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Kay Ellen Kerr Eggleton and her husband stopped by for an unexpected visit last week. Kay Ellen is the daughter of former United Presbyterian Home Superintendent, Dr. George Kerr.


Kay Ellen last visited the United Presbyterian Home in 1995 during the grand opening of Kerr Hall which is named after her father.


Dr. Kerr was pastor of the Washington Presbyterian Church when he was elected president of the United Presbyterian Home?s first board of directors in 1947. He became the Home?s Superintendent in 1961 at which time he and his wife Grace moved their family into Stewart Manor, the house just east of the main building.


During her recent visit, Kay Ellen was familiar with the names of several longtime residents and was able to meet with Ted Stewart who gave her a tour of campus including the most recent addition, the Garrett Health and Wellness Center.


 


A large Allied Movers truck was parked in front of Ted Stewart?s cottage on Cedar Drive Tuesday afternoon. Ted?s adopted son Herbert Magombe is moving this month from Africa to New Jersey to attend Simpson Technological Institute in Hoboken. His wife and three month old son are joining him, but the school does not have housing for families. Therefore Herbert is renting an unfurnished apartment. Ted is having the movers take household items he no longer needs, such as chests of drawers, bedding and tableware to Herbert in New Jersey. Ted?s sister, Esther Bordwell, is also giving Herbert things she has not used since she moved from the cottage to an apartment in Sherman Hall.


 


A traditional melon feed was held in the parking lot in front of Brownlee Health Center on Wednesday. Fresh watermelon and cantaloupe were delivered from the Stout Market and iced down for the afternoon gathering of residents. Kids from the summer day care program arrived to help serve the melon and clean up afterward.


Clarence Brown and Dorothy White celebrated birthdays in the Town Center with friends and neighbors this week.


Classics Et Cetera for August 2, 2018 included the overture to ?Manon? by Jules Massenet; ?In Paradise? from ?Requiem? by Gabriel Fauré; ?Belle of the Ball? from ?The Merry Widow? by Franz Lehár; Dances from ?The Three-Cornered Hat? by Manuel de Falla; ?My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth? by P.D.Q. Bach; 3rd Movement of Violin Concerto No. 2 by Niccolò Paganini; ?The Screamer,? march by Fred Jewell.


French organist and composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) spent his high school years at a private school in Paris where he studied under Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), and the two became lifelong friends.


After graduating, Fauré took organist positions at churches of increasing prestige until in 1877, when he took over Saint-Saëns? position at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris.


He also became director of the Paris Conservatory in 1905.


The soft-spoken Fauré had also established himself as a successful composer, but he began to grow deaf, and his output decreased substantially. He died in Paris at age 79.