Pecan Grove ( Pecan Grove and Senior Residence

March 31, 2014

March 2014

Filed under: Pecan Grove,Senior Residence — knewman @ 5:44 pm

Of the 8 residents at PG, only Bea escaped having something… cold/flu/virus, in March.  Teresa has a touch of pneumonia, has lost weight and is very weak, though today has been a better day for her.  The other residents recovered and are doing their usual.  Roger continues about the same at Park Manor nursing home.

Ed Bolt passed away near Newry, PA, March 17th.  Ed and Leah spent a few months at PG in 2010 and 2011.  Ed’s parents, granny and granddaddy Bolt (Joseph and Ava) and pop and grandma Newman (Jasper and Elizabeth) were  friends and members of the Nazarene church… the men worked together as carpenters at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD… when Ida Hawkins and Louise Woods came to that area with the gospel in 1936.  Both couples professed in that mission, and the families have been close ever since.  We were neighbors, with Ed and Leah on one side, and granny and granddaddy on the other side, when I was young.  Ed’s faithful, caring, kind example meant much to many.  Here are pictures of Ed and Leah at PG, and Ed carving (his hobby) on the porch.

Leah and Ed Feb 2011 Ed carving 2010

While I’m telling stories… The evening before the March union meeting we met a couple from Oregon, Fred and Linda Plews, who were here visiting Don and Jenny Waldo.  The next day, Dave Bolt (Ed’s son who lives at Newry and works with one of the engineering businesses at PG), was with us for union meeting and the pot luck.  At the pot luck, Dave told a story from the 1980s.  He was working in Michigan, and was doing business with a small company on the west coast.  After working with the owner of this company for a while… somehow… they realized that they were both friends.  Neither can remember how they figured that out.  The point of Dave’s story was that they had worked together but had never met.  I asked Dave who this man was… and he said Fred Plews!  I said… I just met him yesterday and he’s here (at a different union meeting)!  So Dave and Fred met at PG that afternoon, where the picture below was taken.

Dave Bolt and Fred Plews

The twins had a brother, Evren Furrow, on March 4th.  Evren and Karla are doing great.  The twins are trying to understand what it means to not be the center of attention!  Here’s Evren with us and the twins.

Evren twins with Evern

Two of Betty’s sisters and their husbands came for a visit.  The pictures below show Roger and Jean Marshall (Arizona), Betty, Patsy and Harold Lee (Florida) and their granddaughter Amelia Lee.

Roger, Jean, Betty, Patsy, Harold Amilea

Other visitors included Fred and Georgia Aldrink (Arkansas) and the Overbys, Wayne and Dawn, Kory, Teresa, Ryan and Lily.

P1040105 (2) Overbys

Other visitors included Rebecca Larson and Sue Fantini with Jennifer and Hannah.  We didn’t get a picture of Gene and Carol Goff from TN.


Kenny (our son) and Salena Thorburn were engaged in March.  Salena continues to work weekends at PG.  Kenny works there some, usually when Salena is there!  They are planning on getting married in August 2015 when Salena finishes college.  The second picture is of Jim Phillips (discussed below) and LiPing.  LiPing comes in from time to time and cooks Chinese food for us.

Salena and Kenny Jim and LiPing

Maybe some of you recall the huge oak tree along the driveway that died last year.  We cut the tree off at 12 ft, and hired Jim Phillips to sculpt it for us.  Here’s Jim starting to work, and the finished product – an eagle landing on a nest with a fish for twin chicks.

Jim starting eagle IMG_1735

The following are some pictures Dominique took around PG in March.


Here are a couple of videos of Dominique with birds.  I haven’t included many videos… these should work with a fast internet connection.

Dominique feeding birds

Dominique and Cardinal


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