On Monday afternoon, March 1, Orie Nelson suffered a heart attack while splitting wood. Couldn’t have come at a worse time. Jan was scheduled to have her gall bladder removed on Tuesday morning. Orie and Jan were admitted at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital. Jan had surgery at 9 a.m. and Orie had surgery at noon. Happy to report both came through their ordeal in fine shape. Their son, Rocky, arrived from Virginia on Wednesday in time to transport Jan and Orie home on Thursday.
Daughter Camille and grandson Cody arrived at the Nelson home from Florida that same day. On Friday, Rocky passed the “care-giving torch” to Camille and returned to Virginia. Camille, a registered nurse, remained with her parents until Wednesday, March 10, when she and Cody returned to Florida. Jan and Orie are both doing well with their recovery.
Sharon Lynn and Evelyn Schwinn had a nice visit with their brother, Harold Steed, at the Golden Living Center in Edwardsville on Thursday, March 4.
All the Schwinn families of this area went to Gardner Saturday evening, March 6 at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall to celebrate Mary Barbara (Schwinn) Allen’s 80th Birthday. There was a dinner buffet along with a special birthday cake and lots of visiting among the more than 200 guests attending.
Visiting and having lunch at Grandma Evelyn’s on Monday, March 8 were Isabella and Audrey Gillaspie, Luke and Emily Cole and Kyle Schwinn.
Wayne and Anabel Knapp attended the 47th annual dinner and meeting on Tuesday, March 9 at the Lansing Community Center at 6 p.m. Over 150 people attended.
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