Miniota streets, Evergreen's halls reflect Season's joy

Miniota By Bev Peel

"We know life's never measured by how many years we live,

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But by the kindly things we do and the happiness we give." -Helen Steiner Rice.


Miniota Main Street has been tastefully decorated by some very creative people with the Christmas Spirit with all kinds of greenery, red willow, birch bark, red bows and ornaments, etc.

So, should you feel shut in, take a trip to Miniota to have a drive and look at the decorations and lights in peoples yards in this unbelievable weather!

I will end with this quote: "Kindness is a simple way of letting another struggling soul know that there is LOVE to be found in this world."

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

Happy December to all! I'm sure many have experienced how wonderful home is after a time in the hospital and how very special friends are.

Thank you, Marlene from upstairs, for the lovely roses adorning my table. I have also experienced anew how special my church friends are. A beautiful homemade prayer shawl was brought to me. It keeps me cozy warm as I sit, recuperating, in my reclining chair. Thank you to whoever is responsible for this warm gift. Although I am alone, phone calls lift my spirit and I realize I am not really alone.

I appreciate my home at Evergreen anew. Walking the halls, as my therapy, with a cane, I see how most everyone has a Christmas spirit by decorating. Too bad we can only have one visitor. I would like to give tours so more could see this Christmas joy!

Our December birthdays are: Joyce Braybrook, Verna Pennycook, Eileen Price, Carol Gabrielle, John Boone and Richard Jones.

Happy Birthday to each one of you.

I am waiting for more snow. I know that snow, beside the beauty of it, also creates difficulties at times. A friend once told me it doesn't matter how old you are, you can use a snow shovel if need be! Today I was reminded of this and it gave me energy! I am not to use my left arm so my new pacemaker can settle in, but I find I can still mix batter with one hand to make pancakes for breakfast! So, I will attempt Christmas cookies also.

So, let me encourage everyone that in spite of some handicap, we can still do something. Like my friend said, use that snow shovel if you have to.

Not too much news from Evergreen so I close with a Quote about December, by Vivian Swift.

Quote for the Day: "Now is the time for fresh starts. This is the season that makes everything new. There is a longstanding rumor that Spring is the time for renewal. But for that you need December. You need to have lived through the mindless biological imperatives of your life before you can see that a landscape of new fallen snow is the Real You. December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best start of your life."

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