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The Buena Vista News
The Buena Vista News
The Heritage Center at Holiday
Edition 132
December 2012
The Photographer by Lynn Hall
Here’s another tale about brother Sid and me
Our picture being taken in front of our cedar Christmas Tree
Introducing our pet dog Connie the star of the show
For when the flash powder exploded he was soon out the door
Our tree trimmed with ornaments, garland, and icicles
Two strings of lights instead of old time candles.
One string with bulbs shaped like characters form a comic strip
Like Little Orphan Annie, Moon Mullin and Maggie and Jiggs when lit.
Mom decided she would like a picture of brother Sid and me
Standing in front of our decorated Christmas Tree.
Off went dad for the photographer, a neighbor called Wes.
With tripod in hand he arrived, camera in a small wooden chest
Soon the legs of the tripod were spread to make ready
For the old time camera which was really quite heavy.
Hiding under a black cloth as he set the camera’s lens
Finally emerging with on his face a sort of grin
Into the room strolled our pet dog Connie
Finding a place betwixt Sid and me that was really handy.
Acting like he was an old hand at having his picture took
Sitting patiently as Wes gave the lens another quick look
Sid and me stood with pop-guns in place
Right shoulder arms, a smile on our face
Wes loaded the flash powder into a long narrow pan
With a squeeze of the bulb then the fun began
~ Continue to read the rest of the
story at the top of page 2 ~
December 15th
Calvary Temple
Caroling the halls
Inside this
Trivia Time!!
2
Resident News
3
Spiritual Care
with Judy
4
Trivia Answers
4
Holiday
Happenings:
December
3rd
Over the Hill
Gang at 6:30
December
6th
North High
School’s
Spanish Club
Caroling
December
7th
St. Theresa
School Caroling
December
9th
Salem Church
Carolers
December
17th
Narrow Path
Performs at
6:30pm
December
18th
West Side Nut
Club
visiting room to
room
PAGE 2
T HE BU ENA VI S T A NEW S
EDITION 132
The Photographer (Continued from front page)
Whish! A bright flash as a bit of the burning powder hit the floor
Landing in front of Connie who with two giant leaps was soon out the door
As the powder on the rug continued to flame
Wes stomped out the powder fearing he would be to blame
Gathering his camera and stand on the run
Never stopping to see the damage done.
With a hole in the rug the size of a silver dollar
Mom stood staring too stunned to follow.
Get your thinking cap on ... it’s TRIVIA TIME!!!
Toys, Shopping, and Holidays
1. Originally called the Magic Cube, this 3D, brightly colored puzzle hit the
store shelves in 1980 and is still stumping players today. What is it?
2.
What Hasbro board game was first based on landmarks, streets, properties,
etc., in Atlantic City, New Jersey?
3. What baby doll of the '60s, if you yanked her chain she would spit out one of
11 phrases?
4. The American company Radio Flyer is best known for this iconic red toy?
5. What precious metal colors are typically added to holiday
décor to make homes dazzle and glimmer?
6. At precisely 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve, the dazzling
New Year's ball descends where in New York City?
7. What day, usually occurring on December 21 or 22, coincides
with the beginning of the winter season in the Northern
Hemisphere?
8. The most expensive Christmas gifts in the world can be found
between the covers of what famous Christmas catalog?
Administrative Staff
Executive Director & President - Don Hester
Human Resources - Dora Gaylor
Business Office - Kathy Hillyard
Registered Dietitian - Susan Straub
Co-Directors of Admissions - Linda Koressel
& Theresa Anderson
Staff Development - Marina Tieken
Director of Nursing - Joanne Bates
Maintenance Director - David Bretz
Social Services - Teri McNeely
Environmental Services - Jean Rough
Bridges Director - Sandy Taylor
EDITION 132
Resident Council
Your Resident Council meets
on the 2nd Tuesday of each
month at 2pm. The next
meeting will be held on
Dec 11th in the Pavilion.
All residents are invited!
Resident Council Officers
President - Gary Martens
Vice-President - Jim Schreiber
Interim Sect/Treas. - Gary
Martens
T HE BU ENA VI S T A NEW S
PAGE 3
Gerald White
Ed Kemski
Juanita Powell
Mary Strahl
Bertha Robling
Pearl Osborne
Etta Jane West
Vic Luhring
Resident of the Month
Shaleen Cuffle
Please Save The Date:
December 24th
Resident Christmas Party
in the Pavilion at 2pm
December 31st
Resident New Year’s
Party in the Pavilion
at 2pm
Extra Bingos
Dec. 4th, 11th, and
26th at 6:30pm
Volunteers of the Month
North High School Students:
Kaitlyn Beck & Nicole Hunt
T HE BU ENA VI S T A NEW S
PAGE 4
EDITION 132
Spiritual Care with Judy George
Christmas is a Person
When my son was young, we were making a Christmas cassette tape for
Mamaw and Papaw who lived out of state. He was telling them what is
Christmas? 1st he said, “It’s not the tree,” 2nd, “It’s not the lights,” 3rd, “It’s not
the decorations,” 4th, “It’s not the presents.” He stopped, and thought about it,
and he said, “maybe it is the presents!” When we think of Christmas what do we
think it is about? I fear many times we think about the “presents”, and the tree
and the lights and decorations. What is the true meaning of Christmas? Christmas is a person, Jesus Christ. I love all the tapestry of Christmas but we must
not forget its true meaning of Christ born in a manger, coming to the world to die
on the cross for our forgiveness of sins. Christ brought joy to the earth, joy to the
world! Let’s keep the person Christ the center of our celebrations and not the
presents, trees, and decorations. Strive to have a Christ Centered Christmas
this year free of stress and competition. God Bless you at this most blessed time
of the year! “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who
is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2: 12 Jesus is our real Christmas gift!!
Trivia Answers:
1. Rubik’s Cube . World record for fastest time to solve a 3x3x3
Rubik’s cube is held by an Australian teenager who solved the puzzle in 5.3 seconds.
2. Monopoly
3. Chatty Cathy. Chatty Cathy was produced from 1960 to 1964. Mattel
also re-issued Chatty Cathy dolls twice, in 1969 (with the voice of Maureen McCormick from
the Brady Bunch) and again in 1998 and 1999 for collectors. 4. a wagon. Radio Flyer
wagons were wooden first and called Liberty Coaster. In 1930, the company is renamed Radio
Steel & Manufacturing from Liberty Coaster Manufacturing, Co. and is already the world's
The Heritage Center
at Holiday
1201 W. Buena Vista Road
Evansville, IN 47710
812.429.0700
www.holidayhealthcare.com
The Buena Vista News is a monthly
newsletter published by the Bridges
Department of the Heritage Center at
Holiday.
Items of interest to our residents and
families may be submitted to Tina
Dyal, Senior Activity Director:
[email protected]
812.602.2657
largest producer of toy coaster wagons. It is the forever popular
steel wagons known as Radio Flyer.
5. Silver and Gold
6. Times Square. The first New Year’s in Times Square was held in
1904. This inaugural bash commemorated the official opening of
the new headquarters of The New York Times newspaper.
7. Winter solstice. Most of us know this as the shortest day of the
year. The days start to get longer after the winter solstice and also
marks the beginning of the new solar year.
8. the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Get the information you need!
Extra Activity Calendars are available in the Front Lobby.
The Main Calendar is also posted in Center Hall next to the Admissions Office.
Families are welcome to attend activities with their resident.

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