Spring Is Almost Here!

Here we stand in the no man’s land between winter and spring… in other words, March. Full of hope and frustrations, March is tempestuous and teasing.

Picture my current frame of mind — I’m watching snow fall as I write. Although winter has been comparatively mild this year, it feels like I and everyone I know are just…

Read the entire March 2023 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

It’s February and love is in the air!

Old Man Winter has yet to sink his teeth into the valleys and hollers of Marshall County. February, however, is well known as one of the coldest months of the year temperature-wise and the warmest to the heart as we approach one of the first holidays of the year, Valentine’s Day on February 14th.

Entering into February, it doesn’t take long to…

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Happy New Year!

As we start a new year, I would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the generous holiday foods and goodies for the staff. So many gifts and greetings came through our front door. Thank you to all who gave in any way to our residents and staff. We are grateful to be living in such a loving and sharing community…

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Season’s Greetings!

December is here and it’s truly “the most wonderful time of the year!”

Once again, the festivity of the holiday season is upon us, with 2022 soon to come to its close and the brightness of a brand-new year just around the corner. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems that December arrives earlier with…

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Hello November!

Thank you for reminding us we have much to be grateful for.

November marks the beginning of the best season of the year. It is a month of change and well-deserved rest. It is a time for us to pay attention and give thanks for our many blessings and all the tiny details in our lives, all of which make life so beautiful…

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Hello October!

Let the fall colors begin! It’s official, the summer is over, and autumn has begun. It’s such a beautiful time of the year! Who doesn’t enjoy the leaves from the trees and plants changing into multi-colored works of art before finally falling away? The bare and vulnerable branches that are…

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Nothing Beats Fall!

Winter? Take it or leave it. But nothing, and I mean nothing, beats fall. It’s safe to say that fall is nearly everyone’s favorite season. The days might be getting shorter, and winter might be just around the corner, but autumn is full of pleasantly warm days with crisp air, sunshine, and beautiful fall foliage. The stunning hues of fiery red, yellow, and orange…

Read the entire September 2022 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Wrapping Up Summer…

We were just talking about the start of summer, and now it’s almost time to say goodbye to the care-free warm days of this fun season. Although schools will be starting up again soon and we’ll all be back to busier schedules, there’s still time left to enjoy summer. The end of summer is September 21, so we will make the most of the next weeks with end-of-summer fun!

Read the entire August 2022 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

Jumping into July!

Summertime and the living is easy. Fish are jumping and the cotton is high. This Ella Fitzgerald song bumps through your mind, doesn’t it? Can you believe it is July? If anyone grew up on a farm in Iowa, July meant garden harvest. My grandparents had a large garden and would plant several different vegetables. My sister and I…

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Welcome Beautiful June!

June just may be the most anticipated month of the year. After all, summer officially begins in June.

Everyone loves June because it is associated with relaxing and nature. The summer is a time for freedom, barbeques, beach days, and ice cream. Is it any wonder that we associate the summer months with feeling happy and carefree?

Read the entire June 2022 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).