We discussed details regarding the In Class Christmas Party. Students are to bring various refreshments, and the slider sandwich tray from Martin’s will be ordered by Ellie and Frank. Judy Miller will make and decorate a carrot cake for our dessert. Ellie and Frank will pick up the cake early, prior to class. Earlene will be attending the party. She’s included in the gift exchange. Also, Linda Winebrenner. If you bring Christmas cards for one another, please remember Earlene and Linda. I usually bring a couple of blank cards in case someone shows up that we didn’t expect.
Ellie went over the “DATE” to Remember and reminded folks to bring their contributions of refreshments for the party on December 23rd. We talked about who would bring what for that occasion so we wouldn’t duplicate one another and so we will have a balance of refreshments. Thanks, Shirley, for handling that for us. Also, she reminded people about writing Jingles for the person whose name they drew for the gift exchange and to bring their gifts the day of the party. John Lynch is doing as well as possible. He actually drove himself to dialysis one day last week. Betty Twigg has been experiencing some strange behavior of her pacemaker and is waiting to hear from whoever keeps track of that for her. In the meantime, the problem has subsided and that’s a good thing. Both Diane and Rosie were absent today as they had a Christmas luncheon with their church group. We missed them. Please remember that we want to establish the date for our first get together “after the fact” before we disband on the 23rd.
Ellie went over the dates as shown on the whiteboard in the Keyboard World Classroom. Everyone knew of the final Christmas Quarterly that was scheduled for December 2nd. Those interested exchanged names for a Christmas gift exchange to be held at the in-class Christmas party on the 23rd. The price limit is $10. Please write a message or jingle to the person to whom you’re presenting a gift. We’ll talk about this in class next Wednesday (Dec. 9).
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the Keyboard World Classroom white board. It is important that you realize that since we do not meet on November 25th because of Thanksgiving responsibilities at home, the NEXT WEEK’S CLASS WILL BE THE CHRISTMAS QUARTERLY! We talked about this in class, and I’m reminding you again in these Updates. If I get the newsletter completed, we’ll mail it to you all with a “rundown” of all that’s going on with the Notables schedule.
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the white board in the Keyboard World Classroom. We were unhappy to hear that John Lynch was admitted into WMHS again this past Sunday evening, though he is at home again now. I believe he is going to be on oxygen at home now to assist him with his breathing problem. Diane also made a trip to the hospital because of an excruciating back pain. Medical tests did not reveal the cause of the extreme pain. No further updates about her condition have come to my attention at this time. Elaine Twigg is going to have a surgical procedure to burn the cancerous spot on her liver this coming Tuesday, November 17th. At the end of today’s class, we have a scheduled Executive Committee Meeting.
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the white board in the Keyboard World Classroom. We discussed briefly that the menu for the Christmas Quarterly would be a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Dessert will be carrot cake and, perhaps, pumpkin pie! The group would like to go to Traditions sometime before the snow flies and we disband, but we didn’t set a date for this.
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the whiteboard in the Keyboard World Classroom. She requested that students bring their titles for the program for the Allegany County Nursing Home gig program. The date is shown above. We welcomed Mike Gallaher back after his recent hernia surgery. John Lynch had dialysis this day, and Diane drove him for that. Then they came back to Keyboard World, and Diane came into class and John was able to drive himself home. He always seems so much better after a dialysis treatment. Rosie Morgan had a fall as she was working out in her yard. She apparently didn’t hurt herself, but she needs to be careful. Falls can be devastating!
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the whiteboard in the Keyboard World Classroom. We talked about John Lynch’s recent stay in WMHS, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, plus other problems of longstanding, including internal bleeding, fluid on the lungs, breathing problems and kidney problems. There was a chance, Diane said, that he may be discharged later Wednesday afternoon. Haven’t heard whether that happened as yet or not. Mike Gallaher had his surgery on Monday and is recuperating, though he is in excruciating pain. For those of you who know Mike Winebrenner, his cancer surgery was Wednesday. He was back home last night and seems to be doing well. He’s not supposed to talk, but he is doing so to some extent. He was able to drive into Cumberland to return the car rental they had used yesterday to go to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the white board of the Keyboard World Classroom. We all wished Betty a Happy Birthday. Then we talked about making reservations at Traditions, but when we called there, we were told that 50 people were coming at 12 noon. Needless to say, we changed our plans and made reservations at Cassleman, instead. After that, we went to Springs Store and then Whispering Pines. The day was off and on sunshine and clouds, but we didn’t get rained on, and we all enjoyed being together for a little extra time this day. The meal was good, too, even though that decision was a last-minute one. We had two guests who accompanied us on our trip – Linda Winebrenner and Earlene Fradiska, for a total of eleven people for today’s class and “field trip!”