August Positive Thought:
“The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Senior Citizen Day:
“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute.”
-With those words, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed Aug. 21, 1988 the 1st National Senior Citizens Day.
Amazing “OZ” Facts
On Aug. 25, 1939, audiences took a journey over the rainbow when “The Wizard of Oz” was first released in theaters. Follow the yellow brick road down memory lane with some trivia about the classic film: The movie cast nearly $2.8 million to make -unheard of in that era. The tornado that swept Dorothy’s house away to OZ was actually a 35 foot long muslin stocking wrapped around chicken wire. The dog playing Toto was named Terry. She earned $125 a week during filming, while the actors playing the munchkins only received $50 a week. Four pairs of ruby slippers were used throughout filming. The Tin Man’s tears were made of chocolate syrup.
American Fork Steel Days!!
The ladies loved the beautiful quilts from the Quilt Show, all the classic cars at the Car Show brought back good memories for our male residents, and the Cries of Freedom Musical was really good.
Independence Day Celebration
Everyone was able to enjoy a fabulous meal of Grilled Chicken and all the fixin’s while being entertained by Sherry, a fabulous country singer.
We enjoyed the the volunteers who shared their talents as they sang and played instruments for us.
Marching and throwing pretend fireworks was an invigorating exercise with patriotic music and marches.
We attended the Cries of Freedom play at Scera Park in Orem.
Wit and Wisdom
“The sky's the daily bread of the eyes.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.”
“More varied that any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.”
“ The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
“The sky lovingly smiles on the Earth and her Children.”
-Henry Morton Stanley
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