December 30, 2019

In no particular order, here are some of our favorite pictures from 2019. We hope your 2020 is great!

December 26, 2019

I'm never ready for this season to end. I'd like to linger in this state of breathless anticipation for months, dragging out the celebration and the awe. I guess you could say that "all I want for Christmas is two whole weeks of celebration."

But that's not quite how it...

December 23, 2019

I wonder what that night was like before the angels appeared and shocked the shepherds almost witless with fright.

Was it really a "silent night" or were the sheep agitated? Were there wolves howling in the distance, causing disturbance in the flock and unease with the...

December 19, 2019

'Tis the season to bake.

And bake.

And bake.

In fact, one parody of the song "Deck the Halls" goes:

Bake some cookies; eat the batter.

Look at me; I'm getting fatter.

While few of us are hoping for that this year, it sure is fun to pull out all the stops and bake to your hea...

December 16, 2019

There is nothing quite like the opening strains of Handel's Messiah. The bold strokes of violin and cello bows foretell the delicious sounds to come.

Most people know about the Messiah, or if not about the Messiah, then about the Hallelujah Chorus, by far the most famil...

December 12, 2019

It seems like everyone has a snowed in memory.

I love to hear the memories from our residents--about the year they got married during the worst blizzard in fifty years; about the time they couldn't make it to their own Christmas program because of an ice storm; about th...

December 9, 2019

Sometimes gift-giving is hard.

Especially when your loved one has absolutely everything.

This is the age-old question of the season: "What do you get someone who has everything?"

The answer that I propose is "something that makes a memory or reminds him of you."

A gift doe...

December 5, 2019

I have been blessed to have wonderful memories of Christmas, but while I revel in the delights of this season, I am not so naive that I believe no one struggles with grief and loneliness during this season of togetherness.

For many lonely people, Christmas is pouring sa...

December 2, 2019

This time of year, it's fun to tap into the memories of our residents. Almost everyone has a wonderful Christmas memory to share. For some, it's the year they finally got a toy train set or doll with real hair. For others, it's the first time they got to serve communio...

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