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Quote of the day . . .

"Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning."

~Joy Harjo

Celebrity Birthday

Joy Harjo, born in 1951, is a celebrated Native American poet, musician, and author of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. In 2019, she made history as the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate. Harjo's poetry, characterized by a rich blend of Native American spirituality and contemporary themes, has garnered critical acclaim. Her notable works include The Woman Who Fell From the Sky and An American Sunrise: Poems. Harjo is also a talented saxophonist and a passionate advocate for Native American rights and environmental issues. 

Daily Trivia

The "lead" in pencils, which is actually graphite, has something in common with diamonds--both are crystalline forms of pure carbon. Graphite under extreme pressure and temperature is converted into the shiny rocks we call diamonds.

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.

Eye in the Sky

The moon is "tidally locked" to Earth. This means that the same side of the moon always faces Earth. But is the other side of the moon truly the "dark side of the moon?" No. Although we cannot see the far side of the moon, it sill spins to keep facing us. During the day, temperatures reach as high as 260 degrees Fahrenheit, while night temperatures dip to -280 degrees.

Today is . . .

Today is Lost Sock Memorial Day. If you've been holding on to your single, impaired socks in the hope of finding their lost mates, today is the day to say goodbye to those singles and take them out of the drawer.

Where Am I?

Q: I am a prestigious Roman Catholic university. My mascot is the Wildcat, and my men's basketball team has achieved notable success in NCAA tournaments, including multiple national championships. I follow the Augustinian tradition, emphasizing community, service, and a holistic approach to education. Some of my notable alumni include Toby Keith, Bradley Cooper, Jalen Brunson, Howie Long, and Jim Croce. I am located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where am I?

 

A: Villanova University 

Who Said So?

Q: This British actress known for her radiant beauty and style said, "I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles."

A: Audrey Hepburn

A look back in time . . .

On this date, May 9 . . .

1671 -- Thomas Blood attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. He would later be condemned to death but was mysteriously pardoned by King Charles II.

1865 - A U.S. patent was issued to Richard Gatling for his ten-barreled  machine gun. He thought if a rapid-firing gun could enable one man to do what previously required many, then armies could be smaller, saving men from exposure to battle and disease.

1960 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a pill for birth control use. "The Pill" was catalyst for the sexual revolution.

Word of the Day

pseudonym

\'su-de-'nim\ noun : a fictitious name; especially : a pen name

The most notorious serial killer of the 19th century remains known only by the pseudonym of Jack the Ripper.

Pseudonym has its origins in the Greek word pseudonymos, which means "bearing a false name." Greek speakers formed their word by combining pseud-, meaning "false," and onyma, meaning "name." French speakers adopted the Greek word as pseudonyme, and English speakers later modified the French word into pseudonym. Many celebrated authors have used pseudonyms. Samuel Clemens wrote under the pseudonym "Mark Twain," Charles Lutwidge Dodgson assumed the pseudonym "Lewis Carroll," and Mary Ann Evans used "George Eliot" as her pseudonym.

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

Please scroll down for the current activities calendar.

May 2024

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

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

7-8:15pm - Games

Thursday

2

2-3pm - Prize Bingo! with Jessica

7-8:15pm - Games

Friday

3

Leisure activity of your choice

Saturday

4

Leisure activity of your choice

5

1:30-2:30pm - Dairy Queen

2:30-3:30pm - Nails

7-8:15pm - Games

 

6

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

7-8:15pm - Games

7

9-10:30am - Mall walking

1:30-3:30pm - Makerspace at Public Library

7-8:15pm - Games

8

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

12:20pm - Fire drill

7-8:15pm - Games

9

2-3pm - Money Bingo! with the Board

7-8:15pm - Games

10

Leisure activity of your choice

11

Leisure activity of your choice

12

1:30-2:30pm - Chair exercises

2:30-3:30pm - Nails

7-8:15pm - Games

13

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

7-8:15pm - Games

14

9-10:30am - Mall walking

1:30-3pm - Tie-dying t-shirts

7-8:15pm - Games

15

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

7-8:15pm - Games

16

2-3pm - Prize Bingo! with Jessica

7-8:15pm - Games

17

11:45am - 150th anniversary catered lunch for residents and staff

Leisure activity of your choice

18

Leisure activity of your choice

19

1:30-3:30 - Walking on the Bee Branch

7-8:15pm - Games

20

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

7-8:15pm - Games

21

9-10:30am - Mall walking

1:30-3pm - Visit to the Arboretum

7-8:15 - Games

22

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

7-8:15pm - Games

23

2-3pm - Money Bingo! with the Board

7-8:15pm - Games

24

Leisure activity of your choice

25

Leisure activity of your choice

26

1:30-3:30pm - Visit to the Mines of Spain

7-8:15pm - Games

27

Happy Memorial Day

Leisure activity of your choice

28

9-10:30am - Mall walking

1:30-3pm - Croquet, ladder ball, and cornhole

7-8:15pm - Games

29

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

7-8:15pm - Games

30

2-3pm - Prize Bingo! with Jessica

7-8:15pm - Games

31

Leisure activity of your choice

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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