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Important Things To Remember COUNTRY DANCE Friday, December 9 • 7 PM Cost: $5/single - $9/couple Second Friday of every month!

HOLIDAY SOCIAL Friday, December 16 • 2–4 PM OH Senior Center Cost: FREE The Senior Center will be hosting a CUPcake Walk and Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Wear your favorite ‘Ugly’ Christmas Sweater and come celebrate with us! Light refreshments and Holiday Cheer will be provided!


Tuesday, December 20 • 11:30 AM Cost: FREE Bring your lunch and join us for this informational one-hour presentation with Dr. Eric Anderson of Best Friends Veterinary.

SENIOR CENTER’S “MITTEN TREE” Consider donating mittens, gloves, stocking hats and scarves to the Oak Harbor Senior Center’s ‘Mitten Tree’. Drop by the Center throughout the month of December to help us decorate our tree with your donations and we will make sure your contributions get to those in need during the cold winter season.

Senior Center Will Be Closed Monday December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017



Call it a literary mystery - nearly 190 years after “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was published in New York’s Troy Sentinel, we still don’t know who really wrote the classic poem! When it first appeared in the newspaper on December 23, 1823, there was no name attached to it. It wasn’t until 13 years later that Clement Clarke Moore, a professor and poet, stepped forward to claim authorship and said that his housekeeper had, without his knowledge, sent the piece he wrote for his kids to the newspaper. In 1844, the poem was officially included in an anthology of Moore’s work. The problem? The family of Henry Livingston, Jr., claimed their father had been reciting “A Visit From St. Nicholas” to them for 15 years before it was published. Here’s the view from both sides. The Livingston Argument Livingston’s Dutch background is a key component in this mystery. His mother was Dutch, and many references in the poem are as well. For example, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is likely where we got the popular names for Santa’s reindeer - there seems to be no reference to their names prior to the poem. A couple of the names have skewed slightly over the years - instead of Donner and Blitzen, the latter two reindeer recited were called “Dunder” and “Blixem,” the Dutch words for “Thunder” and “Lightning.” These days the correct translation would be “donder” and “bliksem.” At least that’s what Google translator tells me. Henry Livingston’s mother was Dutch, by the way, adding to the evidence that perhaps he was the true author. Also piling up in the case against Moore is the fact that at least four of Livingston’s children and even a neighbor girl said they remembered Henry telling them the tale of St. Nick as early as 1807. They even said they had evidence - a dated, handwritten copy of the original poem with revisions and scratch marks all throughout. Unfortunately, the house containing this gem burned down, taking the Livingston family’s proof with it. A professor from Vassar analyzed poetry by both authors and declared that there was virtually no possible way Moore could have written “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” The style of the Christmas favorite was completely different - both structurally and content-wise than anything else Moore had ever written. But the anapestic scheme used matched up with some of Livingston’s work perfectly. The Moore Argument Aside from the obvious fact that Moore

stepped forward to take credit first, one big key seems to be his relationship with Rip Van Winkle author Washington Irving.

In Irving’s A History of New York, he referred to St. Nick as “riding over the tops of trees in that self-same wagon wherein he brings his yearly presents to children.” And “when St. Nicholas had smoked his pipe, he twisted it in his hatband, and laying his finger beside his nose,” he disappeared. Familiar, huh? Clement Moore being good friends with Irving might help explain some of the Dutch CHRISTMAS continued on page 4

INSIDE THIS EDITION The Write Stuff.................... 2 Activities & Events................ 3 Library Events...................... 4 Calendar............................ 5 Mitten Tree......................... 5 Travel................................ 6 Menu................................. 6 Puzzles............................... 7 Brown Bag Lunch Series....... 7 Intro to Story Telling............. 7 Christmas Memories............ 8


December 2016


Write Stuff Contributions by the Oak Harbor Senior Centers Creative Writing class

March 29 2016 Louise Mueller, age 87

The Wild Christmas Tree Yesterday, the pretty Noble Fir tree in my front yard got cut down!! We are in the process of having a cement curb put in around the lawn, replacing the rotting timbers that have been surrounding the lawn area for about the last seventeen years. It’s definitely time for a change. The men in my life, ( sons and boarders) all said “that tree has got to go.” You see it came up voluntarily. Actually there were two, that came up side by side, so I took the crooked one out when they were both quite small and left the strongest one to grow and GROW it did! When it was still little, about

four feet high, I started putting tiny lights on it for Christmas, during this time of year one could purchase what was called NET lights, and since I was doing this by myself,(before I remarried) I figured that was the best way to accomplish the task. The nets are about 4X4 feet, of green plastic squares, with strings of tiny lights throughout. It only took two NETS to encompass the little tree. One on the front and one on the back ,with clothespins to hold the two nets together. An extension cord from the house, and WOW it was beautiful, I was very proud of myself. It was the most perfectly shaped Christmas tree anyone could have, with flat, shiny green needles that smelled delightful! Over the years, the tree had gotten bigger and rounder, much rounder and MUCH TALLER !

