The Southwest Missouri Chapter is honored to have notecards, which feature Memories in the Making® paintings, available through our local office. The Holiday Cards and everyday notecards are available for purchase at our office, package of 12 cards for $10. Stop by our office, call 800-272-3900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mom At War
Local author, Todd Parnell, has compiled a book celebrating his mother’s volunteer service with The American Red Cross during World War II. The book features the letters Mrs. Rayl wrote to her friends and family back home. This hard cover book will make a lovely gift for the holidays.
In 1943, Jean Hogg Rayl lost her husband to enemy fire in Sicily. She confronted her anguish by enlisting in the American Red Cross and shipped out to Europe in July of 1944. By November, she had left for the front lines. She celebrated V-E Day serving troops in Eastern Germany and returned home to Springfield in October 1945.
Cost of the book is $25. Call 800-272-3900 to place your order or order now!
Recipes & Rememberences - The Mueller Family Cookbook
The seven children of Paul and Nadine Mueller have compiled a book of
their father’s and mother’s recipes titled “Recipes & Remembrances –
The Mueller Family Cookbook.” The Mueller’s treasure the recipes of
their parents and hope this cookbook will help you and your family share
in the traditions they cherish so much.
The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to offer this cookbook to you
available for purchase for $15 (plus shipping costs). You may purchase a
cookbook in honor of Nadine Mueller by calling 800-272-3900 or
stop by the Chapter office in Springfield or click the link
What's Happening to Grandpa?
By Maria Shriver. "No two grandparents are alike, but the one thing all grandparents seem to have in common are stories-stories about growing up, family history, and all of the funny and profound lessons that life has taught them. But as our elders grow older and their memories begin to fade, who will tell their stories? My hope is that this book will inspire children to find creative ways to keep these stories alive, and that readers of all ages will realize how important it is to cherish the lives, love, and memories of our grandparents-now and forever."
This book sells for $10, and can be purchased at the local Springfield office, 1630 W Elfindale, or by calling 800-272-3900.
The Magic Tape Recorder (A story about growing up and growing down)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of several irreversible dementing illnesses. AD affects more than 5 million Americans. That's alot of grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles. We must not let this disease take away the opportunity for them to continue having a warm relationship with their grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
This book is based on visits Grandma Joyce has made to elementary schools talking to children about memory loss and aging. They have been great listeners and many have written "thank you" letters showing that they understood what was talked about. Parents have relayed stories of how their children did not want to visit a memory impaired relative. Now that the children understand why their grandparent cannot remember their names, the children are now regular visitors. Children like to be helpers and the Grandma Joyce visits at school and this book will show them how to do just that, be helpers.
This book can be purchased at the Springfield office for $10 or by calling 800-272-3900.