The weather was cold, clear and roads were dry for a trip to Elko to see the” Christmas Carol” performed by the Great Basin College Theatre. It was an adaptation of the holiday classic by Charles Dickens. It was originally published on Dec. 18, 1843, in London. At that time they showed the poverty of families and children.
The story has changed and adapted to our new technologies and how we can create a story. Everyone seemed to enjoy the play. I later talked with some of the acting company and they said they were in their third and fourth years at the college and wanted to go into theatre when they graduated. We took a small tour of Elko, which had blocks of the most beautiful Christmas lights many of us had ever seen. Thanks Jerry La Miaux for being our driver.
On Dec. 15, seniors and friends were treated to a traditional ham Christmas dinner with cherry pie for dessert. It is always good to see friends at this time. Our senior center was decorated with Christmas décor.
We always announce the Senior of the Year award at this time. This year I’m proud to present this award to Mignon Hiley. She participates in all activities that the center has. She is happy and friendly to all. One can hear her laugh often. She has surprised everyone with some of her baked cakes and cookies, occasionally, which are delicious. Mignon gives out happiness but also receives good will and happiness from those around her. She was surprised by her daughter, Gwen, who ate dinner with her. She also received and a jacket with her name on it. Congratulations, Mignon.
Some have been sick with colds and sore throats. It is best not to expose others to your sickness. Stay home and get well. See a doctor if your sick beyond seven days. The elderly can develop pneumonia very fast. There is an additional pneumonia shot called Prevnar 13 that everyone needs to get. Hope all have their flu shot.
Happy New Year to all!