A Fond Farewell rushed and talked to a couple of the residents involved and told them we had to change plans. It went from a party to a breakfast get together. The residents started spreading the word around the apartment community. Ashley shopped for the breakfast items and gifts. She came in early on the day of the party and set everything up. Since it was short notice, we had to bring Marie in on the surprise. She was able to keep Oscar at the house that morning until we were ready. When she brought him to the office he was surprised by all the people who had gathered to say, “Farewell”.
Ashley Johnston Forest View Apartments The Woodlands, TX Oscar and Marie have been part of the Forest View family since the beginning – 20+ years! During their time here, they have made their mark not only on the residents but on the office staff as well. Due to Oscar’s health, they had to move closer to the church where Oscar is the Pastor. It was not an easy decision for
them. Oscar and Marie had become a staple at the property and many residents have come to really care about them. Ashley wanted to find a way to send them off in style, so she planned a party to be held a couple days before their move out. As the plans were coming together, Oscar came in and told us that they needed to move earlier than expected. Well, this blew Ashley’s plan out of the water. What was once a two-week plan, turned into a couple days. Ashley
Then everyone was blown away when one of the residents brought in his guitar and sang a song for Oscar and Marie. Then we had a keyboard going and the party was in full swing. Everyone was laughing, crying, rocking, and rolling. We got Oscar and Marie some gifts to remember the property, the residents, and the staff. Oscar and Marie were both so grateful for the outpouring of friendship and support they received from everyone. They could not believe that so many residents would take the time to come say goodbye or that the staff would bother to set up an event just in their honor.
Published on Feb 5, 2016
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