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Hello everybody,

BRRRRRR!It’s cold and we need some heat! I know that’s what my residents in McCalla have been saying for the past week as we have been battling the central heat. The heat would come on for a day and then it would go off for two. Praise the Lord it also hit on the days the temperature got up to 77 degrees and in the 60s. But once again, praise the Lord, we were able to fix it before this cold snap came through this past weekend!

We are so very saddened to hear that Ms. Flora Martin passed away this past Sunday morning. Ms. Flo came to us in June of 2005, and as her health worsened, she had to move to a higher level of care. Oh, how we missed her when she left. She loved parties, Elvis, and just having a wonderful time and enjoying life to the fullest. She was such a hoot! She’d rather tell you a joke than eat.

She also loved when you would sit on her couch and watch T.V. with her. She loved the news and it was even better when she wasn’t watching it alone.

Also, Ms. Flo loved the children she taught in school all those years. She would sit for hours on end and tell you stories of “her children” and the things they did and said. She did enjoy teaching and wanted everyone with whom she came in contact to be able to “relate to children.” And sometimes, she would even try to treat you like one of “her children.”

Oh, how we loved Ms. Flo. We will miss you, my dear, but we know you’re in heaven teaching all those children now! Most importantly, Ms. Flo knew the Lord Jesus as her own personal Savior, so I know she is in the arms of the Lord tonight. Her name was written in that Book of Life. Her shepherd heard the voice of his sheep and he came and got her, and took her home. No more shaking from tremors. Ms. Flo has an all new body now, folks.

Ms. Flo loved the Lord with all her heart. And when she became upset, she would ask me to pray with her and when I did, the tremors would stop and she would have that big smile from ear to ear. Rest in peace now, Ms. Flo. We’re all better people because of you, sweet lady.

We would like to wish one of my staff, Charlene Thompson, happy birthday on Dec. 2. Also, we wish our precious Ms. Hazel Greganti a very “happy birthday,” Dec. 27. We hope you both have a wonderful birthday.

The resident Christmas party will be Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Santa will be here with a bag of goodies for those who have been “naughty or nice.” So, if you haven’t had the chance to be “naughty or nice,” you’d better get to it, residents!

Until next week, have a blessed Thanksgiving and give thanks with a grateful heart.

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