Colonial Springs Reflections December 2016

Colonial Springs Reflections Volume 27, Issue 12 December 2016 Colonial Springs Healthcare Center is an affiliate of CMH, Bolivar, Mo., 417-326-6000 Facility Location: 750 West Cooper, Buffalo, Mo. 65622, 417-345-2228 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Golden Age Games.. 1 Facebook 1 Resident Pictures 2 Upcoming Activities 2 Calendar of Events 3 Resident Birthdays 4 New Residents 4 Like us on Facebook! Colonial Springs is on Facebook! Like us to keep up with all the latest activities and events at Colonial Springs. Look for the icon pictured below and don’t forget to click “Like.” Res id e nt S po t li gh t Res s i e Pete r s Ressie Peters turned 100 years old this year on March 14. She is a true “Dallas Countian” being born, raised and lived her entire life in this area. She is the daughter of John and Susan Arnold and was the seventh of eight children, having three brothers and four sisters. She grew up in the Urbana area and graduated from Urbana High School in 1934. While in school, Ressie met her future husband, Everett Peters, at a party. As soon as he met her, “he fell for me like a ton of bricks,” says Ressie. They were married on Aug. 27, 1934, in Oklahoma while Everett’s parents were visiting with is brother. “My mom made me the prettiest dress and hat to match. It was the perfect wedding,” says Ressie. The couple lived in Buffalo where Everett opened “Peter’s Barber Shop.” “Back then hair cuts were 25 cents and straight razor shaves were 15 cents,” commented Ressie. The Peters had two children. Larry resides in Buffalo and Marilyn Cates lives in Florida. Ressie has five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In Ressie’s spare time, she enjoyed watching children. “I never had any more than three at a time. I just loved watching the children grow up in my care,” she says. Ressie also used her spare time crocheting afghans. She made one for each of her grandchildren when they were born and then another, much larger one, Ressie posses with an afghan she made 40 years ago. when they got older. “I don’t recall how many I have made, but I would still be doing it if my eyes didn’t fail me,” shares Ressie. When asked about the best advancement in technology in the past 100 years, she said it would be transportation. “We went from horse and buggy or walking to cars, trucks and planes. I remember walking to school six miles each way when snow was up to the fence posts. Momma just kept us wrapped up and warm. Girls didn’t wear pants back then either.” Ressie says that she has lived a wonderful life. She and Everett spent 45 wonderful years together and she misses him dearly. “I just take one day at a time and thank the Lord for what he has given me. I am blessed with so many friends, but most of all I am honored to have my family whom I love dearly,” says Ressie. Are you a caring individual who would like to assist in caring for the elderly? Colonial Springs Healthcare Center has opportunities in its volunteer and nursing program. For more information, call administrator Theresa today at 417-345-2228.