Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Dec. 19 |

Lila Rider: Oak Creek/Phippsburg news for Dec. 19

Everybody at the Doak Walker Care Center is getting excited for Christmas coming up. The Strawberry Park Elementary School students were at the Doak on Wednesday working with the seniors in the Sunshine Room. They do art and then give it to them.

We had a special lunch Wed­nes­­day, a Christmas luncheon.

Carolers from the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs, the First Baptist Church of Steamboat, local high schools, the Christian Heritage School and Lowell Whiteman Primary School have been in to sing to us.


We want to thank everybody who’s been bringing in jewelry for our bingo game. We appreciate it. Keep up the good work.


Gerri Hinkle’s daughter has been in visiting, and Frances Wither’s son and daughter have been in.

Carol Rickman was laid up, and now she’s feeling much better and her family has been visiting with her.

Clarice Reid’s son has been in visiting, and Bettie Pierce has been having family come in.

The Pierces are looking excitedly forward to their grandson coming home for Christmas from the Marines. He’ll go overseas when he goes back this time.

Mollie Mahony was taken out by her family for supper.

Tuesday was Nora Haslof’s birthday and she went out for breakfast.

Phyllis Fulton’s son and daughter-in-law came in to visit, and May Ravenscroft’s son has been in every day taking her for walks and visiting with her.

Darleen Cantrell has had family visiting with her.

Also, Phyllis Burrowes has been having her son and daughter visiting with her every day.

Jim Goggin, from Yampa, underwent hip surgery and is reportedly doing well. Marilyn Goggin visited with Lila Rider at the Doak on Tuesday before the surgery.

We welcome all the new people that have come in. Hopefully, they do well with us.

Joke of the week

Donald McDonald, from Scotland, went to English Uni­ver­­sity and moved into the dormitory. A few weeks in, his mother called and asked how he was getting along with the other students.

“And how do you find the English students, Donald?” she asked.

“Mother,” he replied, “they’re such terrible, noisy people. The one on that side keeps banging his head on the wall and won’t stop. The one on the other side screams and screams all night.”

“Oh Donald! How do you manage to put up with these awful noisy English neighbors?”

“Mother, I do nothing. I just ignore them. I just stay here quietly, playing my bagpipes.”

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