By Edith Elliott
Each time I write for Evergreen Outreach, I think, "This is the best one ever.”
Truth is, they are all good. And often, when our well-laid plans go awry, others are willing to step in and take over. It has to be a “God thing." He allows the “show to go on,” and many hearts are warmed.
Joyce Staff was the leader on Monday, and she led in singing “Happy Birthday” to Shelda Katschmee, Norma Willms, Bonnie Eck and Maxine Gambel. Also celebrated was a very special 15th birthday for Tabitha Thompson.
Joyce also was the dance partner of choice for many of our FAYCO guests. She truly got a workout.
The Rev. Roger Grimmett from First United Methodist Church prefaced his devotion with a few jokes. For instance:
• The devil challenged the Lord to a baseball game. The Lord said, “I have Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and many baseball greats on my side.” The devil retorted, “Yes, but I have the umpires!”
• A sign saying, “The End Is Near” drew jeers and laughs from passersby. Finally, one of the folks who put the sign up said that maybe they should just put, “Bridge Out.”
• Harold and June only came to church once a year. They explained to the pastor that they lead very busy lives, but they do keep the Ten Commandments. She keeps six of them, and he keeps the other four!
Grimmett had the audience name the Ten Commandments. He explained that the first four deal with our relationship with God, and the last six deal with our relationship with each other.
The Rev. Jim Fackler came by to greet guests. He said that he had just returned from Michigan, where the weather was cool and wonderful.
Maybe later this week we can enjoy some of that.
Randy Schukar and his sister, Judy Varga, did a grand job of entertaining. They had folks singing along, dancing and clapping. Some of their songs were, “Rocky Top,” “Lollipop,” “On The Road Again,” “You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me, Lucille,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man,” “You’re Looking At Country,” “Hey Good Looking,” “You Are Always On My Mind” and Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”
Judy’s husband of 25 years, Bob Varga, shared with me that Judy is a church choir director. She has started a junior choir and a bell choir. She is so talented and is using her talent in a great way.
We danced, sang, clapped, made a train around the room and had refreshments (served by many volunteers).
At pinochle table No. 1, John Hunsley and Wolf Schlicht won two, while Peggy Lippold and Rosamun Hubler didn't win any.
At table No. 2, Jill Zimmer and Ruth Ann Scott won one, while Shirley Locke and Joyce Mueller didn't win any.
Join Evergreen Outreach next Monday at 1 p.m. in the dining room at Long Term Care at Fayette County Hospital.
It’s a weekly party! Fun, food and spiritual refreshment!