If any of you gets the chance to take a ride through the Scranton area, you would be captivated by the beauty of the fall foliage that has been on display. As we look out of the windows of our home, our Residents have really been enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains which are dotted with yellow, orange, and red leaves this time of year. The Lord has really given us quite a treat this season!
Speaking of treats, we certainly enjoyed many of them just a few weeks ago as we celebrated our dear Resident Carmella Summa’s 100th birthday! In fact, this occasion was so special we celebrated it twice – on Carmella’s actual birthday, September 28, and again with her entire family on September 29.
At both parties, Carmella was treated to presents and cake with her family, Little Sisters, staff, and of course our Residents! They were great days for everyone who attended, but especially for Carmella. When Mother Maureen asked her to share her secrets for longevity, Carmella said,
“God has loved us so much that He put us here in Holy Family where everyone is so good to us, and we’ll live here for the rest of our lives!”
I have a feeling Carmella has been good to many people in her life too and now she is reaping the benefits of all that love.
God bless you Carmella! We look forward to many happy years with you to come!