Stubbins, Watson, Bryan & Witucky Co. - December 2019



Mike Bryan

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I always enjoy this month. Not too long from when you receive this newsletter, my family and I will head out to find the perfect tree, cut it down and take it home. We have quite a few decorations, some from when the girls were very young ... and even a few from when I was a child! My wife also introduced me to another nice tradition. We typically will buy an ornament from places we’ve traveled to for vacation. It is very enjoyable to recall all of those memories while we’re decorating the tree. This month, the interviews continue as well. I interviewed Dylan Still-Pepper. He is the Admissions Coordinator at Altercare Zanesville. Altercare Zanesville is available for Skilled Nursing Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Respite Care and Hospice & Palliative Care Services. Please click the link below to watch our interview.

Winter is a time for festive joy when celebrations culminate to carry us through the gloomy weather and keep us cheery about ringing in another year. Sometimes it’s hard to look outside our own traditions because we love them so much, but there’s a whole world out there full of people who have their own wonderfully different ways of celebrating a season that means so much. Here are just a few you might find as fascinating and heartwarming as we do. Russia: Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week Celebrated at the end of February to denote the passing of winter, this seven-day festival is a time of indulgence for people all across Russia. As the name suggests, piping hot pancakes (or blinis, as they’re called in Russia) are served up every day of the celebration as people stuff themselves to the gills in preparation for Lent. The blinis are golden, fluffy, and come with an array of decadent toppings, like chocolate and fruit, or savory options, like sour cream and caviar. The festival also involves plenty of dancing, winter sports like ice skating and skiing, and culminates in the burning of the Maslenitsa straw figure to signify the forgiveness of any wrongdoings suffered. That all sounds fun and dandy, but they honestly had us at pancakes. THEY DO WHAT INWINTER? WinterCelebrationsAroundtheWorld

If I don’t talk to you before, have a Happy New Year as well! I’ll be back next month with my next interview with one of our local care facilities.


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