Kyle O’Brien assisting Hazel Bird with a Baby Goat. Thank you to Joel and Sue Piatz for bringing in your goats, they brought many smiles and memories to our residents.

Greetings from "The Home" front …

It was green and it was under my feet - I didn't know what it was - my friend said it was GRASS - it had been so long since I had seen green grass I'd forgotten what it looked like!!  So began my quick journey to Seattle this past weekend to a concert honoring my childhood friend who has played 50 years with the symphony!  There is hope North Dakotans - Spring is on its way!!   I saw blooming flowers!

While I was gone we had lots of good music here at LMH - as I mentioned in last week's column, The Second Wind Band played for us last Thursday and what a concert it was.  What I didn't realize was that Mike Bakken "Mr. Music Extraordinaire" was part of that group - so you know the music was spectacular.  Our residents really enjoyed it and we all hope the musicians come back soon.   Also next Sunday (April 22) Rachel Winger's piano students will be giving a recital at 2 p.m. in our chapel.  It is always fun to see them perform.

This week we had newscurrents on Monday and  Dan Lee of Reynold was here and played his guitar and sang, thank you Dan.   There was Sit & Be Fit on Tuesday morning and Rhythm Band in the afternoon.  Nancy played for Name That Tune on Wednesday and the residents made ice cream cone themed greeting cards during crafts later in the afternoon.  As a special surprise we served ice cream after their card making!    Hoping to give Spring a nudge - the residents played Beach Ball Benders on Thursday afternoon - there was lots of laughing and giggling.  We also had Bible Study in the morning.  Friday brings church, pretty nails and happy 1/2 hour.  There will be bingo on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the activity room and Kaffee Hus from 2-3:30 both Saturday and Sunday.  Our Saturday movie matinee is "Affairs of the Heart Volume 2".  This is a continuation of our April 14th movie.  Rachel will be here with her students on Sunday.

Next Monday brings newscurrents in the morning and our residents will be making pretzels in the afternoon.  We have made these before and they are yummy!  It is Sit & Be Fit Tuesday morning followed by the Auxiliary Birthday party.  Mayville Lutheran is the host.  Mary and her quilting gang come on Wednesday afternoon. - they and the residents have been making "puff" pillows.  The residents selected the various fabrics, the "gang" sewed the fabric pieces together and last time everyone stuffed the little squares.  It will be fun to see what all the squares look like when put together.  We have our first shopping outing of the year when the residents go to ShopKo on Thursday.  I know they are anxious to see what is new in the store and have a little retail therapy.  There is church on Friday followed by "real" bingo with the American Legion/VFW.

Wednesday April 18th is National Columnist Day and we at Luther Memorial Home would like to thank Molly Lenaburg who writes our weekly column, Greetings from "The Home" front …  Thank you! You do a wonderful Job! Enjoy your day.

Wednesday April 25th in Administrative Professionals Day so THANK YOU to Linda Knudsvig, Heather Satrom and Alexis Franco.  These staff members do a great job and are usually the first people you meet when coming into the lobby.  Their smiling faces and helpful attitude leave a good impression of LMH.
We have one resident birthday next week - Katy Wright on April 24th.  Sun Center Resident Arlene Beekman has a birthday April 21st.  And there are three staff members all celebrating on the same day - April 25th - Joann Studlien, Mathew Karolus and Jacob Sherva.  Happy Birthday to all of you and enjoy your special day.

Our sincere sympathy to the friends and family of Eleanor Amb who passed away  April 15th.  Eleanor  enjoyed many of our activities from coffee time, music, bingo and crafts.  Rest in Peace Eleanor.

Until next time - make it a great week!