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Quote of the day . . .

"I started playing fathers to guys who were 25 years older than I was."

Celebrity Birthday

Wilford Brimley (1934-2020) was an American actor from Salt Lake City. Brimley had a fascinating variety of early jobs, including service in the U.S, Marines, bodyguard for eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, and farrier for the TV and film industries. Hi role on The Waltons in the '70s marked his transition to professional actor, and his career includes terrific performances in The Natural (1984), Cocoon (1985), and The Firm (1993). Brimley was married to wife Linda from 1956 until her death in 2000. They had four sons. He was married to his second wife, Beverly, from 2007 until his death.

Daily Trivia

A popular urban legend claims that the word nasty originates from Thomas Nast's last name, due to the harsh tone of his cartoons. Actually, the word nasty has origins in French and Dutch and has been in use for hundreds of years.

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.

You Are What You Eat

During the Middle Ages it was commonplace to fast throughout the Lenten season. Meat from animals with hooves (cows, pigs, sheep) and birds (because they lived on land) was forbidden. Animals from the sea, such as fish, were allowed. This meant that other aquatic animals, such as beavers, were also okay for the dinner table In Germany and other northern arctic regions where the beaver was abundant, beaver tail was a common dish eaten during Lent. It is said to have both the tase and color of fish, not to mention a striking scale-like resemblance.

Today is . . .

Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day, a day to delve into your lineage. You can talk to your relatives about your ancestry or search the internet. Learning more about your family's past can help you better understand your identity.

What Am I?

I originated in some of the dirtiest establishments known to mankind: saloons. The first saloons were filthy, with dirt floors covered in sawdust to absorb all the nastiness that fell upon them, be it beer, blood, or worse. Ladies, of course, would not be caught dead in such places . . . until my invention. After all, I was so tall that I allowed women to prch at a safe height from the floor. Yes, I had come a long way from acting as a throne for royalty or a privilege of the upper class. What am I?

~A barstool

High Five

Can you name the five lowest places on Earth?

1. Dead Sea, Israel, -1360 feet; 2. Lake Assal, Djibouti, -509 feet; 3. Turpan Pendi, China, -505 feet; 4. Qattara Depression, Egypt, -435 feet; 5. Vpadina Kaundy, Kazakhstan, -433 feet

A look back in time . . .

On this date, September 27 . . .

1905 - Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?" was first published. The treatise contained the famous equation E=mc^2.

1908 - Henry Ford's first Ford Model T automobile left his factory in Detroit. The Piquette Avenue Plant is now operated as a museum, and its collection of antique cars includes a Model T built there in 1908.

1954 - The Tonight Show debuted on television. Steve Allen hosted the late-night TV program, which is currently helmed by Jimmy Fallon.

Word of the Day

Croesus

\'kre-ses\ noun : a very rich person

It is believed that the public art installation is being funded by a generous Croesus who wishes to remain anonymous.

Did you know? The original Croesus was a sixth-century BCE king of Lydia, an ancient kingdom in what is now Turkey. Croesus conquered many surrounding regions, grew very wealthy, and became the subject of legends. In one legend, he was visited by Solon, the wise Athenian lawgiver. (Historians say this isn't chronologically possible, but it makes a good story.) Solon supposedly told Croesus, who thought he had everything: "Account no man happy before his death." These words made Croesus angry, and he threw the lawmaker out of his court. Croesus would rethink colon's pronouncement later when his empire was overthrown by the Persians. Croesus ' name shows up in the phrase "Rich as Croesus," meaning "filthy rich," and it has also entered English as a generic term for someone extremely wealthy.

(c) 2023,Daily Chronicles, Activity Connection

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 . . .

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.

September 2023

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Saturday

2

Leisure activity of your choice

3

Leisure activity of your choice

4

Happy Labor Day!

Leisure activity of your choice

5

Arts and Crafts

9am - Walking in the arboretum

6

Arts and Crafts

Walking

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

6pm - Self-directed game night in the small dining room

7

Arts and Crafts

2pm - Prize Bingo! with Gretchen

6pm - Self-directed crafts in the small dining room

8

1pm - Goodwill and Stuff, Etc.

9

Leisure activity of your choice

10

Leisure activity of your choice

11

Arts and Crafts

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

6pm - Euchre: Small diining room

12

Arts and Crafts

9am - Walking in the arboretum

13

Arts and Crafts

Walking

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

6pm - Self-directed game night in the small dining room

14

Arts and Crafts

2pm - Money Bingo! with the Board

6pm - Movie night at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library: A Thousand and One

15

1pm - St. Vincent de Paul

16

Leisure activity of your choice

19

Leisure activity of your choice

18

Arts and Crafts

Walking

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

6pm - Euchre: Small dining room

19

Arts and crafts

9am - Walking in the arboretum

1pm - Makerspace

20

Arts and Crafts

Walking

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

6pm - Self-directed game night in the small dining room

21

Arts and Crafts

2pm - Prize Bingo! with Gretchen

6pm - Self-directed crafts in the small dining room

22

1pm - Dairy Queen ($)

23

Leisure activity of your choice

10am - Farmers' Market

26

Leisure activity of your choice

25

Arts and Crafts

Walking

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

6pm - Euchre: Small dining room

26

Arts and Crafts

9am - Walking in the arboretum

27

Arts and Crafts

Walking

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

6pm - Self-directed game night in the small dining room

28

Arts and Crafts

2pm - Money Bingo! with the Board

6pm - Self-directed crafts in the small dining room

29

1pm - Discovery Shop

30

Leisure activity of your choice

Activities Department Announcement

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

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