We are all deeply saddened that one of our dear residents, Helen Brazil, passed away on Sunday, November 17th.

Helen was such a gift to all. She shared her jokes, singing, puns, smile, and friendship to all who had the privilege of meeting her. She will be dearly missed.

Attached is a recent poem Helen wrote about Summerhill. Helen loved it here and it shows.

SUMMERHILL

HAVE YOU EVER FELT A LITTLE DOWN
OR EVEN SOMEWHAT BLUE
WELL THE RESIDENTS AT SUMMERHILL
WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

HOW ABOUT A SCENIC DRIVE
TO SEE GOD'S LOVELY GIFTS
OR PERHAPS A WINTER RIDE
AND LOOK AT THE SNOWY DRIFTS

NOW PERHAPS YOU NEED SOME ACTION
SO TRY SOME EXERCISE
WE HAVE YOGA, GRACE AND THERAPY
WHATEVER YOU DECIDE

IF YOU PREFER SOME MUSIC
SAY WE CAN FILL THAT BILL
PIANO, GUITAR, GOOD VOICES
WILL GIVE YOU A MUSICAL THRILL

WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD
IS THAT WHAT YOU JUST SAID
HOW ABOUT HIGH CUISINE
TO KEEP YOU PROPERLY FED

IF YOU'RE A BINGO BRIDGET
FEAR NOT WE HAVE YOUR NUMBER
ONLY MAKE SURE DURING THE GAME
YOU NEVER EVER SLUMBER

AND NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT
THE STAFF ALL TRULY CARE
SO IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
THEY ARE THERE TO SHARE

SO WELCOME TO SUMMERHILL
WHOSE AIM IS TO MAKE YOU AT HOME
AND TO KEEP YOU HAPPY
SO YOU WILL NEVER ROAM

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