It has been a while since we shared any community events. Here is this morning’s chapel service crowd. We enjoyed our regular prayer time, heard special music from James on piano and Roger on trumpet (a teaser for the aftenoon’s luncheon program), and an entertaining and inspiring talk by Dean Cowles, missionary to Kenya.
Surprise on Chris? Even on us. He isn’t 50 until next year, but that didn’t stop us from showing our appreciation and love to this man who greets each of us Young Ladies and gentlemen by name and with a smile. Chris? We hope your surprise brunch and our expressions of appreciation made your day.
We finally got a picture of our birthday girl, Irene. Here she is, as beautiful as can be.
Thanks, Becky, for the picture.
More people have returned for the season, and we had a great crowd for our Thanksgiving luncheon. Some were away for various reasons, but still, we had a great time of fellowship.
Dan and Dottie Shine Greer brought the program, and we wormed away afterwards. (Ask a resident…. Willie the Witnessing Worm was a special guest, and we all can share about him and his witness!) Thanks, Dan and Dottie.
Our beloved Ed Dowdy moved home to be with the Lord. He led his life as an example to many. The Oaks Village family joined with some of Ed and Betty Jo’s friends, children and grandchildren to pay respects and remember and celebrate his life. Naomi ministered in song, the “Dowdy Boys” shared remembrances, then we had Food and Fellowship in true Dowdy and Oaks Village style.
Regg’s family came down to bring him a Happy Birthday party. Thanks to James and Lynda for helping get it together on this end.
Many of us gathered on Memorial Day to remember and honor the fallen soldiers. Thank you Ann and Jack for organizing the fellowship. Pennsylvania style chili dogs, sides and plenty of desserts.
The group is a bit thin with seasonals gone back home, some residents visiting up north, and several attending memorials elsewhere.