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Last year, Eddie and I (so nice to have help now) had quite a difficult time getting about five NET lights, plus two strings on that big beautiful tree. We got it done, but we were definitely testing our luck, to not have Ed fall off the ladder. The main part of the tree was still quite full, but the top growing spike had shot up quickly, which made it very tall,but without branches. I could not understand why it shot up like that; so I asked my daughter-in-law, a horticulturist, why the tree did that, and she said, “because it’s quite healthy, happy and thriving, that growth on top shows that it’s tap root is going down fast.” I don’t think I would have felt so bad about it being cut down if she hadn’t said that. Of course at that time, she didn’t know it was destined to be taken out. But ALAS, IT IS GONE! Because the place where it was growing was the problem. You see, it came up right next, I MEAN TOUCHING one of the timbers (actually creosoted railroad ties) on the parking side. The timbers separated the gravel parking area from the lawn. So in order for the forms to be built for the pouring of the cement, the timber that was snug up to the tree needed to be removed along with the tree. However, now that the forms are being built, the man building them, I saw today, is going INSIDE where the tree was and making a curve there, taking out some sod (lawn) to make the curb curve. So the tree would have ended up in the parking area, as it looks to me now.

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I couldn’t sleep last night, thinking about that little ( well, now big) tree that I had loved and decorated for so many years. I finally went to sleep thinking that tomorrow, I would get a big bucket of water and stand the tree in it, so I could see it outside my bedroom window, and enjoy it a little longer. Christmas trees last a long time after they are cut ,as long as they have water. However, the next day, I found out that he had not just cut the tree down and laid it on the bum pile, but he had cut it up into smaller pieces! So much for my special plan. One of the men said “when the cement truck is here, and the curb is being poured, have some cement put on that (cut to the ground) stump.” I’m sure glad I overheard that said, ‘cause I immediately went to them, and said ‘’NO, maybe a little tree will grow from that stump. Who knows what GOD’S plan is.” The next day I covered it with dirt so no one will be able to find it. I told Chris, the man who had cut the tree into small pieces, about my wanting to put it in a bucket outside my window. I guess he felt bad, because now I have three branches plus a spike from the top of the tree in a large jar of water on my living room window sill, because he wants to re-root a tree from one of the cuttings. The man at the Greenhouse nursery, said its very unlikely that we will be able to get a tree from a cutting, but probably some shoots will come from the stump and we will have a bush. YES!

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If you aren’t a member and are interested in our Center please feel free to come visit us anytime Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm or give us a call, (360) 279-4580. MAC SIG: 2nd Tuesday of the month. Free. WIRE WRAP: Thursdays, 7pm. Create unique jewelry. Materials for first project will be provided for free. Contact Dick James at (360) 675-9396. W.I.G.S (WHIDBEY ISLAND GENEALOGICAL SEARCHERS CLUB MEETING): 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1pm; 2720 Heller Road, Fire Station #25. All are welcome. Refreshments and drawings. Contact Ruth Hancock, (360) 675-4086 or John Richter, (360) 675-7977, for more information.

FITNESS PROGRAMS YOGA: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:309:30am, $25 a month BEGINNER CLOGGING: Mondays, 2pm3pm, $25/month INTERMEDIATE CLOGGING: Mondays, 3pm-4pm, $25/month LINE DANCE: Tuesdays, 12pm-2pm; Fridays, 1pm-2pm with Instructor Jean. $10/month TAI CHI & QI GONG: Mondays, 5pm. Fridays, 9:30am. Please call Marvin Reed to register, 320-0967. Beginners Welcome. NINTENDO Wii BOWLING: Mondays, 10am. Newcomers welcome. Free. PING PONG: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30pm-3pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm. Free. NEW PLAYERS WELCOME

