2014-07-03 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Are you looking for assistance in getting your toenails clipped? North Woods Home Care will be at the center on Wednesday, June 25. To make an appointment, call the center at 341-5923. Footcare is offered at the center every second and fourth Wednesday.

Northern Michigan Hearing Clinic will return to the center the last Thursday of each month to offer free hearing tests. To make an appointment, call (800) 637-7816. Craig is kind enough to leave us hearing aide batteries that sell for $2 per package and are available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Are you looking for some help with elder issues? Wideman Filizetti Elder Care Law offices are offering 20 minute free sessions by appointment. They will be visiting the center the last Thursday of the month until further notice. To make an appointment call 341- 5923 and we will schedule for you.

The center will be closed on Friday, July 4, to spend time with family. The home-delivered meals, along with the congregate noon meal will be cancelled.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Aug. 6. Wideman Filizetti Elder Law will be doing a presentation on “Learning the Warning Signs of Estate Planning and Annuity Scams”. The presentation will start at 11 a.m. The presentation is provided by the State Bar of Michigan.

Creative Writing is done for the summer and will return in September. If you like to write short stories, you might want to think of joining them.

As I sit here reminiscing I have to share “Grandma’s Apron” taken from the “Suddenly Senior” website article.

“The principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a holder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. When the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner! It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that “Old Time Apron” that served so many purposes.”

By now you can tell I am scrambling to do a column before I take a week vacation as I didn’t want to leave you in the air.

Monetary memorials were received in memory of:

Fran Kasun from Guerta Frenette

Rainey E. DeMars from Gladys Barton and Irene Hinkson

Jean Flodin from Betty Heinz

Pete Gorsche from Betty Heinz

Ray Gardapee from Betty Heinz

Cecilia Fugere from Betty Heinz

Randy Tallman from Betty Heinz

Nancy Cheney form Bill Cheney

BRIDGE June 23: 1st-Chris Orr, 2nd-Hanna Mammen, 3rd- Joyce Lesica, 4th-Nancy Brown, CFC-Bev Jahn and Eva Wendling. Hostest, Pat Flint

BRIDGE June 27: 1st-Sandy Petrille, 2nd-Ray Krall, 3rd-Chris Orr, 4th-Linda Lowman, CFCHanna Mammen. Hostess, Mary Ann Thorell

PINOCHLE June 25: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Gary Hill, 3rd-Sally Henry, Should’a stayed home- Teddy Bouchard

Birthdays this week: July 2 – Ivonette Robere, July 4 – Shirley Westphal and Carole Gould, July 5 – George Fish. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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