Fall is a time of football games and Homecoming, with their Kings and Queens. Our Residents were made to feel like Kings and Queens by the National Honor Society Students from St. Michael’s School (the Indian School opened by St. Katherine Drexel) in Arizona.
The Students first decorated our Auditorium in the afternoon, then ate and shared with the Residents. Finally they got to the Auditorium (in the next room), yet they enjoyed talking and sharing the Residents they took their time coming to the Auditorium.
Once they got to the dance floor, no one seemed to get up to dance, yet as soon as a couple of the young ladies got up, then everyone took their turn up to dance. Some danced almost every dance. Our two ladies who are 101 years old both got up. Luby at 101 years old told them she cannot believe that she is that old, but added: they are just numbers! Alice is also 101 years old and in wheel chairs. One of the young men pushed her while the other took her hands. You could tell that there was no stopping them.
After dancing, they had their pictures taken with one or several of the students. It was a joy filled evening and I am not sure who are the Kings or the Queens, since it was both young and old who enjoyed this evening of just getting together to have a good time!
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