By Aunt Lo (Lois Miszner)
& Ag Museum
It has been a very busy week here at the Nursing Center. We just got done with the bowling scheduled for Monday afternoon. It was not a bad game. All that played (I think there were nine) and the top scorer had a total of 29 pins. Not bad. It sure helps to keep your arms and legs active. I’m sure none of us expect to hit 300 anytime soon. But we will keep trying! Will keep you posted if we do hit that perfect score.
We had a nice crowd for the party for our retired employee, Rose. A nice group of people came to wish her the best in her retirement years. It is always good to see former employees and residents return for these events.
The weather for the Easter Egg Hunt could have been better, but it was a good time for all who attended. Congratulations to the winners of the prizes and I’m sure most had their Easter baskets filled to the brim with candy.
We were also privileged this past week to have been entertained by a gentleman who played a guitar and sang Western and gospel songs. So you can see we do have lots of entertainment up here. We thank those folks very much for their time and hours spent to keep people happy.
I understand many other activities are planned the rest of the month too. We have had the 2nd grade LPC Elementary School classes visit us. They usually bring something to color here and also have a picture for the residents to color too. It has been quite a long time that I colored pictures and it brought back lots of memories of when I went to country school for the lower grade. However, our colors were not as fancy as the ones this generation uses. I think all I ever had were the basic eight colors. Now they have so many more shades of red, green and all the colors. It is a lot of fun to try to keep up with those 2nd graders. School is about finished for the 2010-2011 term. I asked the ones that were near me what they were going to do this summer and most of them replied, “Go swimming.” We do have a great pool for them and I do hope they take advantage of it.
Do not forget to take time to visit our great museum sometime soon. There is a lot of history about Iowans and especially local people who were in the armed forces who helped save our country. There is so much history in the displays that you almost have the feeling you were there. Of course there are other points of interest there; in fact, I’m sure there is something for everyone.
My La Porte City business to remember this week is the Black Hawk Seed Company with Mr. E.E. Pearson and sons as operators. It was located in the building now occupied by the Museum. Remember when?