WHIDBEY ISLAND STAMP CLUB: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7pm. New members welcome. Free evaluations. Contact Lee Dougherty, (360) 675-9674. WHIDBEY ISLAND GEM CLUB: 1st Wednesday of every month, 7pm. Contact Chip Batcheller, (360) 679-9397. LAPIDARY CLUB: Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 9am. Contact Paul Carter, (360) 679-4128. QUILTING GROUP: Mondays and Fridays, 9am. Free. THE KNITTING CIRCLE: Tuesdays, 1-3 pm. The group welcomes anyone who knits, crochets, or does any other kind of needle craft. Free

SENIOR SUPPORT SERVICES For general questions regarding Senior Information & Assistance/Family Caregiver Support contact Monique Olivera with Senior Services of Island County. (360) 675-0311. ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP: 1st Thursday of the month, 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Facilitated by Heidi Kuzina of Summer Hill Assisted Living and Karen Cowgill of Home Place Special Care Center. For information call Heidi at (360) 679-1400. Held at 165 SW 6th Ave., Oak Harbor. PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP: 1st Friday of every month at Cherry Hill Club House, 549 NW 12th Loop, Oak Harbor. Facilitator is Carolyn Hansen at (360) 279-1785.

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GAMES BUNKO: Mondays, 12pm. No sign up necessary. BEGINNERS WELCOME. MEXICAN TRAIN: Tuesdays, 11am. No sign up necessary. Free. $25 JACKPOT BINGO: Thursdays, 12pm3pm. Regency on Whidbey, Harbor Tower Village, Edward Jones, Summer Hill, each sponsor the $25 Jackpots. Cards are available for $1. Packets are available for $4; Soft cards for special games, $.50 each. CHESS: Tuesdays, 11:30am. Free. PARTY BRIDGE: Wednesdays, 12:30pm. RSVP by Monday. Don’t know how to play? No problem! BEGINNER’S WELCOME. CRIBBAGE: Thursdays, 12pm–3pm. Free. PINOCHLE: Tuesdays, 6pm; Fridays, 12:30pm (Potluck); Saturdays, 9:30am. Free.

SOCIAL EVENTS WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS OF WHIDBEY ISLAND: 2nd Friday of the month, 5pm at San Remo. Breakfast every Sunday at San Remo. Dinner every Sunday night. Contact Roz Davis, (360) 675-3171, for dinner location and Phyllis Hofkamp, (360) 675-3628, for information. OLD TIME FIDDLERS: Performances are the 1st Friday of each month, 6:30pm. COUNTRY DANCE: 2nd Friday of the month, 7pm – 10pm. Admission is $5 per person, $9 per couple, $1 discount for Center Members. Open to the public.

SHIBA: SHIBA counselors have returned to the Oak Harbor Senior Activity Center. Annette Barca and Jean Mathisen are our SHIBA volunteers. Please call our Reception Desk to sign up for an appointment, (360) 279-4580. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Meets at the Oak Harbor Senior Center the 3rd Thursday and last Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Contact Regency for additional information (360) 279-0933. ADDITIONAL CAREGIVER SUPPORT: For information regarding additional Caregiver Support Groups, please contact Monique Olvera, Senior Information and Assistance/ Family Caregiver Support Specialist at (360) 675-0311.

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Monday, December 5 2 – 4 PM Presenter: Bernadette Pajer

Thursday, December 15 3 – 4 PM

How do you transfer the story in your mind into a reader’s mind? The writer’s words on the page are only a part of what makes a story come alive--the reader provides the rest, if the words trigger the reader’s emotions, memories, and imagination. Attendees will learn their own reading triggers, and how to approach their own writing in a way that taps into the triggers of their readers. By trusting the reader to be your partner, writers are set free to lay the trail, knowing the reader will not just follow, but willingly, happily, bring much of the journey.

TEEN ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, December 8 6:30 – 8 PM Art from the middle schools and high school are on display! Vote for your favorites! Refreshments by Wildcat Catering, funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Celebrate the season with friends, food and fun. Your favorite librarians will present the best gift books of 2016, and proceeds from a silent auction will support the library. Please arrive early with your donation. Happy holidays to all!


CHRISTMAS continued from page 1

references in the poem - Irving was quite involved in the Dutch culture and traditions of New York state.

