Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Oct. 10

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Thanks

■ Thanks to everyone who has been bringing in things for our weekly bingo games, but we can use more.

■ Everybody’s been enjoying the new setup in the dining room with the new chairs. Thanks to everyone who made that possible!

Happy birthday

■ Happy birthday to Frances Wither! She celebrated her 95th the other day. Carol Rickman celebrated her birthday, too.

■ On Sept. 24, Gertrude Hagrefe celebrated her birthday with her sons Andy and Peter and sister Anna. After a wonderful tour in the Doak van to see the autumn leaves, Gertrude and her family had birthday cake with candles and they sang happy birthday to her. This happy day brought a smile to Gertie’s face.

Visitors

■ The students from Strawberry Park Elementary school have started coming back to the Doak Walker Care Center for their weekly art lessons. Gerry Hinkle has been having her daughter Becky come in and see her this past week, and Bettie Pierce went out for lunch with daughter-in-law Pam Pierce.

■ Jim Goggin was here from Yampa visiting with Lila Rider. Barbara MacMillan’s daughter comes in every day, and Barb Shively has her son or daughter-in-law here almost every day to see her. Rosa DeVault also has been enjoying visits from family this past week.

■ Marilyn Goggin was in a few days before Jim, and Gisele and Gerry Miller were in to visit with Lila the other day.

■ Mollie Mahony’s daughter has been in to see her every day, and Juanita Davis’ son also has been in to visit. Phyllis Burrowes has been enjoying visits form her family, and Phyllis Fulton’s daughter was here the other day and played the piano for us, which everybody enjoyed.

■ Darlene Cantrell’s son has been in visiting with her, and Bo Iacovetti, of Phippsburg, was in visiting Lila and Clarice Reid. Clarice Reid’s son was in visiting with her, too.

Jokes of the week

■ A woman was married four times. Her fourth husband died from eating poisonous mushrooms, so investigators asked her what her other husbands died from.

Third husband? Poisonous mushrooms.

Second husband? Poisonous mushrooms.

First husband? Broken neck.

Investigators paused. “Why did your first husband die of a broken neck?”

“Well, he wouldn’t eat the poison mushrooms!”

■ A retired gentleman went to the Social Security office to apply. The woman behind the counter asked him for his driver’s license to verify his age. He looked in his pockets and realized he had left his wallet at home. He told the woman that he was very sorry but he would have to go get it.

“Unbutton your shirt,” she said. So he opened it up revealing curly silver hair.

The woman says “That’s proof enough for me,” and processed his application.

When he got home the man excitedly told his wife about the experience. She laughed and said, “You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too!”

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