The months have just been flying by and August was no different.
Last month I forgot to thank Paul & Jan Ehrig for sharing their anniversary cake with us. Here is hoping for many more anniversaries for them. Also thanks to everyone else that brings us treats for our coffee break. We not only appreciate the treats but enjoy visiting with you as we have coffee and we have a lot of good cooks here at Westview, so you can just stop in and visit with us anytime.
And talking about good cooks, on the 4th, we had a potluck dinner, we had so much food we did it again on the 5th. What a good time.
Left to right: Ray Boege, Ethel Mae Petersen, Marlys Boege, Rosie Moser, Christie Bolin and grandson, Colton, Lavina Rohach, Diana Lauterbach, Jack Needham, Florence Schildroth, Mae Jean Hoeppner, Marilyn Storjohann, Connie Thede.
Pictured is the group that toured Gale and Deloris Folkerts garden. What a beautiful place. They knew the name of every tree, flower or shrub. My green thumb is not the greatest so it looks like a lot of work to me. So thank you Gale and Delores for taking the time to show us around. On the way home we stopped at the Fountain On Main for ice cream. It's always a good treat.
On the 10th at noon we enjoyed a spaghetti dinner along with a lettuce salad, bread sticks and brownies, always a good time.
The 11th we had our blood pressure checked. Donna Peters comes and does that for us. Thanks Donna.
The Senior Citizen Supper was held on Wednesday night, the 12th, at the Reinbeck Memorial Bldg. The meal was made by the Eastern Star Organization and the entertainment was trivia on Iowa with Janet Schildroth. About ten of our Westview people enjoyed the night out. More Reinbeck Senior Citizens should be taking advantage of this, where else can you go for good food and good fellowship for $3.00. Give it a try sometime.
Thursday, the 13th, was our meal from the Fountain On Main and in the afternoon a good crowd was out for bingo. Everyone brings .50 cents to play, it used to be .25 cents but now we can play more games. If you like to play bingo come and join us.
Anna Marie Plaehn celebrated her birthday on the 14th in our dining room. Thanks Ann Marie for this.
At noon on Saturday, the 15th, Jack's famous fish fry was held. This is also a good treat. Thanks Jack.
Our entertainment on the 20th was Tiffany Petersen. She played the piano and what a good crowd out to listen to her. Thanks Tiffany for doing this. She will be student teaching at Dike, New Hartford with Jean Loger in the music department. Orange, lime and raspberry sherbet with sugar wafers were served following her performance.
In October we will be selling our annual Pumpkin Pin-up's to help support the cystic fibrosis research foundation. If you would like your name on a pumpkin drop off a donation at Westview.
Connie and I took several Westview people out to the Amity Ice Cream social. Ice cream is good anytime along with the pork loin and maid rite sandwiches and pie, cake or bars.
The 25th was our Night on the Town so we checked out Park Place at Grundy Center. We had our own private party room which was probably a good thing, we were having such a good time. Cupcakes were served later and of course we had to sing Happy Birthday.
The Corner Cafe fixed our dinner on the 26th and later in the afternoon everyone played Bunco with the girls from LSB.
It's been a busy week. We ate at Bishops on the 27th, then everyone took off and shopped. They enjoyed this so much, they want to do it again next month.
On the 29th Marie Marten celebrated her 90th birthday with an open house in the dining room at Westview. What a nice party and good crowd.
We've been busy with our regular activities, Sunday Sing-a-Long, exercises and lots of cards. We would like to invite people from the community for cards later this fall so stop in and let us know which would work out for your afternoon or evenings and what day.
We have had a lot of birthdays this month. Marian Heckroth celebrated her birthday on the 31st.
The Methodist Church has started their Bible study at Westview on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join them.
Also in September Melinda Cook is starting a book discussion group at Westview. On Wednesday Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. please stop in and help pick out a book and decide on a regular meeting time. If you like to read this sounds like a fun time.
Guess I better wrap this up for the month of August. As usual it is always a fun place. Take care.
By Irma Thede