There’s still no definitive proof for either writer, though. To this day, it’s just one family’s word against the other’s. Clement Clarke Moore is the author who usually gets the credit for the classic, and it will likely remain that way until Livingston’s descendants can prove otherwise. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,

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When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, Gave a lustre of midday to objects below, When what to my wondering eyes did appear, But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer, With a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name: “Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!” As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky; So up to the housetop the coursers they flew With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too— And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

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9 Quilting 9:30 Wii Bowling 11:30 Lunch 12 Bunco 12:30 Ping Pong 1 Art with Dottie 2 Beginner Clogging 3 Intermediate Clogging 5 Tai Chi

8:30 Yoga 9 Lapidary 11 Mexican Train 11:30 Chess 12 Line Dance 12-4 SHIBA Counseling 1 Knitting Circle 1 MAC SIG Class (2nd Tues) 2 Vision Impaired Support Group (4th Tues) 6 Pinochle 7 Stamp Club (2nd & 4th Tuesdays)

WEDNESDAY 9 Lapidary 10 Mahjongg 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Party Bridge 12:30 Ping Pong 2 Caregiver Support Group (Last Wednesday)

THURSDAY 8:30 Yoga 10 Creative Writing 12 Bingo 12:30 Cribbage 1 SVC History Class 2 Caregiver Support Group (3rd Thursday) 7 Wire Wrap



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OAK HARBOR SENIOR CENTER’S “MITTEN TREE” “Providing special Christmas memories for all eligible children on Whidbey Island” - WHIDBEY’S HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS Have your children or grandchildren outgrown their cold-weather to the Oak Harbor Senior Center’s ‘Mitten Tree’. Drop by the gear? Do you find yourself with one to many scarves? Maybe Center throughout the month of December to help us decorate you love to knit or crochet and need a new project! our tree with your donations and we will make sure your contributions get to those in need during the cold winter season. Considering donating mittens, gloves, stocking hats and scarves A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

He had a broad face and a little round belly

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

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December 2016 tias in radiant holiday tones as you stroll through the Christmas store, gift shop, nursery and attractions that make this a holiday tradition.

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Wednesday, December 14 Cost: Member $30 Non-member $36 Departure: 8am Return: 5:30-6pm Christmas will be here sooner than you think!  Pick up gifts for everyone on your list! Enjoy shopping Nordstrom Rack, Sketcher’s, The Walking Co., Eddie Bauer, Christopher & Banks, Macey’s and many more.  Lunch is always a treat at Ivers, Cinnabon, Piroshky-Piroshky, Red Robin, Stanford, Ram or Thai Kitchen.



Friday, December 16 Cost: Member $30 Non-member $36 Departure: 8am Return: 5-5:30pm The glory of the Christmas Season is upon us! We will begin at Wight’s Wonderland of Christmas. Dozens of theme trees and 1000’s of ornaments and holiday accessories to deck the halls. After a no host lunch, it’s off to Molbak’s Holiday Poinsettia Festival. Marvel at the profusion of 45,000 poinset-

Wednesday, December 21 Cost: Member $30 Non-member $36 Departure: 3:30pm Return: 8:30-9pm More than a million Christmas lights will be displayed over 15 acres at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood. “The Lights of Christmas” is the largest holiday light display in the Pacific Northwest that combines live entertainment, activities, food, holiday shopping, and more. Price includes admission.



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Introduction to Story Telling Interested in learning how to write fiction? Or put your memories into written form? Intro to Story Telling will that guide you through the basics of plot, character, dialogue, description and detail using short examples and lots of exercises. Got the basics but confused about the size and shape of paragraphs? Or when to use quotation marks? We’ll cover that too. Or maybe you just need a nudge to get started. Sharing your writing with like-minded fellows each week will give you both structure and support, and the class culminates with a reading and discussion of at least one full story from each student. No experience necessary. The only requirements are the ability to write in class, either by hand or using a computer, and the willingness to share your work and take an interest in that of others.

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What’s YOU’RE Favorite Christmas Memory?? My brother convinced me Santa Clause was real by using boots to make muddy footprints in the house. I really believe Santa existed! Also, my mom would make new clothes for my doll and I always thought I was getting a brand new doll. This must have been in 1942.

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We were young, recently married, very much in love and had little money. Dan had just received orders that would take him overseas for 9 months. We couldn’t afford a Christmas tree so we went outside, found the perfect branch and had our very own Charlie Brown Christmas Tree! That was in 1952 – This year will be our 65th Christmas!

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I wasn’t much of a girly-girl but my Aunt and Uncle gave me a big, beautiful metal doll house with metal cars. I enjoyed making a long driveway for the cars from the fireplace down to the living room floor.

When I was 18 years old my fiancé left for boot camp. It was sad but I understood he couldn’t be home for Christmas. His mom invited me over for the holidays and to my surprise there he was! He looked so handsome standing there in his Dress Blues!

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