There are so many memories we have of summer fun. Lima Primrose residents were asked to share some of their favorite memories. One resident remembered that when she was a child her father would put on a big fireworks display. He made his own rocket launchers. It would last about a hour and people came from all over the countryside to watch.
This from another resident: “As a teenager some of us would go to Indian Lake to the Amusement Park and outdoor ballroom where they had top-named bands. After I was married and had children we would get together with other couples. We’d have cook-outs or go to Indian Lake or St Mary’s to have a picnic and swim.”
Another memory was shared by several residents who attended a Fourth of July service honoring our Veterans. On one occasion over 2000 people were seated in football bleachers listening to a speaker named Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell, who had experienced a remarkable recovery from burn injuries sustained at the Pentagon on 911. Sixty percent of his body had been burned and he required more than 30 surgical operations. Spiritually, he was stronger than ever before. Learn more about Birdwell’s remarkable story here.
Birdwell’s wife shared a message of encouragement with other burn survivors and a message about Jesus Christ and His sovereignty. A church in Cincinnati sponsored the service. They Honored every branch of the services. When they sang “God Bless America,” they all stood to their feet.
Growing up in Texas, you can’t get by the 4th of July without watermelon. The watermelons are getting ripe about that time and what better way to celebrate the Fourth than with a “Watermelon Thump”!! One way to check the melon for ripeness is to “thump” it; but if the melon is still on the rind check the curl and the spoon which are parts of the vine.
To find out more about summer memories at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!