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June 29, 2011

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE – Mary Howell – June 29, 2011

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 9:50 pm

JUNE 29, 2011
The month of June has been filled with several new and exciting activities here at Hemphill Care Center. We enjoyed a cheese tasting party, a new activity called Circle Time, which is new and different every week and we have become quite the bowlers by practicing on our Wii. Our clown friends from Lakes Area Hospice entertained us on a Monday afternoon where we sang songs and laughed together. Quincy from Odyssey Hospice stopped by and led us in singing our favorite hymns. We always enjoy hearing Quincy tickle the ivories. On Friday afternoon we sang karoake with Marti Bible, she let us act like stars as we sang our favorite goldie oldies. David Ener was the winner in our annual hug Day contest, in which he received 96 hugs!
 Our second movie night was a big hit for us. We enjoyed the outdoors while watching Hachie, A Dogs Story, which was based on a true story. The weather was pleasant and the food was great!. Thank you to John McGraw from Hornet Express Video for loaning us the movie.
 Bingo games during June were sponsored by; the American Legion, Texas Home Health, Hemphill’s Church of Christ and Parkway Baptist Church.
 The Pineywoods Pickers entertained us with favorite gospel and bluegrass songs, while our friends from the United Methodist Church provided the refreshments for us to enjoy.
 Some Dallas friends came to see us during this month, Dean and Nancy Schober. They brought us a supply of new magazines for us to enjoy. Julia Ann Smith Covington enjoyed a Monday afternoon visit with her aunt, Lavern Mayo. She keeps us with what goes on around here by reading “On The Bright Side” every week. She made it a point to stop by and tell me that. I am glad I can be of service in that area.
 Our dads were honored with a Fathers Day Pizza Party on Friday June 17. Ebb Dickerson was our oldest father at 101, Louis Scott was our youngest dad at 61 and Dempsey McClelland our father with the most children, he has 6. Friends from the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10351 came by and surprised us with ice cream treats, which were delicious.
 We were blessed with worship services and gospel singing by Bethel Chapel Baptist Church, Hemphill First Baptist Church, Hemphill Church of Christ, Fairdale Baptist Church, Little Flock Baptist Church, Parkway Baptist Church and Bethany Baptist Church.
 Last Friday we enjoyed our one man band C.J. Michaels. He entertained us with lots of our favorite songs. He had the place hopping. Our Activity staff treated us to fresh made waffles yesterday in honor of National Waffle Iron Day. Today will be highlighted with a domino tournament, which will be a lot of fun for the players and spectators.
 We look forward to making jewelry with Sandy Trahan, Olivia and Jasmine tomorrow morning  and Tiffany’s Tasties tomorrow afternoon.
 The resident council selected Fairdale Baptist Church as our volunteers of the month, Ruth Watson as our resident of the month and Tammy Childress & Bobbie Kukuk as our employees of the month.
 We say a big “THANK YOU” to Tommy Whittington for the purple hull peas he gave us last week. We had a great time shelling them and look forward to enjoy eating them.
 We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of Marion Bryant and Charles Roy Parker.
 Guests are always welcome to stop by for a visit at Hemphill Care Center. A visit, smile and a cherry word gives us a day on the bright side.

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