Pecan Grove (www.pecan-grove.net) Pecan Orchard and Senior Residence

September 30, 2022

September 2022

Filed under: Pecan Grove,Senior Residence — knewman @ 9:42 am

Cindy Johnson made bibs for all our residents, and they were willing to model them!

Elton Cleveland, Louis Schroeder, future resident Clarence Mounce, Ronald Elliott

Alice Oetken, Marilynn Frye, Elsie Schroeder, Marie Mounce, Esther Duncan, Della Bolt, Joyce Naber

Following the Redbud Canyon email example, we’ll give a little update on each resident, in the order they came to PG.

Elton Cleveland came in March 2015.  He’ll be 105 October 10th, and does very well for his age!  He keeps up a large correspondence.  Focusing on and caring for others (and eating as much sugar as possible) may be the answer to a long life!   He plans on listening to conventions instead of attending in person this year. Here he is with his son,  David playing the piano for a sing this month, with Emma Perez, with his cup and again with David.

Alice Oetken came December 2015.  She’s 93, and has a cat, the only animal allowed in the residence, and only in her room.  She walks some for exercise, usually looking for or following the cat.  Here’s a picture of Alice visiting Fern in the nursing home.

Della Bolt came in April 2019 and is 89.  She is used to working hard and loves to help wherever she can.  Unfortunately,  her health and vision continue to deteriorate, making it difficult to do what she’s used to doing.  She does walk often for exercise.  Here’s Della with her daughter Chris and her husband,  Mike, and then again in a short hospital visit.

Ronald Elliott came May 2019 and is 94.  He is tottery when walking but gets around without bad falls.  He uses a golf cart some on the farm, and to haul other residents to meetings on the farm.  He enjoys reading, especially history, and feeding the fish in the lake.  Here’s Ronald with visitors Ed Lloyd and Frank Cook, as well as resident Louis Schroeder (with his arm on Ronald’s shoulder).  The second picture is of Ronald with his good friend Wendell Wilson and Wendell’s mother.  Jeff and Patricia Oliver visited Ronald and Marilynn.

Marilynn Frye came in October 2020 and is 78 (our youngest resident).  She has many health problems including ongoing bladder cancer, but she does well getting around and helping other residents as she can.  Here’s Marilynn modeling her bib, and with Bud and Mary Aldrich and their grandson,  Phoenix.

Esther Duncan came November 2020 and is 88.  She’s been in the US since she was 22, but is still Irish!  She attended 3 conventions recently in TN & KY, and had her gallbladder removed!  On her previous trip to TN last year she caught COVID.  But that doesn’t deter her… she’ll go again when the opportunity arises.  Esther is a big help to Della. and enjoys cooking sometimes.  She’s cooked many things including lamb and pavlova!  Here’s Esther with Brian and Kristi Garrett visiting (in her room which she likes to decorate) from Jackson, Mississippi.

Marie Mounce came August 2021 and is 89.  She has lots of health issues including a brain tumor, but still manages to keep active.  She also likes to cook sometimes.  Her years in the French and Spanish islands along with Cajun roots gives her a knowledge of all kinds of foods. Her latest creation was a “Pear Salad” she was very  happy about.

Louis and Elsie Schroeder came March 2022 and are 99 and 93 respectively.  Their family often visits.  This month was Louis’s 99th birthday and recently their 69th anniversary.  So Louis had us turn the 9 over on his cake, and showed their wedding picture.  Their daughter Carol Aarestad and her daughters Amelia and Sara from California came for the occasion.

Joyce Naber came May 2022 and is 79.  Joyce has a poor memory, but is also a help for Della and has a joyful and thankful spirit.  She has been here the shortest time but has settled in very well.  Joyce is in the group below with a blue top and dark skirt.

Clarence Mounce isn’t a resident yet.  But he visits and hopes to come on a permanent basis after conventions and some family time.  Here’s Clarence with his sister,  Marie.  Also with Malachi Klor and Talus Murphy who had 2 gospel meetings here in September.

Gilbert Reese came in January 2018 and is 98.  He was moved to the Park Manor nursing home in Conroe June 2021.  His memory is very poor and he needs a lot of personal care, but he stays about the same and is content.  Here’s a picture of Clarence and Marie Mounce visiting with Gilbert at Park Manor last week.

Fern Duncan came in April 2017 and is 92.  Last month she was moved to the Park Manor nursing home (see last months post below) and is now in a room across the hall from Gilbert.  She has gone down quickly in the nursing home and now we rarely see her out of bed.  When we can wake her, her mind is clear and she is content.  Here are pictures of Fern visiting with Marie.

Jack Newman came to live on the PG farm in 2010, and moved into the residence in March 2018.  He is 89.  He left PG in September 2019 after a bad fall.  He’s been on hospice for over 2 years in The Wellington at Conroe which is an assisted living center only a few blocks from Park Manor.  He has gone down significantly recently, even more since this picture was taken.  We hope his struggle will soon be over.

Patty Maki (who works part time at PG) brought fruit plates.  Her cousin, Wynesta and Steve Dale from California visited and it happened to be Steve’s 64th birthday.  Wynesta introduced Kathy to Ken in 1978!  Terry Hoffman smoked meat for us and nearby friends came.

Kenny’s was especially happy with this months message board, see for yourself!

Thanks for your interest in us here.

Ken and Kenny

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