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Evergreen By Helen Martens

Another week gone by, and no change in our lifestyle, "Same old, Same old”, as last week's poet said.

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Walking, for exercise, can be done outside more now. Interesting, walking the halls indoors, though the doors are all closed you can often tell what the occupants are doing by the delicious smells as you walk by. Someone is frying bacon, such an inviting smell.

Then we already know we have a bread baker living here, the scent is so good. We know another friend or relative is getting a batch of bread.

Hmmm! Someone is definitely preparing a beef roast.

With restaurants being closed, except for takeouts, residents are home more to cook their own meals.

Talk about being creative. Joyce Braybrook figured out a way how she could hug people, while social distancing.

The last Empire-Advance arrived later than usual. The subscribers are always looking forward eagerly for the paper to come in.

Sylvia Heslip had the misfortune of breaking her wrist this past week.

June Gardiner had her 89th birthday this past week. Of all the residents she has lived here the longest - twenty years.

Another resident has left us. David Forsyth moved to the Sherwood.

We wish him a long, healthy stay there.

One day at a time is all we should be dealing with. We can't go back to yesterday and we can't control tomorrow, so live for today.

Quote for the Day:

" And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in." – Harukj Murakami



Miniota By Bev Peel


Friends helped Greg Cloake celebrate his birthday by standing six feet apart on his front lawn at Parkissimo Lodge. A “Happy Birthday” sign was displayed and birthday greetings were sung. Truly a different kind of birthday party but one we will all remember.

Not much news but we've had seven tenths of an inch of rain and some warmer days. I will end with a quote from Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Worry gives a small thing a big shadow" and "Luck never gives; It only lends." (Swedish Proverbs)

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