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!”
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the white board in the Keyboard World Classroom. Diane Morgan was absent due to a cold, but she’s feeling some better now; however, John has had a return trip to the hospital and was sent from there to Hagerstown because of a clogged dialysis port. No further information is available at this time. Mike Gallaher is scheduled for hernia surgery on Monday, October 19th. Please keep these folks in your prayers.
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the white board in the Keyboard World Classroom. The class was dismayed to hear that Rosie Morgan is still having health issues and that she had been back to the emergency room because of illness once again. To date, the medics have not discovered a cause for her difficulties. Emma Harr has also been taken to the hospital for care as well. Do pray for one another and take care of yourselves and help others as you can.
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the whiteboard in the Keyboard World Classroom. Last minute decisions were made about today’s Fall Quarterly. Everyone was concerned about Rosie Morgan’s TIA, which she had on Sunday evening (Sept. 20th). She spent the night in the hospital. She did attend class this date (09/23), but she did not play the organ in class; nor did she accompany Betty Twigg during the program at Midland. We’re all praying for Rosie and hope she has no further complications.
Ellie went over the Dates to Remember as shown above and on the Keyboard World whiteboard. We were pleased to see Diane Morgan back in class for the first time since her recent surgery. She has, however, been having some additional tests since class, but the results of those are not yet available. We all wondered by Bill Ewing wasn’t in class, but I remember that Ellie said they were going to be on vacation this past week. Mike Gallaher is having problems with a hernia from the heavy lifting and hauling that he did during his recent move. He is likely to have to go to Martinsburg, WV, for a hernia repair soon. They are to call him for a consultation appointment within the next week. Don’t forget Wednesday, September 23, is the date of our quarterly. Jumble sale items are needed. After the Fall Quarterly, we will be shifting our focus in organ class to Country! Please note on your calendars—Allegany County Nursing Home chose the November 20th date for our gig!
Ellie distributed copies of the Fall issue of Musically Speaking and directed the students’ attention to the Notable Events or Dates to Remember as printed there. We were extremely happy to see Diane Morgan back in class today. She looks great and is so much more comfortable, though she’s still going through various doctor’s appointments, etc. Take care of yourself, Diane. You’re still on lots of prayer lists! After class we had a very brief Executive Committee Meeting in which we heard the Secretary’s (Diane’s) report and the Treasurer’s (Rosie’s) report. We established a tentative date for the Christmas Quarterly, which will be the final one. We have requested suggestions and other ideas that we may want to implement to make the final quarterly special, and we are open to these at any time now. Christmas will be here before we know it!