Colonial Springs Reflections Volume 27, Issue 6 June 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 Resident Spotlight 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 now has a Facebook page! 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 Res id e nt S po t li gh t M adg e Be n n et t Madge Bennett was born on June 12, 1919, in Protem, Mo. She was the eldest child of George and Bertha Gray. This month, she will celebrate her 97th birthday. When she was eight years old, her family moved to Vinita, Okla., where she grew up on a farm and graduated from Vinita High School in 1938. Growing up, she loved to play basketball. “Back then we only played half court. I was fast and quick with the ball,” Madge explained. “I spent more time on the floor than on my feet.” One night, when Madge was hanging out with her girl friends, she met George Bennett. They dated for six months and were married on Aug. 4, 1942 in Claremore, Okla. “We got there at about midnight and had to get the preacher out of bed for him to marry us,” she said with a smile. “That wasn’t uncommon in those days.” . Out of this marriage, Madge and George were blessed with a beautiful baby, Judith Rose. Since then, Madge has been able to enjoy one granddaughter, Leigh Ann, and a great granddaughter, Rosie. Madge worked for Southwest Bell while George farmed. In 1946, the Bennett family relocated to Dallas County. For the next 20 years, Madge worked as a case worker for the local welfare office. After her retirement, Madge decided to raise some calves. “For the next 20 years, I nurtured and provided TLC to hundreds of calves, never losing a one,” Madge said proudly. She is a member of the Buffalo First Baptist Church and attends their Wednesday Bible studies. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, working on word puzzles, watching the news and socializing with her fellow residents and friends. 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.