December 20th, 2020
Season’s Greetings to everyone who calls Marian Estates home.

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best during the holiday season. I am so happy to have you as a resident of Marian Estates. There is no better time than the holidays to reflect on the year. This has been an unprecedented and challenging year as we continue to adhere to the State COVID related regulations and guidelines I understand how difficult it’s been to have your interactions on and off property restricted. Thank you one and all for your support, patience and cooperation during COVID and the fire.

I do see light at the end of this tunnel with news that a vaccine will be out and available to everyone on a scheduled basis over the next few months. Managers will keep you updated with news from the State of Oregon Health department on the status of vaccine delivery to Marian Estates residents and employees. Our employees have done an incredible job throughout year and for this I am eternally grateful. Please continue to reach out to our employees or Administration should you require further assistance.

May you and your family have a very merry and safe holiday season and a happy New Year.

My best,
Jan Baldwin

Weekly Happenings

Monday, December 21st, 2020 – 8:30am–3:30pm Salem Medical Appointments
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 – 8:30am–3:30pm Salem Medical Appointments
Thursday, December 24th, 2020 – Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25th, 2020 – Christmas Day

Soup of the Day

Sunday, December 20th – Chicken & Rice
Monday, December 21st – Hungarian Mushroom
Tuesday, December 22nd – Zuppa Toscano
Wednesday, December 23rd – Winter Borscht
Thursday, December 24th – Split Pea w/ Ham

Wendy’s Corner

Christmas Party Dinner – This year’s party sure did look different from all the special dinners in the past. It was a HUGE undertaking as you can imagine. Our very small kitchen put out approximately 130 dinners. Almost 100 of those were delivered outside of Sloper. I hope that you all enjoyed it and that it was hot upon arrival. It took a great chunk of time to make that happen and I know some of you got your dinner after 7:00pm. Thank you so much for your patience as we all wade through unprecedented waters. I hope we never have to do another party like that. But, in the off chance that we do, we have all the kinks worked out now.

Christmas Village Forms – A letter was received in the mail (see attached) in response to the Christmas Village Interest that I, “Wendy”, feel was very inappropriate. There are many things that I could individually address, but I think I will just leave it at this; We all work very very hard to try to keep you all happy. It is a group effort, that we all work together on, and is quite frankly a full time job. The intent behind the Christmas village was to provide something for our community, Sublimity, as well as help you all to feel a part of the community. The electricity use notices that were sent out were simply to make you aware, not to increase your rent. And utilizing the extra electricity for this event would not increase your rent either. Having extra traffic in here is no different from any other pre Covid event that we have had in past years. Including but not limited to Halloween Trick or Treating, Easter Egg Hunts, 4th of July BBQs, Father’s Day Car Shows etc. These things all bring in people from the surrounding communities. Those who wish to participate do, and those who don’t wish to participate don’t. We obviously would never force anyone to participate. And as far as the comment about our maintenance team……I am almost at a loss for words. Our team of guys work their tail ends off to make sure that your issues are taken care of every day. In the rain, in the heat, it doesn’t matter, they are out there doing it all. So, I’m pretty sure that they can handle a few Christmas lights!! Well, it looks like I managed to address them all. Bottom line is, we are all adults here. And insulting those of us who daily do our best to keep you happy, is just bad form.

Thought for the Day – Good decisions come from experience, and, experience comes from bad decisions.

Staff Anniversaries and Birthdays

12/23 Destiny Edwards (Café Manager) 7 Years
12/26 Jane Billings (Café Server)
12/28 Roberto Linares (Housekeeping)

Wedding Anniversaries

November 19th Ron & Nina Treece (36 Years)
November 29th Glenn & Mabel Yutzie (51 years)
December 26 George & Connie Karakey (57 Years)

Thought for the Day – Good decisions come from experience, and, experience comes from bad decisions.

December Birthdays

1st Francis Lucke
5th Paul Peters
6th Gary Hammett
12th Neal Lamphear
13th Vicki Self
14th Yvonne Crosno
19th Linda Robinson
25th Eileen Hall
27th Ava Parker

December Anniversaries

1 Year Ricke Ramage
1 Year Kristi Mills
2 Years Karen Spencer
2 Years David Linehan
5 Years Mike & Ria Hoonhout

Welcome Home

We would like to give a big WELCOME to several new Residents who moved to Marian Estates in the month of October. We are so happy to have you. We hope you love it here, and stay for many years to come!

Antoinette Connelly – Cottage # 23
Kenneth Krumdieck – Sloper Apt 205A
Gary Downer – Sloper Apt 206B
Sharlene Spykerman – Sloper Apt 208A
Ron & Nina Treece – 595 Kiwi Loop
Suzette Boudreaux & Mark Smith – 206 Division St.

Staff Anniversaries & Birthdays

November 22nd Willow Elliott (b)

Resident Anniversaries

1 Year George & Georgia Hoerauf
1 year Glenn & Mabel Yutzie
1 year Jim & Sandy Lanegan
1 Year Harvey Crim
1 Year Barbara Clark
2 years Bob & Sharon Pearsall
2 years Janice Lindemann
5 years Kay Baddeley
6 years Al Smith
7 years Lois Gordon Jones
10 years Christine Cegelka

Thank you for calling Marian estates “home”

Gone But Not Forgotten

Frances (Fran) Marie Hendricks
July 13th, 1932 – December 6th, 2020
Fran was a homemaker and a farmer. She loved gardening, canning, making Christmas Candy, and her Trailblazers. Her Halloween
Costumes were top notch. As a member of the Oregon Women for agriculture, she won the Prestigious “American Agri-women leaven award”. It was the organization’s highest honor for members. She is survived by 4 children and 3 grandchildren.