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The Glenville Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 The Gienville Democrat - Timrsday, December 115, 2016 - Page 7 A Depression Years Christmas By Jeanette Riffle Shock, WV I was born after the Great Depression but I re- m emberhearing about it. I was reading Alyce Faye Bragg's column in the Charleston Gazette, about life during and after WW J l and it inspired me to write my memories. Morn and Dad were stationed down in Tennessee when he got called over seas to the war, and she didn't have enough money to take a bus back home to WV. She got a job as a maid in a bed and breakfast place. It paid 50 cents a day and she got room and board free. She told me it took her two months to save up enough money to colne home and she was so homesick. It was war time and no one trusted the banks. They hid money and her relatives would not let go of one red cent to send her.The people she worked for were nice and they treated her real good. As a matter of fact, she named me after their daughter, Jeanette, because she liked that name. Their last name was Goodall. Sounds French, and Morn contin- tied to correspond with them by letter writing, af- ter she got back to WV. Getting back to the Great Depression, Dad said when he was growing tip, they ate turnips and potatoes one whole win- ter, but it didn't turn him against turn ips. He still ate them cooked up and in a bowl with lots of broth, and cornbread crumbled THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE tip in them. I remember would make herself sick him raising turnips and he on it. Those people who would have Morn fix them went through the Great De- like that for him. He said pression never let go of that on Christmas Eve he anything. They saved ev- and his siblings would erything they got their hang tip a sock and the hands onin case someone next morning they would would need it. My hus- get up to find an apple, an bandremembershis Uncle orange, and some nuts to NelsonRiflletalkingabout crack. They were lucky to patching tires up so much get that,especially the or- thathecouldn'thardlyfind ange. There were six kids. a place to patch. You Morn said sugar was ra- couldn't buy tiresl Gaso- tioned when she was a line was rationed, too. We child at home, and she don't know how blessed craved candy and couldn't we are to have plenty of get it, She pinched the food and everything we lumps out of the brown need. Until next time, stay sugar that was saved for warm and stay sate. We baking purposes, She said have been getting colder they wouldn't miss that. temps and we got our first She said the only time she snow to lay on this week. got candy was when her The picture that I used eta uncles would come home crochetedstockingisnicer from Clarksburg and they I'm sure than what Dad brought candy to her folks was talking about. 1 think at Christmas. She was at- their stockings were just ways like a child about socks. Maybe knee high candy. Even in her old age, ones to get the fruit and she would eat so much nuts in. I didn't ask him. candy that I was afraid she God Bless! Cedarville News 462-7093 Something for History Our church went to the lic:ious meal. I. think mostto Me Like hnmortality. nursing home last Sunday vendors did pretty well. The advantage of the and sang with several of Caleb and Raeanna at- telephone is that it lets us the residents.We allhad an tended Dustin and Kaleigh hear someone's voice,but enjoyable time singing and Harpers birthday party on it leaves nothing for his- visiting with the residents. Sat. There was a nice atten-tory or posterity. Pick up We are so glad our ac- - dance of children, they all yourpen,notthetelephone, tivities director, Devon, is had a good time. and write your son at col- back to the Senior Center Our CEO's Club will be lege. after a few weeks of stir- selling chances on two big A note on apostcard can gery recuperating, baskets fidl of a good as- be savored and remain on Friday was our CEO'S sortment of things and two someone's desk for Holiday House at the Rec. afgans, the drawing will be months. Stack a collection Center. There was a nice at the Senior Center at the of postcards on your desk attendance,ditt"erent crafts, Christmhs Dinner. and start usingthem to send singing,severalvendorsset I hear the sick.are on the grace notes to friends-a upwiththeircraftsofhandy mend. joke or a thought for the work, drawings, a very de- A LetterAlways Seemed day. Malnutrition and Dehydration Are Big Problems in Nursing Homes By Jeff Stewart, The Bell Law Firm If you are visiting a loved one in a nursing home this holiday season, consider that malnutrition and dehydration are two of the most common - and most serious - problems found in nursing homes. Some studies indicate that perhaps one third of nursing home residents in the United States suffer from them. Jeff D. Stewart Malnutrition results when a person does not receive the proper amount of nutrients, either from not getting enough to eat or from getting food lacking in necessary amounts of vitamins =and minerals. Dehydration occurs when a person does not receive or cannot maintain enough fluids. Considering that about 60 percent of the adult human body is water, the loss of body fluids can be very dangerous. Both malnutrition and dehydration can lead to other sedous medical conditions and deterioration in overall heaRh. Weight toss is one sign of malnutrition, Dut so are dizziness, confusion, fatigue, mental decline and memory loss. Likewise, thirst is one sign of dehydration, but so are lightheadedness' fatigue, chills, dry skin and loss of appetite. Nursing homes should evaluate and monitor each resident for nutritional and dietary needs. Workers at nursing homes must be trained to recognize and act when a resident is at risk of being mNnoudshed or dehydrated, But at some nursing homes, residents receive improper portions at meals or reject food that is unappetizing. Residents who need help eating or drinking don't always get it. Sometimes, the problem is inadequate staffing or a lack of workers with appropriate training. If you suspect that a loved one in a nursing home is not getting adequate nutrition or being kept hydrated, it might be a case of abuse or neglect. Consider calling leaders in the field, such as The Bell Law Firm of Charleston, which has successfully represented many families in cases against nursing homes on behalf of abused elderly residents and their families. The initial consultation is free, and The Bell Law Firm gets paid only if the case is won. Getting ready to put someone in a nursing home? Call for a free document review. More information is available toll-free at The Bell Law Firm 800-342-1701 or vou at: www.BellLaw.com. ResponsiNeAttomey, Jeff O, Stewart ! The following Gilmer County Elemen- Second Grade: Airiana Hoard, Brier tary School students were recognized for Grey, and Matthew Perrin. exhibiting the Character Trait of Thank- Third Grade: Bobby Cottrell, Macey fiflness during the month of November: Jones, and Madison Gloeckner. Fourth Grade: Jacob Stewart, Callie Pre-K: Hunter Smith, Brooklyn Moyers, and Kaelynn Moyers. Tallhamer, and Sahara Blankenship. Fifth Grade: Micca Blake, Destiny Kindergarten: Drayden Shackleford, Frymier, and Morgan Taylor. Alaina Stewart, and Maria Mincy. Sixth Grade: Gage Wine and Taylor First Grade: Anna Tomey, Alyssa Jenkins. Jenkins, and Lilly Cottrell. Congratulations! Certificate of Need Issued James L. Pitrolo, Jr. Chairman of the West Vir- ginia Health Care Author- ity, announced that the Au- thority has issued an Ex- emption for a Certificate of Need to Lavender Fields Assisted Living, Beverly, Randolph County, CON file # 16-7- 10950-X, for the construction of an addition onto its existing structure located at 150 Water Street, Beverly, Randolph County to house six residents. For further information, or if you wish to obtain a copy of the above-refer- enced decision, contact: James L. Pitroio, Chairman West Virginia Health Care Authority, I00 Dee Drive Charleston, West Virginia 25311-1600 Telephone: (304)558-7000 | It i Family Ownea ann Operatea since 1950! 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