. The music lifted your
hearts this evening and thanks. Father Finnestad told this rover about his
receiving a heart tremor of a gift. He is very musical with singing and playing
instruments even tho preaching is his main source of work. He received a great
Spinet piano and this set his world on fire. Keep it on fire, you are friendly and
the world needs this.
In swoops Deb Cooper, Alice Hiegelke and this rover for church at Beverly
Ann Friday. It was a great session of singing. When Pastor Norm bounced in
there was an act of “ If you’er Happy and You Know It” going on by Deb who
has the steam of a locomotive and was leading it to prove the Lord was with us
and Thanksgiving was great the day before. His sermon was on the beginning
of old church year and the old was fitting for the heart and it is thanks for letting
us know what Jesus has done for all. Thanks to all for coming and visiting.
What do you know? Pokey Lukes and Valerie Lukes got in on their dumpling
soup at this rovers Monday evening. Also slipping in was the “dumpling fryer”
Jerry Hiams and his wife Vicky along with Ilene Larson, Tucker, Dexter and Carter
Hoenhause did not get left in the snowy ground either. They skipped in for the
treat and took the tour of the spooky upstairs (they say) along with Valeris and Vicky.
It was a great evening so more shoud do this. There is sadness amidst happiness.
Sympathy goes to Jerry on the dealth of his dad Harley Hiam.
When Mildred Wheeler was coming out of the door of Parkside and Irene was
headed in to play, she gave a hug and was taken in a van. Next time this rover heard
of her was the obit in the paper. She lived when young not far from this farm atop
the hill in the Valley. Lorraine seelig spent s lot of time with Mildred and her sis.
One day Irene picked up Mildred and Lorraine and hit the top of the Valley hill for
the home place that brought so much happiness as a kid.
When Larry Nelson came to church at Maryhill this rover was at the piano.
We visited and he stated he was going to look for an apartment but his legs were
bothering. Next thing this rover saw in the paper of his passing so no apartment
was needed. Sympathy to the family. Larry played many times all over and will be
missed. While at the Webster Manor many fun times went on with him on the organ
or piano along with Norm Hoaby and this rover.
William John Martin passed away with a large crowd and it is sympathy to the