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      One thing that I have been reminded of over the last couple of weeks is the importance of being honest when it comes to your health. As an EMT I am … more
Last week, I got upset with someone, or more accurately, someone became upset with me, which "caused" me to become upset with them. I was feeling quite emotional at the time (I had knee surgery last … more
Greetings from Golden Oaks! We are so grateful for this beautiful weather we have been having. Hoping it sticks around until maybe Dec. 24th! The Golden Oaks monthly board meeting will be on … more
Sometimes it is easy to get comfortable with success as if it is a norm. Not to pick on Cornhuskers Football and may Coach Rhule continue to move the program forward, but the last 25 years have been … more
For my readers that are wondering , m y mother-in-law, whom I spoke of in my previous column, is doing very well. She came through the surgery with flying colors. While there have been some sleepless … more
    Last week during story-time we used our imaginations as we traveled back in time to 1620! We set sail in search of new land while we journeyed across the sea aboard the … more
As a child, I remember my dad, who was also a pastor, pounding the pulpit sometimes. He did not do it often, but it was certainly memorable. He was a little bit scary, which was likely his … more
Greetings from Golden Oaks! We will be holding another Medicare sign up on Nov. 6th and November 9th. Please call if you want to schedule an appointment. Our next meal will be on Nov. 7th at 12 … more
“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” These are frightening words for the Jewish community. Especially those living in Israel. The chant calls for the removal of the … more
This edition of a Minute With the Mayor is about the Oakland Public Library. I was visiting with Head Librarian Rosa Schmidt recently, and I must say I am very impressed with her job resume. Did … more
5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways! 6 “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with … more
  Congratulations are in order for this year’s pumpkin book character contest winners! Drum roll please…first place for our group prize category goes to Zack and Madi with … more
  Hello! We have just finished the last full week in October. Know what that means? Only 8 more Fridays before Christmas! Has anyone started shopping yet? I have a little. This week we … more
First I would like to say happy anniversary to my loving husband of nine years. We have gone through so much together over the years. Some good , along with our fair share of not good. It … more
One day in the pumpkin patch the strangest little pumpkin hatched…Spookley the pumpkin wasn’t like his friends—where they had curves, he had ends. Spookley was different. He was … more
Over the past month I have been watching a number of programs on the History Channel that were covering past events from 9/11 to Hitler’s lost tapes. All of the programs were quite emotional … more
There is no doubt that my wife wishes I were more affectionate. Especially in public. Maybe it was the example set by my parents, but it is true, I am not very affectionate and when I try to be … more
 Our monthly caregiver’s group will meet on Oct. 30 th at 11:00 a.m. for our meeting and lunch. Our movie will be on Oct. 31 st with dinner at 12 noon and the movie to follow. We … more
In a few days, everyone will have the chance to dress in costume and snack on candy. And, honestly, that part of Halloween sounds fun enough that we should do it every day. But what we seem to have … more
The day that we have been waiting for all month is fast approaching. If the lore is to be believed, and I tend to believe it , o n Halloween, October 31st ( once known as All-Hallows-Eve ) the veil … more
  Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well. I don’t know about you but the weeks keep getting busier and busier for me. Last week we served 162 meals including 86 in house, 7 to … more
Being an EMT in the fire department, it is safe to say that I spend a lot of time in the fire hall by myself. With every call that I go on there is about an hour to hour and a half of paperwork that … more
Hello! How did everyone like the rain we had? I know we need it but I’m glad today (Monday) we had lots of sunshine. Last week was another good week at Happy Days. We served a total of 140 … more
Bumping along past an apple orchard and a corn field the poky little puppy and his siblings arrive at a pumpkin patch. Along their journey they experience the wonders of fall by rolling around in the … more
It has been just over a month or so since Terence “Bud” Crawford became the undisputed welterweight champion of the world. It was quite the experience to see how Omaha came out to … more
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