December 28, 2017

Recently, I asked several of the residents if they had any New Year's traditions. One mentioned eating oyster stew. Another said that they always made pizza and played games late into the night.

Whether you decide to follow old traditions of craft new ones this year, we...

December 25, 2017

Today is a special day-a day set aside to remember the birth of Christ. Our Home wishes you the very best of days filled to the brim with loved ones, memories, and joy. May your Christmas truly be bright!

Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2017

I used to hate wrapping gifts-not because I hated the act itself, but because I could never get the gifts to look as pretty as I wanted them to be.

As I've gotten more practice, gift-wrapping has gotten easier and I've found more and more ideas to help.

If you're like m...

December 18, 2017

If you're like me, you always wondered what "wassail" was and what "a' wassailng" meant. I was never satisfied with the answer "It's just like caroling." if it was, why did we change the name?

So I did some research and discovered that there's a reason not many people g...

December 14, 2017

Many of us are busy this time of year, baking food, wrapping gifts, and hosting parties. With so much going on, it's easy to say the words "Life doesn't need to be stressful," but much, much harder to live them. Let's look at some practical ways to reduce stress in the...

December 11, 2017

Long ago, in a foreign land...

But wait, let me bring this story closer, much closer to home.

Not long ago, the landscape was not what it is today. Instead of the thriving businesses and little peopled homes, there were barren fields with a few scrawny sheep and goats s...

December 7, 2017

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

As I write these words, I am sitting in my comfortable office on my comfortable chair in comfortable American middle class and wonder what it would be like to have bombs suddenly dropped on this comfortabl...

December 4, 2017

This morning I asked a few residents what their favorite Christmas carol was.

"Jingle Bells!" one lady said with a grin.

A few others mentioned ones they enjoyed. After I had paused a few moments, I asked, "Anybody like 'Silent Night'?"

There was total agreement in the r...

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