On Tuesday, July 9 we celebrated the feast day of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, marking the 43rd ‘birthday’ of the Home. The Residents enjoyed a special Mass of thanksgiving for these 43 years and a delicious feast day meal. Later in the afternoon laughter abounded as we welcomed Howard Newman, a comedian and personal trainer who brings joy to others through Jokesercise, a comedy entertainment that combines jokes with exercises for the elderly. His motto is that if you are having fun and laughing you will not realize you are working out at the same time. Because of the hot and humid weather Howard toned down the exercise portion of the program, usually set to lively music, and treated the Residents to his stand-up comedy performance. After 43 blessed and happy years, it was fitting to celebrate the feast day with laughter!