Even though we're into March, there's one remaining February event that transpired while I was on blogging break that I wanted to share - the monthly tea and program at Shore Pointe Assisted Living on Sunday, February 21st.
~ The program was titled, All About American Presidents. ~
Sixteen ladies attended. The tea follows their Sunday afternoon meal, so it's very simple - an assortment of tea bags and a sweet treat that varies from month to month. Oh how I'd love to coordinate a 'real' afternoon tea for these ladies, and who knows, maybe someday I'll get that opportunity.
To make it fun, I turned part of the program into a game. Whoever answered the questions correctly got a Hershey chocolate kiss [in keeping with Valentine's Day which had just been celebrated]. The questions weren't difficult - What was one of George Washington's favorite foods? [cherries]; What was the most famous dog in White House history? [Millie, President George H.W. Bush's Springer Spaniel]; What food did President George H.W. Bush refuse to eat as President? [Broccoli]; What instrument did Bill Clinton play? [Saxophone]; What Presidents are carved on Mt. Rushmore? [Washington, Jefferson, Theo. Roosevelt and Lincoln] and so on. The ladies loved it, and 103 year old, Clara, had one of the largest accumulation of chocolate kisses at the end of the game. Every lady who attended got a small bag of Hershey's kisses even if they didn't answer any questions.
I concluded the program by reading a quote from each of the 44 Presidents [43 actually since Grover Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice]. There were so many good quotes but a few of my favorites were: "Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt; "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt; "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." Lyndon Johnson; and "Whatever you are, be a good one." Abraham Lincoln
My theme for March is Springing Into the Holidays which will celebrate the First Day of Spring, St. Patrick's Day and Easter.
When I finished at Shore Pointe, I went home and waited for my daughter to come over to watch episode 8 of Downton Abbey with me. What an episode!
Lady Mary was always one of my favorites UNTIL episode 8 when she became downright contemptible! Wasn't it awful when she revealed to Bertie that Marigold was Edith's daughter? She joined the below stairs villains - O'Brien and Barrow! But Edith made us proud by taking the high road and extending forgiveness and returning for Mary's wedding.
Only one episode left... how will it all turn out?