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Hello everybody,

Well, it was good to have a break for the last couple of weeks, but I think I’m ready to get back to writing! There are several things that have been happening since I last wrote, so I’ll try to not leave anything out.

We lost our precious Ms. Annie Jean Bell the day after Thanksgiving. Condolences to daughter Regina and two grandsons, Michael and Timmy. She lived a long full life, and full of that life up until the day she went to the hospital. She got up every morning and dressed and put on her makeup and fixed her hair like she was going somewhere every day. She was our beauticians’ right hand woman, right by Sherry’s side, every Friday, and then she was off to the Hub or to the Dollar General Store! Oh, how Ms. Jean loved to shop! Thank you Sherry and Diane for taking such wonderful care of her and time for her these last few years. She held the record for being our longest resident here, which says a lot. Rest in peace Ms. Jean, we loved you so much.

Sadly, we also lost Ms. Mary M. Moffatt last week. She sure fought the good fight! Ms. Mary will be sorely missed here at Dunlap. She loved her jewelry, her makeup and being the “queen of the building,” and she dressed like a business woman every day. Condolences to her dear daughter, Celeste, and her son-in-law, Mark. Ms. Mary was a hoot! This young lady could entertain you for hours chatting about the good ‘ole days. Ms. Mary never missed a beat. God rest your soul, Ms. Mary; we loved you so much.

I want to let you know that we have a new resident, his name is Dennis Mashburn. Dennis still works part time at Wal-Mart and enjoys his job tremendously. He will greet you at the middle door with a smile on his face. What a sweetie! Welcome Dennis, we sure hope you enjoy your “retirement.”

Dunlap does have rooms available. We serve three meals a day, clean the room and do the laundry and even assist with medication. If you or someone you know is interested, please give me a call at 476-7014 and I will set you up for a visit.

We have three birthdays this month. Our first one is one of the residents, Mr. Vernon Hendrickson “Papah” as he is known to everyone. Happy birthday, Papah! We all hope you have a great one! Papah will be 94 years old and he’s dog-gone well proud of every one of them and will tell you so. Also we have two staff members with birthdays: Beverly Hart and Darlene Lovett. Happy birthday ladies! We love all three of you.

Until next time, I pray your week is a great one and you are able to reflect on the past with a smile on your face and look forward to what the Lord has for you in the New Year.

Take care of each other and God bless you all.

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