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June 26, 2013

On the Bright Side – Mary Howell – June 26, 2013

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:26 am


The residents of Hemphill Care Center say a big thank you to all our friends from Fairdale Baptist Church for the wonderful fish fry which was given on the last Friday in May. Our Fairdale friends were named Volunteer of the Month of June. We send our congratulations to them.


Congratulations also go to the June Employees of the Month JoAnn Kusterman and Cree Mohr, and to our Resident of the Month Edgar Smith.


We have been blessed to have had several summer showers. Some of us remember that old timers said that if it rains on June 1st it will rain approximately 20 days before the end of the month.


We enjoyed having the Hope Family Clowns from Lakes Area Hospice to entertain us. They shared photos of us wearing our hats during our Springtime Hats Style Show.


After the annual fishing trip Edgar Smith was given the name “Turtle Man” since he had the biggest catch of the day which was a HUGE turtle. Stan Bible caught the first “keeper” but his wife Marti caught the most fish that day.


Appreciation is expressed to our June Bingo sponsors: Hemphill Church of Christ, Kelli from East Texas Home Health, Parkway Baptist Church, and Carletta from Consolidated Healthcare Services, American Legion Post #197, and Janet from Texas Home Health. We enjoyed the prizes given to the winners.


June birthday wishes go to our friends Berniece Perimon, Jacqueline Younger, Hebert Gilson, Mildred Jordan, Benton Poindexter, and Edith Parker. The Harbor Hospice will honor them with a party June 27th.


On Sunday June 16th our fathers were honored with a Father’s Day party given by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #10351. Edgar Smith was recognized as the oldest father at age 94. Also honored was Stan Bible as having the most children, and Louis Scott as the youngest father.


The following Monday was National Vegetable Day. The residents enjoyed an all-vegetable lunch served by the kitchen staff. We were reminded of days from our childhood when we had fresh vegetables from our parent’s gardens.


During the month of June, worship services and gospel singing were provided by the following churches: Hemphill First Baptist Church, Hemphill Church of Christ, Fairdale Baptist Church, Community Fellowship Church, Parkway Baptist Church, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church, Harvest Assembly of God Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Attorney Lonnie Davis was our guest speaker June 19th. He spoke about the origin of Juneteenth and the history of Sabine County schools before segregation. Mr. Davis kept our attention with his interesting presentation of local history and memories of his school days.


Later that afternoon the Pineywood Pick’rs entertained us with lively music and a bit of pickin’ and grinnin’.


Our sympathy is expressed to the family and friends of Jeanette Moyer, Larry Brown, and Helen Virgens.


Thank you to all of our staff, visitors, and volunteers that help to make Hemphill Care Center a good home away from home. They give us days on the bright side.


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