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Quote of the day . . .

"Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy."

~Sir John Mills

Celebrity Birthday

Sir John Mills (1908-2005) was an English actor who starred in over 120 films. Revered for his ability to play an affable British everyman, he won numerous accolades, including being honored with the prestigious Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal, which was given to him by Queen Elizabeth II in 1976. The Walt Disney Company designated him a Disney Legend. Mills also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1971 romantic drama Ryan's Daughter. Some of his other films include We Dive at Dawn, This Happy Breed, Waterloo Road, and Great Expectations.

Surfing Porpoises

Porpoises are frequently seen riding the bow wave of a ship. They can surf the wake for more than an hour.

We're Always Staying Busy . . .

Whether it is breakfast in the park or a ride down the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle or music in the arboretum, we're always staying busy. Our energetic and caring activities staff make sure something is always happening to keep our residents engaged and entertained.

Stay for a couple of days on us to experience firsthand the quality of life at Mount Pleasant Home. Call our administrator, Keith Kettler, at (563) 542-1590 to arrange for a tour and stay.

Toys of Yesteryear

Slip 'N Slide sounds so much better than "portable aquatic play device for planning," but that was Robert Carrier's  original idea. Inspired by a roll of film, he envisioned a cleaner version of throwing yourself through a mud puddle. Toy company Wham-O added the Slip 'N Slide to its long list of hits: the Frisbee, Hula-Hoop, Silly String, and SuperBall.

Today is . . .

Today is Woolworth's Day. Celebrate the historic retail chain. Frank Woolworth, pioneer of five-and-dime stores, revolutionized retail by offering a wide range of affordable products, making shopping more accessible.

Root of the Matter
Have your work cut out

If you have your work cut out for you, then you likely have a big job to finish. This saying comes from the tailoring profession. When creating a garment, tailors first cut out each piece of cloth. They would quite literally have their work cut out for them before finishing the job. The phrase may also mean that while it is your job to sew together the pieces of cloth, someone else is constantly cutting new pieces, making your job even more difficult. In another sense, a pile of cut-out pieces means that the job is ready and the path to completion is clear.

Punny Business

I had a neck brace fitted years ago. I haven't looked back since.

A look back in time . . .

On this date, February 22 . . .

1630 - Legend says that popcorn was introduced to English colonists by a Native American named Quadequina.

1819 - Exhausted by a war in Europe and with few military resources in the territory, Spain agreed to sell Florida to the United States for $5,000,000.

1946 - Dr. Selman Waksman announced the discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis. His work was awarded the Nobel Prize.

1980 - The U.S. beat the U.S.S.R. in Olympic hockey in a game known as the "Miracle on ice." The victory is one of the most iconic in Olympic and U.S. Sports History.

Word of the Day

Garrison finish

\'ger-e-sen-'fi-nish\ noun : a finish in which the winner comes from behind at the end

The team has a reputation for Garrison finishes, and fans were not disappointed last night when they once again came from behind to claim victory.

Did you know? Edward "Snapper" Garrison was a 19th-century American jockey known for his spectacular come-from-behind wins. During his 16-year riding career, he won nearly 700 races. By the time he rode Montana to a smash finish in the Suburban handicap in 1892 and rode Tammany to a breathtaking finish at New Jersey's Guttenberg track in 1893, his riding style had so captured the attention of the public that people had begun suing the them Garrison finish for any victory in which the winner comes from behind. Garrison, who died in 1930 at age 62. was inducted into the National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 1955, the first year of inductions.

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Please scroll down to view pictures of our residents engaging in various activities . . .

Our residents enjoy a myriad of activities such as . . .

. . . enjoying music from the guitar-strumming harmonica-playing Lou . . .

. . . or decorating our front patio with beautiful flowers . . .

. . . or visiting a local apple orchard  . .

... or enjoying a Christmas party at Burkey's Bar and Grill . . .

. . . or taking in the sunrise while enjoying breakfast in the park . . .

. . . or dyeing and decorating Easter eggs . . .

. . . hey! even the Easter Bunny stopped by . . .

. . . there's even time to pet a stingray while at a visit to the Mississippi River Museum . . .

Or a visit from a group of third graders.

Whether it is a van ride through the park, mall walking, or Bingo!, there's always something to while away the hours at Mount Pleasant Home!

Please scroll down for the current activities calendar.

February 2024

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1

2pm-3pm - Bingo with Jessica

7pm-815pm  Games

Friday

2

Leisure activity of your choice

Saturday

3

Leisure activity of your choice.

4

1:30pm-2:3pm - Chair exercises

2:30pm-3:30pm - Nails

5

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping.

7pm-8:15pm - Games

6

1:30pm-3pm - Valentine's Day craft project

7

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping.

7pm-8:15pm - Games

8

2pm-3pm - Bingo with Jessica

7pm-8:15pm - Games

9

Leisure activity of your choice

10

Leisure activity of your choice

11

1:30pm-2:30pm - Chair exercises

5:30pm - Super Bowl party in the dining room

12

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping

7pm-8:15pm - Games

13

1:30pm-3pm - Crafts and painting

7pm-8:15pm - Games

14

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping

7pm-8:15pm - Games

15

2pm-3pm - Bingo with Jessica

7pm-8:15pm - Games

16

Leisure activity of your choice

17

Leisure activity of your choice

18

1:30pm-2:30pm - Chair exercises

7pm - Movie night

19

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping

7pm-8:15[m - Games

20

1:30pm-3pm - Crafts and painting

7pm-8:15pm - Games

21

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping

7pm-8:15pm - Games

22

2pm-3pm - Bingo with Jessica

7pm-8:15pm - Games

23

Leisure activity of your choice

24

Leisure activity of your choice

25

1:30pm-2:30pm - Chair exercises

2:30pm-3:30pm - Nails

26

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping

7pm-8:15pm - Games

27

1:30pm-3pm - Crafts and painting

7pm-8:15pm - Games

28

1pm-3:45pm - Van rides to doctors' appointments, library, and shopping.

7pm-8:15pm - Games

29

2pm-3pm - Bingo with Jessica

7pm-8:15pm - Games

Activities Department Announcement

Mount Pleasant Home is pleased to welcome our new activities director, Jessica Swan. She can be reached at (563) 583-6622.

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