By Lois Miszner

Well folks, who said it can’t snow? It would have been better to have some of this moisture in the fall but I guess we don’t have any control of the weather. I guess I should not fuss over it much, ‘cause it is moisture and we need it.

This has been a busy week at our house on the hill. Each morning (including Sunday) starts out with those who wish to help fold towels, both bath and hand towels and many wash clothes. Every Tuesday we have Bingo for residents to enjoy. We have volunteers that come and help us with that. Following the games we enjoy a homemade cookie and a drink.

We will soon start to fill the plastic Easter eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt held here on the grounds at La Porte City Nursing & Rehab Center. The Hunt will be coming up sooner than you think with Easter being so early this year (March 31). The Hunt is scheduled for March 23, with a rain date of March 30. We are looking forward to seeing the Easter Bunny and all the little children scurrying to find Easter eggs. Each one hoping to find one of the “special” eggs with a prize slip inside and of course, the Easter candy. It is a lot of fun for all of us.

We do also enjoy music and have people come and present music programs. This past week we enjoyed Harry Ellison who brought his keyboard with him and played tunes and we had to guess the name of the song, sort of like a “Name That Tune” contest. Also, a pair of fellows from Dubuque called “Central Standard Time” played and sang for us. Just wish we had the ability to get up and dance!

We are always happy for the programs presented to us and thank the many volunteers and helpers here on the hill.