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October 28, 2021

By Carolyn J. Steinhaus,, Columbia

Greetings to all,

I am thankful to still be able to appreciate day-to-day living and some of the many activities offered at Lenoir Woods Retirement Community here in Columbia. Recently we have reconvened a small UMW Circle that went quiet during COVID days. We have several women involved who are either new to Columbia or new to UMW. So, this is exciting, and we have met twice so are off to a good start. I never thought I would be helping start a circle at this stage of my life (88 years old!). So wish us luck!

I was able to get down to Ozark, Missouri, in September to help my granddaughter, Madelyn, celebrate her 18th birthday. I had not been anywhere for a couple of years, so it was a big deal! Son, Charley from here, drove me halfway and son, Steve from Ozark met us and drove me the rest of the way!

I have great neighbors and enjoy the people living here at Lenoir Woods. We have over 25 from MUMC living here, which is cool, and seven retired UM Ministers.

Our Retired Ministers and Spouses group (RUMPS) has been meeting monthly via Zoom so we can keep in touch - even with Max Marble who is out serving as a NOMAD!

I have much for which to be thankful!

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