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Alington Place of Grundy Center

February 2009 Memories

March 19, 2009
Kristi Sents

February started with a Super Bowl party. We had lots of snacks and goodies including shrimp. Yum!

The points were adding up on the 2nd as we were deep into the innings of our beanbag baseball game.

Pizza Hut was our destination on the 3rd. We packed in the food at the noon buffet! No one went away hungry. We got home just in time for games with Darren and Esther.

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Eleanor Harms, Doc Thurman, Ruth Claassen, Kristie Sents, Gertie & Adolph Kolpek and Vail Hess at Legends Restaurant

On the 4th we enjoyed the harmony and ministry of Pastor and Mrs. Nemmers.

We had our monthly Blood Pressure and Foot Clinics on the 5th. That afternoon we were covered in paper clippings, glitter and glue. We were making valentines!

On the 9th we had a pepper tournament, played dominos and had a table of rummy going. It was a fun afternoon.

It was a wonderful day for a drive on the 10th. We climbed into the van and took off for Parkersburg where we had a delicious meal at Legions the new restaurant at the golf course. After lunch we took the long way home. It was a leisurely drive though the country side to see the water rising as the snow was quickly melting away.

We had the pleasure of visiting with our friends from the Methodist Church on the 10th. They hosted an afternoon time of fellowship and treats in our dining room.

On the 12th the staff dressed up in black, white and red; we were the servers for our Valentine's Candle Lit Dinner. The tables were beautifully laden with red table cloths and covered with lace. We lit the candles, poured the wine and played soft music as we dined on a delicious meal prepared by Patty.

We celebrated two birthdays on the 15th. Ruth and Ida both turned another year wiser! Together they provided angel food birthday cake "to die for" that was served with strawberries and ice cream.

Melvin Riebkes serenaded us on the 16th.

Pastor and Jo Anne Nibbelink along with Erma Klaasen led us in a hymn sing on the 17th. After lunch we had a rousing game of beanbag baseball. The "Turkey Vultures" beat the "Turkey Hunters" 36 to 23! The "Hunters" have asked the "Vultures" for a rematch.

The 19th arrived and so did the 3rd graders. The creative juices started flowing as together we made valentines for each other. This was also a day of celebration; it was Trudy's birthday! Trudy chose an assortment of pies for her birthday treat.

On the 23rd the Grundy County Home Health Foot Clinic was held at Arlington Place which gave us a chance to visit with lots of people from the community. We do enjoy visiting! That afternoon the Ding-A-Lings were playing "My Wild Irish Rose" and "Oh Danny Boy" in preparation for St. Patricks Day.

When I arrived at Arlington Place on the 24th the parking lot was full of cars and our dining room was full of friendly chatter and platters full of sweet treats. The 1st Pres. Coffee Clique was here.

Every Friday we bake cookies in the morning, create our own ice cream sundaes after our noon meal and play dominos in the afternoon.

On Sundays the Methodist Adult Sunday School class meets in our private dining room which is a wonderful way to include us in their bible studies.

After lunch the area pastors lead us in a church service. This month we were ministered to by Pastors Zimmerman, Nibbelink, Janssen and Bowers.

We brought our month to a close with the Johnson Strings, a very talented home schooled family from New Hartford who were featured on the channel 7 news. They are an amazing family full of talent both vocally and instrumentally.



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