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This past week was a good one at Happy Days. We got to celebrate a birthday with Anne Anderson on Tuesday. Her son Steve and daughter Pam were here and we got to enjoy a delicious birthday cake. … more
He’s making a list! He’s checking it twice! He’s going to find out who’s been naughty or nice! Santa Claus is coming.. .to the Lyons Public Library! Grab your littles and join … more
Do you ever wonder if the Gospel is really “Good News?” Our everyday, often challenging, sometimes painful, and typically crazy real life makes it difficult sometimes to understand … more
Sitting in the First Baptist Church office on Sunday evening trying to wrap up some writing projects, an unusual sound was heard. “Was it raining outside? This isn’t the usual sound the … more
Greetings from Golden Oaks! Our December board meeting will be on Dec. 11th at 1:30 p.m. and this is open to the public. Foot & vitals clinics are on Dec. 12th and 13th and please call ahead if … more
The Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living, and that quote came to me the other day as I was considering the day-to-day actions in my own life. How often … more
We are busy getting ready for the Christmas season here at the center with the decorations and parties. Our Christmas Caregiver’s appreciation will be on Dec. 5 th , and you have to have your … more
In the movie Hoosiers, 1986, a conversation takes place between two characters in which one tells the other, “Look, mister, there's two kinds of dumb: A guy that gets naked and runs out in the … more
    “ And I will put enmity (open hostility) Between you and the woman, And between your seed (offspring) and her Seed; He shall [fatally] bruise your head, … more
Mark your calendars and attend this year’s annual NE-Brass-ka Brass Quintet and Melody Chimers Christmas Concert at the Lyons Public Library on Saturday December 9 th at 2pm! Admission is free, … more
I admit it, for the last 15 years or so, I have partaken in the yearly tradition of B lack F riday shopping. In the past I have pre planned, woke up well before the sun, froze in lines with … more
I have said it before and I am sure I will say it so many times again. There are times in life that you have to take care of yourself, if not for any other reason than your own sanity. For a … more
    Hello! Happy almost Thanksgiving! It has been a good week here at Happy Days and we ended it with a bang! Thank you everyone who came to eat Friday. It was such a delight to … more
  Have you ever sat and wondered who originally came up with the idea or creations of those anticipated balloons that we see every year on television for the annual Macy’s Day parade? … more
      Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. Psalm 30:4   Life is filled with ups and … more
The Park, that's what it has been called as long as I can remember. Just, the Park. Such a generic term for such a multifaceted place in Oakland. Growing up here I remember so many things we did in … more
Helping instill manners in children, adults will often remind them to remember their Ps and Qs. Although the origin is not agreed upon, several explanations have been given. First, the lowercase … more
For the last 55 years, the lyrics of Led Zeppelin's music have intrigued generations. We asked, “What is your favorite Led Zeppelin lyric and why?” Mia Linder Mia Linder shared … more
Our Caregivers appreciation dinner was well attended with 30 guests and great food. Thanks to Memories for preparing a great tasting Thanksgiving meal. Our Caregivers group will meet on Nov. 27th at … more
Hopefully this week you will be able to gather with family and consume way too many calories! I know at three family meals that we have scheduled, I will definitely be eating too much! As I do, I … more
What do you want in life? Are your goals realistic? What if you never got that thing? Would your life have been a waste? For instance, when I was young I wanted to be rich, and I've heard the same … more
Greetings from Golden Oaks! The craft ladies had a lot of fun making and decorating their snowmen hats. Thank you to Carolyn Stengel for assisting us with this project. Dr. Wolken will be … more
Of all the statements made by Christ during His time here on earth, there is one that stands out for being the most obvious truth that could be stated concerning our existence. “In this world … more
      Praise the Lord ! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. Psalm 147:1 (NKJV)   The Psalmist … more
  Hello! Did you miss this article last week? I always have the best intentions to get this article written on Friday but sometimes I don’t. Sorry! I can’t believe this month is … more
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