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February 2019
Clay Kautzman

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone who might be unfamiliar to most. Clayton “Clay” Kautzman. Unless you need to be taken for a ride. No, not that type of ride…a TAP ride! Clay is one of our top TAP drivers, taking homebound seniors to various places four days a week. It was his wife, Virginia, another TAP driver, who got him to start driving for us. Not just a TAP driver who also helps out serving dinners at our Thanksgiving but also delivers meals for our Operation Senior Claus. He’d like to do more but, while retired, he still is quite busy as a handyman at all of his and Virginia’s rental properties. Originally from Mandan, North Dakota, he came out to California due to his stint in the Marines. After getting out he went to school to learn more about computers. Following graduation he went to work for Western Union, GTE, then as a contractor out at Norton. Married to Virginia they have two boys, six grandkids, and one great-grandkid. Thanks Clay for taking time out of your busy schedule to take care of others.


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In honor of the death of the patron saint of Ireland we celebrated with a party. To get things started partygoers first filled up on traditional corn beef, cabbage, and potatoes and the traditional green jelly.

Following the food came the fun. Just like in pubs around the world songs filled the air courtesy of our very own Al & Claudia Wrona. We had our very own version of Name that Tune. For those that couldnt we also had a sing-a-long with many Irish favorites including Wild Irish Rose. We also told Irish jokes as well as a bit of trivia. What city dyes it\'s river green every St. Patrick\'s Day? Chicago!

While we didn\'t hand out pots of gold we did hand out lots of great raffle prizes for a lucky few. Thanks to Costco for donating the cake, and to Humana for sponsoring the event. Until next year:

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.