In the COVID-19 pandemic, home has been reinforced as the center of the universe for many of us. It’s evolved into our office. It’s doubled as our children’s classroom. It’s transformed into our vacation destination.
LEFT PHOTO: Los Angles Dodger Manager Dave Roberts signs a baseball for his aunt, Addie Irvin, on Aug. 30. 2002. In 2002, Roberts, who played his first full season on a major league roster with the Dodgers in 2002, took some time off to connect with his relatives in 2002. Irvin, Roberts’ oldest aunt, taught school for more than 50 years. Roberts led the Dodgers to the Major League Baseball World Series Championship in 2020. Robert, who played baseball at UCLA from 1993-95, became the Dodgers’ manager in 2016 and led LA to the World Series in 2018. Roberts is both the first manager of Asian heritage and second African American manager to lead a team to a World Series title. RIGHT PHOTO: Roberts also visited with his oldest cousin, Kent Irvin, who played football for Silsbee High School many years age. COURTSEY PHOTO
(NAPSI)—For many Boomers, retirement may involve taking vacations, taking up a new hobby, and spending more time with family, friends and the grandchildren.
Activity directors at area nursing facilities do a lot of work to improve the quality of life and make life enjoyable for residents. Silsbee Oaks Healthcare Activity Director Rhonda Tanton describes it as “the fun stuff.”
The United States Postal System has a program where people can write letters to Santa and the employees act as Santa’s elves and attempt to write the person back who sent the letter.
For Bo and Alice Roy of Lumberton, the railroad has been an important part of their married lives.
When I think about Christmas and this year, my first thought is not of baby Jesus but of Mary and Joseph.
Silsbee Mayor Kevin J. Garner (center) reads a proclamation on Dec. 19 for the Wreaths Across America event at Veterans Park in downtown SIlsbee. Looking on is Silsbee Woman’s Club President Imogene Nelson (left) and Tilford Thorkveen, Second District Commandor of the American Legion in Texas. A local Boy Scout troop place wreaths inside the pak during the ceremony. PHOTO BY DANNY RENEAU
KOUNTZE — Hardin County Strong provided personal needs gift baskets, food boxes and gift cards for gas or groceries to vulnerable households impacted by COVID-19, the majority of these elderly and/or disabled.