FACTS ABOUT AUGUST
The sardonyx and peridot are the
birthstones for August.
The poppy and gladiolus are the flowers for the month of
The month of August was named sextillus
but was renamed after Julius Caesar’s
grand- nephew Augustus
and one day was added.
There is only one
resident birthday this month and that is:
There is only one employee birthday this
month and that is:
Make sure you wish them a Happy Birthday
Bertie was born Bertie Powell, in a little town
Oklahoma. She had 3 daughters and 1 son.
She has 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren,
and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Bertie married Joseph Leslie Mays in 1941,
and relocated to Buckner in 1945.
Bertie was a homemaker, and was very busy with
hobbies and activities. She was involved in the Cub Scouts
and the Campfire Girls for over 30 years. Bertie was a room
mother for over 30 years, and was the president of the PTA
for two or three years.
She rode and showed horses and was the secretary and treasurer
of the saddle club.
Bertie also enjoyed driving motorcycles and
rode until she was in her late 50’s.
Bertie is an accomplished
painter and has many beautiful pictures displayed in her room;
she also loved to sew and made all of her
children’s clothes when
they were younger and all her daughter’s prom dresses and
I know that it is going to be extremely hot during the month and
if you need to be out in the heat of the day drink lots of water
don’t get sunburned. Otherwise stay inside
where it is cool. Only go out in the morning or evening after
the sun has set.
sunscreen so you
Teresa has been an employee at Country Oak Village since June 2010.
Teresa was born in Kansas City, Ks., and is married to Terry
Bowman and has three daughters, four grand- daughters,
two grandsons, a
cat named Penelope, and two dogs, a chocolate lab named Summer,
and a weiner dog named Shelby.
As a child from the age of 8 to 14 years old she and her one
sister and two brothers would go to a relations farm in Dearborn.
Missouri for three
to four weeks and help hoe tobacco for ten cents a row and when
they were done they would go swimming
in the pond
Teresa likes to go
boating, gardening, go to the casino’s, read, and watch movies.
She likes bright colors like reds. She has been a
Assistant since1975 and a Certified Medication Assistant since
I would like to thank everyone for
being patient with all the changes since I took over in
October. You have been wonderful and understanding about all
the things that needed to be done and I want to let you know
that not only the staff have been helpful, but you the
residents and family have been very helpful with suggestions
and ideas. I am looking forward to a long relationship with
everyone, and my door is always open.
Well, after 6 ½ years in operation we finally cranked out
our first newsletter. Yeah!! We wanted to highlight our
wonderful residents and toot our horn about our staff as
well as special activities at our facility. However, my
intention for this particular column is to re-engage in
writing on current subjects – some related to residential
care but more on just life in general. When I was living
aboard a boat with my family, circumnavigating the United
States, I wrote a weekly article of our adventures entitled
"Current Conditions." I later found that my email was
forwarded on to many a recipient. (Twas the beginning of a
blog before blogging was popular.) And although I’m busy
like everyone else, I think it important to share from the
"poop deck" of life. (Poop deck, by the way, is a nautical
phrase for the raised aft portion of a sailing vessel in
which the helmsman held an elevated position ideal for both
and observation. You may apply the phrase differently
but I will leave that up to you.) Life can be difficult to
"dead reckon" through. Sharing experiences, both good and
bad, may prove beneficial to some and entertaining to
others. Like so many of you, my approach the last couple of
years have been on the leeward side of my objectives. And
although I know not whether I’m one bit wiser, this I do
know; my hope lies not in my abilities nor in those around
me, but in my Lord. Is there any other way? Come join me
once a month as we sail through the troubled waters called