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Resident’s Corner

Irish Luck

By JoAnn Mullen It’s a brilliant and starry night with the moon casting its pearlescent glitter over all. Shards of light glimmer in the distance. La Costa Glen is silent but not still. We lie in our comfortable beds thinking of those who keep us safe and protected. We send good wishes: -May Irish luck… Read More »

Meet GlenBrook’s New Administrator

By Les Besser Mark Alsop was deeply influenced by his parents’ dedication of assisting seniors; they owned a residential home-care unit. After completing his LDS Church missionary assignment in the Philippines and graduating from the University of Hawaii, he took various jobs without finding complete satisfaction. Looking for more fulfillment, he joined Cambridge Healthcare Services,… Read More »

Mistaken Identity

By Les Besser We were seated for dinner one evening in the Avalon when our server introduced himself as Jesse and began to take orders. When he delivered our entrées, I said, “Jesse, I must compliment you for your outstanding job.” “Thank you, Mr. Besser,” he replied while standing across the table. “But my name… Read More »

Gingerbread Houses

By Les Besser Gingerbread has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. At the end of the first millennium, an Armenian monk brought it to Europe where it eventually became associated with Christmas. The tradition of making decorated gingerbread houses began in 19th-century Germany as the result of the story, Hansel… Read More »

Mince Meat

By Dan LeMay Christmas has come and is long gone, except for the much-maligned fruitcake. And one other thing: the genuine mincemeat pie. The closest you can buy around here as special order at Marie Calendars is mince pie, no meat. My grandfather, who was born in a soddy on the Kansas prairie, said that… Read More »

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